Arjowiggins now making Digipeel in Scotland
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Arjowiggins is now making its Digipeel transfer paper in the UK, with the substrate billed as a sustainable alternative to plastic films for printing onto a wide range of textile products.
Production has transferred from its mill in France to the Stoneywood mill in Aberdeen.
Arjowiggins is showcasing the product at this week’s Fespa Global Print Expo in Amsterdam, where it is exhibiting in Hall 7, stand Q109.
The manufacturer is championing the paper as a sustainable alternative to plastic films.
It is compatible with colour laser digital printing and screen printing and is suitable for cold peel transfers.
An adhesive layer or powder can be added after screen printing, the firm explained.
R&D product development manager Jean-Marie Baumlin said that at present, 70% of the global textile transfer market was plastic, with paper accounting for just 30%.
“As a leader in developing environmental initiatives to help transform papermaking for the better, we’re pleased to be able to continue production of Digipeel, as a sustainable alternative to plastic film, with the same exceptional qualities as before,” he said.
“Our transfer papers are produced from selected wood fibres to offer best in class dimensional stability. It is this stability that makes them sustainable alternatives to plastic films. Digipeel ensures optimal reproduction of the colours to create a high-definition finish while ensuring high washing and stretching resistance.”
Digipeel is a two-sided 107gsm paper that works with all types of textiles for applications such as promotional items, fashion, sportswear and workwear.
Arjowiggin said that it delivered “100% ink transfer with photo quality results”.
It is available in 50cm reels or 45x32cm sheets, with the option for bespoke sizes.
The firm’s other transfer papers include Arjo TP85 (85gsm) and TP105 (105gsm) for cold peel and tepid applications, and Arjo X90, a coated 90gsm paper for hot peel work.