UV-Inkjet

For large format UV- & UV-LED -curable printers. In our UV-INKJET -products the film fully is attached to the paper backer by a low-tack glue. The film cannot be printed with solvent or water based inks.

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Product properties

STAFIX®STATIC is a glue-free sticker material that adheres to almost any clean, even surface with a static charge. The material adheres on average for 3 months and is easy to apply and removable without leaving any residue.
The material adheres on the unprinted side only.

STAFIX®STATIC UV-INKJET is available in white and clear and comes in sheets and rolls. The material consists of two layers:

  • 50 microns thick, polypropylene film. (Top layer)
  • 200 g/m2 cardboard backer. (Bottom layer)

The film is fully attached to the paper backer by a low-tack glue.

STAFIX®STATIC film is 100% recyclable as a grade 5 plastic and doesn’t release toxic gases into the environment if incinerated. The cardboard used for the backer is PEFC certified.

SHELF LIFE
In the sealed original package, unprinted STAFIX®STATIC sheets and rolls can be stored up to 12 months following our storage guidelines.


Product data

FORMATREELS / PALLET
0,7 x 50m12
0,7 x 100m 12
PRODUCT DATA
WHITECLEAR
FILMBACKERFILMBACKER
Weight (g/m2)36.320045.5200
Thickness (mm)0.05 0.1520.050.152
Total Weight (g/m2)236.3245.5
Total Thickness (mm)0.2020.202
Stafix® Product codeST-50PP1W200BST-50PP1C200B
REEL SPECIFICATION
WHITECLEAR
REEL LENGTH50 M100 M50 M100 M
Reel Width (mm)36.320045.5200
Reel Diameter (cm)0.05 0.1540.050.154
Core Diameter(cm)236.3245.5
Reel Weight (kg)0.2040.204

FORMAT TOLERANCE
Sheets: Size tolerance is 0 / +5mm in machine and cross direction
Sheet flatness tolerance is 8mm
Rolls: 0,5% in length

CUSTOM SIZE ORDERS
For larger quantities, cost efficiency can be achieved by producing tailored size sheets or custom length rolls.
Please consult us regarding minimum quantities and delivery times.


Storage

Store the unwrapped STAFIX®STATIC UV-INKJET in the original package at 25% to 50% relative humidity and 20°C to 27°C temperature. The material should remain sealed in the original wrap until the STAFIX®STATIC material has warmed up to print-room temperature.
The print-room recommended relative humidity is 50% to 60% and the temperature is 20°C to 27°C.

 STORAGE CONDITIONSPRINTING CONDITIONS
Humidity (RH)25% to 50%50% to 60%
Temperature20°C to 27°C

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:

PACKAGINGWEIGHTTEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE (°C)
FORMATKG (APPROX)10°15°20°25°30°35°40°HOURS
700 mm x 50 mOne box (1 reel)12 kg12345566
700 mm x 100 mOne box (1 reel)22 kg1357891011

Once the STAFIX®STATIC material have reached the same temperature as the print room you can unwrap the pallet. Let the material acclimatize without the wrap / plastic bag for 2 hours prior to printing. STAFIX®STATIC UV-INKJET sheets & rolls are packed in a plastic bag within the box. After use re-seal the remaining unused material in the original package. Sudden changes of temperature and/or humidity may cause the cardboard to change size, and this could wrinkle the film.

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Do not use a Total Ink Coverage (TIC) greater than 240%. Use the Under Colour Removal (UCR) and Grey Component Replacement (GCR) if needed. Heavy deposits of ink should be avoided, especially near the edges of the artwork, to prevent the film from curling or rippling. Leave an unprinted border at the edges of the artwork if possible. Do not overlap a combination of two or more solid colours. Heavy layers of ink may cause the film to swell.
For pictures a raster of 60 – 70 l/cm is recommended. Create the black text of only 100% black for better registration. Make sure that the printing machine have flexible inks available and they are used for printing on STAFIX®STATIC UV-INKJET.

Please see the table below for the maximum printable area by product:

 FORMATMAXIMUM PRINTABLE AREA
UV-Inkjet (reels)700 mm x 50 / 100 m700 mm

CLEAR MATERIAL
When printing an artwork on the clear material that will be used for window advertising, print the image mirror-wise and apply an additional covering white layer to reduce the transparency. Rasterize the covering white to 95%. Additionally to the covering white you can use 240% maximum TIC on the colour build.
The sticker or poster is always installed from the unprinted side to the glass. The material adheres only from the unprinted side.

Not all the presses have white inks available; consult with your printing house beforehand.

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Always run a test with the right inks and right conditions before printing a commercial job, specially for the first time printing on STAFIX®STATIC

 

INK USAGE AND RECOMENDED INKS
The STAFIX®STATIC UV–INKJET film is printable with UV and UV LED curable inks only. The film does not have a receptive primer and therefore it cannot be printed with solvent or water based inks. Adjust the UV lamps to a minimum level that still cures the inks but does not wrinkle the film. If the intensity of the UV lamps is too high it may curl the material and reduce the electrical charge.
Use a printing profile suitable for non-absorbent substrates.
Avoid using the highest printing quality, it is recommended to use medium or low printing quality (approx.: 600 x 600 dpi). The maximum printing quality applies too much ink to the material and would affect negatively its ability to adhere to the surface. Always use flexible inks for printing on STAFIX®STATIC UV-INKJET film, The rigid inks cause the film to curl away from the surface, contact your UV-Inkjet printing machine manufacturer for more information.

STATIC ELIMINATORS: Do not use any antistatic devices including sprays, tinsel, or on-press electronics. These will reduce the static charge loaded in the material.

COATINGS: Do not use any varnish or aqueous coatings! Coatings will eliminate the static charge and curl the material.


Post-press

STAFIX®STATIC can be die-cut and kiss-cut. Avoid long thin shapes as they might curl away from the surface and round the inner corners because the inner-sharp corners might cause the film to tear, always round the corners when die-cutting or kiss cutting. Perforating, binding and direct mail inserting is also possible. When trimming, use sharp, nick-free blades.

PACKING & SHIPPING
Protect the products well from humidity and dust when sending the finished goods to your client. Avoid packing the material with products that emit VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds / Solvents) as they will reduce the static charge. Do not pack the material using vacuum-sealed packaging; the freshly printed ink can also emit VOC’s.
Ship the materials flat. When shipping the roll material, do so by having the film on the outside edge.