Product Grades


TESLIN® substrate is available in a range of product grades to address specific application requirements.

The following chart helps users identify the best Teslin substrate grade for specific applications and printing processes. For added assurance, please contact PPG to find out which grade is recommended for your application and print technology. PPG gives no guarantees and strongly advises that pre-test qualification of material, processes and equipment be conducted, along with testing to ensure suitability.

 

Please consult the Teslin Substrate Print Technology chart and the Teslin Substrate Digital Printing Compatibility Matrix for specific machine recommendations.

 

Product Grade Description Available Thickness Compatible Print Technologies Typical Applications
    mil micron    
Teslin SP Substrate SP is the standard product. 6
7
8
10
12
14
145
179
203
254
305
356
  • Offset
  • Flexography
  • Gravure
  • Thermal Transfer
  • Inkjet (pigment-based)
Teslin TS substrate Thermally stabilized (TS) grades are more resistant to shrinkage when exposed to elevated temperatures. They are best for applications where fixed graphics are printed before digital- or laser-printing of variable data.  6
7
8
10
12
14 
145
179
203
254
305
356
  • Intaglio
  • B&W Laser *most models, some require SPID
  • Color Laser*most models, some require SPID
  • Digital* some models, some require digital grade
Teslin SPID substrate Teslin SPID is pre-coated to enhance conveyance and release from fuser in laser (xerographic) printers that apply fuser oil to the fuser roll. 7
10
14
178
254
356
  • B&W Laser * only if fuser oil is required
  • Color Laser *only if fuser oil is required
Teslin Digital substrate Developed specifically for many Indigo® and Xeikon® digital print models, Teslin Digital substrate does not require a coating to run, unlike many other substrates. It also provides a stiffer, crisper feel for more difficult print engine feeders. 10 254
  • Digital
 
Teslin IJWP substrate Teslin Ink Jet, Waterproof (IJWP) substrate was developed to support dye-based ink jet applications by allowing them to “hold out” and to make the print waterproof. Coated on both sides, the substrate is treated to optimize ink jet printability, provide photo-realistic image quality, offer extremely quick dry times, and provide exceptional lamination peel strength. 8
10
203
254
  • Inkjet (dye-based)
Teslin HD substrate Teslin HD (Higher-Density) substrate is suited for applications requiring greater stiffness and tear-resistance than what is provided by Teslin SP substrate. 7
11
178
279
  • Offset
  • Flexography
  • Gravure
  • Intaglio
  • Thermal Transfer
  • Inkjet (pigment-based)
  • Digital
 

Application-Specific Grades
Teslin Security-Grade substrate Building on Teslin substrate’s inherent tamper-resistant/tamper-evident performance, Teslin Security-Grade substrate is manufactured with security features embedded within the material. Sold through a secure supply chain, it can also be made program-specific for an authenticable supply chain from manufacturing to issuance.

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6
7
8
10
145
178
203
254
 
Teslin Food-Grade substrate When used as intended, Teslin Food-Grade substrate is fully compliant for single- and repeated-use applications under U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and all applicable U.S. food-additive regulations as a food contact material. The substrate also is fully compliant with all type of food and under all conditions of use for which it is technologically suitable. It is not limited by food type, amount of material used or operating conditions.

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6
7
8
10
145
179
203
254
 
Teslin Blue substrate Similar to standard product, Teslin Blue substrate has a 12 to 15 percent whiter appearance. 6
7
8
10
14
145
178
203
254
356
 
Teslin Engineering-Grade substrate Averaging 4 mils (102 microns) in thickness, Engineering-Grade is PPG’s thinnest Teslin substrate available. It offers the same microporous structure, flexibility and chemical resistance as standard (SP) grade, but surface properties that have not been optimized for print applications. 4 102 Not optimized for printing
  • Specialty applications requiring breathability and cushioning
LUMIT™ digital paper LUMIT™ digital paper is a polyester-based synthetic sheet, optimized for high-heat, dry-toner laser-print applications, that sets an industry standard for print clarity, durability and thickness, format and size options.

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2
3
4
5
7
10
 
54
76
102
127
178
254
 
  • Offset
  • Flexography
  • Screen
  • Inkjet (UV-cured)
  • Thermal Transfer
  • Dry-tone laser
  • Print Materials
  • Tags and Labels
  • Signs
  • Point-of Purchase Displays
  • Cards and Key Tags
  • Outdoor Banners
  • Trade Show Graphics

 
 
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