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Sihl launches new ‘eco-friendlier’ poster papers

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Sihl is launching three new 'eco-friendlier' multi-purpose poster papers into the large format market. The 'wet-strength' Post-2-Cure Papers have been specially developed by Sihl for use with latest generation latex inks from HP and are suited for both indoor and outdoor use.

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.

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