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  • 23 Sep 2010

Agfa introduces self-adhesive versions of Synaps synthetic paper

Agfa has added permanent and removable self-adhesive grades to its portfolio of Synaps synthetic papers. Synaps is a polyester-based material suited to use on standard offset presses with standard inks.

Jo Vander Aa, worldwide marketing and sales manager for Synaps, said ‘With Synaps, printers are offered the possibility to use a synthetic paper that prints like a normal offset paper. These self-adhesive grades now broaden the range of applications.’ 

Synaps has an antistatic layer and ink receptive topcoat to facilitate smooth transport and fast drying while using standard offset inks and without the need for powdering. Press speeds are said to be higher than with other substrates and as oxidizing inks are not required there is no clean down at the end of the print run.

Jo Vander Aa added: ‘The addition of self-adhesive is a logical next step and fills the request being made by many printers who already use Synaps. While there is a great advantage for offset printers this product can also perfectly be used with UV inks, in offset and on UV inkjet printers.’

Synaps AP can be used for permanent marking and labeling, while SynapsAR is suitable for product promotion displays on windows and smooth surfaces.

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