3. A new polyester (PET) film from Flex Films has a modified surface on one side that can be digitally printed without any need for priming or coating, saving the typical steps and cost of treating the surface of films prior to printing.
The film, F-PDP, has been certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology for digital printing by HP Indigo commercial and sheet fed presses. It also exhibits optical clarity, dimensional stability, flatness and easy machinability, according to the company.
Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director of Uflex Ltd., the parent company of Flex Films, points out some of the benefits of digital printing for packaging: “Digital printing spells out immense convenience for convertors in terms of economized costs; suitability for shorter print runs; less set up time compared to offset printing; and unmatched print consistency—among others. I am happy that Uflex has engineered a special polyester substrate that is perfectly receptive for digital printing without requiring any priming, coating or special treatment.”
The company is manufacturing F-PDP digitally printable PET film in all its worldwide facilities, including the U.S.
Flex Films (Uflex), Hall 10, Booth D-44