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 "Banners with metal strips" are posters made of paper, foil, or cloth with a metal/aluminium trim for optimal stability. This popular advertising product is also referred to as roll-up posters, banners, kakemonos or tubular bar posters. Their advantage is that they can be shipped rolled up and thus are space-saving and inexpensive.
The grain direction in the production of paper(board) refers to the alignment of fibers within the paper(board) sheet. During the papermaking process, fibers tend to align in one primary direction. There are two main grain directions: 
  • Long Grain: When the majority of the fibers run parallel to the longer side of the paper sheet (length)
  • Short Grain: When the majority of the fibers run parallel to the shorter side of the paper sheet (width)
The grain direction is an important factor to consider as it affects the strength, folding properties, and overall performance in printing, converting, and binding processes of paper-fibre based materials. 
The grain direction is indicated by underlining the format dimension that is not parallel to the direction of fibers. For example, in 700 x 1,000 mm, the width (700 mm) is perpendicular to the fibers, while the length (1000 mm) is parallel to the fibers.
A "banner" is a printed poster that is often equipped with metal/aluminium strips at the upper and lower edge and a string for hanging from ceilings/walls.
A "battening" refers to the fitting of posters, billboards and banners with tubular metal strips. The strips give the poster a heavier frame which  weighs it down so that it hangs smoothly and cleanly. Banners can be fitted with various hanging solutions on request.
A "block poster" is a three-dimensional poster consisting of a stable corrugated cardboard insert and a cover made of folding boxboard. The double creasing of the edges creates a high-quality poster that does not need a separate frame (as opposed to a canvas). Block posters with a thinner insert are also called standing edge posters.
In a "sheet lamination" process, at least two sheet of materials such as printed sheets, papers, cardboard, corrugated cardboard and special materials are laminated together.
Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) "cutting plotters" are digital cutting machines that enable complicated cuts and shapes to be produced. This is especially helpful for the development of white patterns or the production of short runs, as cutting plotters only require CAD data and not an expensive die-cutting tool. Our digital cutting systems enable among other things, 3D constructions for display and advertising material design from the most diverse materials, predominantly in the cardboard, paper and corrugated board sector.
A chromo board is a multi-layered, coated board with a satin, wood-free top and a woody, light-coloured reverse side. This makes chromo board ideal for high-quality printing, display and packaging applications, among others.
A "hanging sign" refers to a poster solution that hangs from the ceiling. With a hanging  sign, a printed sheet is glued to an air cushion poster or laminated to a solid or corrugated board and provided with e.g. hanging tabs & nylon threads.
In an in-store or shop window decoration, several elements are combined to form a advertising presence: e.g. a merchandise-carrying display with posters and several pedestals, etc.
DIBOND® is a robust aluminum composite panel for long-term outdoor applications, while DILITE® is a lighter alternative of aluminum composite panel with a lower aluminum content and a light polyethylene core as well. DILITE® is often used for indoor applications or short-term outdoor applications.
In digital printing (or laser printing / inkjet printing), the printed image is transferred to the printing machine as a file via a computer. In contrast to offset or screen printing, no static printing form is used. Special UV printers ensure that the inks are cured under UV light and thus dry particularly quickly. 
"Dimensional stability" describes how dimensionally stable a material is when there are changes in temperature and humidity. Materials with high dimensional stability are characterised by the fact that they neither shrink nor expand in size even when external influencing factors fluctuate.
The term "display" refers to two-and three-dimensional advertising media made of cardboard, paperboard, plastic and/or other materials for advertising and product presentation purposes. Displays (counter displays, tubs, floor displays, etc.) can be used purely for communication purposes or, when equipped with merchandise, to promote sales in secondary placement.
"Display materials" refer to materials used in the construction of displays. These can be cardboard and paperboard, honeycomb panels, lightweight foam panels, corrugated cardboard and/or other panel or plastic materials.
"Duplex board" means a woodfree board with a white, coated top and a grey reverse. Also known as chromo duplex board (GD).
