The HDPE sheets and the HDPE products that we carry are not treated for printing. To print on polyethylene material, it would need to be surface treated with a corona or other similar type of surface treatment.
Polyethylene and polypropylene have chemically inert and nonporous surfaces with low surface tension causing them to be non-receptive to adhesion by inks, coatings, and adhesives. Without the proper surface treatment inks, paints and coatings will wipe right off.
Title: Can your HDPE be printed on?
Description: Printing on polyethylene.
Last Edited: 5/4/2012
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