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Armalex Printable FIne Matte

 

Armalex­™ Fine Matte

Armalex Fine Matte starts as Lexan® 8A13F and is then coated for thermal transfer printing.  The matting helps to reduce glare and hide fingerprints.

All Armalex films have a smooth print surface and are rolled “print side” out.  Applications include graphic overlays for membrane switches and control panels, back-lit displays and dials, and sub-surface signage.  Click here for roll pricing.

Armalex is available by itself or in a bundle with popular adhesives such as GMS High-Bond, 3M® 467, 468, and 9471LE/300LSE.  Click here for bundles.

Armalex is rolled “print side” out and has a protective mask on both sides of the polycarbonate in order to protect the polycarbonate material from blocking and scratching.  Prior to printing, remove the protective mask from the outside wrap of the roll.

If you need selective areas of adhesive, you will want to use  Armalex and use the Armalex Selective Adhesive Mask to mask off the areas where you don’t want to have adhesive.  If you don’t need selective areas of adhesive and you would rather print “right reading” and use a laminate, we have Lexan and Tuff Cover laminates that achieve similar results in the same applications. Tuff Cover is the most chemical and UV resistant.

Polycarbonate membrane switch Lexan® Armalex™ Fine matte

Armalex Fine Matte is strong and durable.

Polycarbonate membrane switch Lexan® Armalex™ Fine matte

Armalex Fine Matte is clear and has a mask to protect the printable side.

Polycarbonate membrane switch Lexan® Armalex™ Fine matte

Armalex Velvet Gloss is 10 mils thick and cuts cleanly.

Specifications

Armalex Fine Matte 10 mil is a rigid, clear polycarbonate with an embossed fine matte textured top surface and a smooth printable surface for printing.

Armalex 10 mil. Gloss/Gloss10 mil. reverse-print Lexan with a high-gloss top surface and a smooth surface for printing.  This material has a protective mask on both sides to protect it from scratching in the production process.  Not intended for long term UV exposure.

Description Rigid clear Polycarbonate with a gloss top surface and a smooth sub-surface that is coated for thermal transfer printing.  Armalex is rolled “print side” out and has a protective mask on both sides of the polycarbonate in order to protect the polycarbonate material from blocking and scratching.  Prior to printing, remove the protective mask from the outside wrap of the roll.  Intended uses include graphic overlays for membrane switches and control panels as well as sub-surface signage.

Thickness 10 mil. without the protective liner.

Outdoor Life Intended for indoor use.  May discolor over time with continuous exposure to UV light.

Shelf Life 1 year stored at 70º F and 50% RH.

Adhesive Although Armalex does not have adhesive, pressure-sensitive transfer adhesives are often used with it.  Adhesives should be compatible with polycarbonates.

Service Temperature Range is -40º F to 212º F.

General Application Notes Remove the protective cap from the portion of the roll that is intended for printing.  Once printed, use a paper interleaf between the finished sheets if they are to be stacked.  If you must clean the surface, use distilled water and let dry before printing.

Do not expose to alcohol, strong Alkalis, Amines, Esters, Aromatic Hydrocarbons, or Ketones.  Use mild detergents or sprays in order to clean the gloss’ non-print surface.  USE A  45º BLADE FOR SCORE CUTTING.

Fine Print All of the descriptive information listed above is our recommendation only.  This information does not suggest or constitute a written or verbal warranty or guaranty of any kind by the manufacturer or distributor of this product.  Purchasers of this product shall be responsible for independently determining the suitability of the material for the intended application.

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