Why flex becomes dark after sometime?

Why flex becomes dark after sometime?

Flex Face is a material substrate which is used in adding attractive and vibrant graphics to signage. It acts as a cover, which allows the dynamic print to illuminate. The print will last; however, it can also be altered quite easily in order to accommodate changes. It is both cost efficient, and at the same time flexible for a signage as it offers vibrant color for a signage day and night.

Why Does it Turn Dark?

In creating large light boxes, flex face is used. Due to external factors such as weather conditions, the flex face becomes dark; most especially if you are using low quality flex faces. In order to address this issue, it is very important to choose only high quality flex faces. The best ones available in the market these days are the ones that use coated technology. These types of flex faces can definitely last longer even amidst tough and adverse weather conditions. Among the companies that produce flex faces with the coated technology are 3M, ENDUTEC, SPANDEX and SEMEE.

Coated Flex Face Features and Capabilities

Flex face produced by the above mentioned companies are designed to withstand adverse weather conditions, as well as 110-140mph wind. Because of its coated technology, the signage does not shatter easily in high winds, or send shafts in different directions. Also, because of its sturdy material, the shape is retained compared to rigid plastics used by most companies. Signs that are installed with flex face are most likely to be less labor intensive, which makes them cost effective at the same time. This will also allow more printing options for designers. Aside from being able to stand amidst tough weather conditions, the material is also dirt resistant, which means that you can expect a cleaner looking signage.

Flex Faces were originally developed as alternatives to the previously existing rigid faced substrates such as plastic, acrylic, as well as polycarbonates. Because of the benefits it gives, it has gained more and more popularity in the marketplace. As a matter of fact, it has become really popular that the signs we now see in sports arenas, stadiums, as well as most high rise signs in the freeways, are generally flex face-able.

Benefits of Flex Face Substrate

True, the actual time needed in attaching flex face to a sign may take a considerable amount of time, perhaps an hour or two, or depending on the signage itself, but the effects are well worth it. Once you have enhanced the quality of your sign, then you can expect better visibility for your brand, which can ultimately translate to making more money. At the same time, the entire system is also very easy to maintain.


As a matter of fact, most of the resulting signages using flex face are maintenance free. This is because even if there are some visible damages, the frames may simply be removed and replaced in portions. While the graphics may experience wear and tear, but the overall framing system can make it quite easier for replacement. This is perfect for businesses that need to do things in a hurry. After all, damage on a signage can affect advertising as well. With flex face, there is no need to do replacement very often because the substrate, in itself, already provides good protection to the signage, and this is true despite having to stand amidst really adverse weather conditions, storms, and even strong winds. In the end, all of these translate to experiencing benefits on the part of the customer, and even the sign maker. With ease of maintenance, certain problems are also avoided.

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