With its smudge resistant coating, KIMDURA® Synthetic Paper (http://www.neenah.com/technical/product.aspx?prod_id=24) provides durable media with continuous outdoor weather-resistance for extended periods. KIMDURA® Multi-Task is engineered in various thicknesses and offers extraordinary edge-tear resistance and superior print fidelity.
According to Michael O’Connell of Neenah Paper, “we offer several types of KIMDURA® branded synthetic papers designed for industrial and medical applications in which thermal transfer printing, dot matrix printing or ordinary hand writing applications; and now KIMDURAR® Inkjet for Harsh Environments meets the needs in the industrial environment with on demand color. Neenah Paper produces a version made from polypropylene (Specification 7270PO) for the medical industry and a version made from High-Density Polyethylene (Specification 7363PO) for harsh environments.”
You may have heard of this KIMDURA® product for inkjet printers in my earlier posts. First, I wrote about Neenah Paper and Epson receiving the BS5609 certification for the marine shipment of chemicals: http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/03/bs5609-is-no-bs.html.
Second, you may have seen the press release covering this new development: http://pos.epson.com/colorworks/05072012_Epson_NeenahBS5609.aspx.
Third, you may have seen one of my posts covering an application using this durable media, including this post covering seafood tracking: http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/09/durability-on-demand-color.html.
When reviewing this new media, Michael stated, “the inkjet printed Kimdura is very durable. Compared to the industry standard thermal transfer coated polyester printed with a resin ribbon in a thermal transfer printer, the Kimdura inkjet for harsh environments with the Epson ink is much more durable. Our partners and Neenah have found much better results with common solvents such as acetone, toluene and MEK from Kimdura for inkjet/Epson ink combination compared to standard polyester/resin ribbon combination.”
Not only is the KIMDURA® for inkjet/Epson ink is more durable, it appears to be less expensive also (Total Cost of Use). In this post, the Epson GP-C831 ink costs significantly less than the resin ribbon commonly recommended and used in thermal transfer printers for durable poly media: http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2013/02/thermal-transfer-vs-color-inkjet.html. As much as 70+% less!
If you are an end user, reseller or a converter, contact me to learn where you can purchase Kimdura inkjet for harsh environments for durable label printing. I would be happy to connect you with the correct person for this exciting new media.