Large Format Print Materials

Dolphin Graphics offers a wide variety of materials for large format printing.  

We can print direct to substreight in most cases and also offer lamination for special projects as well as design and frabrication.  Have our design and engineering team assist you with your project.

Product Materials List

Adhesive Backed Vinyl's

3M IJ180C ControlTac Vinyl - A 2 mil cast, opaque vinyl film for long-term graphics. It has 3M Comply™ pressure-activated removable adhesive for easier installation of signs, vehicle graphics & wraps.

3M 480C V3 Envision Wrap Vinyl - A High performance, 2-mil white, non-PVC film with pressure-activated adhesive for easy sliding, tacking, snap up and repositioning. This film has a nonvisible air release channels for fast and easy, bubblefreeinstallations. Versatile, ideal for many long-term graphic applications and for short-term wall graphics on smooth or moderately textured surfaces. Flexible, requires less heat during application than vinyl films to conform to compound curves, corrugations and rivets. Graphic film is stretchable up to 150% without primer or relief cuts while maintain lifting resistance. This product offers several environmental benefits such as being a non-PVC, phthalate-free film, containing no added chlorine or halogens, made in part from biobased materials and manufactured using 60% less solvent. This film is suitable when used for indoor and outdoor graphics and signs, including pointofpurchase and displays, fleet, vehicle and transit graphics and wraps, Watercraft graphics (above the static water line only) and Smooth and Textured Walls.

3M IJ170C Scotchcal Vinyl - A 2 mil cast vinyl film for short to long-term use. With good adhesion on compound curves and rivets, excellent finish, no edge lifting, and no adhesive curing time, this value-priced option can't be beat!

3M IJ35 Intermediate Vinyl - An economical 3 mil, 1-2-year Calandered Vinyl provides vivid images and great colors for short to medium-term indoor and outdoor applications. 3M IJ35-20 intermediate vinyl features a grey, permanent adhesive and is typically used for a variety of outdoor signage and banner applications.

3M IJ40C-10R Scotchcal Vinyl - A 3 mil High Grade Calandered vinyl with pressure sensitive removable adhesive with Comply, perfect for medium to long-term graphics.

3M IJ36-20 Scotchcal Vinyl - An economical vinyl, perfect for short-term graphics. The adhesive is changeable and pressure-sensitive, with an overall outdoor life expectancy of 1 year.

3M IJ380C ControlTac Vinyl - Taking ControlTac to the next level! Making wraps easier to install by easily forming into deep channels and convcave areas. Stretches and adheres better. With a 3 year outdoor life expectancy to not lift or peel, this is the ultimate in Vehicle Wrapping technology!

3M IJ3650-114 Transparent Scotchcal Vinyl - 2-mil transparent film with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. This film is an excellent choice for permanent, medium-long term graphics and signs that require a sub-surface application when utilizing a white print backer. Also used in some backlit applications when utilizing a white translucent substrate.

3M IJ61 Transparent Changable Vinyl - 3-mil intermediate, clear vinyl film with a low-tack, changeable adhesive, designed for use on windows and glass.

3M IJ3630 Translucent Vinyl - A Cast, 3 mil, 7-year translucent inkjet media with clear, permanent adhesive. Excellent for producing backlit signage, both indoors and out. For internally illuminated applications that last.

3M IJ66 Window Perforated Vinyl - A 2 mil calendared perforated vinyl film used for vehicle windows and storefront windows. This Film has a black pigmented removable adhesive for viewing through the window from the inside. Laminated with an optically clear vinyl overlaminate. When laminated using Curva Lam optically clear laminate, the vinyl is conformable over simple curves for curved or rounded surfaces.

3M IJ8171 Window Perforated Vinyl - 4 mil cast, vinyl film to make removable, high gloss architectural and vehicle window graphics. The 50 percent perforation pattern allows a full image to be seen from the outside while still allowing good viewing from the inside.

3M IJ63-20 Translucent Vinyl - This 3.2-mil matte vinyl film has changeable, pressure-sensitive adhesive. Use for promotional graphics such as signs, trade show, point-of-purchase displays, windows and taxi tops.

3M IJ5100 Reflective Vinyl - A retro reflective vinyl film with permanent, clear, acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive is an outstanding vinyl for applications which are flat or have rivets! It is solvent printable, with a life expectancy of 3-5 years.

