Hop Industries releases free report on reducing static when printing on plastic

Jack Smith.

Hop Industries (Lyndhurst, NJ), manufacturer of Hop-Syn Synthetic Paper, has announced the availability of a how-to report for reducing static when offset printing on plastic. The free report highlights the causes and effects of static in the pressroom – such as double feeding and slower drying, if left untreated. The report also addresses which plastic substrates are more prone to generating static, while including a selection of helpful anti-static tools. A copy of the free report, How to Stop Static When Printing on Plastic, is available upon request. “Our newest how-to report is a useful resource to help print service providers maintain optimal production conditions, especially as the weather changes,” said Jack Smith, Senior Vice President of Hop Industries. “Choosing the right plastic substrate is also important, and Hop-Syn’s minimal static-causing properties makes it one of the easiest to print.”

In addition to learning new ways to reduce static in the pressroom, the free how-to report also compares print production speeds of different plastics. For example, said the company, “Hop-Syn customers are able to produce an average of 15% to 20% more impressions than alternate plastics. Hop-Syn customers also experience less static than alternative plastics because of its uniform gauge thickness and unique, clay-filled polypropylene construction – which makes the surface more absorbent for quick drying.”

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