Substrate (printing)

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Substrate is a term used in a converting process such as printing or coating to generally describe the base material onto which, e.g. images, will be printed. Base materials may include:

  • plastic films or foils,
  • release liner
  • textiles,
  • plastic containers
  • any variety of paper (lightweight, heavyweight, coated, uncoated, paperboard, cardboard, etc.), or
  • parchment.