What is the heat resistance of Shrink-Art Films?

Shrinky Dink, Shrink Art Film

What is the heat resistance of Shrink-Art Films? Well, it’s fairly low, compared with other films like our DuraLar TM films. It’s even a little less heat resistant than our ClearLay TM Rigid PVC and our acetate film. But that’s a good thing! The whole point of Shrink-Art film is to bake it in an … Read more

What is the heat resistance of Cling vinyl film?

What is the heat resistance of Grafix Cling vinyl film? Cling PVC film starts to soften at 60C/140F. This is due to its high plasticizer content. The softer the film, the more plasticizer, the lower temp it melts at. So if your film will only be exposed to a heat environment below 60C/140F, Cling PVC film … Read more

Are Shrink-Art films considered archival?

Shrinky Dink, Shrink Art Film

Are Shrink-Art films considered archival? No. Although it is pH neutral, it is not considered archival or suitable for long term archival applications. If you’re looking for a good all-around archival grade film, try our <Link: Archival Duralar product line >,which meets the Library of Congress’ specifications for archival polyester film. Need more info about … Read more

Is Metallized DuraLar™ archival?

Polyester Film

Is Metallized DuraLar™ archival? No. There are three aspects that go into determining whether a polyester film is actually archival grade: 1- whether it is pH neutral, 2- whether or not the film will impact what it comes in contact with, and 3- whether it can be sonically welded to itself. Metallized DuraLar is a … Read more

Is Grafix Cling vinyl film archival?

Colored Vinyl Sheets

Is Cling vinyl film archival? No. Cling PVC film is loaded with plasticizers, to make the PVC soft and flexible. These plasticizers can outgas from the film over time, making Cling PVC inappropriate for long term archival storage. How will you be using this film in an archival application? If you need a good archival grade … Read more