Al asks (responses are in italic): Are you aware of what mills would produce an .038 CCNB sheet?
Tom’s follow-up questions:
What is the typical run volume (tons), roll width or sheet size, and annual tonnage estimate?
Ship to location?
Is a laminated structure an option? (two .019’s mounted)
Does it require print, and if so what process will be utilized?
Is it going to be die cut, and again what process will be used?
Is it going to be glued, and does it need to have strong bending properties? (For example, a 180 degree pre-break on a gluer)
600,000 sheets of 28 x37-1/2 annually
Shipping to xxxx
We need to offset print one side 100% coverage a custom color
It will be die cut on a 28 x 40 format flatbed cutter
We will be wrapping paper to the news back side of the board and then the end of the wraps will glue to the clay coated side
I would think E or F Flute would be a proper strength substitute….it may be more in the .045-.065 range.
You could actually print a light weight Top Sheet, maybe .008 -.012 SBS and have someone mount it. This may be cost effective as well vs all the fiber in .038. I suspect the Print Performance of lightweight SBS combined with the improved quality could potentially offset any price issue(?)
Alternatively, you could find a supplier that can preprint a 28″ roll with beautiful solid colors on a roll to roll gravure press if they have the capability to combine the materials and sheet to your specs.