Metamark has introduced a new solution for challenging surfaces. Branded as Metamark MDP-H, this new addition to Metamark's digital portfolio prints brilliantly whether using solvent, EcoSolvent, UV or Latex ink. All MD class materials have a generous appetite for ink - so liberating more of the printer’s available gamut - and they dry easily too. Where Metamark MDP-H presses home a distinct advantage is in the area of applications it can address.
Metamark MDP-H features a novel adhesive system that’s expressly formulated to be broadly compatible with so-called apolar, or low energy surfaces that are known to challenge conventional adhesive. Products and substrates featuring low energy surfaces are commonly encountered. Moulded wheeled bins, re-cycling receptacles and sports goods such as canoes are among the most frequently seen.
A typical self adhesive material applied to such a surface will, in a short time, react with the plastics and plasticisers present causing the face film to shrink. This leaves an exposed outline of adhesive that soon picks up dirt and lint and mars the result. Metamark MDP-H builds to a tight ultimate bond and doesn’t shrink back so its adhesive stays exactly where it’s supposed to be - under the super-white, hundred micron face film.