GPA Expands Wide Format Offering with Blockout Film

GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for offset, digital, and wide format printing, announces the expansion of their wide format product offering with Opaque Polypropylene Blockout Film. This lightweight material eliminates show-through and minimizes glare, allowing 100% of the focus to be on the message.

Unlike other banner materials, GPA’s Opaque Polypropylene Blockout Film offers superior ink adhesion on both sides. This makes it easy to create attractive two-sided banners, pennants, and signage for retail environments, tradeshows, indoor and short-term outdoor events. Since it is compatible with a range of finishing processes, including sewing, grommeting, die cutting, double-sided taping, and with adhesive grommet tabs, it allows for maximum post-press versatility to create fully customized applications. This material can also be transformed into opaque window signage by pairing it with a mounting adhesive.

This hardworking material offers strength without added weight, which eliminates the need to stitch together two different substrates, saving time and material costs. It is compatible with a variety of wide format printing systems, including UV curable, silkscreen, and even latex printers – which helps print service providers increase print quality while reducing production time.

GPA currently stocks Opaque Polypropylene Blockout Film in an 8 mil caliper with a matte/matte finish, in 54” x 150’ rolls. With the addition of this new film to GPA’s wide format product offering, print service providers have more opportunities to create high-performing applications with total opacity that will delight their customers.