Polycarbonate is a widely used plastic that is used to make everything from CDs and riot shields to baby feeding bottles and headlamp lenses. It provides a smooth surface for printing onto and delivers a crisp and glossy finish, whether you’re looking to have text, logos or images printed. And because we can print directly onto the material, you can still benefit from the great properties that polycarbonate possesses.
From commercial branding and business applications to decorative yet functional features for your home, printed polycarbonate has a multitude of uses that make it a really versatile product. We provide high-quality materials and a quick and efficient delivery service so you can enjoy your printed materials as soon as possible.
What are the advantages of polycarbonate?
Polycarbonate is a rigid material that is practically unbreakable and incredibly impact-resistant – up to 200 times more than glass and more resilient than acrylic sheeting. It’s commonly used for commercial applications as it has a high safety rating and is shatterproof to protect passers-by, while providing the same level of optical clarity as glass, allowing up to 90% of light through. This cost-effective material is often used as a glass alternative for glazing, window displays or for exhibition or retail displays.
The naturally high dyne level of polycarbonate makes for better ink adhesion and means that there’s no pre-treatment required to the material. Polycarbonate is easily fabricated and can be installed with ease too, from gluing it into place with an appropriate adhesive or by drilling it to the surface. It’s an energy-efficient material that has great thermal properties and can be purchased in a variety of thicknesses and tints to suit the application.
What can printed polycarbonate be used for?
Polycarbonate is a transparent material that is ideal for both in and outdoor use, so it’s a great option for signage applications. The toughness and transparency make it a great option for printing text or logos onto for maximum visibility, particularly if you’re printing onto coloured polycarbonate sheeting. This material allows for a really vivid results that are ideally suited to signage that attracts attention from visitors and potential customers.
From graphic overlays on machinery to branding for buildings, door signs and noticeboards or maps for commercial spaces, such as hotels, museums or shopping centres, printed polycarbonate has multiple uses and is an effective solution for a variety of industries. A patterned table or work surface protector makes an ideal installation for a restaurant, café or bar to add a branded touch to a functional space.
Alternatively, why not get creative and design a patterned wall covering for your home? We can print any pattern, design or text onto polycarbonate so the only limit if your imagination – you could design a beautiful and bespoke table protector, a wall covering for your child’s bedroom or a custom splashback for your kitchen or bathroom.
If you need advice on the right size or thickness for your printed polycarbonate application, get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to help.