Kernow Coatings unveils new solutions at Fespa Munich – Stand A5-F25

For Kernow Coatings, Fespa Munich 2019 will be another milestone in the company’s Wide-Format strategy. On this year’s booth, the printing industry will have a new opportunity to discover not only Kernow’s unique products but also a different approach to market, always focusing on customer’s needs and expectations.

Offering benefits to distributors, printing companies, sign makers, appliers and end-users

For the coating specialist, offering new products is certainly not only about having something new or innovative to show. At the heart of it, it is always about having helpful solutions for the Sign and Print Industry. The Kernow team focusses on offering benefits to all links of the printing production chain from distributors, printing companies, sign makers and appliers through to the end users. This covers features like ease of printing thanks to bespoke coatings, PVC-free materials, adhesive for specific use and applications, certifications and so much more. Each new product needs to have something special to offer to be approved for the range.

KernowJet KlearWipeTM and WallSharKTM are two new products that 100% match Kernow’s strategy

KlearWipe is a long-term clear dry-erase lamination film with a very innovative surface, specially developed for long term dry-erase usage. Focus was set on guaranteeing perfect writability with all types of whiteboard markers as well as offering suitability for liquid chalk markers and opening new application opportunities for the film. Of course, the cleanability was another main topic and yes! – markers can always be erased without damaging the film and leaving any ghosting. Moreover, KlearWipe is the most scratch resistant dry-erase material you’ll find in the industry. It is manufactured with a new adhesive designed for lamination on UV-cured inks (along with all the other inks) and for manual wet-application. It is compliant with the EN Standards EN71-3: 2013 which is required for the safety of the toys. KlearWipe will be offered in 1372 and 1524 mm widths.

WallSharK is a new film for wallcoverings: it is self-adhesive, PVC-free, slightly textured, very stable and scratch resistant – it will not shrink even after longer application, and enables perfectly invisible butt-joint applications. The coating will offer excellent colour gamut options for all types of wide format inks. The 170µm film was developed from a very successful floor-graphics film FloorSharK using the same shark-skin ink-receptive technology. The adhesive is designed for internal smooth walls, with an emphasis of a good adhesion and suitability on most wall paints and lacquers. The stability of the material is very forgiving and will certainly not distort or stretch when there’s a need for repositioning during the application of the material. WallSharK will be offered in 1372 and 1524 mm widths.

“What’s In It For Me?” A booth designed for a better understanding of products and applications

The best way to understand the use and potential of a product is to see it in a real application. On this year’s booth, Kernow Coatings will extensively showcase its range of MetaliK® films: applied as wallcoverings, window graphics, and samples of doming applications. Printed with or without white inks, unprinted, in silver, in gold, in rose-gold. With the support of Mimaki Europe BV, the material will also be printed and cut directly at the Kernow booth on a UCJV300 Series. Visitors will get information about all the technical details that make the product so unique and priceless in this industry.

Also to be re-discovered is the floor graphics film – KernowJet FloorSharK® with an amazing perceptual illusion design at the booth. The success of the R10 certified product is huge all around the world. Renée Kruit, Wide-Format Product Manager says: “Is it because it’s PVC-free or that you don’t need to laminate? Or because it is so much more tear resistant than PVC and will not distort or stretch when applying? It’s a combination of these features and more! With FloorSharK you can cover big areas of floor and still have a perfect alignment of your panels, making it an industry favourite all over the world from the USA to Australia and New Zealand and everywhere in between.”

Kernow Coatings’ team will be welcoming the sign and printing industry at FESPA Munich on stand A5-F25. For more information, please contact Renée Kruit, Product Manager – Wide Format at renee@kernowcoatings.com

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Kernow Coatings Launches New HP Indigo Material Line Featuring Cobalt Coating Technology

Kernow Coatings, the global leader in high performance print media, is proud the announce the expansion of their Cobalt Coating Technology, a unique high performance primer for optimizing substrates for HP Indigo printing. The proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology is designed to address the needs of HP Indigo users seeking high performance printable synthetics and the ability to run an increased range of specialty media through the HP Indigo digital press.  Built on customer feedback, Kernow’s exclusive Cobalt Coating Technology provides a static controlled, durable, and robust print surface with optimal ink adhesion to synthetics and specialty media.

