Re: Anyone did gum on Forex before?
In my understanding, chemically, they're the same (polystryrene). But
physically/mechanically, they're pretty different: forex is pretty hard
(and brittle) whereas standard foamcore (as I know it) is soft and
Gatorboard is very different than Forex. Forex surface is special, very
different than the core - despite being the same material.
Foamcore with aluminum face is similar to dibond, but in dibond the core
consist of polyethylene (pretty hard, compared to ->) not polystryrene.
Will try to prime the surface with "Pollmeier -> Thijs Beer / Silicate
Formula" tonight and see if it becomes printable that way. If yes, I'll be
28 Mart 2009, Cumartesi, 10:52 pm tarihinde, Gordon J. Holtslander yazmış:
> This sounds like a kink of foamcore board. Anyone know the difference
> between forex and standard foamcore
> I've research many foamcores for making pinhole cameras - but never
> thought about printing on them
> Gatorboard is available in NorthAmerica
> found a foamcore with an aluminum face
> This page lists a archival foam core
> Loris Medici wrote:
>>I just had few sample pieces of Forex Smart. The material is pretty
>>interesting, whiteness and surface is just perfect -> looks very much
>>very smooth hot press paper but with a semi-matte/semi-glossy surface.
>>surface feels very toothy (micro scale) the touch and it looks like one
>>could print gum on it w/o any special preparation!
>>Will try it tonight and report back to the list. If it works, that means
>>finally found the holy grail (to me!) of gum on a synthetic / highly
>>permanent / rigid surface... (Another good news is -> it's very low
>>density, light but also rigid and hard panel which floats in water.)
>>Any experience with Forex?