Mounting & Laminating

Your graphics are printed, now what?

advance reproductions mounting and laminatingProtect and extend their life with gloss, lustre or matte laminates and mount them to a variety of rigid or rollable substrates. Our mounting and laminating department offers a variety of comprehensive finishing solutions to fit all of your graphic requirements. Whether you need graphics for presentations, displays, trade shows, events, or corporate use, we have the right laminates and substrates assuring your graphics are presented with the highest visual quality.

LAMINATION

Protect, Preserve and Enhance your printed graphics with lamination. Over-lamination protects your graphics from abrasion, UV exposure, and will extend the life of the graphic.  Some laminates have textured surfaces which reduce the risk of damage.   Advance offers different finishes, such as glossy, matte, lustre and textures.

MOUNTING SUBSTRATEScolored vinyl for cut vinyl lettering

We offer single sided and doubled sided mounting as well as second-surface mounting to acrylic for high-end graphic requirements.  Our substrates come in many thickness and sizes.  We will recommend which substrate will work the best for your project whether it is for interior or exterior use.

One of the most basic and common finishing processes is mounting.

Here is a list of the most common substrates carried by Advance Reproductions:

Aluminum: 

Scratch resistant and used for indoors and outdoors. Aluminum is available in white or clear.

ConVerd Board:

 Designed for indoor and short-term outdoor POP and signage applications. conVerd Board™ is both Rainforest Alliance and FSC® certified. 100% recyclable moisture resistant and maintains superior dimensional stability during changes in temperature and humidity. Available up to 4’x8.

Coroplast: 

Commonly used for outdoor promotions like; yard sales, golf promotions and for sale signs on lawns.  It easily accepts metal lawn stakes.  Inexpensive corrugated “plastic cardboard” is lightweight and water-proof. Available up to 4’x8.

Dibond: 

A very rigid opaque material – it works well outdoors an is an Aluminum composite panel that comes in many colors.  It can be machined and bent.  It is comprised of two pre-painted sheets of .012 aluminum with a solid polyethylene core. Available up to 4’x8.

E-Panel: 

Class A fire rating.  Comes in white and brushed silver and cannot be machined or bent.  .005 is available only in white.  Comprised of two pre-painted sheets of .008 aluminum with a solid polyethylene core.  The material works well outdoors and costs less than Dibond. Available in 4×8 size only.

Foamboard: 

Used for short-term presentations. A foam covered lightweight paper stock, not warp resistant, but is inexpensive. Available up to 4’x8.

Gatorboard: 

It resists warping and is resistant to moisture. This is an extruded polystyrene foam that has a much harder outer surface than other foam core boards.  It’s not an acid free material, so don’t use it for items which will be displayed in museums or other permanent archives.  Available up to 5’x10 and comes in black, white, and natural.

Insite: 

This paper-faced memory foam-board is engineered to retain its thickness during mounting, laminating, screen-printing and die-cutting. Highly warp resistant.

Available up to 5’x10.

Invisilock Magnet: 

High performance flexible magnetic sheeting.  Used as a substrate.  Ferrous paper prints will easily bond to it with magnetic properties. Available in 24 and 40 widths on rolls.

Komatex: 

It is used for photo mounting, display construction and a variety of other uses It is a lightweight rigid board that is very durable and a good choice for long term use. Common colors are white and black, however red, blue, green and more colors can be specially ordered.  Can be used outdoors but will warp in hot sun.

Available up to 60 x 120 sheets.

Lexan: 

These polycarbonate sheets are very high impact (some consider them unbreakable), are extremely transparent and have the look of transparent glass.  Note; Lexan costs more than Plexi. Solid sheets are available up to 4”x10”. Rollable comes in 100” long.

MDO: 

All plywood’s bind resin and wood fiber sheets to form a composite material. This alternating grain reduces expansion and shrinkage, providing improved dimensional stability and thus reducing warping.  Can be used indoors and outdoors. Available up to 4’x8.

PETG: 

Is a high impact, co-polyester material, but does not hold up well in outdoor applications. Because of its soft surface, it is also vulnerable to scratching in high contact environments. It is FDA compliant. Available up to 4’x8.

Plexiglass: 

This material is considered the standard of the industry because of its quality, ease of use, and wide range of thicknesses, and sizes. It’s primarily used for second surface mounting and lobby signage and is stronger than glass but not as strong as polycarbonate but is more scratch resistant.  It has very good UV light absorbing properties and does not discolor with age. It transmits 92% of optical light. Available up to 6’x10 and 4’x 12.

Polystyrene: 

Lightweight and great for disposable signage, indoors or outdoors.  A general-purpose polystyrene that is hard, and rather brittle; however, it is one of the least expensive substrates we offer.    Available in 4”x8”.

Ultra board: 

A lightweight, durable substrate for indoor use. Available in thicknesses of; 3/16” White, ½” Black, and 2” White, and up to 5’x10 in black or white.

Mounting & Laminating of Large Format Graphics serving all of New England, Boston, Cambridge, Newton & Burlington

If you are interested in having graphics printed, mounted and laminated in order to have beautiful, high-quality prints that will last for years to come, contact Advance Reproductions today! Our team will work with you to ensure the job is performed to your expectations, on-time. We work with companies across New England in any printing and laminating needs. Advance Reproductions can be reached by calling 978.685.2911 or by filling out our online contact form.

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