Printing on Flutecorr Sheets
Whether you are looking to print using water-based inks, UV inks or latex a Graphic Grade Flutecorr sheets is perfect for the job. Any type of solvent-based inks can be used to print on Flutecorr.
The main concern printing on corrugated plastic is adhesion. A smooth sheet means there is nothing for the paint to stick to. The last thing you want after printing a large job is to have the ink tear, flake off or pull away from the finished product. Make sure that your supplier of corrugated plastic is surface treating during the extrusion process if you plan on printing on your sheets.
Corrugated plastic is also known for having a lot of static electricity. Dust sticks to it, so the ink ‘adheres’ to the charged particles rather than the surface of the material itself. It could also redirect ink droplets altogether and you end up with an off-target “ghosting” effect. There is simply no way a manufacturer can create a sheet without static electricity. However, anti-static additives can be added to the sheet to minimize the effect of static electricity. Large printing house adds anti-static additives to all of their high volume jobs. Other things can be done to help reduce static electricity. Tools such as Antistatic wands can be used to reduce the charge.