3M IJ8624 Rough Texture Graphics Vinyl - A 2 mil Cast vinyl that conforms to moderately textured surfaces, such as concrete block, brick, and industrial stucco and tile. Even conforms around columns. The indoor life expectancy is a minimum of two years, and the outdoor expectancy is 3-6 months.

3M IJ86E Wall Decorating Film - A 6-mil changeable film. Its pressure-activated adhesive features slideability, repositionability and air release channels, for fast and easy, bubble-free graphic installation. Use this film for a variety of indoor graphic applications.

3M IJ162 with 3645 Floor Graphic Overlaminate
4 mil film for short-medium term, durable indoor floor graphics on sealed surfaces. This white, opaque film has a pressure-activated, gray-pigmented adhesive for excellent hiding power. The included 3M 3645 overlaminate offers skid and scuff resistance as well as durability for floor graphics, allowing scrubbing, cleaning and waxing during routine floor maintenance.

Asphalt Art - Asphalt Art’s foil-base is thin enough to conform to rough, untreated surfaces like stone and cement. As a result, street graphics printed on Asphalt Art look like painted-on images. The aluminum foil base also allows for maximum visibility and impact. Asphalt Art’s unique design features a glass bead non-slip texture that can be printed on and then immediately applied to a number of floor surfaces. This patented design lasts months longer than most competitor brands and can withstand vehicle traffic as well as heavy foot traffic.

Avery MPI 3001 - Clear, removable adhesive Avery MPI 3001 PP is a gloss white promotional vinyl film designed for use in a wide range of short-term promotional and general signage applications where good outdoor durability and value for money is required. It provides excellent printability and handling through wide format printers, good outdoor durability and has a high gloss finish for superior appearance.

Orajet 3651 Clear Calendered Vinyl - A 2.5 mil, high quality, 2-3 year calandered vinyl film with permanent adhesive. Appropriate for a broad range of indoor and outdoor applications, ORAJET 3651 can be used on flat surfaces, simple curves and simple contours. Perfect for reverse printed decals!

Solyx Frosted Sparkle Vinyl - Translucent film with the appearance of sandblasted glass, with a spakle twist. Perfect for window displays not requiring the appearance of full transparent or opaque graphics. Frosted Sparkle looks great reverse printed or standard, this durable material will add that special touch to your graphics.

Convex - Thick, conformable and printable vinyl with extremely aggresive adhesive for graphics that really need to stick. Great for ATV's, Go-karts, motorcross bikes, sports helmets and other high impact sports vehicles and equipment. Sticks to low energy plastics and powder coated painted surfaces when other decals will not stick.

GF EcoMark - 3.5-mil certified biodegradable (ASTM D 5511) white matte flexible calendared vinyl film
coated with 3-135 certified biodegradable (ASTM D 5210) permanent pressure sensitive adhesive laminated to a environmentally friendly 8pt. board stock liner. This film is designed to accept a variety of solvent-based inkjet and UV curable inks common to wide format digital printing, in addition to conventional screen and UV offset printing systems. Adhesive 3-135 produces permanent bond to a variety of common substrates used in graphics applications. The vinyl and adhesive have been tested and shown to biodegrade in the presence of microbes which are typically found in a landfill setting. The product will not begin biodegrading until said environment is present. The environmentally friendly 8pt. liner is made using clean production - Elemental Chlorine Free bleaching, 10% internally recycled content and Responsible Fiber Sourcing - Fiber is verified to not be taken from a.) endangered forests; b.) old growth forest; c.) rain forests; d.) areas in violation of civil rights; and e.) illegally harvested or stolen wood.

PhotoTex Low tac Adhesive Repositionable Interior Wall Graphic - This Adhesive Fabric Media is compatible with pigment, water based, solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable inks! This fabric gives you vivid, sharp print results with brilliant colors! The Adhesive is Re-movable, Re-usable and Re-positional. Photo Tex characteristics separates itself from any other product on the market that is using vinyl low tack adhesive. We stick to any non-porous flat surface (in all weather and room temperature changes), and easily remove with 99% no residue. Photo Tex does not remove paint off a primed wall, and is safe to put over wallpaper. The material does not rip or wrinkle. Results will vary on stucco (painted preferred). Not recommended for brick or non painted cement surfaces.

Fabrics

Ultraflex Wallscapes Suede - This coated canvas material is a 20 oz. textured cotton material that can be hemmed and grommeted or can be installed direct to walls with most commercial adhesives for wall covering. Perfect for total wall coverings in a retail environment, theater backdrops, or television or film sets. This "Suede" version of wallscapes has a medium textured surface.

