Description of Materials

Flexo & Screen-Printed Items
Flexo-Printed materials are not weather proof, therefore only indoor use is recommended.
Flexo-Printed inks will vary slightly in color from our standard screen printed inks.
Screen-Printed materials are weather proof and waterproof. They may be used indoors and outdoors.
Description of Flexo-Printed Materials:
White & Yellow Gloss Paper
Offered with a permanent adhesive, this paper stock is used when a high quality label is required. Due to the gloss finish, this material is not recommended for use with a pen or typewriter. Indoor life expectancy is two years.
White Matte Paper
Offered with a permanent adhesive, this paper stock is recommended when a "write-on" surface for typing or writing with a ball point pen is required. Although matte surface will readily accept any method of writing and typing, correctabtlity may be limited on some typewriters. Indoor life expectancy is two years.
Fluorescent Papers
Fluorescent papers are available in red, pink, green, yellow and orange. This material will make your message stand out. Black ink is recommended on all fluorescent papers. Indoor life expectancy is two years.
Silver and Gold Foil Papers
Foil material has a shiny, metallic appearance. Foils are supplied with permanent adhesive. They will not readily accept pen or typewriter inks. Indoor life expectancy is two years.
Thermal Foil Stamping
This is an imprint process which gives copy and artwork the appearance of metallic gold or metallic silver foil. Foil stamping is not an ink process but uses a thermal die to transfer metallic foil to paper material. Thermal Foil Stamping is offered in gold foil and silver foil imprint colors on a variety of paper materials.
Description of Screen-Printed Materials:
Our standard white or yellow vinyl is a plasticized, flexible, 4 mil film, coated with either a permanent or temporary adhesive. Vinyls are scuff-resistant and ultraviolet-resistant, so they will withstand outdoor use. Life expectancy is 2-3 years or longer. Application temperatures for vinyl material and adhesives range from +35F to +185F. Once applied, vinyl will adhere in temperatures between -50F to +185 F.
We offer polyesters in chrome, brushed chrome, gold and clear. Polyesters do not stretch or shrink which means they are exceptionally durable. Permanent adhesive is standard for long term use inside or out. Polyester substrates are stiffer than vinyl substrates and are best applied to flat or gently curved surfaces. They do not readily conform to irregular surfaces. Application temperatures are between +45F and +100F. The usage temperatures, after application, are -50F to +275F.
Static Stick Vinyl
This material has no adhesive, but will cling to all flat, smooth surfaces. Static Stick can be easily removed and reapplied without any negative effect to the decaf itself. It is recommended only for indoor use and can be used on the inside of windows.
This heavy, durable plastic sheeting material will not crack, peel, or chip in cold weather. It can be drilled to allow for fasteners, and can be nailed, tacked, or stapled to fence posts or other surfaces.
Embossable Aluminum
This 2 mil. silver aluminum foil has an expected life of 2-3 years and a usage temperature range of +50 to +350F.
Floor Graphics
These items are constructed of white or yellow vinyl with a specially formulated removable adhesive and overlaminated with a skid-resistant coating.
This material will withstand temperatures ranging from -40F to +160F. Although the temperature of the vehicle is unimportant, the temperature of the material should be at least +60F for installation. To extend the life of the product, remove the sign at least once a week for cleaning with warm water and a mild detergent. Be sure vehicle and sign are wiped dry before reapplying.
50 Pt. Board
A rigid, 14-ply white board specially suited for point-of-purchase displays. This product is intended for indoor use only and is easily imprinted on both sides.
24 Point (6 Ply) & 18 Point
Our poster board is polyethylene-coated on both sides for weather resistance. It is designed to repel water and is imprintable on one side only.
Permanent adhesive will be used on all pressure-sensitive materials unless otherwise stated in the specific product description.
Applying a clear polyester sheeting over a decal can achieve extra durability, color fastness, and resistance to solvents. Most of the products in the STOUSE Screen-Printed Line will accept this process. Call or write for pricing.
Application tape can be added to the entire face of large decals to give them added rigidity. Pre-masking will offer temporary protection from paint, oils, and other solvents until the decal has been applied. Price varies with size and quantity. Call or write for pricing.
Domed Decals
Choose a base material from a variety of substrates. Silk screened or embossed and covered with a flexible three dimensional polyurethane dome.
Destructible Vinyls
Available in a white and clear format, this material is 2 mil and supplied with a permanent adhesive. Life expectancy is 5 years outdoors without showing any significant changes in durability. Once applied destructible materials adhere in temperatures -40 F to +257 F.
Voidable Chrome
This polyester film is 2 mil thick and has a 2 year outdoor life expectancy. Usage temperature once applied is -40 F to +300 F. This material is sup- plied with the same aggressive adhesive as found on our SuperTac Vinyl.
Removable Materials
This material is 4 mil and recommended for indoor use. If used outdoors it will only remove cleanly for the first 6 months of use. The material may last longer outside but may not remove from the applied area without leaving an adhesive residue. The usage temperature for this item is -40 F to +176F.
This is a vinyl material, metallicized for an attention-getting appearance. This item is holographic and recommended for indoor use only with a usage temperature of -40F to +150F. The PRISMATIC patterns repeat every 6-9 inches. A seam line of approximately 1/16" width may appear on some of the finished decals.
The artwork, designs, and trademarks imprinted on the products displayed in this catalog are reproduced only as examples of the type and quality of imprinted products available and do not imply that the products are either endorsed or produced by the owners of the artwork, designs or trademarks.