Materials We Use

You probably know that materials play a major role in the quality of the final image. NapColor is unique because we sell printing medias manufactured by Intelicoat/Magic and Azon. That means, we have dozens of unique materials readily available to meet the needs of your next printing project. Below are some more details of the materials we most commonly use:

Printing Media

A great indoor media solution for our large-format prints is paper. We offer premium inkjet coated bond paper and premium photo-based paper. Both are great for posters, indoor displays, short-term banners, presentation boards, comps and more.

Premium Bond Paper: A heavy weight coated media particularly suitable for Graphic Arts applications, presentations, drawings, and mapping purposes. Excellent stability and handling properties. Can also be laminated using one of our laminates. Inks are not waterproof.

Premium Photo Paper: Coated for optimal printing resolution and fine detail. This is one of the highest grades of paper available for inkjet. Paper is gloss or matte, but can also be laminated using one of our laminates. We recommend lamination as inks are not waterproof.

Some Additional Materials Include:

  • Coated Matte Paper
  • Photobase Papers (Gloss, Matte, Lustre & Semi-Gloss)
  • Banner Materials (7 mil to 15 mil scrim vinyls)
  • Tyvek
  • Textiles
  • Display Films (Front & Back Print Film)
  • Backlit Film
  • Clear Film
  • Lexan (TSG-12 Polycarbonate)
  • Self-Adhesive Vinyl (Matte or Gloss Finish)
  • Low Tack Pressure Sensitive Vinyl
  • Cling Vinyl
  • Printable Laminate Material
  • Canvas (Matte or Gloss Finish)
  • Fine Art Papers
  • Wall covering material


We have both indoor and outdoor (water-resistant/UV protected) inks. If we are using an outdoor media such as vinyl or banner material we automatically use outdoor inks. Posters output on indoor material (such as paper) are not waterproof, and we recommend laminating to protect your prints. We offer matte, satin and gloss lamination.

Some materials we use for mounting:

  • Foam Core (3/16″ & 1/2″, in Black & White)
  • Gator (3/16″ & 1/2″, in Black & White)
  • Sintra (1/8″, 1/4″ & 1/2″, in Black & White)
  • Coroplast (4 mm-3/16″)
  • Plexi (1/8″ & 1/4″)
  • MDF Board (up to 3/4″)

Some materials we use for lamination:

  • Gloss (3 mil & 5 mil)
  • Lustre (3 mil & 5 mil)
  • Matte (3 mil & 5 mil)
  • EmeryTex (4 mil)
  • Satinex (3 mil)
  • Mattex (3 mil)