Bending Dots specializes on large-format direct printing and digital cutting on rigid and flexible materials. But what makes us different? Well, when we say large, we mean it. We can print and cut materials as big as 5 x 10 feet! We’ve made a list of some of the more common materials we’ve printed on. If the material you want is not on the list, don’t worry because we are still willing to test it.

 

Materials We Can Print On:

Plywood: is a manufactured wood panel from the family of manufactured boards (such as medium density fiberboard (MDF), particle board (chipboard), etc.) made from thin sheets of wood veneer. Plywood layers (called veneers or plies) are glued together, with adjacent plies having their wood grain rotated relative to adjacent layers up to 90 degrees.
D-Board: is an inverted corrugated board (ICB) made of 100% recyclable and recycled paper; and manufactured from start to finish in on-line process. D-Board is straight and flat and can be surfaced with different kinds of carton boards and laminates depending on its intended use. D-Board can be used as an advertising board, product displays, and various types of prints. Together with customized design profiles, D-Board is an ideal structural element for displays and fair furniture.
Re-board: is a recyclable rigid paperboard. It is incredibly lightweight yet exceptionally strong. With Re-board, almost any shape can be formed with its durable liner, and can be reused as it can withhold thousands of repetitive bends. Most importantly, made from natural materials, Re-board is flame retardant, water resistant, and is an eco-friendly material that produces dramatically less CO2 emission compared to other materials.
Acrylic: is usually used as a substitute for glass because unlike glass, Acrylic sheets are formable, durable, and are lighter. Acrylic sheets can either be tinted or colored, mirrored or made opaque. Acrylic is a thermoplastic material. That means, it can soften under high temperatures. Because of this, acrylic sheets can be formed into different shapes.
Corrugated Boards: is a paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards. It is made on “flute lamination machines” or “corrugators” and is used in the manufacture of shipping containers and corrugated boxes.
Aluminum Sheets: A rolled product, flat or coiled, rectangular in cross section, with a thickness of less than 0.250″ but not less than 0.006″ and with slit, sheared or sawed edges.
Corrugated Plastic (PP Corrugated): refers to a wide range of extruded twinwall plastic-sheet products produced from high-impact polypropylene resin with a similar make-up to corrugated fiberboard.
Aluminum Composite (ACP): is a type of flat panel that consists of two thin aluminium sheets bonded to a non-aluminium core. ACPs are frequently used for external cladding or facades of buildings, insulation, and signage.
Sierra Boards/Cement Board: is a combination of cement and reinforcing fibers formed into 4 foot by 8 foot sheets (or 3 foot by 5 foot sheets), 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick that are typically used as a tile backing board.
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS): is a low cost plastic material that is easy to machine and fabricate. HIPS is often specified for low strength structural applications when impact resistance, machinability, and low cost are required.
Katz Display Board: is a lightweight material made of wood and starch. It can be used to make menu boards, coasters, POS displays, Indoor retail signages and many more.
Sintra Board (PVC Foam Board): is a lightweight rigid material used primarily in manufacturing signs and displays. It is considered robust for outdoor use, being immune to rain and resistant to wind and sunlight
Stickers: an adhesive label or notice, generally printed or illustrated.
Wallpaper: paper that is pasted in vertical strips over the walls of a room to provide a decorative or textured surface.
C2S: also known as Coated 2 sides. Commonly used for posters, tickets, and brochures.
Backlit Film: is usually used with light boxes. Short run, indoor or outdoor, backlit signage for the a fraction of the cost for traditional photographic methods.
PVC Banner Film: is now a common substitute to tarpaulins because as it is more environmentally friendly
Magnetic Sheets: these can be used for interchangeable wall murals in homes and schools

 

 

 

 

 

 Product Descriptions are from Wikipedia and Google