Kernow’s new coating technology is aimed at helping printers take advantage of the growing trend in synthetic printing all while eliminating the need to laminate. The durable, water resistant, and long-lasting benefits of printing on synthetics has opened new doors for printers servicing customers in a wide range of markets and helps those looking to take full advantage of HP Indigo’s print technology.

Unique to Kernow, the proprietary Cobalt Coating technology was developed internally by Kernow Coatings. This latest chemistry is the results of years of research and experience in digital print, static control, and creating chemistries that optimize the performance of films in the digital print market.  Designed and created by Kernow’s in-house lab team, Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo provides an exceptional print surface and maximizes ink adhesion of the HP Indigo inks.  Beyond improved print performance, Cobalt delivers an unmatched level of static control in films and enhanced stability in difficult prints.  Cobalt is designed to work with a very wide range of print media and performs exceptionally well in all the HP Indigo print equipment.

“Building on our background in science and coating engineering, we set out to tackle challenges printers brought forward.  The result is a coating formulation designed for HP Indigo that delivers the durability, the toughness, and the ease of use printers require to stay competitive in today’s print market.  Substrates coated with Cobalt Coating Technology™ deliver unprecedented ink adhesion, stunning print quality, and the durability to match any use. With built in static control and an optimized finished surface, you can trust substrates coated with Cobalt™ to deliver where others simply can’t,” states Dan Lawellin, product manager for HP Indigo materials at Kernow Coatings.

Cobalt Coating Technology is available on a variety of print media worldwide through Kernow sales and channel partners. The range includes Polyesters, Pressure Sensitive products, Polypropylene and MetaliK® boards. In North America, Cobalt Coating Technology will be available exclusively through the new partnership with Mohawk Fine Papers.

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Specialty Coating and Laminating: Your Partner in the Industry

The “hidden” Cornish Gem

When you think of Kernow Coatings, think best-in-class quality print receptive coated synthetics across all print platforms from traditional litho and flexo to digital dry toner, all ink jet technologies and more recently HP Indigo.

We have the best digitally printable synthetics in the market with the most OEM certifications in the Industry, including over 4000 product combinations respected and sold across the globe.

We didn’t get here by accident

We have Product Managers with extensive experience in their respective market places from Dry Toner to Wide Format, HP Indigo and Pressure Sensitive materials.

Behind this success is not only a significant amount of market and technical knowledge but also one of the most comprehensive range of facilities to support our customers and partners with product development from initial concept through to commercialisation and full production.

Speciality Coating and Laminating: Your Partner in the Industry

We actively work with and encourage our customers across all industries to bring their new product developments to us.

For a Company of its size there are not many who can boast a fully equipped laboratory where all of our formulations are developed from scratch in cooperation with our partners and customers. All of these formulations are proprietary. We then work with our customers using our three pilot coaters enabling us to move through the development and scale-up process to produce concept and trial material before moving through to full production.

All through this process we have a comprehensive library of test equipment and print technologies including one of few fully climate-controlled test suites where we can mirror many of the climate conditions in the world – temperatures from 4°C to 30°C (39.2°F to 86°F) and relative humidity from 20% to 80%.

Our coating lines offer customers a wide range of capabilities for coating, laminating, bonding and stabilising substrates from 1m to 1.6m wide. We can offer both solvent and aqueous coatings with dry coat weights from sub 1gsm to in excess of 70gsm that can be either thermally- or UV-cured.

Whilst we are best known for our quality materials for the print market we are actively developing products with our partners in a wide range of industries such as packaging, construction, textiles, smart cards, heat transfers, pharmaceutical, security print, photovoltaics and electronics to mention a few.

