STAFIX®GRIP Indigo is a self-adhesive material that adheres to various clean and very smooth surfaces with a silicon adhesion layer. The material is removable without leaving any residue and reusable even up to 12 months. The material adheres on the unprinted side only.
STAFIX®GRIP Indigo is designed for printing in sheetfed HP Indigo® presses, the film has a special receptive coating for HP Indigo®s’ ElektroInks™, the coating allows excellent ink transferability and ink adhesion.
In the sealed original package, unprinted material can be stored 18 months.
|FORMAT||SHEETS / BOX||SHEETS / PALLET|
|Total Weight (g/m2)||155|
|Total Thickness (µm)||220|
|Working Temperature||-30 °C to 80 °C|
|180° Peel strength (g/25mm)||4-7|
|Recyclability||Grade 5 plastic|
|Shelf life||18 months|
|Stafix® Product code||GR-170PPW50.1|
Store the unwrapped STAFIX®GRIP in the original package at 25% to 50% relative humidity and 15°C to 25°C temperature. The material should remain sealed in the original wrap until the STAFIX®GRIP material has warmed up to print-room temperature.
Print-room recommended relative humidity is 50% to 60% and temperature is 18°C to 30°C. After use re-seal the remaining unused material in the original package.
|STORAGE CONDITIONS||PRINTING CONDITIONS|
|Humidity||25% to 50%||50% to 60%|
|Temperature||15°C to 25°C||18°C to 30°C|
Proper acclimatization allows for better feeding through the press.
The warming-up time depends on the pallet weight and the temperature difference between the warehouse and the print-room, see table below for more details:
|PACKAGING||WEIGHT||TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE (°C)|
|320 x 460 mm||3 kg||1||2||2||2|
|530 x 750 mm||8 kg||1||1||2||3|
Once the STAFIX®GRIP INDIGO sheets have reached the same temperature as the print room you can open the boxes. Let the material acclimatize with the open box for 2 hours prior to printing for better runnability and efficient feeding.
After use, repack the remaining unused material in the original package.
Always run a test with the right inks and right conditions before printing a commercial job, specially for the first time printing on STAFIX®GRIP Indigo.
Fan the sheets properly prior to loading, place the sheets in the drawer for thicker substrates. For the series 2 (5000’s) and series 3 (7000’s) set the temperature to 100° – 130°C and the printing pressure from 200 – 250 kg. For the series 4 (10000’s and 12000’s) set the temperature to 100° – 120°C and the printing pressure from 400 to 500 kg
Varnish or coatings can be applied, Make sure you test the varnishes and coatings on STAFIX®GRIP Indigo previous to a print run.
STAFIX®GRIP Indigo can be die-cut and kiss-cut. Always round the corners when die-cutting or kiss cutting because the inner-sharp corners might cause the film to tear, Perforating, binding and direct mail inserting is also possible. When trimming, use sharp, nick-free blades.
PACKING & SHIPPING
Protect the products well from dust when sending the finished goods to your client. Pack the material flat and do not fold the sheets.