New PP label film for use on HP Indigo digital presses
Thursday, 23 February 2017 303
Digital printing continues to gain ground. It is now firmly established as an ideal complement to conventional techniques in the label segment as well. In view of their cost advantages for small jobs, digitally printed labels on rolls are consequently being used for more and more applications, including on wine bottles, in the pharmaceutical and food industries and increasingly in the retail sector. HERMA has therefore added to the range of films for digital printing offered by its Self-adhesive Materials division: the polypropylene film HERMA PP white digital (grade 877) was specifically developed for printing on HP Indigo digital presses.
Excellent printing results
Thanks to a special surface treatment, certified by HP with "3 stars" (best performance), the white, film-based adhesive material offers excellent printability in combination with HP Indigo ElectroInks. HERMA PP white digital is a glossy polypropylene film. It produces superior labels with a strong visual appeal for use on cosmetics or household cleaning products, for example, even when hostile weather conditions and exposure to chemicals have to be endured. Furthermore, the adhesive is also certified by the German institute ISEGA for direct contact with fatty foodstuffs. As a further benefit, HERMA PP white digital no longer requires treatment with a primer prior to printing. “This will make it easy for users who work with HP, to print digitally in the future with this film label stock. With this solution that has been officially approved by HP, we are offering supreme reliability – backed by the product and service quality standards for which HERMA has long since established a strong reputation in the conventional printing community,” says HERMA managing director Dr. Thomas Baumgärtner.
The standard coating for the new film is the HERMA adhesive 62Xpc with multi-layer perfectCut technology. The material reduces die-cutter wear, especially during film label production, improves convertibility and die-cutting results, and thus enhances machine performance, in particular when producing film labels.
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