Lyndhurst, NJ — Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper, today released helpful tips for finishing and fabricating on the various grades of Hop-Syn synthetic paper. The piece highlights numerous post-press options — from die-cutting, folding and scoring to drilling, sewing and grommeting — along with advice to help customers get the best results with the durable substrate. Contact a Hop-Syn synthetic paper expert at 800-524-0757 or www.hopsyn.com/contact to request the free technical document.
“The finishing and fabricating tips document is a handy reference for packaging firms and print partners using Hop-Syn synthetic paper. For each finishing and fabricating technique, there’s ways to produce it with precision, and this document explains how,” comments Jack Smith, Senior Vice President, Hop Industries.
The Hop-Syn technical tips for finishing and fabricating is a valuable resource to get the most out of the synthetic paper grades while extending the life of the processing equipment. For example, it explains why it's recommended to use wax paper or carbon paper when drilling in short lifts, and highlights how to get the best folding results. It also gives the ratio of web speed to die pressure, and explains why maintaining accurate adjustment of die-to-anvil contact is important for success.
Hop-Syn synthetic paper is a single-layered mineral filled polypropylene that comes in six grades: XT, BL, TO, G1, G2, and DL. Each synthetic paper grade is developed for specific applications such as P-O-P displays, banners, blockout and backlit signs, as well as hang tags, book covers, maps and more.