MACtac® Printing Products’ INDIE® Digital Stocks Certified for HP Indigo WS6000 Press
Four INDIE film labelstocks certified for the latest in digital press technology
Continuing to enhance its INDIE® line of certified stocks to help converters address the latest advances in digital press technology, MACtac® Printing Products recently received RIT certification for four of its INDIE film labelstocks on the HP Indigo WS6000 press.
MACtac’s INDIE Clear Polypropylene (ICP9502), INDIE Matte Polypropylene (IMP1810), INDIE Gloss Polypropylene (IGP2602) and INDIE Label-Lyte® (ILL9500) are topcoated for printing on the HP Indigo series WS2000, WS4000 and now WS6000 presses with excellent results. The pre-treated film labelstocks alleviate the need for converters to apply their own topcoats on the press and are available with a variety of adhesive options to meet most labeling applications needs.
“As digital press technology continues to evolve, so do the printing requirements for each new press. MACtac is constantly expanding our INDIE line of certified digital labelstocks allowing us to provide customers with a variety of material options that are compatible with the latest press technologies,” said Allison Hazel, marketing manager, MACtac Printing Products. “Our goal is to serve as an industry leader in topcoating, and we are focused on advancing our expertise in that area in order to provide an extensive product offering to the digital printing industry.”
The four recently certified film labelstocks offer high durability for demanding applications and cover a range of constructions:
• INDIE ICP9502 is a 2.0-mil clear polypropylene that enables a ‘no label look’ for food, cosmetic, beverage and household cleaning product applications. It features MACtac’s well-established ST95 general-purpose acrylic emulsion adhesive, for aggressive initial tack and excellent adhesion and mandrel hold, and a 40# liner, making it an economical digital print option.
• INDIE IMP1810 is a 3.0-mil matte polypropylene, featuring MACtac’s MP910 patented non-ooze adhesive, offering ultimate adhesion and virtually eliminating the need for adhesive clean up on the press. Designed for semi-rigid and rigid containers, typical applications include cosmetics, household cleaning products, food and beverage labeling and more.
• INDIE IGP2602 is a 2.3-mil white gloss polypropylene, featuring MACtac’s 640AT adhesive, making it ideal for label application at various temperatures despite cold and damp environments. Applications include food packaging.
• INDIE ILL9500 is a 2.6-mil white Label-Lyte polypropylene that’s pearlescent face enables striking graphic quality. It features MACtac's ST95 adhesive and a 2.45-mil semi-bleached calendared kraft liner. INDIE Label-Lyte is designed for prime labeling applications in several industries, including food, cosmetic, toiletries and more.
INDIE certified digital stocks can be used anywhere a flexo printed label is used. Additional applications include new product introductions, seasonal and regional products, test market products and special promotions labeling.
MACtac’s INDIE products are available under MACtac’s Precise Program, allowing customers to order a smaller amount of material for small runs and limited applications.
For more information on MACtac’s INDIE line of digital stocks, or other high-quality products available from MACtac Printing Products, call 800-255-9733, e-mail MACtac.Americas(at)bemis.com or visit www.MACtac.com/RollLabel.