Armalex™ Velvet Gloss

Armalex is a series of rigid, clear polycarbonates with textured or smooth surfaces.  Armalex Velvet Gloss starts as a gloss Lexan® 8A35 film and is then embossed with a velvet texture.  This mattes the film’s surface.  This matting helps to reduce glare and hide fingerprints.

All Armalex films have a smooth print surface and are rolled “print side” out.  Applications include graphic overlays for membrane switches and control panels, back-lit displays and dials, and sub-surface signage.  Click here for roll pricing.

Armalex is available by itself or in a bundle with popular adhesives such as GMS High-Bond, 3M® 467, 468, and 9471LE/300LSE. Click here for pricing on bundles.

If you need selective areas of adhesive, you will want to use  Armalex and use the Armalex Selective Adhesive Mask to mask off the areas where you don’t want to have adhesive.  If you don’t need selective areas of adhesive and you would rather print “right reading” and use a laminate, we have Lexan and Tuff Cover laminates that achieve similar results in the same applications. Tuff Cover is the most chemical and UV resistant, and


Armalex Velvet Gloss is strong and durable.


Armalex Velvet Gloss is clear and has a mask in order to protect the printable side.

Armalex Velvet Gloss is 10 mils thick and cuts cleanly.


Description: Rigid, clear Polycarbonate (Lexan 8A35) with an embossed velvet textured top surface and a smooth sub-surface that is coated for thermal transfer printing.

Thickness: 10 mil. (without the protective liner).

Outdoor Life: Intended for indoor use.  May discolor over time with continuous exposure to UV light.

Shelf Life: 1 year (stored at 70º F and 50% RH).

Adhesive: Although Armalex does not have adhesive, pressure-sensitive transfer adhesives are often used with it.  Adhesives should be compatible with polycarbonates.

Service Temperature Range: -40º F to 212º F

General Application Notes: Remove the protective cap from the portion of the roll that is intended for printing.  Once printed, use a paper interleaf between finished sheets if they are to be stacked.  If you must clean the surface, use distilled water and let dry before printing.  Do not expose to alcohol, strong Alkalis, Amines, Esters, Aromatic Hydrocarbons, or Ketones.  Use mild detergents or sprays to clean the gloss’ non-print surface.  USE A  45º BLADE FOR SCORE CUTTING.

Fine Print All of the descriptive information listed above is our recommendation only.  This information does not suggest or constitute a written or verbal warranty or guaranty of any kind by the manufacturer or distributor of this product.  Purchasers of this product shall be responsible for independently determining the suitability of the material for the intended application.