Spinnaker Coating, a manufacturer and service provider of pressure-sensitive paper and film products for the printing industry, has partnered with Armor USA, a thermal transfer ribbon manufacturer, for substrate testing.
‘We take great pride in offering one of the largest thermal transfer printable product lines in the industry, and we are thrilled to have partnered with Armor to have our products tested and approved using their ribbons,’ said Joel Ulrich, roll product manager at Spinnaker Coating.
Spinnaker currently offers seven paper facestocks and 10 film facestocks in more than 65 construction combinations on its trimless program, including a recently launched 2.8 mil white thermal transfer film facestock. This new product is an economically priced, matte white film that offers excellent thermal transfer printability and up to one year outdoor life.
‘At Armor, we consider our ribbon testing to be relevant for the entire value chain of the thermal transfer printing industry,’ said Olivier Moreau, product manager at Armor USA. ‘By combining our range of thermal transfer ribbons with pressure-sensitive materials from manufacturers like Spinnaker Coating, we are able to bring better solutions to the printing industry. Armor ribbons are widely compatible with many label materials available on the market, and Armor partners can give solid application recommendations on facestocks that have proven to work well in combination with our ribbons.There is also an opportunity to identify technical evolutions from the printing material side to anticipate market changes and continually develop innovative ribbon solutions.’