Expanded PVC Plastic
This lightweight material is better known by brand names such as Sintra, Celtec, and Komatex. Expanded PVC plastic is a hard-wearing sheeting material that provides a hard, smooth surface. It is easily machinable and frequently used in trade-show booths, model making, and displays. We use this material a lot, but to see a few examples take a look at our large letters, architectural models, dioramas, and large product replicas.
Acrylic panels are clear, shatter-resistant plastic sheets that are often used as an alternative to glass. The acrylic sheets come in a variety of thicknesses and colors. Acrylic is a flexible plastic and can be bent with heat to form shapes. We use acrylic panels for our floating letters and logos and also for our heat-formed acrylic letters. We have also used this material in trade-show displays as shelving. Take a look at our floating letters gallery for some beautiful examples of how we use this material.
Polycarbonates are thermoplastic polymers that have carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Lexan is a popular brand of polycarbonate. The polycarbonate that we use is similar to acrylic, but its stronger. It is still flexible and easily molded like acrylic and can be used in a lot of the same ways. We use this material when a project calls for a bit more strength than what acrylic gives. You can see where we have used this material in our floating letters and 3D logos galleries.
WhiteClouds' in-house experts add hi-resolution branding and images to projects with high-quality printing and plotting on multiple varieties of substrate. Vinyl is by far the most popular printing substrate that we use. Hi-resolution graphics assure that branding retains crisp visual integrity. We ask that our clients send us their hi-res logos and images at resolutions of at least 300 pixels per inch (PPI). If that is not possible, our designers can make hi-res images for the project! See our use of hi-resolution graphics in our 3D logos, large letters, large numbers, statues, character models and trade show displays.
Known by brand names like Foam-Cor, Ultraboard, Gatorfoam and Gatorboard, foamboard is a lightweight composite that is easy to work with. It is composed of sheet of polystyrene (solid or foamed) that has a facing of paper applied to either side. This material is commonly used at WhiteClouds in our architectural and diorama models.
Styrene is flexible, lightweight, and suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. It comes in various thicknesses and can be directly printed onto to create impressive looking high-quality signage and other displays. At WhiteClouds, we use styrene to face some of our EPS letters and numbers, we incorporate it into our large product replicas, trade show displays, and in our dioramas and architectural models.