Synthetic papers have made their rounds in the marketplace. It’s hard to determine which is the better sheet when they all boast the same benefits: durability, fast drying time and weather resistance. What about a sheet for HP Indigo Presses?
The Rochester Institute of Technology has rated Nekoosa Indigo Durable Synthetic paper at the top of all HP Indigo certification categories: runnability, fixing and blanket capability. Although the sheet is relatively new it has already made an impact in the market.
“The sheet itself has a softer feel than its competitors, and I believe that’s why it holds ink better and dries almost instantly ,” says Mike Gilbert, Lewis Paper Digital Product Manager.
Just like its other synthetic counterparts, the Indigo Durable Synthetic has bonding characteristics that allow overall excellent ink coverage, thus giving graphics and the printed piece a better look.
What makes it unique is that it’s made with a special coating called IndiLuxe™, specifically designed for HP Indigo Presses. According to Nekoosa the IndiLuxe™ gives this paper great imaging and toner adhesion and it won’t yellow over time.
The most used applications are:
Indoor and Outdoor signage
Counter mats and placemats
Fold informational brochures
Atlases and maps
“You don’t have to laminate the sheet so it’s a big time saver. When it comes to scoring or folding the sheet, Nekoosa’s synthetic doesn’t have as much of a memory as the others,” says Gilbert.
This papers best attributes according to Nekoosa are:
-Resistant to water, chemicals, oil and grease
-Better folding and scoring performance
-Efficient and economical allowing printers to be competitive on both large and small run sizes
Indigo Durable Synthetic is not an everyday sheet. It caters to a very distinct niche market. Among all the sheets that serve this niche market, the way to determine which is the best one for you is “to make sure it’s an easy solution. It’s meant to save time, avoid lamination, dry instantly, and resist heat,” says Gilbert.
To learn more about Nekoosa’s Indigo Durable Synthetic contact Lewis Paper here or visit Nekoosa’s website www.nekoosacoated.com