Hop Industries (Lyndhurst, NJ), manufacturer of Hop-Syn synthetic papers, has released Hop-Syn GO – a new grade specifically designed for all models of HP Indigo digital presses. Environmentally-friendly and 100% recyclable, the new grade is a surface-treated, clay-coated, calendered polypropylene substrate. “Its unique composition offers superb ink adhesion and high-quality graphic imaging unlike any other synthetic paper for the HP Indigo press,” said the company. Hop-Syn GO is 100% waterproof and is “extremely” scuff resistant – making it ideal for menus, identification cards, POP signage, retail tags and more. It provides the durability, tear resistance and weather-resistant properties of polypropylene plastic, along with the print performance and efficiency of conventional paper, the manufacturer added.
“Our customers have been asking for a Hop-Syn grade made specifically for the HP Indigo press, and we delivered a substrate that outperforms all other synthetic papers in the market, both in quality output and price,” said Jack Smith, Senior Vice President of Hop Industries. “Hop-Syn GO has been put through our rigorous R&D and field tests. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. HP Indigo customers rave about the Hop-Syn GO’s high quality and boast about how easy it is to run.” The new paper produces imaging with 85%-90% opacity, and its smooth matte finish is printable on both sides. Hop-Syn GO is UV-resistant up to 3 months outdoors and can be scored and grommeted. It’s available in stock sheet sizes including 12″ x 18″, 13″ x 19″, 20.5″ x 29.5″, and 55″ stock roll widths. Hop Industries also offers in-house converting, slit rolls from 1″ up to 54″, and custom-sized sheets and quantities.