Acucote Expands Pressure-Sensitive Media Portfolio

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Twenty one new products have been added to the company’s robust portfolio for inkjet (UV, dye and pigment), laser/toner and HP print technologies.

A highlight of the digital portfolio is the range of durable labelstocks, including Kimdura Ultra film (for pigment printing) and Kimdura DualTech film (for pigment and laser/toner compatible printing). Both of these products are BS5609 Section 2 certified. To obtain BS5609 certification, labels need to withstand a three month salt water submersion test in the English Channel. BS5609-certified labels are proven to meet the most stringent tests for durability in the industry.

The digital portfolio also features six new additions to Acucote’s Waterjet line of dye and pigment compatible stocks including 2 mil Gloss Clear Polyester and 4 mil Metallised Polyester/Polypropylene films. New to Acucote’s line are the 12pt Gloss and Matte Boardstock options for both dye and pigment printing. The portfolio expansion also includes Endura Inkjet Durable Papers for pigment, dye and laser/toner print technologies.

The laser and toner compatible portion of the digital portfolio has been expanded with 13 new products: seven new film combinations featuring 2 mil Clear, 2 mil Metallised and 2.6 mil Gloss White Toner Polypropylenes, 3.2 mil Clear Laser Vinyl and 3.5 mil White Laser Vinyl. There are also six new paper combinations utilising 60# Laser Semi Gloss, 57# Laser High Gloss and Bright Silver Laser Foil.

According to Melissa Harton, product manager, digital media, ‘Specifications for labelstocks are increasingly becoming more stringent in terms of temperature range, environmental resistance, stronger adhesives and better printability. Over the past years, we’ve seen a gradual shift from strictly laser to pigment-based print systems for outdoor and drum labelling. We’re pleased to expand our portfolio to meet the needs of the fast-growing durables sector as well as support the variety of print methods constantly growing in today’s marketplace.’

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