Printing Special Shapes of Plastic

Flatbed printing on special shapes
Printing a Special Shape

Rectangles are easy. Circles a little harder. Something like this- well, there’s a trick to printing special shapes. Naturally, the customer wanted it to be two sided as well, which made it trickier still.

The material we used was 1/4″ Komatex (Sintra), which we bought as the fluted shape from a supplier who can computer cut special shapes from sheets of material. One of these days we’ll be able to afford that machine, but for now it works pretty well for us to outsource.
Our challenge was then to figure out how to align the blanks to print properly, and Ken in our vinyl department figured it out. We used our UV flatbed printer and got a great result!
Of course, we bought a few extra pieces just in case we messed up. Everything ran perfectly, and we have a few of the special shaped blanks remaining. So, if you have a need for a few great looking medallions, give us a call. We can print them right away.
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About Jay Buckley

Owner of MegaPrint Inc.
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