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ChromaLuxe™ Hardboard Photo Panels

ChromaLuxe™ Hardboard Photo Panels feature an advanced, highly durable and extremely smooth UV resistant coating bonded to wood plaques. Sturdy and lushly coated, these plaques are easel backed or routed for wall hanging. Perfect for photography studios or as award plaques.

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Hardboard Photo Panel

Item UNI4601  * 5×7 ChromaLuxe® Flat Top Hardboard Photo Panel with Kickstand Easel. Semi-Gloss White Sublimation Hardboard. 5″ x 7″ x .25″.
Qty 20/case – Broken cases billed as each
$6.34 ea less than case
$5.22 ea per case
$4.85 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Hardboard Photo Panel

Item UNI4602  * 8×10 ChromaLuxe® Flat Top Hardboard Photo Panel with Kickstand Easel. Semi-Gloss White Sublimation Hardboard. 8″ x 10″ x .25″.
Qty 15/case – Broken cases billed as each
$9.95 ea less than case
$8.19 ea per case
$7.61 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Hardboard Photo Panel

Item UNI4616  * 6×6 ChromaLuxe® Flat Top Hardboard Photo Panel with Kickstand Easel. Semi-Gloss White Sublimation Hardboard. 6″ x 6″ x .25″.
Qty 20/case – Broken cases billed as each
$6.25 ea less than case
$5.15 ea per case
$4.78 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Hardboard Photo Panel

Item UNI5857  * ChromaLuxe® Hardboard Gloss White Photo Panel, 5″ x 7″ x .25″, Flat top, with Easel.  Requires the jig or a mouse pad with cut out so that easel is not stressed during pressing.
Qty 12/case – Broken cases billed as each
$7.48 ea less than case
$6.16 ea per case
$5.72 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Hardboard Photo Panel

Item UNI5859  * ChromaLuxe® Hardboard Gloss White Photo Panel, 8″ x 10″ x .25″, Flat top, with Easel.  Requires the jig or a mouse pad with cut out so that easel is not stressed during pressing.
Qty 12/case – Broken cases billed as each
$10.96 ea less than case
$9.02 ea per case
$8.38 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Hardboard Photo Panel

Item UNI5931  * ChromaLuxe™ Hardboard Photo Panel with Easel, 6″ x 6″ x .25″, White Gloss with  sublimation coating.
Qty 10/case – Broken cases billed as each
$7.32 ea less than case
$6.02 ea per case
$5.59 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Hardboard Photo Panel

Item UNI5932  * ChromaLuxe™ Hardboard Photo Panel with Easel, 10″ x 10″ x .25″, White Gloss with  sublimation coating.
Qty 12/case – Broken cases billed as each
$13.04 ea less than case
$10.74 ea per case
$9.97 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Hardboard Photo Panel

Item UNI5860  * ChromaLuxe™ Hardboard Photo Panel, 8″ x 10″ x .25″, White Gloss Arch Top, with Easel  Requires the jig or a mouse pad with cut out so that easel is not stressed during pressing.
Qty 12/case – Broken cases billed as each
$10.96 ea less than case
$9.02 ea per case
$8.38 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank MDF Panel

Item UNI5877  * ChromaLuxe™ Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) Sublimation Gloss White Chamfer Edge Wall Panel, 11″ x 14″ x .625″. Each panel is equipped with keyholes for vertical or horizontal mounting.  ChromaLuxe MDF panels are sourced from renewable forestry wood supplies and then coated with White Gloss finish. The latest fade tests show that ChromaLuxe prints will last a lifetime with resistance to yellowing and climate damage.
Qty 9/case – Broken cases billed as each
$20.24 ea less than case
$16.67 ea per case
$15.48 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank MDF Panel

Item UNI5946  * ChromaLuxe™ Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) Sublimation Gloss White Chamfer Edge Wall Panel, 11.6″ x 11.6″ x .625″. Each panel is equipped with keyholes for vertical or horizontal mounting.  ChromaLuxe MDF panels are sourced from renewable forestry wood supplies and then coated with White Gloss finish. The latest fade tests show that ChromaLuxe prints will last a lifetime with resistance to yellowing and climate damage.
Qty 9/case – Broken cases billed as each
$18.74 ea less than case
$15.43 ea per case
$14.33 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Natural Wood Panel

Item UNI4529  * ChromaLuxe® Natural Wood Sublimation Plaque Panel, 8″ x 10″ x 0.625″, Clear Matte on Maple. ChromaLuxe™ Natural Wood Photo Panels provide a vibrancy and durability that make it the best photo on wood in the market. These are made with Maple Veneer with a low gloss Clear Matte ChromaLuxe coating and they have pre-drilled keyholes on the back that make them ready to hang. You can choose landscape or portrait orientation.  ChromaLuxe Natural Wood panels are sourced from renewable forestry wood supplies and then coated with Matte Clear finish. The latest fade tests show that ChromaLuxe prints will last a lifetime with resistance to yellowing and climate damage. 
Qty 14/case – Broken cases billed as each
$16.23 ea less than case
$13.37 ea per case
$12.41 ea per 4+ cases

