Sam Iliaifar, Sihl Group UK area sales manager, said "Latex inks are based on an infra-red hardening technique and require their own range of media. Sihl has responded to this need with the launch of Post-2-Cure Paper 125, Post-2-Cure Paper 180 and Post-2-Cure Paper blueback 125 - all high quality wet-strength papers enabling weather and water resistant prints both with the new latex and with UV-hardening inks, whilst remaining compatible with real solvent inks."
He added: "This is the eco-friendlier option. These bright white poster papers enable digital services providers to produce prints with a high productivity which are significantly less harmful to the environment and our health than solvent inks. The Post-2-Cure alternatives are in addition to the six solvent-based printing media from the speciality sector which we have already introduced for the HP DesignJet L65500 (the first printer to use the new water-based HP latex ink) and the brand new HP DesignJet 25500."
According to Sihl, the poster papers offer impressive colour reproduction and correspond to offset-printed posters in terms of surface feel and appearance.
Said Sam: "The heat that has an effect on the paper during processing causes only minimum paper shrinkage and with these properties the new media promises high-quality, superior poster application."
For further information visit www.sihl.com or call 07894 825 594.