In 2003, when ETC Montessori first opened its doors, it was on overnight success due mainly to the idea of creating timelines that did not require lamination. For years, Montessori guides had gotten used to unrolling a timeline and expeditiously placing two vases on either side of the timeline to keep it from curling up. Fast forward to 2017 and a new generation of Montessori teachers have emerged. Most of them now take it for granted that timelines do not require lamination.
If you have been following along on their Facebook page you would have noticed that back in June they invested heavily in a new digital press that is specifically designed to handle plastic. The investment came at a cost of around $250,000 and are the second only company in the city of Houston to have the new Versant 180P Digital Press by XEROX. Today, September 15th 2017 and ETC Montessori once again is making news by introducing a new type of 15 mil thick plastic. The features of this plastic are actually quite impressive.
Following is a quick list of the features:
Substantial thickness of 15 mil.
Will not yellow with time
It has some flexibility so it will not crack
High level of brightness to enhance the colors
Easily disinfected using bleach
Will not curl or lose its shape
Has a matte finish so it prevents glare
Can be stored in any environment since it is not affected by humidity or other environmental conditions