Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper today announces that its GO grade is now recommended for all leading digital LED inkjet printers and LED offset presses.
Initially designed exclusively for the HP Indigo digital press, Hop-Syn GO grade is suitable for a broad range of wide and narrow format, digital UV inkjet and LED offset presses. Customers can use Hop-Syn GO for a variety of durable applications which range from menus, ID cards, POP signs, retail tags, prime labels, book covers, and much more. Hop-Syn GO is an environmentally-friendly, cost effective alternative to printing on other top-coated plastics or laminated paper substrates.
”We are broadening the market for Hop-Syn GO because it prints with great adhesion, definition and color resolution on every leading LED offset press, narrow web and wide format LED roll-fed printer. Our customers are delighted with the results,” comments Jack Smith, Senior Vice President, Hop Industries.
Hop-Syn GO’s proprietary top coating provides a scuff-resistant surface that delivers excellent ink adhesion with the highest color resolution. Made from a combination of polypropylene and calcium carbonate, Hop-Syn GO’s pre-treated surface has been shown to eliminate or reduce static by more than 25% compared to printing on 100% solid plastics, such as polystyrene and rigid PVC.
Hop-Syn GO’s thermally stable construction can withstand temperatures from -50F up to 220 without distortion. Its non-porous surface easily repels water, grease, oil and harsh chemicals, meeting the specific durability requirements widely expressed by digital print customers. Hop-Syn GO is an ideal replacement for pulp-paper applications where extreme tear resistance, weather resistance and lamination are required.
Hop-Syn GO is a white, opaque, smooth matte synthetic paper, available in .008 and .010 gauge thicknesses in standard stock sheets, including 12″ x 18″, 13″ x 19″, 20.5″ x 29.5″, 23.5” x 29.5”, 26” x 40” and in any roll width from a minimum 3” slit roll up to a 55″ master roll width. Free samples of Hop-Syn GO are available upon request.