ChromaLuxe Sublimation Blank Natural Wood Panel

Item UNI4531  * ChromaLuxe® Natural Wood Sublimation Plaque Panel, 11″ x 14″ x 0.625″, Clear Matte on Maple. ChromaLuxe™ Natural Wood Photo Panels provide a vibrancy and durability that make it the best photo on wood in the market. These are made with Maple Veneer with a low gloss Clear Matte ChromaLuxe coating and they have pre-drilled keyholes on the back that make them ready to hang. You can choose landscape or portrait orientation.  ChromaLuxe Natural Wood panels are sourced from renewable forestry wood supplies and then coated with Matte Clear finish. The latest fade tests show that ChromaLuxe prints will last a lifetime with resistance to yellowing and climate damage. 
Qty 9/case – Broken cases billed as each
$27.94 ea less than case
$23.01 ea per case
$21.36 ea per 4+ cases

Temperature: 385°  Prepress: 20 second  Press Time: 80-120 seconds  Pressure: Mediuim

•Print the transfer on sublimation transfer paper.
•Cover the bottom rubber platen with protective paper.
•Remove plastic film from substrates that have it.
•Place the substrate side face up on the protective sheet.
•Prepress for 20 seconds, remove from the press and let cool.
•When sublimating natural wood prints it is important to minimize the bleed on the transfer in order to reduce the appearance of dyes on the sides. Suggested bleed is 0.1” on all four sides.
•Place the transfer face down on the imaging side of the substrate
•Place substrate onto the press with the back-side face-down and the imaging side face-up.
•Cover with protective paper.
•Press with Temp/Time/Pressure settings listed above.

Note:
If you use heat tape, be sure it does not come into contact with the heat platen or the substrate’s edge foil. Also, the tape should not overlap onto imaging area. The edge foil on the front of the plaque will permanently stick to heat tape after transfer. When this happens, you will see affected areas of the edge foil peel off with the tape after transfer. Should heat tape come into contact with the imaging area of the plaque, the sublimation ink will not get enough direct heat to activate. This will result in a white patch on the substrate’s imaging area. Print to within a minimal bleed area and wrap and tape the unimaged transfer to the back of the substrate after positioning the image onto the front of the substrate.
During pressing, it is normal for trapped moisture to escape through the substrate’s edge foil. Should the edge foil come loose and flake off after transfer, this is indicative of an excessive amount of moisture within the substrate. In this instance, you will need to pre-press (and cool) your substrates twice for 30 seconds each, prior to transfer.

Temperature: 400°/   Prepress: 20 seconds – (10 seconds per side) /   Press Time: 110-135 seconds /   Pressure: Heavy PSI 80 

•Print the transfer on sublimation transfer paper. When sublimating natural wood prints it is important to minimize the bleed on the transfer in order to reduce the appearance of dyes on the sides. Suggested bleed is 0.1” on all four sides.
•Cover the bottom rubber platen with protective paper.
•Remove plastic film from panels that have it.
•Place the panel face up on the protective sheet. Top with another piece of paper.
•Prepress for 20 seconds (10 seconds per side), remove from the press and let cool.
•Place the transfer face down on the imaging side of the substrate and smooth wrinkles. Do not place *tape on the foil edges.
•Place substrate onto the press with the imaging side face-up.
•Cover with a piece of China Silk Polyester Fabric.
•Press with Temp/Time/Pressure settings listed above.

Notes
If, after pressing, you notice warp in the wood panel, allow it to cool fully, then turn it over, put down protective paper and press it again for 30-60 seconds. f you do use heat tape, be sure it does not come into contact with the heat platen or the substrate’s edge foil. Tape it only on the back of the plaque. Also, the tape should not overlap onto imaging area. The edge foil on the front of the plaque will permanently stick to heat tape after transfer. When this happens, you will see affected areas of the edge foil peel off with the tape after transfer. Should heat tape come into contact with the imaging area of the plaque, the sublimation ink will not get enough direct heat to activate. This will result in a white patch on the substrate’s imaging area. Print to within a minimal bleed area and wrap and tape the unimaged transfer to the back of the substrate after positioning the image onto the front of the substrate.

These transfer instruction guidelines were created using a Swing-Away GeoKnight Press, size 20″ x 24″/508 x 609.6 mm with pressure of 60 PSI. They represent the best, most general instructions we can provide. Please remember that heat presses may vary.  Check with your press manufacturer for any special concerns.  This information may change as we make continual improvements and refine our processes.  These instructions are guide lines only and are based on the inks, paper, and products we supply.   Your inks, papers, etc. may require adjustments in your time/temp settings.  

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