Herma creates seaworthy inkjet film

Herma’s latest PP inkjet film (grade 821) is now approved for marine use, including printing, when used with certain inkjet systems.

The company says when used with Epson, Primera and Kiaro inkjet systems, printers can use its latest film to affordably print seawater-resistant labels.

Specifically, the certification covers the film being used with Epson TM-C3500 and Colorworks TM-C7500, Epson Colorworks TM-C7500G, Primera LX2000e and Kiaro D print systems.

According to Herma, printers can offer label users the print properties they require, or supply blank seawater-resistant labels which users can print themselves.

Ralf Drache, sales director, Herma says, “In combination with pigment ink, our new adhesive material is predestined to print small and small batches in particular both efficiently and at a favourable cost. Whether sheetfed or web printing, the film delivers outstanding results with commercially available inkjet printers.”

Herma says its film grade 821 is produced specifically to promote the very fast drying of colour inks – even when multiple colours are being overprinted, as is the case with photographic images. This film is also scratch-resistant.

The company says the standard coating for the film is the Herma adhesive 63B.

“It is an acrylate-based permanent adhesive that offers excellent processing parameters, a bonus for film applications in particular. In view of its aggressive adhesive behaviour, this grade is suited for critical surfaces, such as rough carton, for applying labels to small plastic containers, metal containers, or drums containing chemicals, and for hot filling applications,” says Herma.

Drache says, “It resists the influence of water, light, heat and ageing especially well and is an ideal option for applying labels to moist and cool surfaces. And no matter what the machine, its die-cutting attributes are excellent.”

Herma is sold through the Result Group in Australia.

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