The term "insert" is used to describe the inner layer of paperboard and thicker board grades and other multi-layer materials. For example, KROMA® Displayboard has an insert made of pure ground wood pulp.
"EKA  wood pulp board" is a smooth, natural-coloured wood pulp board with high bulk at comparatively low weight. Unlike mixed cardboard, our sustainable cardboard consists of 100% pure wood pulp and does not contain any waste paper materials.
A "folding and gluing machine" refers to industrial processing equipment used for folding and gluing folding boxes, folded-bottom boxes, CD cases, dispensers, displays, presentation folders, etc.
"Finn board" or "Finnish wood board" also known as "wood pulp board" refers to smooth, natural-coloured boards with a high bulk at a comparatively low weight. Our EKA wood pulp board unlike mixed cardboard, consists of 100% pure wood pulp and does not contain any waste paper materials.
"FOAM-X®" is a double-sided white lightweight foam sheet for display and decorative applications.
A "free form" is a free / individual contour that is cut with a plotter or punched with a platen. It can be e.g. a figure, a stand-up, lettering or a circle.
The goal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is to implement sustainable development for forests. Of particular importance in the context of this promotion is the equal consideration of social, ecological and economic aspects in the use of natural resources.
"GATORFOAM®" refers to a sandwich panel with very hard surface sheets and an insert of rigid polystyrene foam. Due to its high dimensional stability, it is particularly suitable for dry and wet lamination as well as for screen and digital printing.
"GC2" refers to a multi-ply, coated chromo board with a satin, wood-free top and woody, light-coloured reverse side. It is ideal for high quality printing, display and packaging applications.
A "coated surface" refers to refined top layer(s) of paperboard and board grades that have been treated with a "coating" consisting of high quality natural pigments (e.g. chalk), binders and various auxiliaries to improve surface smoothness, gloss, whiteness and printability.
"Greyboard" is also known as bookbinding board and is made from 100% recycled paper. It is a stable and low-cost solid board that is often used as a substrate for posters and displays as well as for bookbinding applications.
"Hard foam sheets" are available in PVC material such as Forex or Kömaprint; there are also GATORFOAM® sheets with an insert of rigid polystyrene foam. The boards have a comparably low weight, do not absorb water, and do not rot or become brittle. Due to their easy treatability, they are used in displays, shop window decorations, interior design, for construction site signs and model making as well as in trade fair stand and shop construction.
"Twin-wall sheets" are also called multiwall sheets due to their structure. They are characterised by their lightness, stability and very good screen printing properties. They are used, for example, for signage, signs and advertising panels, often also in outdoor areas.
"Hollow round bar posters" are posters or banners that are equipped with metal round bars and can be hung on ceilings & walls. They are therefore an efficient and visually appealing advertising medium.
"Wood pulp board" refers to a smooth, natural-coloured board made from pure wood pulp with a high bulk and comparatively low weight. Finnish machine wood board / Finnpappe / Skanpappe like our EKA paperboard does not contain any waste paper materials and is particularly well suited as a laminating material.
"KAPA®" are lightweight foam sheets / sandwich panels that are particularly light and versatile for applications in graphics and design, in trade fair and model construction, for presentation purposes or impressive display solutions.
Printing motives such as photos and posters can be laminated with the help o spray adhesive on lightweight foam boards such as KAPA® line. Another possibility is the use of self-adhesive KAPA fix panels. You can find a video tutorial here.
"Cardboard" is a collective term for various qualities and grades of papers and cardboard between approx. 150 g/m² and 600 g/m².
"Lamination" is the process of gluing at least two materials together. Papers, cardboards and paperboards can be laminated into multi-layer products . For example, printed sheets are glued with carrier boards, cardboard is equipped with self-adhesive film, etc.
"KROMA® Displayboard" refers to a double-sided white coated board with a light-coloured insert. This high quality, sustainable screen printing and display board is mainly used for printing, display & packaging applications where smooth surfaces & perfect edges are important.
The "running direction" refers to the direction of the fibres in a paper, board or cardboard sheet. During production, the orientation of the wood fibres on the running paper wire is parallel to the direction of the paper, board or cardboard web being formed.