Ultraflex Wallscapes Bali Hai - This coated canvas material is a 20 oz. textured cotton material that can be hemmed and grommeted or can be installed direct to walls with most commercial adhesives for wall covering. Perfect for total wall coverings in a retail environment, theater backdrops, or television or film sets. This "Bali Hai" version of wallscapes has a lightly textured surface.

Epson Exhibition Canvas - Designed in collaboration with world renowned fine artists and professional photographers, EPSON Exhibition Canvas products offer industry leading Dmax for the richest blacks, extremely wide color gamut, exceptional white point for clean highlights and an innovative microfiber base that virtually eliminates cracking. This is our highest quality, longest lasting artist canvas printed using Epson OEM patented 9 color pigmented printing system.

InteliCoat GFCVM Matte Canvas - Designed for fine art reproductions, and to be stretched onto frames. Can also be hemmed and grommeted, or made with pole pockets for decorative banners.

Fisher Textiles GF 4308 Art Canvas - For fine art reproductions, banners, wall murals and up-scale retail signage. With roll size up to 126" wide, great alternative to our smaller canvas options!

Coated Polyester Fabric - Our coated polyester fabric is a polyester woven fabric that offers an excellent print quality that can be hemmed and grommeted. Perfect for indoor applications and short term outdoor applications, this is our most affordable fabric material.

Ultraflex Ultra Poplin Canvas - 7 oz., knitted polyester canvas material with a slight stretch for vibrant print quality. With its slight stretch and wrinkle and crease free characteristics, this wide format canvas is perfect for large tradeshow graphics and frame systems.

Deko Display Polyester Fabric - A 210 g/m², 100% polyester fabric with crease resistant properties. This fabric is not transparent fabric for frame systems and is commonly used in the production of table cloths and covers, fabric banners, and fabric panels for tradeshow displays. This product is printed using direct disbursement dye sublimation inks.

Mesh Flag Polyester Fabric - A 117 g/m², 100% polyester fabric. This fabric is a very soft, tear resistant semi transparent fabric with a very good pass thru of ink for reverse second side viewability. Commonly used in the production of flags and fabric banners with a semi transparent look is required. This product is printed using direct disbursement dye sublimation inks.

Direct Satin Polyester Fabric - A 280 g/m², 100% polyester fabric with crease resistant, non elastic properties. This fabric is not transparent fabric for frame systems and is commonly used in the production of banners, curtains, pillows, table cloths and fabric banners where a satin look and feel are desired. This product is printed using direct disbursement dye sublimation inks.

Power Stretch Polyester Fabric - A 190 g/m², 100% polyester fabric with very soft, crease resistant, high elastic properties. This fabric is not transparent fabric for frame systems and is commonly used in the production of table cloths and covers, fabric banners, and fabric panels for tradeshow displays where a fabric with high elasticity is required. This product is printed using direct disbursement dye sublimation inks.

Vinyl Banner Materials

Ultraflex SuperPrint 13 oz. PVC Coated Banner - A vinyl coated nylon re-enforced banner material designed for large & grand format printing; ideal for applications that require a seamless substrate. This is a white matte finish. This frontlit material produces true, vibrant eye-catching colors without problems concerning fish-eyes, streaking, or color drift. Ink will not scratch off, and drying time is minimal with face-to-face sticking.

Ultraflex Billboard Eclipse 7 oz Banner - A black-backed vinyl coated banner material that provides 100% opacity for billboard applications that require complete opacity.

ImageStar 13 oz. SuperSmooth BlockOut Scrim Banner - A 14 mil, vinyl coated banner material, that provides 100% opacity for double sided printing. Perfect for roll-up banner stands, fine trimmed banners and other high end applications.

3M Panagraphics III Backlit Banner - 3M Panagraphics III is ideal for medium to long-term backlit applications. Solvent printable, stretchable and sewable, this material can be used in frames, for awnings, or for simple backlit banner applications.

Mehler 14 oz. Backlit PVC Coated Banner - BACKLIT is a translucent quality material with high tear-out force and long durability. The material can be illuminated from the back and is therefore well qualified for illumination advertising in internal and external areas.

Ultraflex VuLite Pro 15 oz. Backlit Banner -
Vulite Pro BL is a 15 oz. economical back-lit substrate that can be used for a wide variety of illuminated indoor or short-term outdoor sign applications. Its smooth print surface is specially engineered to avoid flow marks when back-lit. It is compatible with latex, solvent and UV inks and is available in a wide range of sizes from 54” to 196”.

