Scrim – what a word – it almost sounds like a fresh water fish – or maybe a fast weight loss pill that leaves you skinny and trim lol… 900-15 mil Scrim Vinyl 36″ x 40′ What is scrim and how is it made? Which one works best with my plotter and is there a better quality from one to another? Scrim is literally small ropes tied together, dipped in vinyl, dried and ready to print – sound easy? Here are the facts on Scrim.
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Vinyl Plotter Inkjet Paper and that word “Scrim”. Vinyl Banner Material Scrim Vinyl banner material is made of two products (1)polyester mesh = scrim and (2)vinyl. The scrim part, the polyester mesh, provides added strength to the vinyl which basically the mesh is dipped into the vinyl and upon drying and the mesh (scrim) gives the vinyl added strength. Here is an idea that I had here – what makes a better quality scrim? The answer is a thinner polyester mesh, more tightly wound rope (in other words). In the case of scrim vinyl plotter paper the polyester mesh is measured in its linear mass density of the
mesh fibers. Those fibers are measured in units called deniers. A high denier count for the mesh generally means a smoother scrim vinyl. Wow it sounds like a good inkjet plotter will print on almost anything. While that may be true you may wish to leave the scrim up to the professionals for the density and thickness are uniform when we process it at the plant, therefore, the scrim vinyl for your inkjet plotter is set to factory standard specifications and runs through your Canon IPF plotter or HP Designjet or perhaps Epson inkjet printer like a champ. L O N G lasting outdoor banner scrim vinyl plotter paper from www .plotter-paper-rolls. com Banner material is created two ways: laminated and coated(dipped). Coated(dipped) is the process of feeding the polyester mesh through a coater that covers(dips) the scrim in a hot vinyl mixture that contains plasticizers. The plasticizer is a mixture of polymeric polymers that produce the rubber, plastic outer layer (this is where some that sell vinyl plotter scrim will try and pinch a penny for quality plasticizers will allow the plotter banner to remain easy to bend as it ages or if you are tying to put the banner up in cold weather the material will not crackle and break) Finally, the two layers of vinyl are laminated together around the scrim mesh. For a total light block out a black layer is added in between to make block-out material. Most banners today are made using a laminating process because it results in the lowest-priced product. However, getting vinly that will roll with today’s papers one needs it in a quick timeline and the coated (dipped) process still gives results in wide-format paper vinly printing and is considered by many to result in the best quality vinyl banner material media you can find, purchase and be super happy with. facebook.com/WideFormatPapers/timeline