Stafix Adds Eco-Solvent Film To Grip Range

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Stafix added Eco-Solvent film to its Grip range of adhesive films. Grip UV-Inkjet makes the cost benefits of its Grip materials available to users of UV inkjet printers, which it has identified as a growing market, following the launch of Grip for eco-solvent printers.

UK and Ireland account manager Adrian Darwin said, ‘We launched the eco-solvent film last year, however, UV inkjet machines don’t need the thick coating that the eco-solvent printers do. This means, we can manufacture a product at a lower cost because the material doesn’t need the primary absorbent coating. The product is targeted at large-format UV-inkjet printers, which make up a significant portion of the market and we think is growing, with larger printers doing bigger volumes.’

There is also a toner-compatible version of Grip that was launched in May. 

Grip UV-Inkjet is supplied in rolls 137cm wide, and in lengths of 30m and 100m and follows the launch last year of the Grip for eco-solvent printing. The new product is available in white and clear and is described as more competitive for larger-volume large-format print campaigns. The 100m roll length is particularly cost-efficient for long runs.

Stafix makes printable substrates that adhere without glue and can be used for POS, window graphics and campaigns and product launches on a range of surfaces. Managing director José Ayala said the main advantage of the UV-Inkjet product was production and ‘cost efficiency’.

‘In order to reduce manufacturing costs, we have slightly reduced the thickness of the film. The film does not have a thick coating, since UV inkjet presses do not need a heavy absorbent coating. Additionally, we have increased the thickness of the release liner, which makes removal of the liner easier and improves post-press functions like kiss-cutting and die-cutting.

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