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An "affiche" is a poster made of paper, foil, or cloth with metal trim. Affiches are also called roll-up posters, banners, kakemonos or hollow round bar posters. Their advantage is that they can be shipped rolled up - and thus space-saving & cheap.
The "grain direction" is always rectangular to the running direction of the paper/board and indicates the width in which the paper is produced on the paper machine. The running direction is marked for sized goods by underlining the dimension cut from the grain direction, e.g. 700 x 1,000 mm is long grain / 1,000 x 700 mm is short grain.
A "banner" is a poster/poster that is stabilised e.g. by hollow round strips at the upper as well as lower edge and is provided with a hanging device. 
A "battening" refers to the fitting of posters, billboards and banners with hollow metal round strips. The strips give the poster a valuable frame and weigh it down so that it hangs "smoothly" & 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 known from a canvas). Block posters with a less thick insert are also called standing edge posters.
In a "sheet lamination" process, at least two sheet 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 & shapes. 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 "ceiling hanger" refers to a poster solution that hangs from the ceiling. With a ceiling hanger, 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.
"Depafit" is often used by advertising agencies and media designers as a synonym for lightweight foam boards.
In digital printing (or laser printing / inkjet 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- & 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 & thicker board grades and other multi-layer materials. For example, KROMA® Displayboard has an insert made of pure groundwood pulp.
"Eka wood pulp board" is a smooth, natural-coloured Finnish machine wood board with high volume 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 machine wood board" also known as "wood pulp board" refers to smooth, natural-coloured boards with a high volume 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 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has the goal of implementing 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 face 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 & packaging applications.
A "coated surface" refers to refined top layer(s) of paperboard & 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 & 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 and alternatively there are 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 volume 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 volume 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 indirectly via a roller; it is also referred to as a flat printing process.
"Paper" is derived from the word "papyrus" and stands for a flat material up to 225 g/m². Paper is produced on a screen by dewatering a fibrous suspension of predominantly vegetable origin, by felting these fibres, and 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, uncomplicated tool for setting up signs, posters & other displays upright.
"Poster mounting" refers to the fitting of posters and banners with hollow metal round bars with integrated suspension hooks, holes or cords.
The "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 & 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 rolled affiches are also known as banners, kakemono or hollow round 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 squeegee. In contrast to offset printing as an indirect printing process, this is a direct printing process, as is digital printing.
"Screen printing board" are boards coated white on both sides, ideal for screen printing and direct digital printing, as well as for lamination and display purposes.
"Skan board" or "Finn board" refers to smooth, natural-coloured board with a high volume and comparatively low weight. Unlike mixed cardboard, our Eka wood cardboard consists of 100% pure groundwood 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 extraordinary value. 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 wish delivery to a German delivery address also have the option of payment by PayPal, credit card (Visa / Mastercard) or electronic 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/principal (§ 447 BGB). The transport companies commissioned by us shall be liable for transport damage in accordance with the statutory bases. Transport damage must be certified 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 periods for notification of defects for transport damages comply with the statutory provisions. Obvious defects must be reported immediately, concealed defects must be reported immediately after 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 service, which we offer to our customers at an extra charge if they purchase at least one complete packaging unit (PU).
"Alpha-cellulose board" refers to a particularly high-quality board made from wood pulp. The building block of the pulp is alpha 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 is made 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 & 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 foilss" refer to self-adhesive films that are often applied to substrates such as KROMA® Displayboard in the field of visual communication in order to later laminate printed sheets onto them.
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 & energy have to be used in the production. 
The term creative papers covers a variety of paper & board qualities used for graphic applications such as photo board and poster board.
KROMA® is the name for a range of different qualities of cardboard / board for the print, display & packaging sector. As a manufacturer of KROMA® we produce all qualities 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 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 stainless steel look (silver, gold, brass). They are mainly used for exclusive shop window design, shop and trade fair construction as well as elaborate stage decorations.
Corrugated board is mainly used in the packaging industry and consists of at least one smooth and one corrugated paper web. The corrugation gives the material a special strength. A total of up to nine paper webs can be used - depending on the desired material thickness.
"Pulp board" consists of several layers of bleached pulp. Along with groundwood pulp, this is an important component in paper & board production and is made from plant fibres.
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 & board that are closed all over (all around). 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 & shelves or as a floor display on the floor. "Signs" can also carry advertising messages or information, and can also be hung on walls or used as ceiling hangers.
A "stand" is usually set up as a free-standing advertising medium, e.g. on counters & shelves or as a floor display on the floor. "Signs" can also carry advertising messages or information, and can also be hung on walls or used as ceiling hangers.
"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 qualities 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) and different colours & 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. die-cut, 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 reels of paper or cardboard against each other and producing sheets from them. 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 qualities 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 & prints. 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" can also be a "false friend" as it seems similar to the French word "carton" and German word "Karton" which describe unprocessed paperboard/cardboard sheets.
Our cardboard & paperboard qualities KROMA® DisplayboardKROMA® Natural White and EKA board do not contain any ingredients of animal origin and can therefore be labeled vegan. For our other materials we can gladly provide analog information - on request.
Here you will find the general "delivery conditions" of KOHLSCHEIN (German PDF).
Here you will find the general "conditions of purchase" of KOHLSCHEIN (German PDF).
"Food safe" means that the materials have been certified by ISEGA and may be come into direct contact with food as an interlayer or coaster. 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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