PVC plastic offers a great variety of colours and textures, which make this material perfect for creating all kinds of filling and documentation systems.
Its flexibility and strength make it fit for all kinds of usages, and it can also be customised with offset impression and screen printing, dry and thermic engraving, and more.
The material comes in different thicknesses, measured in microns.
PVC can be transparent or opaque. The most common thicknesses of transparent PVC are 100, 150, 200 and 250 microns, while opaque PVC is usually 300 microns.
The colourless, transparent plastic is called ‘crystal’ and the coloured transparent plastic is called ‘coloured crystal’. The standard colours for the latter are blue, red, green and yellow. However, these coloured crystal plastics are becoming less used. Crystal plastic can have different finishes applied, such as gloss, matte or embossing.
Opaque plastics can have a great variety of colours and textures, such as plastic ‘foams’ with a thickness between 1100 and 1200 microns, used mainly for manufacturing high quality folders.
PVC can also be printed with offset quality on a surface at least 350 microns thick, and with ‘print’ quality plastic. This plastic receives a treatment called corona, so that the inks bind to the surface.