We work with a large array of chemistries with our partners including Acrylics, Polyurethanes, Alumina, TiO2, Carbon Black, Dyes/Pigments, UV Blocking, IR Blocking, Anti-Slip, Anti-Fog, Anti-Static, Anti-Graffiti, Conductive, Waxes, Slip/Anti-Slip, Print Receptivity, Adhesives, Silica, Security (Covert/Overt), Surfactants and more. Kernow Coatings are market leaders in the control of static for printable substrates we are also well known for our ability to colour match substrates to a level even better than the human eye.

Put your money where your mouth is

Kernow is a privately held and wholly UK-owned Company that puts its money where its mouth is in terms of investment. 10% of our personnel are dedicated R&D and Technical development with several PhD chemists in the Team. We have invested more than £ 2 million in a brand new, purpose built coating line that will complement our existing four coating lines and enable us to coat the full spectrum of synthetic substrates from 12 to 700 microns.

So, whether you’re a label printer, a contract coater, a manufacturing organisation, OEM, packaging broker, engineer or designer we would welcome your approach and visit – our facilities are at your disposal and we also have the seaside and pasties within a pebble’s throw

-Kernow Sales Team

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Kernow Coatings Unveils New Solutions at Fespa Munich

For Kernow Coatings, Fespa Munich 2019 will be another milestone in the company’s Wide-Format strategy. On this year’s booth, the printing industry will have a new opportunity to discover not only unique products but also a different approach to market, always focusing on customer’s needs and expectations.

Kernow Coatings’ team will be welcoming the sign and printing industry at FESPA Munich on stand A5-F25.

Register for your free pass using the promo code FESP901, we hope to see you there!

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When white plastic isn’t just white plastic

Durable. Waterproof.  Tear resistant.  These are just a few of the ways printed plastics impact our life each day, often without us being aware of it!  From the bank cards that we use daily to pay for goods, to the safety signs that warn us about dangerous situations, synthetic materials surround us and provide us printed information, tools, and vital components that power so much of our interactions with the world around us.  Whether it’s the menu at your favorite café that can be disinfected quickly or the label that helps a lab technician identify an infectious bacteria sample, it’s the properties of synthetics and plastics that make these applications possible.

With such a wide range of uses and nearly unlimited applications, plastics must come in an equally broad and diverse range of properties, characteristics, and functions. While many people may not know what makes a sheet of plastic used for credit cards different from a sheet of plastic used for medical tags, or why one would use a white polystyrene vs white polyester, it’s the different ways these plastics perform that makes each of them specially designed to help solve challenges that printing applications present.  Some of these synthetic films may be excellent for rigid applications such as a store sign, but rapidly dissolve when exposed to common chemicals.  Others might be able to tolerate the high temperatures encountered in a factory environment, but not want to fold down flat for the safety manual used by a fight mechanic.

It’s these different characteristics that we’re going to explore. While there are hundreds of different types of synthetic polymers, plastics, and specialty films designed to target applications ranging from children’s toys to adhesive labels applied in the harsh environments of space, we’re going to look at five of the more common synthetics encountered in the day to day operations of many print shops: high-impact polystyrene (HIPS), vinyl’s (PVC), polycarbonate (PC), polypropylene (PP), and polyester (PET).

 

High-Impact Polystyrene

High-Impact Polystyrene, more commonly known simply as styrene or HIPS, is a low-cost, very rigid, and easy to work with plastic for a wide range of applications where customers need something that is stiff, durable, and water resistant. Some of the common applications include point-of purchase displays, shelving strips, and indoor signs where the printed piece needs to stand up either on its own or in a frame.

This film is what’s known as an amorphous thermoplastic. These types of plastics all share some common features that make them great for many applications.  One of the key features of films such as polystyrene is that they don’t melt rapidly, but instead soften over a wide range of temperatures.  This allows them to be formed into three dimensional shapes quickly.  It also allows the film the be easily printed, easily cut, and easy to glue or bond.  As its name implies, high-impact polystyrene has exceptional impact resistance, which is why it’s excellent for store signs that might get bumped, knocked, or nudged by shoppers.  As an added benefit, high-impact polystyrene is FDA compliant for applications that are around food!

