Kernow Coatings has launched KernowPrint Lucid clear polyester synthetic sheets – a new material built using the company's proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo. KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo expands the range of materials offered by the company and provides users with an ultra clear printable film for commercial printing special effects, industrial nameplates, and button panel applications.
The new product expands the existing KernowPrint for HP Indigo synthetic materials range. The polyester based film delivers high optical clarity and is well suited for applications requiring high transparency, windows, and specialty print needs. To aid in feeding, the KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo features an opaque paper backing that can be easily removed after printing. In addition, the material takes advantage of the Kernow Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo to create an optimal surface for ink adhesion and colour vibrancy, while fully controlling static during printing and post processing. Users can deliver high durability prints that repel liquids, greases, and oils, including harsh industrial chemicals. Based on a polyester core, the new product can handle repeated folding and handling, including strenuous use in applications such as machine button panels and membrane switches.
The KernowPrint Lucid clear synthetic material for HP Indigo is available in a range of sheet sizes for any HP Indigo press and comes in 105, 130 and 180 micron thick sheets.
‘The success of our Cobalt Coating Technology with customers has been above and beyond anything we expected,’ stated Dan Lawellin, HP Indigo materials product manager for Kernow Coatings. ‘As customers have come to trust Cobalt, optically clear materials have been one of the top requested products by our closest partners. KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo gives us a way to answer those needs with a material that is tough, durable, and easy to use. The HP Indigo press is perfectly suited for short run and variable needs of markets such as membrane switches. By providing customers with a new high clarity material, they can take advantage of the digital print technology and further transition business from traditional screen and offset prints to the more lucrative digital presses. Outside of industrial print, we're seeing designers really jump on this product for layered special effects that add excellent depth to promotion pieces and greeting cards.’