A "light poster" refers to a cardboard poster in which a printed sheet is folded over a corrugated board backing and glued. Lightweight posters are also available with an integrated back support.
"Lightweight foam panels" are composite materials with paper or special face sheets and a foam insert. Lightness, multiple face sheets, fast and uncomplicated handling, good flatness, high dimensional stability, many available thicknesses and formats are the advantages of these lightweight boards / sandwich boards / rigid foam boards.
"Machine wood board" refers to smooth, natural-coloured cardboard made from pure groundwood with a high bulk at a comparatively low weight. Finnish wood board / Finnpappe / Skanpappe like our EKA wood board does not contain any waste paper materials and is particularly well suited as a laminating material.
"Moiré" refers to an error in the screening of artwork in multicolour printing. An incorrect screen angle of the individual colour dots in relation to each other can cause an undesired pattern (moiré) in the printed image.
"KROMA® Mountingboard" is a solid board made of sustainable cardboard and equipped with self-adhesive film, e.g. for mounting photos or pictures.
"Offset printing" is an indirect printing process in which the printing sheet and the printing carrier do not make contact with each other (in contrast to digital printing / screen printing). In offset printing, this takes place via a roller; it is also referred to as a flat printing process.
"Paper" is derived from the word "papyrus" and refers to a flat material up to 225 g/m². Paper is produced on a screen by removing water from a fibrous suspension of predominantly vegetable origin, by felting these fibres, and then by subsequent compaction and drying.
"Cardboard" has greater strength due to its higher basis weight (starting at about 225 g/m²) compared with paperboard. There are a variety of different unglued or glued boards (silkboardwoodboard, solid board, corrugated board, etc.).
A "poster stand", also called a back support or stand, is a practical, simple device for setting up signs, posters & other displays upright.
"Poster mounting" refers to the fitting of posters and banners with  metal tubular bars with integrated suspension hooks, holes or cords.
The term "flatness" describes how flat / straight / smoothly a material lies. During the printing process, among other things, it is very important that the printed sheet lies flat / level on the printing table in order to achieve an ideal printing result. The flatness can be influenced by various factors either during production, further processing or storage (climate fluctuations). All our materials are characterised by a very good flatness.
"Plotting" is also called "digital cutting" and describes the cutting of materials on digital cutting systems. These can cut a wide variety of materials precisely and flexibly to size or shape. With the help of CAD data, both simple shapes (e.g. circles and rectangles) and complex free-form shapes (e.g. stars, leaves, etc.) are possible.
"P.O.S." stands for "Point of Sale" and refers to the place where the decision to purchase a good or service is made. So, for example, a shelf, a sales table, etc.
"Presentation boards" are mainly used for presentation purposes and are available coloured on one or both sides and in various colour combinations and formats.
The screen ruling indicates the number of lines or dots per cm. In multi-colour printing, the halftone dots of the individual colours are printed next to each other. The individual colours must be offset from each other. The correct screen angle minimises possible moiré effects.
The screen ruling indicates the number of lines or dots per cm. In multi-colour printing, the halftone dots of the individual colours are printed next to each other. The individual colours must be offset from each other. The correct screen angle minimises possible moiré effects.
"Roll posters / Rollaffichen" refer to posters made of paper, foil or fabric that can be provided with metal strips and shipped rolled up. Rolled posters or roll-up banners are also known as kakemono or tubular bar posters and are mainly used for advertising purposes.
Acid-free is the term used for papers or boards that have a pH value of more than 7 at the time of manufacture and are thus considered to be resistant to ageing.
In screen printing, the ink is transferred through a fabric to the material to be printed with the help of a rubber wiper. In contrast to offset printing which is an indirect printing process, this is a direct printing process, as is digital printing.
"Screen printing boards" are boards coated white on both sides, ideal for screen printing and direct digital printing, and also for lamination and display purposes.
"Skan board" or "Finn board" refers to smooth, natural-coloured board with a high bulk and comparatively low weight. Unlike mixed cardboard, our EKA wood cardboard consists of 100% pure ground wood pulp and does not contain any waste paper materials.