There are some things you should look out for when using polystyrenes, however. First, high-impact polystyrene does not hold up well to many solvents.  When exposed to solvent chemicals, styrene can rapidly dissolve making  it unsuitable for any application where these chemicals may encounter it.  Additionally, styrene, like most amorphous thermoplastics, can crack easily under stress or fatigue such as folding or repeated flexing.  Lastly, high-impact polystyrene can be highly flammable and therefore not used in applications where it may be exposed to an open flame.

 

Vinyls

One of the most commonly heard plastics names is vinyl, also known as PVC. This commodity plastic can be found in a wide range of applications in daily use, ranging from credit cards to industrial signage.  With its good thermal properties, excellent corrosion resistance and stiffness, it’s been used for menus, fuel-pump signs, and safety tags.

Like high-impact polystyrene, PVC is an amorphous thermoplastic and shares many of the same characteristics. It’s easy to machine, bonds well with adhesives for things like lamination, and works very well in applications such as credit card and bank card manufacturing since it can be platen laminated and embossed with raised numbers.  It has great UV resistance that makes it suitable for outdoor use.  One of the unique features of PVC is that when exposed to flames, it will self-extinguish, making it ideal for applications where the spread of fire needs to be contained.

Unfortunately, for all the benefits of PVC, there are some strong downsides that should be considered before using this film in your applications. Most notably, there is a very strong case against the environmental impacts of PVC.  Some grades of PVC may contain toxic chemicals known as phthalates.  In addition, PVC produces several potentially hazardous by-products as it breaks down or ir burned and there have been several initiatives worldwide to limit PVC usages and disposal.

 

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is one of those plastics that you may or may not have heard of, but you likely interact with on a regular basis. This engineering thermoplastic is strong, tough, durable, and works exceptionally well in applications where a sign needs to hold up to just about anything thrown at it.  You’ve likely encountered polycarbonate on button panels such on those found on machinery or screen overlays on electronic devices.  It’s used in shatter resistant protective covers and even point-of-purchase displays where the extreme durability helps keep the display looking great for years to come!

This synthetic takes all the great features of the amorphous plastics and ramps them up. The outstanding strength and exceptional resistance to impacts (it’s over 250 times stronger than glass!) make it excellent in printed screen overlays and membrane switches that are handled regularly.  For customers needing high-security cards, polycarbonate often replaces PVC due to its toughness.  Being amorphous, it can still be easily thermoformed into three-dimensional pieces.  There are a wide variety of polycarbonates, ranging from flame retardant to UV inhibiting, with an equally wide range of surface finishes.

While polycarbonate does an exceptional job at many things, it does have some weaknesses that should be taken into consideration. First, it can fail due to stress cracking, such as being mounted with screws or put into situations where it is put under pressure or flexing.  It also has much less fatigue resistance than other engineering films such as polyester.  This can lead to some button panels cracking over time after repeated use.  And while it has good chemical resistance, it can still be attacked by many solvents.

 

Polypropylene

Polypropylene, like PVC, is one of those plastics you’ve probably heard of, use regularly, and could identify if you were to touch it. It’s one of the most common types of plastics in the print business due to its soft and flexible feel that helps it feel more like paper than a rigid plastic.  It’s low cost, low rigidity, and soft feel make it commonplace in applications such as menus, book covers, manuals, hang tags, and product labels.

 

Unlike the amorphous thermoplastics such as HIPS, PVC, and polycarbonate, polypropylene is what is called a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. While amorphous films are very easy to shape into three-dimensional buttons and signs, but can crack under stress or fail with fatigue, semi-crystalline thermoplastics like polypropylene are better suited for applications where they don’t need to be thermoformed, and instead need to stand up to lots of stress, repeated folding, and longer-term wear.  The high flexibility of polypropylene makes it exceptional in applications that have a hinge or fold that will be repeatedly moved back and forth over time.  Its soft feel makes it incredible for consumer applications and its FDA compliance make it suitable around foods.  It’s lower cost, high resistance to acid, solvents, and chemicals, combined with its visual appearance make it a popular choice for both consumer and industrial labels, tags, and signage.

