Herma – New PP label film for HP Indigo digital presses
GERMANY • Digital printing continues to gain ground and is now firmly established as an ideal complement to conventional processes in the label segment. Herma has therefore added to the range of films for digital printing offered by its self-adhesive materials division the polypropylene film PP white digital (grade 877) specifically developed for printing on HP Indigo digital presses.
Thanks to a special surface treatment, certified by HP Indigo with “3 stars” (best performance), the white, film-based adhesive material offers high printability in combination with ElectroInks. This white digital is a glossy polypropylene film and produces labels with a strong visual appeal for use on cosmetics or household cleaning products, for example, even when hostile weather conditions and exposure to chemicals have to be endured.
Furthermore, the adhesive is also certified by the German institute ISEGA for direct contact with fatty foodstuffs. As a further benefit, Herma PP white digital no longer requires treatment with a primer prior to printing. The standard coating for the new film is the Herma adhesive 62Xpc with multi-layer perfectCut technology. The material reduces die-cutter wear, especially during film label production, improves convertibility and die-cutting results, and thus enhances machine performance, in particular when producing film labels.