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Sihl has launched its new Solvent Photo Paper PE 240, developed especially for eco-solvent and solvent inks. The Photo Paper PE 240’s solvent-swellable coating and surface properties allow this 235µm thick glossy paper to produce excellent image definition with superior colour brilliance.

It is the ideal solution for printing with modern metallic inks. Used in combination with the industry’s latest solvent printers, such as those from Epson or Roland, there is complete accuracy of print, which results in the highest quality. Thanks to the dimensional stability of the base paper, which despite the influence of heat through the double printing process, exact crop mark precision printing can be guaranteed.

The homogenous gloss of the printed and unprinted media delivers striking image production and provides a positive impact on viewers. With metallic inks, the high gloss surface leaves images clear, sharp and vivid. Not only are sensational print results to be expected when using solvent/eco-solvent inks, but these same impressive results can be seen when printing with either latex or UV-curing inks.

Ian Turnbull, Operations Director of Sihl Direct UK, commented, ‘With its 240gsm surface weight and high-quality rigid base material, this media allows for simple, problem-free processing, offering much quicker drying than similar products. The bright white, double-sided PE coated paper delivers the basis for the high gloss surface and leaves commercial graphics, as well as photos, radiating in a perfect sheen. An optimal rigidity and perfect haptic emphasise the high quality effect of the results.’

The very resistant surface protects the water-fast prints from scratches. With the Solvent Photo Paper PE 240 Sihl is offering a material for excellent prints, which thanks to its unrivalled luminosity and the fact that it needs no additional protection, these characteristics together deliver highly durable prints. The robust prints can be sprayed wet, even with common cleaning agents, and wiped clean. This makes them an ideal solution for long-term application in advertising, interior design, and decoration.

‘The new Sihl photo paper is a product of an innovative generation of inkjet media, which meet the increased requirements of users and customers: a versatile photo paper for the best results,’ said Turnbull.

Solvent Photo Paper PE 2940 (3454) is now available in roll format 137.16cm (54“) 30m length from Sihl. Visit Sihl from 20-23rd of May 2014 in Hall B1, Stand 120 at FESPA in Munich.

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