 

The largest drawback to polypropylene is its lack of rigidity. Thin polypropylene films used in printing have a very soft feel that prevents them from standing up properly in applications such as sign frames.  Customers looking for a table tent or bi-fold menu that need to stand upright on a table may find that the polypropylene films simply won’t perform like they wish.  In addition, semi-crystalline thermoplastics can be difficult to shape using thermoforming, leaving them best for applications that are folded or lay-flat.  Finally, polypropylene can be difficult to bond with adhesives.  While this is great for applications that need to be easily cleaned off, customers needing to apply a glue, adhesive, or another label to the printed piece may run into challenges.

 

Polyester

When it comes to a synthetic that does a lot of things very well, it’s hard to look much past polyester films. The durability, chemical resistance, and wide-ranging use of this engineering film make it suitable it an exceedingly broad range of applications.  Polyester films can be found in everything from tear-resistant store catalogues to safety-critical signage used in military and lab environments.  It’s rigidity, heat resistance, and ease of use make it ideal in the widest range of print technology, including high-heat laser and toner printing.

 

As a semi-crystalline engineering film, polyester stands out for its excellent chemical resistance and thermal stability. It has one of the highest short-term and long-term operating temperatures outside of high-end, high cost engineered plastics, making it an excellent choice for applications that might be exposed to high temperatures such as those found in a hot-foods deli counter or even tagging products in a heat-based manufacturing environment.  Polyester also has an extremely high actuation life, meaning it can be folded, pushed, and flexed repeatedly without worry about cracking, breaking, or failing.  This allows it to perform better than polycarbonates in button panel applications where repeated button presses could cause polycarbonate to fail.  Polyester can be thermoformed and is excellent when used in parts that have a hinge.  This non-toxic film is benign to the environment and can be recycled.  In addition, polyester has a very high tensile strength that lends itself well to applications where customers need very high tear resistance and durability, such as customer loyalty key ring tags.  Other common applications include safety manuals for flight crews, maps for the military, and menus that need to last repeated handling and cleaning.

For all the benefits of polyester, there are a few things to look out for. Compared to polycarbonate, it has a much lower impact strength.  It’s less easy to easy to die-cut and emboss than polycarbonate in applications such as overlays.  In addition, the high rigidity and dimensional stability of polyester can make folded applications a challenge on the thicker calipers.  While the hinge will last a very long time, the fold will have a higher tendency to want to open than with a softer film such as polypropylene.

With the growing range of synthetics being used in printing, it’s easy to fall into the idea that plastic is plastic. After all, it’s all synthetic, it’s all water resistant, and it’s all designed to be more durable than paper.  Hopefully, however, this guide has helped you understand the applications, ranges, and different types of common printing plastics found in the industry.  The features, benefits, and drawbacks of every synthetic on the market are as diverse as the applications themselves.  By choosing the correct synthetic for your specific application, you can deliver higher quality, higher satisfaction, and more profitable services to your customers.

At Kernow Coatings, we specialize in the development and consultation of printable synthetic applications. If you have questions about which film is best for your application, don’t hesitate to give one of our material experts a call.  We can help guide you through the features of each film that best fit your needs and make sure you have the right type of film for your customer!

– Kernow Sales Team

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This New Year start thinking GREEN with KernowPrint Elite for HP Indigo

Kernow Coatings, the global leader in the development of digitally printable substrates, today announced their continued commitment to conducting business in ways that both help protect our planet now and build a better, more ecologically aware future for generations to come.

