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Did you know Optima is now printing onto Colored Resin materials?


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Optima is proud to offer Print-on-it (direct-to-substrate or DTG) Color Resin graphics in over 125 colors – with NO MINIMUMS and thicknesses from 1/8” to 1”. This material is ideal for interiors, such as lobbies, museums, retail environments, and more, as well as being a great accent material for custom exhibits.

Category Icon TestOptima identified this material while talking with customers and the natural next step was to get our dedicated R&D department involved and test the material to ensure it met our print quality expectations. I’m pleased to say, it passed our tests and now it’s available to you!

This is a great example of how Optima is committed to helping you retain customers and grow your business by providing you with real value. Optima’s goal is to deliver results that make you look good everyday!

What’s the next material you’re looking to print onto . . . ? We look forward to hearing from you . . .

Gina Porcaro
Account Executive | Optima Graphics
gmparcaro@optimagfx.com

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  1. Bill
    September 4, 2011 at 8:02 am

    How would my customers use this new material?
    If the substrate is colored, does thT mean you are printing 2nd surface and then a white backer?

  2. September 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

    any samples we can see that you have done? I assume the ink is transparent so the graphics that get printed on it are an overlay effect – correct?

  3. Jeff Borup
    September 4, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Optima can print whites. Print is on first surface.

  4. McNeill bishop
    September 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Bill. You can print right on the first surface and choose to have the colored resin either translucent or opaque with a white backer. Each sheet is made to order so the design choice is yours.

  5. Tony
    September 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    “Great Post Gina. Many Optima customers know we can print on the typical requested substrates. However, our capabilities can go beyond what is advertised. Optima direct prints to nearly all common substrates used in retail, display or even architectural industries. If you have a substrate you need us to print to, just ask – woods, Max Metal, DiBond, E-panel, PETG, recycled materials, etc.  In fact, we have printed on nearly anything commonly used in display. Of course, when you jump into projects with uncommon materials, remember that results vary so testing time is recommended. Send in a sample and we can put it to the test or find an alternative!
    For example, some glass is just not a good match with UV direct inks. Optima mounts a clear print on the glass as just one solution. The results are fantastic!
    Remember…if something isn’t working just right, alternatives will be recommended. So give us call and let us starting printing your ideas.
    Contact me or your Account Rep with questions.

    Tony Schmitt, R&D Optima Graphics

  6. Mark
    September 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Can you print on the 2nd surface by printing the opaque white on last?

    • September 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      Mark, we can print 2nd surface, but since the material is already colored it will change all the colors of your printed image since you view it through the substrate.
      I would recommend this primarily as a first surface print substrate and the color of the substrate would be the background color.

  7. Shante Katinsky
    September 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I have been getting requests for using this material outdoors. After speaking with the vendor, this specific material is not intended for outdoor use. They do have a material that will work outdoors, but it is an acrylic that Optima unfortunately is not able to print to. Give us a call if you are looking to use something like this outdoors and we will get more detailed information for the specific project you are working on.

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