Solventbased, UV-curable and Latex Inks
Crystal clear polyester film with highly transparent ink receiving layer and a super clear removable solvent based adhesive. Suitable for labels, posters, displays or as backlit applied directly on light diffusion boards. SIGUV can used for glass decoration and shop window graphic advertising - showcases and display cases look like "direct print".
|Art. Number||Width (mm)||Thickness||Length (m)|
- High brillance of colours
- Good scratch resistance
- Adhesive light
- Highly transparent (clear - on - clear)
- Application possible from inside or outside when mirroring the image
- Film can be wet applied without bubbles
- Removable without residue
- Crystal clear, glossy
- Self-adhesive with polyester release liner
|Coating Printside||crystal clear, glossy|
|Thickness base material with inkjet coating||0.075 mm|
|Core Diameter||76 mm|
|Adhesion strength||~ 1.5 N / 25 mm (glued on glass), after 24 h ~ 3.5 N / 25 mm (glued on glass)|
|Type of adhesive||solvent based acrylic adhesive|
|Temperature range||glued -20°C up to +70°C|
|Base Material||Polyester film, optically clear, 0.075 mm|
|Total thickness||0.115 mm|
|Packing quantity||1 roll|
- Useable on most large format Ink Jet printers using UV curing ink systems.
Glass has a tendency to absorb heat when it is exposed to solar radiation. In insulating glass panes that are specially covered with dark areas in whole or in part, glass breakage may result due to thermal stresses with extreme temperature fluctuations. We therefore recommend to cover only max. 25% of the glass size and to avoid dark areas of colour with high colour saturation if possible.
Inks / UV curing:
SIGUV should be printed with stretchable UV-curable inks. We don’t recommend standard UV-curable inks since the colour layer could possibly crack after printing or during further processing.
Furthermore it is necessary to set the UV-curing correctly in order to avoid a deformation of the film due to the heat generated by the UV-lamp.
In order to avoid denting the film laminate during transport we basically recommend to wind up the finished printings on paperboard cores with minimum diameters of 76mm.
For an optimal transparency on glass we recommend a wet mounting of SIGUV. Before mounting the glass must be clean and free of dirt, grease or other residues. If applied onto curved surfaces please be aware that label lift off can occur especially if the radius is tight. It is up to the user to test for there own suitability/application, due to the wide variety of surfaces, applications & desired results.
During mounting the glass should have a temperature of at least 15°C. As mounting help we recommend water mixed with some washing-up liquid or the use of a transfer liquid such as “Splash” from Marabu printing inks. For the mounting humidify the glass and the SIGUV adhesive uniformly and apply the printed
film with the adhesive side on the glass. Then remove carefully the water with a squeegee from the middle to the edges and absorb it with a clean cotton cloth or some soft paper. The water must be completely removed to avoid the formation of bubbles due to a rest of humidity.
Removal from Background:
The removal of the mounted film from the background is facilitated by heating it up with a hair dryer or hot-air gun. For this the film must be detached slowly and steady in an acute angle.
- Shelf life: 1 year after delivery
- After printing the remaining roll must be removed from the plotter and stored in its closed original packing in a cool and dry environment.