As climate change and waste awareness continue to take primary focus worldwide, environmental responsibility is at the forefront for many companies. As part of the ongoing commitment to sustainability and resource conservation, Kernow has increased its emphasis on recyclability, energy reduction and landfill waste reduction through a variety of developments with KernowPrint Elite.

Environmental Protection Agency studies (Lilienfeld, 2008) have found that paper products can take as long as plastics to decompose in landfills and many times, post-print treatments, such as lamination of those products, eliminate recycling options for those items. To help combat this, Kernow’s research team has developed specialized water-based coatings that are easily managed in the waste and recycling streams without contaminating recycled resins.  In addition, KernowPrint Elite has been designed with an environmental base film that can be handled through most recycling systems as a single piece.  The combination of advanced coatings and base film allow printers to produce single-process prints that are easily deinked and can go directly into the recycling chain.

To reduce overall waste production and landfill scrap, Kernow has developed a new 100% closed loop process for its KernowPrint Elite products. The closed loop process captures 100% of production waste for recycling.  The recaptured production waste is used to make up 50% of all KernowPrint Elite products, with an additional 35% of products coming from external recycled waste.  The result is an efficient 85% reduction in new resin requirements for the entire range.

“Environmental awareness is a topic that impacts us all,” states Bosy Colak of Kernow Coatings. “As a source manufacturer of products that travel through the process from manufacturing to consumer use, it’s our responsibility and duty to increase the awareness our industry has of its impacts on the environment.  By reducing our requirement for virgin products, dramatically cutting our disposed waste, and creating products that can be easily managed in a recycle stream instead of simply being tossed out, we have made it our goal to take the lead in environmental awareness for our industry.”

KernowPrint Elite is available in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. To learn more about KernowPrint Elite and Kernow’s commitment to environmental protection, please contact your local Kernow representative.

For more information, contact Dan Lawellin, Product Manager – HP Indigo Materials, at dlawellin@kernowna.com

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Color-Logic Certifies Kernow Metalik Silver Media for the Xerox Iridesse Press

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West Chester, Ohio – Kernowprint Metalik silver media is the first Kernow substrate certified by Color-Logic for the Xerox Iridesse press. Discussing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: “The Iridesse Press with White Dry Ink consistently produces impressive images on Kernow Metalik silver media. The entire range of Color-Logic decorative effects, in addition to the 250 standard Color-Logic metallic colors, offer Iridesse users the ability to develop new markets and applications for their customers.”

Color-Logic Chief Technology Officer Richard Ainge also commented on the certification: “In today’s ultracompetitive print market, time-to-market is critical; Color-Logic tools can speed prepress throughput incredibly. Using Color-Logic, graphic designers no longer need to manually create white ink masks and can confidently create metallic special effects that heretofore required countless hours and often endless trial and error. And with the Color-Logic FX-Viewer, designers no longer need valuable press time to verify their work before going to production.”

For more information, visit www.color-logic.com or call +1-513-258-0047.

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KernowPrint DryToner’s superb alcohol test results!

Ever wondered what is the best way to check just how well your freshly printed media will perform in real-life situation?

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KernowPrint Lucid Clear Synthetic Sheets for HP Indigo Presses

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Kernow Coatings, a leader in the development of digitally printable synthetic substrates, has announced the launch of KernowPrint Lucid clear polyester synthetic sheets – a new material built using the company’s proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo. KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo expands the range of materials offered by Kernow and provides users with an ultra-clear printable film for commercial printing special effects, industrial nameplates, and button panel applications.

KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo is a new product that expands the existing KernowPrint for HP Indigo synthetic materials range from Kernow Coatings. The polyester based film delivers high optical clarity and is well suited for applications requiring high transparency, windows, and specialty print needs. To aid in feeding, the KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo features an opaque paper backing that can be easily removed after printing. In addition, the material takes advantage of the Kernow Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo to create an optimal surface for ink adhesion and colour vibrancy, while fully controlling static during printing and post-processing. Users can deliver high-durability prints that repel liquids, greases, and oils, including harsh industrial chemicals. Based on a polyester core, KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo can handle repeated folding and handling, including strenuous use in applications such as machine button panels and membrane switches.
The KernowPrint Lucid clear synthetic material for HP Indigo is available in a range of sheet sizes for any HP Indigo press and comes in 105, 130 and 180 micron thick sheets.
The newly released material joins the growing range of synthetic products for HP Indigo driven by Kernow’s Cobalt Coating Technology. The combination of high optical clarity, extreme durability and easy handling has led customers to early successes in markets, such as industrial manufacturing, promotional piece embellishment, and greeting card special effects.

“The success of our Cobalt Coating Technology with customers has been above and beyond anything we expected”, states Dan Lawellin, HP Indigo Materials Product Manager for Kernow Coatings. “As customers have come to trust Cobalt, optically clear materials have been one of the top requested products by our closest partners. KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo gives us a way to answer those needs with a material that is tough, durable, and easy to use. The HP Indigo press is perfectly suited for short run and variable needs of markets such as membrane switches. By providing customers with a new high clarity material, they can take advantage of the digital print technology and further transition business from traditional screen and offset prints to the more lucrative digital presses. Outside of industrial print, we’re seeing designers really jump on this product for layered special effects that add excellent depth to promotion pieces and greeting cards.”

For specifics around regional availability, distributors, and samples, please contact your local Kernow Coatings
representative.

For more information, contact Dan Lawellin, Product Manager – HP Indigo Materials, at dlawellin@kernowna.com

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Kernow Coatings launches KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo

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Kernow Coatings, the global leader in the development of digitally printable synthetic substrates, announced today the launch of KernowPrint Lucid clear polyester synthetic sheets – a new material built using the company’s proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo.

KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo expands the range of materials offered by Kernow and provides users with an ultra-clear printable film for commercial printing special effects, industrial nameplates, and button panel applications.

KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo is a new product that expands the existing KernowPrint for HP Indigo synthetic materials range from Kernow Coatings. The polyester based film delivers high optical clarity and is well suited for applications requiring high transparency, windows, and specialty print needs. To aid in feeding, the KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo features an opaque paper backing that can be easily removed after printing. In addition, the material takes advantage of the Kernow Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo to create an optimal surface for ink adhesion and colour vibrancy, while fully controlling static during printing and post-processing. Users can deliver high-durability prints that repel liquids, greases, and oils, including harsh industrial chemicals. Based on a polyester core, KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo can handle repeated folding and handling, including strenuous use in applications such as machine button panels and membrane switches.

The KernowPrint Lucid clear synthetic material for HP Indigo is available in a range of sheet sizes for any HP Indigo press and comes in 105, 130 and 180 micron thick sheets.

The newly released material joins the growing range of synthetic products for HP Indigo driven by Kernow’s Cobalt Coating Technology. The combination of high optical clarity, extreme durability and easy handling has led customers to early successes in markets, such as industrial manufacturing, promotional piece embellishment, and greeting card special effects.

“The success of our Cobalt Coating Technology with customers has been above and beyond anything we expected”, states Dan Lawellin, HP Indigo Materials Product Manager for Kernow Coatings. “As customers have come to trust Cobalt, optically clear materials have been one of the top requested products by our closest partners. KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo gives us a way to answer those needs with a material that is tough, durable, and easy to use. The HP Indigo press is perfectly suited for short run and variable needs of markets such as membrane switches. By providing customers with a new high clarity material, they can take advantage of the digital print technology and further transition business from traditional screen and offset prints to the more lucrative digital presses. Outside of industrial print, we’re seeing designers really jump on this product for layered special effects that add excellent depth to promotion pieces and greeting cards.”

KernowPrint Lucid Clear Polyester for HP Indigo is launching worldwide through distributors in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. For specifics around regional availability, distributors, and samples, please contact your local Kernow Coatings representative.

