Digital Print Market

Tekra’s Optimized Digital Printing Films Increase Print Receptiveness on Plastic Substrates

When digital printers are tackling plastic substrate jobs, they turn to Tekra for product knowledge and specialized coatings to get the job done right the first time.

For a wide range of digital printing technologies and processes, whether HP Indigo, electrostatic, direct laser, or inkjet, Tekra’s digital printing substrates deliver optimal printing performance and have opened new digital revenue streams for former traditional printers.

It’s been a win-win proposition.  It’s also a great demonstration of how at Tekra, vision is realized.

Achieving a desired level of print receptiveness on plastics is crucial. Digital printing substrates require the right coating to anchor inks; and Tekra has perfected coatings for HP Indigo, dry toner environments, thermal transfer systems, and UV and solvent inkjet technologies.

Our goal is for our customers to imagine the best print outcomes and be able to achieve them.

A Case in Point

Don’t be afraid of a custom solution. It’s not unique for our customers to save money because of them. That’s exactly what a Tekra customer recently found when their project called for an entire film to be flood coated with a single color as a background. (The flood coat was just the first of a multiple step process the film would be exposed.) The Tekra team offered a solution and it worked like a dream. A custom coated film was prepared with a pre-color treatment to eliminate the need to print the background color. Both ink and press time savings were significant.

Custom Digital Printing Substrates from Tekra

Nearly all of our “standard” digital printing solutions originated from custom projects. At Tekra, we take the time to get to know our customers’ business and what they’re trying to accomplish. We ask specific questions to understand equipment demands and print processes. The result is a product that is “spot on” for the intended application.

Tekra Has Printable Film

With only a one roll minimum for custom orders and a wide array of JIT stocked materials, Tekra is primed and ready to meet digital print challenges with affordable solutions. Discover for yourself how Tekra’s printable films dramatically increase print receptiveness and can save you money. Contact us when you’re ready to put Tekra’s product and print process knowledge to work for you.

Digital Print Product Overview

To optimize ink receptiveness and overall print results from a desired substrate to your printing processes, simply ask a Tekra representative. Put our knowledge to work for you. Tekra offers digital printers a range of coated substrates in varying thicknesses, including:

  • Polyester
  • Polycarbonate
  • Rigid Vinyl
  • Cast Vinyl
  • Polystyrene Acrylic
  • Label stocks

Or, start by picking one of our five proprietary coatings, and then discuss substrate options.

  • Dura-Go® (optimized for HP Indigo®)
    Ideal for food and beverage, personal care, household and healthcare applications.

  • JetView™ UV Inkjet (optimized for UV inkjet technology)
    Often used for point-of-purchase, labels, nameplates, light box displays, industrial graphics and membrane switch overlays.

  • JetView™ Solvent Inkjet (optimized for a solvent inkjet environment)
    Widely used for backlit signage, decorative applications, exhibition graphics, interior design and promotional graphics.

  • JetView™ Latex Inkjet (optimized for latex inkjet printing technology)
    The ideal polycarbonate for backlit printed signage

  • ToneKote™ (optimized for Xerox® iGen3 and Kodak NEXPRESS™)
    Popular for signage, labels and point-of-purchase.

  • DuraKote™ (optimized for dry toner technology)
    A standard choice for backlit signs, banners, tags, labels, brochures, catalogs and cards.

In addition to our selection of substrates and coatings created specifically for digital printing, Tekra offers the 3M™ line of Commercial Solutions products, and synthetics like Tyvek® and Yupo® along with untreated vinyl films. We are also a distributor of the Arlon Graphics line of Cast and Calendared Vinyl Films used for indoor and outdoor applications ranging from corporate signs to vehicle wraps and boat graphics.

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