I want to print on plastic

Plastic Film, Plastic Sheets

Printing on plastic film and sheets is a very common application.  However, the techniques used to print on plastics is very detailed.  Most often the method and techniques for printing on plastics has to do with the plastic material itself as well as how it is being printed. The core issue, that drives this area, is … Read more

What Mylar® plastic film finishes are available?

Rolls of Hazy DuraLar Polyester Film and Sheets

There are a range of different finishes and opacities of Mylar® brand polyester film: Transparent – You are able to see through the film clearly, like looking through glass. Matte Translucent – Light passes through, but objects on the other side are not clearly distinguished unless the film is laid flat over them (contact clarity). … Read more

What is Mylar® plastic film?

Polyester Film

Mylar® brand is the registered trademark owned by the E.I. DuPont Corporation for bi-axially oriented polyester film (BOPET). For years, the term “Mylar” has been mistakenly used as a generic term used to describe a range of different plastic films. For example, people who work in the architecture or engineering business usually use the term … Read more

“Mylar Balloons”

Are Mylar Balloons made of DuraLar? No! Mylar Balloons are not made of any type of DuraLar, or Mylar or any other type of Polyester Film. ” Mylar balloons ” are made of a specially coated Nylon designed to seal to itself, and act as a barrier to hold helium gas. Unfortunately, we do not supply any material that is acceptable for this application.  Any film that we would sell you, would not be able to hold the helium gas long enough to make it worth while!

The “Skinny” on thickness

Plastic Film, Plastic Sheets

Plastic Film and Sheet thickness is expressed in a number of different formats all related to length. In the English measurement system, we us inches (in decimals) and gauge, so a sheets of .005″ thick material is also 500 gauge. In the Metric measurement system, we use microns (um) and millimeters (mm). There are 1000um in a mm. So the same sheets as described earlier is 125um thick, or .125mm thick.

What Type of Plastic Film or Plastic Sheets Do I Need?

PVC Film and Sheets

Very often people use generic terms to describe specific types of plastic film. For example one of the most popular generic terms used to refer to film is “Acetate”. However, Acetate is a specific type of cellulosic based polymer that is one of the oldest types of material used for making plastic film. This is why … Read more

Which type of plastic do I need?

Plastic Film, Plastic Sheets

There are many types of plastic materials, with a wide range of physical properties and attributes. To help you define what you might specifically be looking for, we’ve developed a handy Hierarchy of Plastics and their relative performance and cost. People often use generic terms to describe specific types of plastic film. For example, one … Read more