"Mirror board/mirror paper" is a one-sided high-gloss, mirror-coated polyester film. The reverse side is white. Mirror board and mirror paper are mainly used for high-quality advertising and presentation materials - such as displays, press kits, slipcases and packaging.
A "standing edge poster" is a particularly high-quality poster with a corrugated cardboard insert covered by folding boxboard, whose triple-grooved edges create an integrated frame. The forming block stabilises the poster and gives it an exceptional quality. Standing-edge posters with a thicker insert are also called block posters.
"Studio board" describes single or double-sided hard white coated sulphate pulp board, unglued and acid-free for print, display and packaging applications. The material is durable, hard-wearing and excellently suited for screen and offset printing, letterpress, foil and embossing printing as well as for further processing.
A "counter display" is an advertising medium for the presentation of products, brochures, flyers, cards, etc. at the P.O.S. in the counter area.
Customers from Germany and Switzerland have the option of ordering conveniently via our online shop at www.kohlschein.de or www.kohlschein.ch.
 Alternatively, the following options are available:   
- by e-mail: shop@kohlschein.de  
- by phone: +49 21 62 / 89 66 - 0 
- by letter: Feldstraße 9, 41749 Viersen, Germany
When placing an order we need the following information:

- Billing address
- Customer number (if available)
- E-mail & telephone number
- Contact person (for queries)
- Delivery address (if different)
- Desired quantity of items
- Offer date and number (if an offer is available)
- Desired delivery date, if applicable
You can reach our sales department on Mondays - Thursdays from 7.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and on Fridays from 7.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.  
A minimum purchase quantity for individual articles is always the specified packaging unit (PU). Only undivided packaging units (PU) can be delivered. Any minimum order quantities are indicated in each offer.
The minimum order value is €60.00 plus freight costs and statutory VAT. Orders below this amount will result in a handling fee of €6.00.
1.1 For new customers and customers with an invoice address and/or delivery address outside the Federal Republic of Germany, delivery is usually made against advance payment.

1.2 Customers with the head office of the commercial branch in Germany who require delivery to a German delivery address also have the option of payment by PayPal, credit card (Visa / Mastercard) or direct debit. If such a customer is an existing customer, a public authority and/or a university, we will also deliver against invoice at the customer's discretion. Payments are to be made in accordance with the invoice free paying agent of KOHLSCHEIN GmbH & Co. KG.

Detailed information on our terms of payment can be found in our  general terms and conditions.
In the case of prepayment, orders will be dispatched within the delivery time stated on the order confirmation after receipt of payment. For all other payments, orders will be dispatched immediately within the deliver time stated on the order confirmation. If there is a need for clarification regarding the processing of the order, the beginning of the dispatch period requires the provision of all necessary information by the customer.
The delivery of the ordered items is carried out by various forwarding agencies and parcel services. We have been working closely with our partners for many years to optimise packaging and to ship as cost-effectively and safely as possible.
You can find detailed information about the shipping costs here.
The shipment of the delivery shall take place at the request and risk of the buyer/client (§ 447 BGB). The transport companies commissioned by us shall be liable for transport damage in accordance with the statutory bases. Transport damage must be noted by the recipient on the consignment note (consignment note and signature of the deliverer) and reported to us in order to secure claims against the carrier. 
The period for notification of defects for transport damages complies with the statutory provisions. Obvious defects must be reported immediately, concealed defects must be reported immediately upon becoming aware of them.
We can only accept returns after prior arrangement by telephone. We cannot accept returns that are not prepaid.
In the event of industrial disputes, official measures, force majeure events or the occurrence of similar events for which we are not responsible and which demonstrably impair our ability to deliver, the delivery period shall be extended by the duration of the interruption.
Do you need individual dimension or contour cuts to meet your requirements?
We are happy to cut all our materials, as well as a wide range of materials provided by the customer, to size on request. High format accuracy through industrial cutting and cost efficiency through waste optimisation are the advantages of our cutting servic. This is offered to our customers at an extra charge if they purchase at least one complete packaging unit (PU).
