Agfa (Mortsel, Belgium) has announced the launch of Synaps XM110 as the latest addition to its Synaps synthetic papers portfolio. With a thickness of 100 microns, it represents the thinnest type of Synaps XM and meets requirements for applications such as ticketing and signage, said Agfa. Synaps XM110 can be printed on all common dry-toner printers and multi-function office printers with standard print settings for standard office paper. Together with its anti-static treatment to prevent paper jams, it allows facility managers of offices and shops to quickly and efficiently produce customized COVID-19 safety signage without the need for time and energy-consuming lamination. Synaps is a polyester-based print media developed, manufactured and marketed by Agfa. It comes in two versions based on distinct print technology for offset and elektro-ink (Synaps OM) and xerography, or dry toner (Synaps XM). Both OM and XM products are available in a variety of thicknesses and OM also includes a self-adhesive type. The use of Synaps is driven by applications that require indoor or outdoor durability without the need for lamination – such as tags, signage, labels, posters, menu cards and so on.
“Complementing our existing portfolio, Synaps XM110 offers opportunities for expansion into new areas of use,” said Jeroen Brijs, Business Development & Product Manager for Synaps. “We are happy to also help the environment by offering thinner materials for applications that don’t need a higher thickness and avoid material overkill.” Synaps XM110 has the same core and toner acceptance layer as existing XM products and is available in standard sheet formats. Sheet and roll formats to customer specification can be produced upon request, said Agfa. Agfa Canada is located in Mississauga, Ontario.