I just posted What type of paint for mildly flexible plastics? and now I'm thinking about my wording.
The material I'm asking about there is FormLabs Durable resin, off a Form 3 SLA printer. It's a thermoset photopolymer resin designed to roughly simulate the mechanical properties of HDPE, with chemical compatibilities similar to ABS plastic. In my experience it behaves more like ABS/PE/PP than like a polyurethane or polyester resin.
However, I just wrote "plastic" throughout the question.
As far as getting an answer goes, "plastic" is actually sufficient in this case: It wouldn't affect an answer.
The rabbit hole of thought I'm going down though is would this question be more useful if I dropped "plastic" and specifically identified FormLabs Durable resins and SLA printers?
The reason I chose "plastic" was it was just simpler to type. Also the answer isn't really specific to the FormLabs resin.
But now I'm thinking, there seem to be a number of questions about working with plastics and polymers in general, but not as much about specific 3D print materials (especially [M]SLA, as FDM is generally more common in the DIY/crafting world but those printers use actual common plastics instead of specialty resins).
So what I'm wondering is: Given that the general vs. specific material doesn't affect the question itself, would it add more value to Arts & Crafts' knowledge base and searchability if I identified this specific resin rather than simplifying to "plastic"?
My excuse, btw, for overthinking the heck out of this is "pandemic-induced boredom"...