Key Mesh 9 oz. Banner - A high-strength net fabric, which based on its excellent air permeability, is especially qualified as large area advertising carrier for facade advertising & building encapsulation. This product is perfect for banners which will be subjected to high wind loads.

Mehler Mesh PLUS Banner - A super heavy duty 12 oz. 1000 x 1000 denier alternative to our standard Key Mesh. Flame resistant, high tear strength make this material a great choice for long term and high wind locations. This product is the absolute strongest mesh banner material available anywhere in the world. It is commonly used is building wraps or high rise banners and is the only material permitted and spec'd for these uses within the city of Los Angeles, CA.

Ultraflex Speaker Mesh Banner - A 7 oz. PVC coated polyester mesh material, which allows 70% air-flow through. This large-holed mesh is designed with a special scrim pattern that runs through the open holes and catches more ink for more coverage. Speaker mesh is best suited for acoustical applications, or even for large images on buildings, stadium wraps, murals, and backdrops.

Mehler 16 oz. Frontlit I PVC Coated Banner - VALMEX® FRONTLIT is a high quality material offering first class print characteristics. One side is painted in high gloss while the other side has a matte finish and this can significantly increase the advertising impact of the message. FRONTLIT I is flame resistant and meets the requirements of the fire protection classes B1 and M2.

Ultraflex Eclipse 13 oz. banner - Ultraflex Systems Inc. Eclipse™ is a front lit substrate with a black colored backside, ideally suited for banner & billboard applications. It can be used for any front lit application or blockout application as well.

Ultraflex 15 oz. UltraBlockout Pro Banner - Coated and printable on both sides, UltraBlockout BannerTM Pro 15 oz. is well suited for double sided signs and banners and may be used for indoor or outdoor applications under moderate
weather conditions, or when complete opacity is necessary. It is not for use with outdoor pole banners or boulevard banners. The back is slightly more textured than front, but produces quality color match from front to back.

Ultraflex 20 oz. UltraBlockout Pro Banner - UltraBlockout BannerTM Pro 20 oz. is a heavier, more durable blockout banner material than our UltraBlockout BannerTM Pro 15 oz, and can be used for a wider variety of applications including
truck sides. It well suited for double sided signs and banners and may be used for indoor or outdoor applications under harsh weather conditions, or when complete opacity is necessary. Like our 15 oz. version, UltraBlockout Banner Pro 20 oz. is coated and printable on both sides for UV, solvent or screen-printing. The back is slightly more textured than front, but produces quality color match from front to back.

Mehler 20 oz. Blockout Banner - Stronger than our Ultraflex 20 oz., an excellent idea for long-term double sided banners.

Ultraflex Bioflex 15 oz. banner - BIOflex is a strong, indoor/outdoor 15 oz. biodegradable banner material that contains no toxic materials. Unlike standard PVC coated banner materials, BIOflex attracts microbes that break down the PVC within 3 to 5 years (in normal landfill conditions).

Paper Products

Photogloss Poster - Wherever a matte finish just will not do, our photo gloss poster paper will surely do the trick! A special resin coating holds the inks with high clarity. Images are brilliant and well saturated, making this canvas an ideal media for fine art reproductions or studio portraits.

Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper - Designed in collaboration with world renowned fine artists and professional photographers, EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper offers industry leading Dmax for the richest blacks, extremely wide color gamut, exceptional white point for clean highlights. This is our highest quality, longest lasting glossy photo paper printed using Epson OEM patented 9 color pigmented printing system.

Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper - Designed in collaboration with world renowned fine artists and professional photographers, EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper offers industry leading Dmax for the richest blacks, extremely wide color gamut, exceptional white point for clean highlights. This is our highest quality, longest lasting luster photo paper printed using Epson OEM patented 9 color pigmented printing system.

Intellicoat SBL-7 Polyester Backlit Film - SBL-7 is a bright white 7 Mil polyester backlit film. SBL-7 is a backlit film recommended as a front printing and viewing film where high density can be achieved. It is ideal for backlit signage applications, and provides maximum transmitted and reflected ink density ensuring vivid color and high image resolution. SBL-7 is suitable for both indoor and outdoor light box graphics and kiosks and has excellent scratch resistance and does not require lamination.

