Digital printing films

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Digital printing films

Digital printing films offer an interesting alternative to other printing media such as screen printing films. With the digital printing process, small print runs can be produced much more cheaply and effectively. Therefore, they have become indispensable for industry and advertising technology. They convince with an optimal print quality and can be freely designed with almost any motif or design. This makes them ideal for stickers, as adhesive films or for outdoor advertising.

The importance of digital printing

Digital printing is a relatively new technology. It involves transferring the print media for foil printing from a computer directly to the printer. The printing is done with inks that are applied to the foil and adhere to it. There are various types of inks (solvent inks, eco solvent inks, mild solvent inks) with different properties.

This process thus complements the classic printing processes such as offset printing, gravure printing, flexographic printing or screen printing. In recent years, digital printing has also been increasingly used in advertising technology for graphic applications with adhesive films.

As a specialist for technical films, we offer you expert knowledge as well as samples for the production of prototypes or initial tests. Benefit from our extensive experience with printing films of the highest quality.

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Advantages of digital printing

The great advantages include the fast and thus time-saving transfer of print data to a print medium. In this way, you can commission print orders of the smallest number of pieces, which are executed individually according to your wishes. Both colour corrections and motif changes can be realised within a short time, as no templates have to be made in advance. This makes digital printing a particularly fast and flexible printing technology.

In addition to cost efficiency and time savings, the digital printing process offers high colour brilliance. By precisely setting and determining the colour of the print data, the desired colours can be compiled in advance as accurately as possible. They are then transferred to the print medium.

The greatest advantages of printing films at a glance:

  • High flexibility.
  • Fast transfer of the image.
  • Small print runs possible at low cost.
  • High colour brilliance.
  • Display of multicoloured images and print data.

You can order digital printing film from us as rolls, by the metre or directly cut to your desired size. You have the choice of different roll widths. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we are looking forward to your request.

Typical applications of digital printing films

With our digital printing films you can achieve similar good results as with screen printing. The biggest advantage is in the preparation, as the preparatory work requires much less effort. This makes digital printing films suitable for a whole range of applications from individual motifs to large series. For the advertising industry in particular, they therefore provide an important basis for, for example, advertising signs or high-quality and eye-catching direct mail. 

Typical applications for digital printing films include:

  • Front films.
  • Keyboards.
  • Labels and label printing.
  • Self-adhesive labels (self-adhesive films).
  • Indoor and outdoor advertising 
  • Countless uses in advertising technology.
  • Trade fair and shop fitting.
  • Industrial markings.
  • Keyboards.
  • Industrial signs.
  • Bonding or full foiling of shop windows.
  • Advertising signs and advertising media.
  • Type plates on machines.
  • Direct advertising such as lettering on vehicles.
  • Direct advertising with small series and various motifs / designs.
  • Advertising on vehicles (self-adhesive or magnetically equipped).
  • And many other areas.

Printable films complement the range of print media such as paper considerably. Plastic films can be used wherever other print media reach their limits. For example, they are used as advertising films for direct outdoor use on various substrates. In addition, digital printing films can be further treated with finishes such as coatings. This makes it possible to achieve scratch-resistant or UV-resistant surfaces or even chemical resistance. 

This means that digital printing films offer an enormous range of possible applications. They have therefore become indispensable, especially for areas such as industry, trade fair construction and shop fitting, as well as for advertising applications such as outdoor advertising. Digital printing films also offer a wide range of possible applications for advertising or lettering on cars as well as in the full wrapping of vehicles.

Can technical films be printed digitally?

Most polycarbonate films, PMMA films and polyester films with print coating can be printed reliably in digital printing. For exact information, the specifications of the respective manufacturer must be observed. In many cases, a test print should be made before printing large quantities. The large number of different printing machines, printing widths, inks and setting options makes it difficult to give a blanket promise of printability in practice. Most manufacturers therefore recommend testing the selected digital printing film with your printing system. You are welcome to order a film sample from us in advance for initial tests or the construction of prototypes online.

Our range of digital printing films

In our product portfolio we carry various materials including: 

  • Polycarbonate.
  • PMMA.
  • Polyester (PET).
  • PBT.
  • PEI.

Many customers ask us which plastic film is suitable for printing with different processes. In principle, almost all of our high-performance films can be reliably printed. Depending on the material, however, they can be printed directly or only with pre-treatment or print coating. Polycarbonate and PMMA are mostly suitable for direct printing. However, the manufacturer Sabic has launched a new range of polycarbonate films with coating. These products offer particularly good and consistent printability due to a print pre-treatment. 

Polyester films are only suitable for the digital printing process with a print coating. For this purpose, we work with established manufacturers who have their core competence in the development of coatings (film coatings) tailored to this purpose. Coatings increase both the print adhesion and the durability of the print films and guarantee an optimal surface for the highest demands.

Depending on the material, the plastic films are resistant to high temperatures, weatherproof, UV stable or resistant to chemicals. We offer you versatile possibilities for your application. 

We offer you our articles as whole film rolls, yard goods or directly cut to your desired format. You can choose the right article from our extensive range. In addition to transparent plastic films, we also offer white plastic films for sale.

If you are unsure which digital printing film is suitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact us. As a specialist for technical film solutions, we offer you expert knowledge as well as samples for initial prototypes or tests. If you have any questions regarding processing, we will also be happy to assist you with our experience after the purchase if you wish.

For our high-quality products, we guarantee storage in our warehouse in Wuppertal. Our digital printing films can be delivered quickly as rolls, yard goods or cut to size in the desired format. You can find more information online at You are also welcome to contact us at +49 202 3177119-40 or by e-mail at to order film.

What properties do digital printing films have?

Film products specially suited for printing ensure a sharp, homogeneous and constant print image. With some materials this is achieved by a special coating (film coating). This is applied to the film to achieve good and consistent printability. Other materials such as polycarbonate or PMMA can also be printed without an additional coating. We explain the properties of the individual plastics in detail in the corresponding categories.

Our advice regarding digital printing on films 

There are various recommendations for digital printing and the appropriate accessories. Many printing inks contain aggressive organic solvents that contribute to adhesion on the film, but can also lead to its failure if not used properly. For example, if the solvent has not completely evaporated before further processing. All inks should therefore be dried thoroughly, preferably at elevated temperatures.

The use of grounding against static charge facilitates the handling of the film and optimises its freedom from dust. Keep the printing press and its surroundings free of dust and smoke. Ensure that solvents evaporate as quickly as possible. Ensure that UV-curable inks are such that they can cure fully in accordance with your requirements. Work as contact-free as possible so that the inks do not smear.

For best results and excellent print quality, seek advice from our team and the film manufacturer's application technology.


With us, you can order transparent or white films as cuttings in your desired format, as well as roll goods or yard goods at favourable prices online. You can choose from several available roll widths and lengths of film rolls. For right-angled cuts, simply tell us the width, the desired length and the number of cuts. We will immediately provide you with a suitable offer at a fair price. Cuts in special shapes and formats are also possible on request. We only offer high-quality brand products in various material thicknesses and surface treatments at a fair price for your application.

If you have any questions about our products, we will be happy to advise you and help you with our many years of expert knowledge as a film wholesaler. If you need further information, we will be happy to send you product data sheets. If you need a film sample to check the durability or to carry out product tests or test prints, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer brand quality from leading film manufacturers for the highest demands.