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.
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.