Melinex polyester film from DuPoint Tejin Films.

We first had an opportunity to learn more about Melinex at IPEX tradeshow. There we saw displays from Autotype, Ilford and other companies who list DuPont Teijin Films Melinex as an ingredient. Other companies use the same product but rebrand it so you can't know the origin.

Melinex polyester film can be used for floor graphics, POP, banners, and backlit displays. Melinex is also the base material for light-stopping backing film. This is needed to block the light in certain kinds of displays.

This page will be updated at least every two months as we gather additional information on all the various uses of Melinex polyester film for wide format inkjet printers.

It is so much easier to present documentation in PDF format, rather than on short web-site pages. Thus all the full-length FLAAR reports on inkjet media are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for easy download via e-mail.

If you wish to learn more about inkjet media, FLAAR offers the following reports.
" Standards for evaluation of inkjet media
" Inkjet media for photo-realistic and fine art giclée quality
" Inkjet media for signs, posters, banners,
" RIPs (the software you need to handle the inks and media)
" Inks and colorants (rather handy to know about inks if you wish to print on your inkjet media)
" Color Management, FLAAR Fast Facts (you need color management awareness to get your RIP to work with your inks to produce the colors you desire on your media).
All these FLAAR Reports by Nicholas Hellmuth will be available shortly on www.wide-format-printers.NET. This dot.NET site is new in the FLAAR network.

DuPont, Teijin, and Melinex are registered trademarks of the respective company (DuPont).


Most recently updated Aug. 19, 2002.