Printed Topsheets and Bases

Printed Topsheets and Bases

Action Sports/SnowboardMaterials.com can print top quality, high resolution graphics on your topsheet and base material ensuring your boards and skis have that professional look. We use the same printing equipment and only use top quality materials such as LAES, Durasurf, Isosport and other leading brand names.

Graphic Printing Instructions:

Send us your designs via email or Drop box invitaion and we will sublimate them into our top end materials

Step 1 - You design your graphics. Any number of colors, any design

Step 2 - Send us your files via e-mail or on CD (see below for specs)

Step 3 - We sublimate your graphics onto top of the line topsheets or sintered bases.

Step 4 - Build your board with fully professional graphics

File requirements:

We recommend you design your graphics in Illustrator, Photoshop, Coreldraw or other graphics software at full size and at least 200 dpi. To send us the files you can send us a CD/DVD/Flash disk, email the file if it is under 10 megabytes (or if the file is larger than 10 megabytes you can save it as a JPEG at high quality to reduce the size).
PLEASE DO NOT SEND FILES USING THE CONTACT US LINK ON THE WEBSITE - IT DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY FOR ATTACHMENTS, USE YOUR REGULAR EMAIL ACCOUNT. For larger files that you want to send electronically, DropBox, i-cloud, Google drive or similar services work well too - set up an account upload your files and send us a link so we can download them for printing.

We do not guarantee hitting pantone colors exactly but get pretty close in most cases.

Any number of colors is fine (art, photos etc are OK) - you simply design the graphic in whatever program you have and save it at the correct size and resolution in one of the above formats

NOTE We recommend that you use RGB colors for rich dark blacks and dark tones as our printer color profile tends to have a little more pop to the color using the RGB RIP driver vs CMYK. (If you do not know what that is, let us know to check your colors and if necessary we will convert your file automatically.

NOTE for advanced graphic artists: if you have designed in CMYK make sure you use a "rich black" along the lines of C=75, M=68, Y=67, K=100. 100% black looks washed out and brownish on sublimation prints.

IMPORTANT!!!! - ski and snowboard materials shrink in size when we sublimate the image, so your graphic needs to be oversized! We recommend designing your graphic rectangular in shape approximately 13" (33cm) wide by approximately 3" (8cm) longer than your board size to allow for shrinkage and bleed. Our material is 33cm wide so we cannot generally print wider images. Topsheet graphics usually shrink about 2 - 3 cm in length and 0.5cm in width. For example: a 156 snowboard should have a graphic size of approximately 164cm (156cm plus 3cm bleed plus 3% oversize for shrinkage) This will make it easy for you to fit on your board when laminating because it has lots of bleed, and will also allow for the shrinkage when we sublimate.

Base graphics should be about 8 - 10cm longer than your final image size! Base graphics will sometimes shrink as much as 6 or 7 cm in length and 1 cm in width from your original file size. This is due to the plastic shrinking after being heated.

Please also email us the finished length and width you need the printed material so we can check the scaling.

Cost is $42 including material for most topsheets and $47 for most bases including a white flood coat behind the graphic, Price assumes we do not have to work on your file. If we do, we will contact you with a quote

Turnaround is typically 1 - 2 weeks. email or call us first for firm dates

Qty

Material Type & description (click links for info)

 

Price $

       
  Printed Topsheet Material    
Not avaialble - New press being built. Check back soon

NEW!!! ON SPECIAL!! Sublimated graphic on Isosport Isocap 1140 white gloss PBT - 330mm wide, 0.6mm thick, white gloss finish with remay fleece backing for easy bonding. Price is for 1 printed top including material. Durability = very good, Color resolution = very good, bonding = excellent (fleece backed), includes protective tape

Special ! $29.95
(regular $39.95)

Not avaialble - New press being built. Check back soon

Sublimated graphic on Isosport Isocap 4160 white GLOSS finish co-extruded PBT - 330mm wide, 0.6mm thick, white gloss finish with remay fleece backing for easy bonding Price is for 1 printed top including material. Durability = very good, Color resolution = excellent, bonding = excellent (fleece backed), includes protective tape

$43.00 ea

Not avaialble - New press being built. Check back soon

Sublimated graphic on white MATTE finish co-extruded PBT - 320mm wide, 0.6mm thick, white matte finish with remay fleece backing for easy bonding Price is for 1 printed top including material. Durability = very good, Color resolution = excellent, bonding = excellent (fleece backed), includes protective tape

$43.00 ea

       
Not avaialble - New press being built. Check back soon

Sublimated graphic on Isosport Isocap 8210 clear gloss Polyamide topsheet - 330mm wide, 0.6mm thick, clear gloss finish, corona treated for easy bonding Durability = excellent, Color resolution = excellent, bonding = excellent (corona treated, Includes white epoxy back print coating and protective tape.

$59.00

call or email to check availablilty

Isosport Isocap 8210 clear textured Pil9 Polyamide topsheet - 330mm wide, 0.6mm thick, clear mildly textured finish that is user friendly and hides flaws, corona treated for easy bonding. Durability = excellent, Color resolution = excellent, bonding = excellent (corona treated), graphics = silk screen, sublimate, sub surface. Includes white epoxy back print coating and protective tape.

$61.00

  Printed Base Material    
Not avaialble until March 2017. New press being built

Sublimated graphic on Sintered Durasurf Galleria or equivalent - 330mm wide, 1.4mm thick, Durability = excellent, Color resolution = good, bonding = excellent (flame treated)

$49.00 ea

       
       
 

Please note: some countries do not allow USPS shipments of cores because the box is too big. If you are ordering cores from overseas, please email for a quote first. We may have to use another carrier.

   
       
       

 

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