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Friday, November 14, 2014

Agfa Synaps XM synthetic paper certified for use on Kodak NexPress digital production color presses

A leading provider of functional foils in a wide variety of application markets, Agfa Specialty Products announced that its synthetic paper Synaps Xerographic Matt (XM) has been certified as a qualified substrate for use on Kodak NexPress digital production color presses by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

The RIT Print Applications Lab conducted a number of evaluations to determine the optimum engine dependent settings for Synaps XM135. Selection criteria for the different settings are based on: dry ink adhesion, color density, overall image quality, sufficient discharging, and no artifacts such as excessive curl or blistering. As a result it was confirmed that Synaps XM135 functions as expected under the evaluation conditions and is qualified for the Kodak NexPress 2100 Classic through SX platforms with appropriate corresponding NexStation DFE software.

“We are very pleased with this certification as it confirms Synaps as a most easy-to-use solution for print houses who wish to switch seamlessly from print jobs on paper to synthetics using their standard printing technology - be it digital or offset.”, said Ivo THYS, Global Sales Manager Synaps at Agfa. “It means that customers can start working with Synaps with almost no learning curve to quickly reach print quality and productivity as with paper.”

Weatherproof and unmatched tear resistant, Synaps XM and Synaps Offset Matt (OM) are both polyester-based and respectively coated for toner and offset printing. Uniquely, for a number of applications Synaps XM also allows for pre-printing fixed data with offset and subsequently individualizing with variable data via dry toner printing. It is available in weights of 135 gsm, 230 gsm, 300 gsm and 450gsm.

Thanks to its versatility, proven performance and consistent quality, Synaps’ reputation in the market is growing as a cost efficient alternative to lamination and becoming the preferred choice for an ever growing multitude of applications requiring lasting durability.