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Adhesive specially designed for solvent digital media and
coloured cutting plotter PVC films. This adhesive is most
commonly available in a "water-based" or solvent form depending on
the product. Products with a "water-based" adhesive are not
recomended to be applied with the aid of a vinyl application fluid
Cast PVC (polyvinylchloride)
Cast PVC is the highest grade of film. Available in both
solvent digital media and coloured cutting plotter forms this type
of vinyl offers impressive cutting and weeding properties as well
as minimal shrinkage for durable, dimensionally stable applications
such as architectural signage, vehicle and fleet graphics. It
applies well to irregular surfaces, including corrugations and
Catadioptic Glass Beads
Glass beads specially designed to reflect light used in the
manufacture of retro reflective films.
CMYK is an abbreviation of the four colours, Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow and Black. These four colours are the basis of
"process printing" in which combinations of each colour are used to
produce an image or graphic.
Is the controlled conversion between the colour representations
on your computers monitor to the colours produced after pressing
your image on to a substrate.
DPI is an abbreviation of the words Dots per Inch and refers to
the amount of dots or pixels which make up your image.
Is used to sublimate your printed transfers on to the chosen
substrate. Your heat press should be set to the correct time,
temperature and pressure for each substrate.
Is a colour management file which is used in the output stage of
the graphics software program. This file ensures that the colours
which are shown on the screen are correctly delivered on the chosen
Basic uncoated backing used on some self adhesive vinyl
products. While one side of the liner is coated with silicon to
allow the self adhesive vinyl to be removed the back of this
product is plain kraft (uncoated paper).
Image masking is the process of eliminating the background from
a selected image, isolating the required selection.
The term micron means one-millionth of a metre (or
one-thousandth of a millimetre, or 0.001 mm). Its unit symbol in
the International System of Units (SI) is um.
Self adhesive films specially designed for short term and
promotional graphics. Available in both solvent digital media and
coloured cutting plotter forms this type of vinyl is generally
stiffer and thicker than films designed for longer lasting
Ink made entirely from Non-Hazardous Air-Pollutant
solvents as classified by the US Environmental Protection
Agency. The EPA states that Toxic air pollutants, are
those that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious
health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or
adverse environmental effects.
OEM refers to Original Equipment Manufacturer.
Polyethylene coated paper backing liner used on self adhesive
vinyl products. One side of the liner is coated with silicon to
allow the self adhesive vinyl to be removed and the back of this
product is coated with polyethylene making it more environmentally
A pixel refers to a single dot in a graphic image. All images
are made up of millions of pixels.
A common type of plastic.
Plasticizers are additives that increase
the conformability and durability of self adhesive pvc
Self adhesive films specially designed for medium to long term
graphics. Available in both solvent digital media and coloured
cutting plotter forms this type of vinyl is the most commonly used
to produce general graphics and signage.
Polypropylene Film Liner
A plastic backing used on self adhesive vinyl products instead
of silicone coated paper.
Polyvinyl Fluoride Films (PVF)
A polymer similar to PVC which has excellent resistance
to weathering and staining. Used in the graphics industry
for anti-grafitti over-laminates. It is also resistant to most
chemicals, except ketones and esters.
PowerDriver® is the most advanced colour management software
available for digital transfer systems. Developed specifically for
SubliJet IQ® and SubliJet-R® desktop sublimation, PowerDriver
delivers enhanced functionality and a higher level of colour
output. Sawgrass offers this free, user-friendly software to
SubliJet users to easily achieve accurate, brilliant colour output,
print after print.
PPI is an abbreviation of the words Pixels per Inch and refers
to the amount of dots or pixels which make up your image.
The three primary colours are Red, Green and Blue. These colours
can be combined together with different intensities to create a
whole spectrum of colours.
The "Rapid Air" technology incorporates channels within the
adhesive to enable easy and quick bubble free application,
especially of large-sized graphics or decals. Entrapped air can be
easily removed simply by rubbing out under the film. Suitable for
even or slightly curved surfaces.
The resolution of an image refers to the amount of DPI or PPI in
an image. The more dots or pixels in an image, the higher the
resolution, thus a visually higher quality image.
A product which can reflect light in the direction of its
RGB is an abbreviation of the three colours, Red, Green and
Solvent based adhesive specially designed for solvent digital
media and coloured cutting plotter PVC films. Products with
this adhesive can be applied with the aid of a vinyl application
fluid (wet application).
Is the process of transition of a substance from the solid phase
to the gas phase without passing through an intermediate liquid
phase. In the dye sublimation
industry, this is the ability of the ink to transfer under heat
Sublimation Transfer Paper
Is the specialist paper used to transfer your image from the
printer to the substrate. Sublimation transfer paper is able to
absorb more ink and also dry quickly.
Is a term used in the digital and signage industry to describe
the base material onto which images will be transferred or applied
Tedlar® is the DuPontT
brand name for polyvinyl fluoride (PVF)
The process of removing the unwanted self adhesive vinyl from a
sheet or roll after the design has been cut into the vinyl.