Hop Industries has announced 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 is suitable for a broad range of wide and narrow format presses.
Customers can use Hop-Syn Go for a variety of durable applications which range from menus, ID cards, point of sale signs, retail tags, prime labels, book covers, and much more. Hop-Syn Go is a 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 colour resolution on every leading LED offset press, narrow web and wide format LED roll fed printer. Our customers are delighted with the results,’ commented Jack Smith, senior vice president, Hop Industries.
The synthetic paper’s proprietary top coating provides a scuff resistant surface that delivers excellent ink adhesion with the highest colour 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.
The 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.