Located in Downer’s Grove, Illinois, Unique Assembly & Decorating delivers printing services for plastic materials to entrepreneurs and companies all over the country. We have over 25 years of experience in decorating and printing on virtually any type of plastic with hundreds of satisfied customers including contract manufacturers, OEMs, injection molders and product manufacturers serving a variety of industries.
What is Polycarbonate (PC)?
Polycarbonate is a type of plastic that is naturally transparent and lightweight. As it’s virtually unbreakable and has transparency like glass, it’s typically used in applications which require material to be see-through yet durable. Examples of this include eyeglasses or even bulletproof glass. It has remarkable longevity, making it cost effective for the quality it delivers. Being heat and shatter resistant makes it a popular choice for industries such as food and beverage, among other storage uses. The quality and versatility of the plastic material make it a popular choice for signage and printed retail displays. Some additional uses include:
- Electronic components
- Construction materials
- Automotive and aircraft components
- Medical tools
- Smartphone parts
Printing on Polycarbonate
Polycarbonate has a naturally high dyne level, allowing for better ink adhesion. Pad printing on polycarbonate requires no pretreatment to the surface, making the process incredibly easy and simple. At Unique Assembly & Decorating, we can print your custom designs/logos/images on practically anything, including polycarbonate sheets. At Unique Assembly & Decorating, we can print your custom designs/logos/images on practically anything, including polycarbonate sheets. We maintain ISO 9001:2015 certification for all our printing.
Types of Printing
There are several options to choose from in terms of how you would like your polycarbonate items/surfaces to be printed:
- Polycarbonate screen printing which consists of images being transferred directly by pressing through the image “burned” into a screen
- Polycarbonate pad printing which consists of images being transferred to each part from a printing plate using a silicone pad; ideal for projects requiring a single, large image on a flat or cylindrical part. Also best for producing very opaque images.
- Polycarbonate industrial inkjet printing which eliminates the setup cost associated with the previous two printing options and offers an unlimited number of colors; most economical and provides a limitless number of colors for plastic parts.
We also offer value-added services such as in-house color matching, in-house plate making and fixture design for multicolor jobs. Decorating services include hot stamping/foil stamping, heat transfer decal decorating, foil banding, colorization and hologramming.