Plaskolite

Optix® DA (Digital Acrylic Sheet)

Discover an acrylic sheet that doesn't require an adhesion promoter prior to ink application.

Optix Digital Acrylic

Discover an acrylic sheet that doesn't require an adhesion promoter prior to ink application.

Often printers sacrifice the outstanding optical clarity and weatherability of acrylic sheet, for the good UV ink adhesion properties offered by other plastic sheet substrates.

Not anymore! With Optix® DA, the time-consuming task of applying an adhesion promoter isn't necessary. You can produce high-quality, vibrantly colored prints utilizing UV digital flatbed technology, without the costly pre-press treatment - saving you time and money!

Optix® DA (Digital Acrylic Sheet)

  • Designed as the perfect acrylic sheet for flatbed digital printers that use UV curable ink technology
  • Produced with a specially formulated acrylic polymer that promotes optimal adhesion of UV curing links without the need for an adhesion promoter prior to ink application.
  • Developed and tested with a leading manufacturer of digital UV flatbed printers and various ink suppliers.
Optix Digital Acrylic
Physical Properties ASTM Test Method Units Values
Specific Gravity D-792 1.19
Optical Refractive Index D-542 1.49
Light Transmittance D-1003
Total % 92
Haze % 2
Sound Transmission E 90 db 27
E 413
Water Absorption D-570 % By Weight 0.40
Shrinkage D-702 % Shrinkage <5%
Mechanical      
Tensile Strength - Max. D-638 psi 11,030
Tensile Elongation - Max. % 5.8
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity psi 490,000
Flexural Strength - Max. D-790 psi 17,000
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity psi 490,000
Izod Impact Strength - Molded Notch D-256 ft-lb/in Notch 0.4
Izod Impact Strength - Milled Notch ft-lb/in Notch 0.28
Tensile Impact Strength D-1822 ft-lb/in2 20
Abrasion Resistance D-1044
Change in Haze
0 cycles Haze, % 0
10 cycles Haze, % 11.2
50 cycles Haze, % 24.0
200 cycles Haze, % 24.9
Rockwell Hardness D-785 M-95
Thermal      
Maximum Recommended Continuous Service Temperature °F 170-190
Softening Temperature °F 210-220
Melting Temperature °F 300-315
Deflection Temperature D-648
264 psi °F 203
66 psi °F 207
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion -30 to 30°C D-696 in/(in-°F)x10-5 3.0
Thermal Conductivity C-177 BTU-ft/(hr-ft2-°F) 0.075
Flammability (Burning Rate) D-635 in/minute 1.019
Smoke Density Rating D-2843 % 3.4
Self-Ignition Temperature D-1929 °F 833
Flame Spread Index E-84 115
Smoke Developed Index 550
Chemical      
Resistance to Stress - Critical Crazing Stress to: ARTC modification of MIL-P-6997
Isopropyl Alcohol psi 900
Lacquer Thinner psi 500
Toluene psi 1,300
Solvesso 100 psi 1,600

These suggestions and data are based on information we believe to be reliable. They are offered in good faith, but without guarantee, as conditions and methods of use are beyond our control. We recommed that the prospective user determine the suitability of our materials and suggestions before adopting them on a commercial scale.