Hop Industries issues how-to report for reducing static when printing on plastic

October 01, 2018
As the weather changes, it's necessary to take precautions in the press room As the weather changes, it's necessary to take precautions in the press room

Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper today announces the availability of a how-to report for reducing static when offset printing on plastic. The free report highlights the causes and effect 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. It also includes a selection of useful anti-static tools. A copy of the free report, “How to Stop Static When Printing on Plastic,” is available upon request. Call Hop Industries at 800-524-0757 or visit https://hopsyn.com/#contact to request a free copy.

"Our newest how-to report is a useful resource to help print service providers maintain optimal production conditions, especially as the weather changes," comments 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 press room, the how-to report also compares print production speeds of different plastics; 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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