Kernow Launches New HP Indigo Media
Kernow North America has launched its new KernowPrint for HP Indigo line of printable synthetic materials featuring Cobalt Coating Technology. Describing the new product as ready-to-print and certified synthetic media, KernowPrint includes bright-white synthetics, specialty colors and an expanded range of printable films.
The RIT-Certified KernowPrint for Indigo range will include KernowPrint Elite bright white synthetic paper, KernowPrint Vivid and Pastel-coloured synthetic media. The company plans to increase the number of available materials to include vinyl, styrene and specialty media such as metalized films.
KernowPrint for Indigo ready-to-run films features proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology, which the company describes as chemistry based of years of research in creating formulations for the digital printing market. Kernow explains Cobalt provides an exceptional print surface and maximizes ink adhesion of the HP Indigo inks, while also providing a high level of static control in films and enhanced stability in difficult prints.
“There’s been a strong push from our customers and partners for some time to deliver a range of synthetics for HP Indigo that addresses market needs,” said Kernow’s Dan Lawellin. “In putting together this portfolio of products, we’ve consulted industry leaders and relied heavily on customer feedback to create a product set that not only fills market gaps but takes into consideration the features and benefits that mean the most to printers. We’ve tried to address as many of these features as possible, – from stabilizing films for easy multi-shot printing to utilizing our Cobalt Technology to control static and improve overall print performance on challenging materials.”