Alpha cellulose board is a very high-quality, acid-free, and wood-free type of paperboard made from pure alpha cellulose derived from plant cell walls. In contrast to beta cellulose, it is stronger and more resistant. It is frequently used in the packaging industry and for high-quality graphic products. Its resistance to aging and effortless recyclability arise from its composition of pure cellulose.
"DIBOND® is a proven aluminium composite panel for direct digital and screen printing, photo lamination and many other indoor and outdoor applications. DIBOND® is also known as aluminium sandwich panel, as the panels are made up of three layers: The top layers are made of 0.3 mm thick aluminium and the core of black polyethylene plastic. An alternative to this is the product DILITE®, which has white face sheets on both sides.
A "folding boxboard" is a collective term for various papers and boards between approx. 130 g/m and 600 g/m, which are mainly suitable for packaging and boxes due to their individual properties.
Fine cardboard is a collective term for particularly fine material that is characterised by an eye-catching look and feel as well as good stiffness.
"SK foils" refer to self-adhesive films that are often applied to substrates such as KROMA® Displayboard in the field of visual communication in order to laminate printed sheets onto them at a later date.
Grass paper uses grass as a biological filler in paper production. This has the advantage that considerably less CO2 emissions are caused and less water and energy are used in the production. 
The term creative papers covers a variety of papers and boards used for graphic applications such as photo board and poster board.
KROMA® is the name for a range of different cardboards / boards for the print, display & packaging sector. As a manufacturer of KROMA® we produce all products on our special reel-to-sheet lamination machine
Polystyrene" is a plastic that is used in many areas of visual communication. Polystyrene (PS) is available in different versions, such as Mirror Polystyrene or SIBU decorative panels.
PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and is a plastic that can be divided into two categories hard PVC and soft PVC. 
"SIBU decorative panels are mirror polystyrene panels with high-gloss mirror surfaces or in a high-quality metallic look (silver, gold, brass). They are mainly used for exclusive shop window designs, shop and trade fair constructions as well as elaborate stage decorations.
Corrugated board is a very common material with paper surfaces and a core made of corrugated paper. The wave-structure of the core gives the material extra strength. Corrugated board comes with up to nine layers, depending on the desired thickness of the material. It is mainly used in the packaging industry but also for inexpensive sign & display applications.
Pulp board, also known as paperboard or cardboard, is a thick and rigid paper-based material made from pulp fibers sourced from wood, recycled paper, or other plants. It is widely used in packaging, as well as for book covers, graphical products, and signage. Its versatility allows for easy cutting, folding, and printing, and it can be coated or laminated to enhance properties like moisture resistance and durability. Being cost-effective and eco-friendly, pulp board plays a crucial role in the packaging and printing industries, providing a reliable and sustainable option for various applications.
In "flatbed printing" or flatbed digital printing, both rigid plate materials and flexible media are printed on a flatbed printer (like on a table). Usually the inks are dried with UV light.
The term "solid board" refers to solid grades of cardboard and board that are completely enclosed. In contrast, "corrugated board" is material with open edges that allow a view of the inner corrugated structure. 
When "laser cutting" cardboard you get particularly precise cut edges and engravings. The material evaporates abruptly and visible smoke escapes. The heat generated during laser cutting is dissipated by the paper material. This minimises the heat load on the cut edge and results in smokeless edges. An overview of our laser-capable materials can be found here.
For orders below a net goods value of € 950.00 (plus VAT), we charge the freight costs depending on the item weight and item format (calculation according to volume weight, not according to actual item weight).
The freight costs are shown with the order and charged to the buyer/client when the invoice is issued.
If the net value of the goods exceeds € 950.00 (plus VAT), we shall bear the freight costs incurred for shipments within Germany.
For deliveries abroad, the freight costs will be invoiced irrespective of the value of the goods.
Shipping costs abroad are calculated regardless of the value of the goods.
You can view the exact freight costs for a delivery abroad once you are in the "Checkout" area.
For deliveries to foreign islands (by GLS / DPD or freight forwarder) we charge an island surcharge regardless of the value of goods. Unfortunately, an automatic calculation is not possible. We will be happy to provide you with the costs on request.
