GPA adds Azuna 3D Film for offset

Printed sample using GPA's Azuna 3D Film.
Printed sample using GPA’s Azuna 3D Film.

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for offset, digital and wide-format printing, has added Azuna 3D Film for offset presses. This translucent film provides “a realistic illusion of depth with a three-dimensional bubble pattern that creates a captivating appearance.” GPA reintroduced this product to the North American market and it’s now exclusively available from the company.

Azuna 3D Film “turns any application into a mesmerizing experience, which is why it’s perfect for today’s most popular applications and markets,” said GPA. The film is aimed at retail and POP signage, product packaging, direct mail, business cards, shelf wobblers, counter mats, booklet covers and more. The material also meets FDA requirements for food-contact applications, making it ideal for food packaging.

It offers the lightweight durability expected from a synthetic material and is a #5 recyclable plastic. Both sides of its sheet offer superior printability, which opens the door for layered effects with different images and colours on the front and back. Printing on this substrate, said GPA, is just as easy as printing on any other synthetic material – and it’s even easier than printing on lenticular films.

gpaazuna1-inThe sheets can be converted into striking applications with the most common finishing methods – including scoring, folding, die cutting, gluing and foil stamping. They’re available in 20 mil caliper, 28” x 40” sheets for offset presses.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.