Paper Substrates Forgive, Plastic Ones Do Not. Much has happened since we last wrote about printing on plastic substrates. Compared to a few years ago, many more printers are printing on plastic substrates and the variety of available substrates has increased, as has interest in printing on these materials, the result of innovative new applications.
Nearly 7 million tons of coated paper, paperboard, and cardboard, are manufactured worldwide annually. The dominant coating material is petroleum based polyethylene (PE). Currently, alternative coating materials that don’t cause environmental harm throughout their life cycle are being sought because of consumer, political, and legislative pressure to reduce fossil fuel based plastics use.
Aqueous Commercial Coatings Cork’s Aqueous Coatings are formulated to dry so fast that offset spray powders can be eliminated or minimized with the proper press delivery length and dryer capability. The result is an extremely smooth printed, coated sheet. Gone is the sandpaper feel of spray powder protected, printed, and varnished graphics. Gained is the […]