A "wet-strength cardboard" like our material KROMA® Outdoor retains its strength and stability even when wet. 
A "display" is usually set up as a free-standing advertising medium, e.g. on counters and shelves or as a floor display. "Signs" carry advertising messages or information, and can be hung on walls or used as hanging signs.
A "stand" is usually set up as a free-standing advertising medium, e.g. on counters and shelves or as a floor display. "Signs" carry advertising messages or information, and can be hung on walls or used as hanging signs.
"Embossing" involves shaping the material in relief by applying pressure with appropriate tools to create a raised or recessed image/pattern.
Our offer is intended for entrepreneurs within the meaning of § 14 BGB (German Civil Code).
Placing an order requires you to confirm that you are (acting on behalf of) an entrepreneur as defined per § 14 BGB (German Civil Code), i.e.
  • as a natural person or legal entity (e.g. Ltd, Plc, Inc, Corp, GmbH, AG, KGaA, e.G., e.V, etc.) or as a representative of a legal partnership (e.g. OHG, KG, GbR) who places this order in the context of their commercial or self-employed professional activities;
  • as a legal entity under public law;
  • as a special fund under public law.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
"Display boards" or "display cardboards" are high-quality paperboard  products that are especially suitable for printing, display and packaging applications. You can find a comprehensive range of display boards in varying thicknesses from 0.9 - 8.0 mm (565 - 3695 g/m²) as well as  different colours and finishes here.

A "printed sheet" is a sheet of paper, paperboard or cardboard that has been printed on one or both sides on a printing press. It is an intermediate product and is usually processed further, e.g. cut, die-cut or laminated.
"Foam" is a plastic structure composed of many individual cells. It can be compressed and when pressure is removed, it will return to its original form. Foam is therefore perfect for protecting fragile products, e.g. during transport. Moreover, it prevents goods from slipping. We mainly use foam in the field of industrial packaging.
We produce "cardboard" on our reel-to-sheet lamination machine by laminating several sheets of paper or cardboard together and producing thicker sheets. This produces a 2 to 5-ply glued, very stable (solid) cardboard.
Paper, paperboard and cardboard differ primarily in their grammage. 
"Paper" refers to qualities with a grammage of up to 225 g/m².
"Paperboard" refers to qualities between 150 - 600 g/m². 
"Cardboard" is a generic term for solid boards and corrugated boards from 225 g/m².
In addition, "cardboard" and "paperboard" usually have multiple layers of different paper or board that are glued together.
"Foils" have homogeneous surfaces and are made of very thin metal or plastic. In the field of visual communication, self-adhesive foils are often laminated to substrates such as paperboard or light foam boards to provide a rigid board for mounting photos andprints. Furthermore, there are materials such as MIRRI mirror board which is laminated with a silver or gold mirror film.
A "carton" is a sturdy packaging solution made of paper, paperboard or cardboard to protect goods and merchandise. They are available in many different thicknesses and sizes.
The term "carton"  is a "false friend" as it is similar to the French word "carton" and the German word "Karton" which describe unprocessed paperboard/cardboard sheets.
Our cardboard and paperboard KROMA® DisplayboardKROMA® Natural White and EKA board do not contain any ingredients of animal origin and can therefore be labelled vegan. For our other materials we can happily provide further information - on request.
You can find the general "delivery conditions" of KOHLSCHEIN (German PDF) here.
You can find the general "conditions of purchase" of KOHLSCHEIN (German PDF) here.
"Food safe" means that the materials have been certified by ISEGA and may come into direct contact with food as a lining or protective layer. Our EKA board (1 - 4 mm thickness) as well as our KROMA® Natural White and KROMA® Kraft paperboard may come into contact with dry, non-fatty foodstuffs.
"Toy Safe" means that the materials EKA BoardKROMA® Natural White and KROMA® Kraft have been certified by ISEGA as safe materials for toys in accordance with DIN EN 71-3 and can be used for puzzles, board games, toy packaging and much more.

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