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Kernow launches synthetic sheets for HP Indigo

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Kernow Coatings has launched KernowPrint Lucid clear polyester sheets for HP Indigo, a new material made using the company’s proprietary cobalt coating technology. The material is an “ultra-clear” printable film for commercial printing special effects, industrial nameplates and button panel applications.

The polyester-based film delivers high optical clarity and is well-suited for applications requiring high transparency, such as windows and speciality print needs. To aid feeding, the sheets have an opaque paper backing that can be easily removed after printing. Lucid lends itself to high-durability prints that repel liquids, grease and oils, including harsh industrial chemicals. The sheets are available in a range of sizes for any HP Indigo press and come in 105, 130 and 180 micron thicknesses.

‘The success of our cobalt coating technology with customers has been above and beyond anything we expected,’ said Dan Lawellin, HP Indigo materials product manager at Kernow. ‘As customers have come to trust Cobalt, optically clear materials have been one of the top requested products by our closest partners. KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo gives us a way to answer those needs with a material that is tough, durable and easy to use. The HP Indigo press is perfectly suited for short run and variable needs of markets such as membrane switches. By providing customers with a new high clarity material, they can take advantage of the digital print technology and further transition business from traditional screen and offset prints to the more lucrative digital presses. Outside of industrial print, we’re seeing designers really jump on this product for layered special effects that add excellent depth to promotion pieces and greeting cards.’

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Kernow Coatings Launches KernowPrint Lucid Clear Synthetic Sheets Designed for Use on HP Indigo Presses

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KernowPrint for HP Indigo Lucid clear polyester sheets expand the product range of materials coated for HP Indigo using the company’s proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology

Kernow Coatings, the global leader in the development of digitally printable synthetic substrates, announced today the launch of KernowPrint Lucid clear polyester synthetic sheets – a new material built using the company’s proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo. KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo expands the range of materials offered by Kernow and provides users with an ultra-clear printable film for commercial printing special effects, industrial nameplates, and button panel applications.

KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo is a new product that expands the existing KernowPrint for HP Indigo synthetic materials range from Kernow Coatings. The polyester based film delivers high optical clarity and is well suited for applications requiring high transparency, windows, and specialty print needs. To aid in feeding, the KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo features an opaque paper backing that can be easily removed after printing. In addition, the material takes advantage of the Kernow Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo to create an optimal surface for ink adhesion and colour vibrancy, while fully controlling static during printing and post-processing. Users can deliver high-durability prints that repel liquids, greases, and oils, including harsh industrial chemicals. Based on a polyester core, KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo can handle repeated folding and handling, including strenuous use in applications such as machine button panels and membrane switches.

The KernowPrint Lucid clear synthetic material for HP Indigo is available in a range of sheet sizes for any HP Indigo press and comes in 105, 130 and 180 micron thick sheets.

The newly released material joins the growing range of synthetic products for HP Indigo driven by Kernow’s Cobalt Coating Technology. The combination of high optical clarity, extreme durability and easy handling has led customers to early successes in markets, such as industrial manufacturing, promotional piece embellishment, and greeting card special effects.

“The success of our Cobalt Coating Technology with customers has been above and beyond anything we expected”, states Dan Lawellin, HP Indigo Materials Product Manager for Kernow Coatings. “As customers have come to trust Cobalt, optically clear materials have been one of the top requested products by our closest partners. KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo gives us a way to answer those needs with a material that is tough, durable, and easy to use. The HP Indigo press is perfectly suited for short run and variable needs of markets such as membrane switches. By providing customers with a new high clarity material, they can take advantage of the digital print technology and further transition business from traditional screen and offset prints to the more lucrative digital presses. Outside of industrial print, we’re seeing designers really jump on this product for layered special effects that add excellent depth to promotion pieces and greeting cards.”

KernowPrint Lucid Clear Polyester for HP Indigo is launching worldwide through distributors in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. For specifics around regional availability, distributors, and samples, please contact your local Kernow Coatings representative.

For more information, contact Dan Lawellin, Product Manager – HP Indigo Materials, at dlawellin@kernowna.com.

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