18 Feb

The Many Materials Suitable for Custom Perforating

The Many Materials Suitable for Custom Perforating

The idea of custom perforating is being able to get the size of holes and the design you want on your material of choice. Before you get to the point of making your choices for the actual perforating, you’ll need to decide what material you want to use for your project. Here are some of the materials that are suitable for custom perforating:

  • Wood veneers
  • Vinyl wall coverings
  • Plastics
  • Home theater screens
  • Aircraft seating
  • Window film
  • Medical filters
  • Foil
  • Leather
  • Textiles
  • Projection screens
  • Automotive seating
  • Type I and Type II wallcoverings
  • Print media
  • Laminated films
  • Window treatments
  • Packaging

As you can see, there are very few limitations when it comes to custom perforating. It might surprise you just how many everyday items you use that have gone through the process of custom perforating. Quite a bit of packaging, for example, is perforated.

As for your projects, it is best to have ordered extra material so that you can send off a sample piece to the company handling your perforating. That way you’ll be able to see not only how well your material holds up to the perforating process, but how the pattern you chose works out. Once you are satisfied with the result obtained on a sample piece, you can provide them with the materials for the final project.

The last thing to know about materials for custom perforating is that while just about any material can be used, the company you choose to do the work may have limitations for the types of materials that they are willing and able to work with. There are many different perforating technologies available and a company may or may not be set up to use the one that would be best for the project that you have in mind, so it always pays to communicate with them to find out what they can help you with.