Mactac has announced new additions to its Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved narrow-format UV inkjet printing portfolio for durable goods labeling. The latest UL recognition includes pre-approval of the use of Screen Truepress UV inkjet digital inks on Mactac’s FCD6914 2.0-mil gloss-coated white polyester label stocks with FAB6914 1.0-mil clear polyester overlaminating film. Both feature Mactac’s MP690 high-performance, high-tack permanent acrylic emulsion adhesive which “has excellent ultimate adhesion and mandrel hold, is extremely resistant to chemicals and solvents, and offers good adhesion to various high-energy and low-energy substrates.” The label solution is ideal for durable goods and industrial labeling applications such as power tools, appliances, electronics, compliance labels, and warning & instructional labels.
“Digital printing is highly efficient, significantly reducing production time by eliminating conventional steps like plate set-up, registration, and colour adjustment,” said Kim Hensley, Marketing Manager for Mactac Performance Adhesives. “Having pre-approved UL recognition for the digital printing of durable films brings even more efficiencies and cost-savings to the go-to-market process.” Mactac’s pre-approved solutions allow converters to complete short-run and medium-run label jobs, thus “reducing costs, unlocking new business opportunities and ensuring shorter time needed to enter the durable goods labeling market.” Additionally, pre-approved solutions require only a paper transfer, said the copmany, saving time and money typically spent on testing and qualifying substrates. The new Screen Truepress offering joins Mactac’s existing UL pre-approval portfolio, which includes narrow-web digital inkjet solutions with EFI Jetrion and INX Digital International. The company’s durable films solutions are available under Mactac’s Precise Program, allowing customers to order less material for smaller runs and limited applications.