Mactac has announced new additions to its Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved narrow-format UV inkjet printing portfolio for durable goods labeling, including pre-approval of the use of SCREEN Truepress UV inkjet digital inks on Mactac’s FCD6914 2.0-mil gloss-coated white polyester labelstocks with FAB6914 1.0-mil clear polyester overlaminating film.
FCD6914 and FAB6914 feature Mactac’s MP690 high-performance, high-tack permanent acrylic emulsion adhesive, which has excellent ultimate adhesion and mandrel hold, is extremely resistant to chemicals and solvents, and offers good adhesion to various high- and low-energy substrates. The label solution is ideal for durable goods and industrial labeling applications such as power tools, appliances, electronics, compliance labels, and warning and instructional labels.
As the fast-growing trend toward digital printing continues, using UL-recognized Mactac products with narrow-format UV inkjet technology provides significant advantages.
“Digital printing is highly efficient, significantly reducing production time by eliminating conventional steps like plate setup, registration and color adjustment,” says Kim Hensley, marketing manager, Mactac Performance Adhesives. “Having pre-approved UL recognition for the digital printing of durable films brings even more efficiencies and cost-savings to the go-to-market process.”
Mactac’s pre-approved solutions allow converters to complete short- and medium-run label jobs, reducing costs, unlocking new business opportunities and ensuring shorter time needed to enter the durable goods labeling market. Additionally, pre-approved solutions require only a paper transfer, saving time and money typically spent on testing and qualifying substrates.
Mactac constantly works with OEM printers to obtain new certifications or pre-approvals for digital printing solutions. The new SCREEN Truepress offering joins Mactac’s existing UL pre-approval portfolio, which includes narrow-web digital inkjet solutions with EFI Jetrion and INX Digital International.