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Armalex

GMS Media

Armalex Polycarbonate

Produce overlays for membrane switches and control panels

Armalex represents a series of rigid, clear polycarbonate films with a variety of textured and smooth surfaces. These films are tough, durable, and are preferred by many companies who want a clear protective barrier to exist in between their informational markings and the industrial environment where they will reside. Armalex films are specially formulated for subsurface printing with the Gerber EDGE®. Armalex is rolled "print side" out and has a protective liner over the smooth surface that must be removed before printing. 

Applications include graphic overlays for membrane switches, control panels, and sub-surface signage. For outdoor applications use LexEdge outdoor.

tiered pricing discount on multiple 50 yard rolls 

Printer Type

Widths (inches)

Lengths (yards)

Thicknesses

Finish

Gerber

15

5, 10, 50

10 mil

Velvet

Gerber

15

5, 10, 50

10 mil

Gloss

Gerber

15

5, 10, 50

10 mil

Fine Matte

Wide Format

30

50

10 mil

Velvet

Armalex Mask:

       

Gerber

13

50

8 mil

 

 

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Thickness: 10 mil without the protective liner.
Outdoor Life: Intended for indoor use. May discolor over time with continuous exposure to UV light.
Shelf Life: 1 year stored at 70˚ F and 50% RH.
Adhesive: Although Armalex does not have adhesive, pressure sensitive transfer adhesives are often used with it. Adhesives should be compatible with polycarbonates.
Service Temperature Range: -40˚ F to 212˚ F

Armalex Products:

Armalex Gloss 10 Mil

Armalex Gloss is a thermal printable 10 mil polycarbonate that has a super high gloss finish when the protective mask is removed. This film is masked on both sides to protect the finish while processing. Armalex Gloss is especially suited where clarity and high-gloss is desired. Not intended for outdoor or abrasive environments. 

Armalex Velvet 10 Mil

Armalex Velvet is our most popular finish of 10 mil Armalex. It has a slight velvet texture that hides fingerprints well and is very readable. The smooth print surface is protected by a mask that is removed prior to printing. 

Armalex Fine Matte 10 Mil

Armalex™ Fine Matte is a nice alternative to the norm. It prints and performs like the velvet 10 mil Armalex and is very readable. Perfect for indoor and short term outdoor signs, graphic overlays, and control panels. The Fine Matte finish is completely smooth, with no glossiness.

Armalex Clear Mask 8 Mil

Easily Mask off areas where you don't want adhesive!

How do you get adhesive only where you want it, keeping it off windows, buttons, and flanges?

Click here to watch a short video on cutting masks for selective adhesive:



With the Gerber® system it's easy, because it uses sprockets to index materials, which allows you to easily register layers of materials, and cut both sides if you need to. After printing Armalex, you apply the adhesive mask on the print side, typically with a laminator. Then you register it in the cutter and cut the mask down to the Armalex. Then simply remove the mask where you want the adhesive to stick, and leave the mask where you don't want the adhesive to stick. The next step is to laminate the adhesive over the top of the mask, put it back in the cutter, line up the same registration mark, and cut exactly the same pattern you cut for the mask. Now you can remove the mask and the adhesive in one piece, exactly where you want to. It’s a very clean procedure.