Premier Paper launches new durable synthetic digital media
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Premier Paper has launched a new synthetic digital media targeted at durable applications.
Additional to the paper merchant’s existing portfolio and commercially available as of the beginning of September, DigiTuff is available in A4, A3 and SRA3 across a choice of six weights: 95, 120, 145, 195, 270 and 350gsm.
Premier said the tear-resistant bright white polyester sheet is waterproof, greaseproof, petrol-proof and oil-proof and that typical applications could include menus, signage, running bibs, military maps/manuals and industrial tags.
Optimised for use with both colour and mono digital print processes, the product’s smooth matt surface is said to enable the production of vibrant images and “excellent toner bonding for outstanding end-results”.
“DigiTuff is primarily aimed at digital printers and is suitable for the production of quite a vast array of end-uses and applications. It can be cleaned with bleach and alcohol making it ideal for medical, food and hospitality based industries,” said Premier Paper sales director for digital media John Vic.
“DigiTuff’s strength and durability make it ideal for hardier end-uses whilst its resistance to water and weather conditions make it perfect for a wide array of outdoors based applications. Three more reasons to use DigiTuff versus the alternatives are its high opacity, it’s whiteness and it is the best performing product for lack of static once printed to enable straightforward finishing.”
The substrate is PVC-free and can be recycled as category 7 plastics for disposal. The aqueous coatings, meanwhile, mean that no solvent waste or VOC emission can be found during the production or recycling process, and because the product is inert it can safely be used for landfill.
DigiTuff is available in reams and the sheet count differs between the different sizes/thicknesses. Pricing is available on request.
In July Premier Paper Group was acquired by Japan Pulp and Paper Company (JPP).