Hop Industries releases quality assurance guide for offset printing on plastic substrates

Hop Industries (Lyndhurst, NJ), manufacturer of Hop-Syn synthetic paper, has announced the availability of a new “tips guide” for offset printing on plastic substrates. Quality Assurance Tips for Offset Printing is a helpful reference guide for press operators to ensure consistent results throughout the offset printing process.

Jack Smith.

“Printing on durable substrates requires attention to certain aspects – such as humidity, ink adhesion and friction – to ensure consistent results. Our newest ‘tips guide’ gives press operators the information they need to keep systems in check,” said Jack Smith, Senior Vice President at Hop Industries. He added that printing on plastics like Hop-Syn synthetic paper has numerous advantages, especially for applications that require durability with high impact. “Our latest guide helps press operators avoid common printing challenges relating to ink drying, colour sequence, poor ink/water balance, and more.”

Hop-Syn is an ideal synthetic paper for offset printing, which is why many print service providers prefer it, the company added. It’s also one of the top substrates specified by major brands because of its high-quality output and environmentally-friendly properties. Hop-Syn comes in multiple grades for printing applications such as POP displays, banners, blockout and backlit signs, hang tags, book covers, maps and many more. To request a free copy of the guide please fill out the online form at www.hopsyn.com.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.