SMART-X BOARD

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Smart-X Board

Smart X, lightweight and rigid like a foam board, strong and solid like a foam PVC. A premium internal print sheet.

Smart-X is an alternative to Foam PVC and foam centred board. It is lightweight and rigid like foam board but strong and robust like Foamex. The increased rigidity, robustness and lightweight make up of Smart-X comes at an increased cost meaning customers can expect to pay a little bit more for this unique material.

Smart-X also offers one of the best print surfaces in the industry guaranteeing high quality print every time. Smart-X is advised for internal use only and is popular for premium point of sale standees, light weight rigid hanging signs and free standing display boards.

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MATERIAL DISCRIPTION

SMART-X® is the distinctive and unique lightweight foam board for sophisticated applications in the field of visual communication. SMART-X® is a lightweight, all-plastic sheet material with surfaces of UV and weather resistant solid polystyrene (HIPS) and a core of expanded polystyrene that is completely moisture-resistant. These characteristics make it the world’s only lightweight foam board for external applications without any significant change in colour for a period of up to two years.

SHEET SIZE OPTIONS

Thickness – 10mm / 19mm
Popular sheet size – 1220x2440mm
Max sheet size – 1560x3050mm

MATERIAL DATA SHEET

Single SidedSmart X can be digitally printed direct to the face of the material on our large format printers using UV cured inks which offer market leading print quality, robustness and longevity.

Double Sided Smart X can be printed on both sides with the same or varying artwork images. Our large format printers allow for perfect registration given accurate double sided prints.

Matt Lamination Protect your printed graphics with a matt over laminate and give your print a completely flat appearance which will not reflect light. Available on prints up to 1600mm wide

Gloss Lamination Protect your printed graphics with a gloss over laminate and give your print shiny high gloss appearance which brings out colours and reflection. Available on prints up to 1600mm wide

Dry-wipe Lamination Transform the surface of your Smart X into a dry-wipe board capable of being written on with dry wipe pens. Available in both gloss and matt dry wipe on prints up to 1600mm wide.

Anti-Graffiti Lamination Once applied to the surface of Smart X our anti-graffiti laminate will give a high gloss finish whilst offering protection to the print and the ability to clean away pen, paint and spray damage.

Anti-Slip Lamination perfect for any material which will be used for floor application our anti-slip laminates cover both internal and external applications and can range from 3 -12 months life span.

UV Protection Lamination when looking to use your Smart X externally especially in sunny locations our UV shield laminates can reduce sun degradation extending the life of the printing.

Crystal Protection Lamination will offer a physical coating protecting the print surface from damage and giving it a slightly textured matt finish. This makes it more robust to any surface marking.

Square Cutting Smart X can be supplied cut to any required square or rectangular panel size within the maximum sheet size. For guaranteed accuracy all of our material is cut on a laser guided cutting table

Simple Shapes including radius corners, circles, triangles and basic shapes are possible with a high level of accuracy and quality of finish when cut on our laser guided cutting tables.

Complex Shapes Complex shapes are possible when cut on our market leading Kongsberg X44 cutting table which is capable of drag knife and router cutting.

CAD cutting – Our camera driven Aristo and Esko Kongsberg cutting tables are capable of cutting your design to any shape including adding creases, scores or even v-cuts.

Double sided adhesive – By applying an adhesive to one side of the material you can transform Smart X into a sticker. Our adhesive range includes removable, permanent and repositionable.

Vinyl application you can add special colours to a design such as metallics or pantones not achievable through CMYK printing by applying plotter cut vinyls of a chosen colour or finish to the material face.

Spot UVVarnish you can introduce areas of matt or gloss finish to your design with our digitally printed UV varnish inkjet heads. Pick out logos, text or images and bring additional focus to your print.

Strut Make your print freestanding with the application of a strut to the reverse. This can be a single small rudder strut or a large box strut for bigger displays. We now also offer a more permanent metal strut option.

Velcro looking to attach your print to a wall? We can apply velcro hook and loop to the reverse allowing it to be attached to a wall or surface and easily removed and replaced. Popular for exhibition stand graphics.

Magnetic Tape with magnetic tape applied to the perimeter of your print you can affix it to metal walls or any other metal surface. Often used in the exhibition industry or in point of sale retail environments

Packing in sets – we offer a full collation and packing service, especially useful when you have multiple items or designs that need to be sent to different locations. A very popular extra finishing service we offer with point of sale campaigns.

Smart X, a premium internal display material;

SMART-X® is the distinctive and unique lightweight foam board for sophisticated applications in the field of visual communication. SMART-X® is a lightweight, all-plastic sheet material with surfaces of UV and weather resistant solid polystyrene (HIPS) and a core of expanded polystyrene that is completely moisture-resistant. These characteristics make it the world’s only lightweight foam board for external applications without any significant change in colour for a period of up to two years.

After we have printed the sheets of Smart-X we can also cut them to any shape on our Aristo CAD cutting table. This makes Smart-X ideal for creating freestanding displays, standees, cut outs and various point of sale items.

If you are looking to print Smart-X or have a project which you think printed Smart-X might be the ideal material for then why not give our team a call?

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Speak with one of our print managers today, we have 30 years worth of print experience and knowledge. We’ll be able to assist you with selecting the best products or setup for your project.

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