Calendared films are often referred to as intermediate or short-term films. This film is manufactured by extruding a molten mixture through a die that is then fed through a series of calendaring rolls. The rolling and stretching process produces thicker films, usually 3 to 4 mil thick. This film has some inherent memory, making the film less conformable with a tendency to shrink when exposed to heat. This film is ideally used for simple or flat applications, such as floor graphics or window graphics.
Calendered Film Advantages
- Economical – greater production yields less cost
- Thicker film allows for easy handling and installation
- Excellent on flat, simple and moderate curves