Duraprint Classic Polyester Backlit Film - Duraprint Classic Polyester base film is 175 micron thick for backlit signage purposes. Coated single sided with Latex receptive top coat. This film has excellent heat resistance and stabilities. Total Media thickness is 215-220 micron. Unlike some other polyester backlit films, this film is printable upto 7 feet wide without seams for larger light box applications.

Intelicoat POS PRO 200 film - A lay-flat film, perfect for roll-up banner stands, trade show graphics and other high-end displays. Comes with a matte finish.

14 Mil Gloss White Semi Rigid Vinyl - This 14 mil non adhesive backed semi rigid vinyl film has an outstanding print surface for trade show headers, graphics used on exhibits and other applications where rigidity yet flexibility is desired. Common uses for this product include poster printing where a product is required that will not be affected by moisture.

Matte Velvet Polycarbonate Tradeshow Film - This .020" thick transparent polycarbonate lens has a very light texture on its face and a smooth reverse side. Vinyl printed graphics are produced in reverse on a transparent film and then overlaminated using a white backer laminate. Then graphics are applied subsurface to the polycarbonate lens showing graphics correctly through the lens. Perfect for tradeshow graphics and tradeshow "back walls". Graphics can be rolled and stored in common cylindrical hard travel cases. Velcro and magnetic strips can be added by request to assist in affixing to surfaces in a tradeshow environment.

Misc. Products

Ultra Solvent Carpet - Ultra Solvent CarpetTM is a white tufted pile carpet especially made for solvent inkjet printing. Ink will not scratch off, and drying time is minimal. It is best suited for indoor, digitally printed carpet or door mats. Ultra Solvent CarpetTM is engineered for indoor use but can be used outdoors for short durations and is ideal for use in corporate lobbies, waiting areas, foyers and trade show booth floor graphics.

White Static Cling - Our static cling materials are designed for making window decals and temporary decorative designs. Works best on surfaces such as: glass, painted metal, and most plastics. Both the printed and blank sides will adhere to most smooth surfaces.

Visual Magnetics VM-POLYmatte - 14 mil magnetic receptive polypropylene film with a matte print surface. Ideal for producing high resolution photo and artwork reproductions, with a magnetic receptive quality that makes it ideal for unique POP signage uses.


Substrates

Omega Signboard - Omega SignBoard’s hardwood core is composed of a premium, exterior furniture grade plywood with smooth, tight, sanded veneers for optimum surface beauty. This products surface consists of finished, brilliant white vinyl.

Alumalite - Alumalite is a strong, aluminum composite panel with a high density, corrugated polyallomer (CPA) core that will not swell, corrode, rot, wick water, or delaminate even under prolonged water exposure.

Aluminum - 5052 grade Aluminum Sheet with a high grade, high gloss baked enamel finish. Perfect for direct printing applications

Gatorfoam - Gatorfoam is an extruded polystyrene foam board bonded between two layers of Luxcell® wood-fiber veneer. New, bright white facer is the brightest foam board of its kind and great for digital printing.

Corrugated Plastic - Our Corrugated Plastic sheet has been treated to allow for excellent adhesion quality to aid in printing. It is also extremely durable because it is waterproof and resistant to stains and most chemicals.

Polycarbonate - A transparent polycarbonate sheet for optimum first-surface or second-surface graphic printing when upto 30 times the impact strength of acrylic is required.

Dibond - Dibond is an aluminum composite material (ACM) made of two pre-painted sheets of .012" aluminum with a solid polyethylene core. Excellent for digital printing as well as mounting printed graphics.

Expanded PVC - Expanded PVC is a lightweight yet rigid board of moderately expanded closed-cell polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extruded in a homogenous sheet with a low gloss matte finish.

"Ultrawhite" Solid PVC - UltraWhite is an advanced PVC formulation designed specifically for outdoor signage applications where resistance to ultraviolet (UV) degradation is critical. UltraWhite possesses up to 8 times more resistance to both surface oxidation and loss of physical and mechanical properties resulting from exposure to solar radiation, than comparable PVC materials.

High Impact Styrene - High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) has great dimensional strength, balanced properties of impact strength and heat resistance, is easily machined, and is relatively low in cost.

PETG - PETG is a transparent thermoplastic sheet material with good impact resistance.

Our Mission Statement

 

Our Mission is to provide our clients with the most comprehensive branding and marketing solutions and tools that support brand identity to grow their business. Our desire is to establish long term relationships with our clients to continually evaluate and proactively provide new creative ideas and marketing solutions.

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