Materials We Use
Economy checks are printed on a 4mm (about 3/16" thick) corrugated plastic board, also known as Coroplast®. This is the most popular material chosen for novelty checks because it's low-cost yet still durable and rigid. It is waterproof and lightweight, but if dropped, corrugated plastic does not crack. Because it's corrugated, there are slight ridges on the surface but they don't interfere with writing or printing. Economy board checks can be created for a one-time event, whether it's kept by the recipient or hung up on a wall, or for multiple uses. In this case, the optional dry erase upgrade would be required. The dry erase lamination is compatible with dry erase or liquid chalk markers.
PVC checks are printed on a 1/8" smooth plastic board with a matte finish. This is the most professional-looking material which will make a lasting impression when presenting. Unlikely to dent easily, PVC is solid moisture-resistant material option that is durable and rigid. Like the Economy material, PVC can be written on with permanent marker for one use or a dry erase marker for multiple (dry erase lamination option required).
Roll Up Board
Roll up checks are printed on 1mm styrene, a very thin plastic material that is moisture-resistant. Thicker than cardstock paper, styrene is still rollable for easier transport but thick enough to reduce curling when not rolled up. Because the material is flexible, no dry erase lamination can be applied without cracking so roll up checks are used for one-time events.
Enviroboard checks are printed on 1/8" corrugated white cardboard. Unlike the corrugated Economy material, the surfaces of Enviroboard are smooth. This environmentally-friendly option is manufactured from 100% renewable and recycled material so tiny colored fibers can be seen when looking at it up close. Enviroboard checks are rigid boards that make eco-conscious presentations easy. After its use, recycle with cardboard.