MX graphics, also known as motocross graphics, custom graphics that are applied to motocross bikes to enhance their appearance and provide branding or personalization. The materials used in MX graphics can vary depending on the manufacturer or customization shop, but I can provide you with some common materials typically used.
The top laminate layer of MX graphics is usually made of a durable and protective material called polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is a synthetic plastic polymer that is known for its toughness, flexibility, and resistance to various environmental factors. It is often chosen for MX graphics because it can withstand the harsh conditions encountered during motocross racing, including exposure to dirt, mud, water, and UV radiation. At Danger UK we use the very best on the market at the time.
The PVC laminate layer is typically combined with an adhesive backing to facilitate the application of the graphics onto the bike’s plastic surfaces. This adhesive layer allows the graphics to adhere securely to the bike, ensuring longevity and resistance to peeling or lifting. Danger UK MX graphics now come with a honeycomb type glue that allows for easy fitting. The glue pattern allows the movement of any air that would normally be trapped when using a standard low quality glue.
The PVC layer can be made in a High Gloss, or a Matt finish, unlike most startup graphic Companies ,Danger UK can go one step better and even supply Gripper Graphics these have a textured grippy surface, and when applied over the printed base design have no milky effect but just a crisp looking graphics image.
In addition to the top laminate layer, MX graphics may also incorporate other materials, such as:
1. Base Material: The base material serves as the foundation for the graphics and is usually made of a thin white and flexible vinyl film. This material is compatible with printing techniques like digital printing or screen printing, which are used to add custom designs, colors, and branding to the graphics. Danger UK can print onto these base white materials using standard digital colours and other colours like fluorescents, chromes and even iridescent.
2. Overlaminates: Some MX graphics may include additional overlaminates to provide extra protection and enhance the graphics’ durability. Overlaminates are transparent layers applied over the top laminate layer to guard against scratches, abrasion, and fading caused by exposure to the elements. Gripper Graphics with clear vision of the printed design are only made and supplied by Danger UK.
3. Inks and Printing Methods: MX graphics are typically printed using solvent-based or UV-cured inks that offer vibrant colors and excellent adhesion to the base material. The printing method used can vary, including digital printing, screen printing, or a combination of both. We use only the best inks for this application.
It’s worth noting that the specific materials used in MX graphics can vary depending on the manufacturer. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to use the markets leader and the original Company that first invented the whole process way back in 1985.
Danger UK leads the way when it comes to Custom Motocross Products, always bringing new materials and products to our range.