A Digital Replacement for Vinyl Sticker Paper
Vinyl sticker paper has long been the bane of digital printing services, largely because applying ink to vinyl with a digital inkjet press is problematic at best and impossible at worst. The high heat and toner characteristics of inkjet printing simply disagree with vinyl, creating a difficult problem for users and clients who require vinyl substrates or vinyl sticker paper but prefer the flexibility of digital printing.
Thankfully, a solution has recently resented itself. On occasion, it’s effective to take a step back and return to formula, and the vinyl/inkjet dilemma is one such occasion. In the rush to find a way to properly bring vinyl substrates into the digital printing family, many users have forgotten to think about why they prefer vinyl in the first place. The question that users should be asking is not “How do I use an inkjet printer to print on vinyl paper” – the question should be “Where can I find a substrate that I can use in my digital printer, and that offers all the advantages of vinyl?”
Enter Fusion Digital Paper. This product is every bit as durable as vinyl, offers waterproof properties that are identical to vinyl, and actually provides more heat and sunlight resistance than nearly any form of vinyl substrate. More importantly, Fusion Digital Paper accepts digital inkjet printing with gusto, making it the ideal solution across the board for users who require vinyl characteristics in a digital printing press environment.
The Fusion Digital Paper family of substrates includes Fusion Soft Polyester, Fusion Rigid Polyester, and Fusion Digital Satin Fabric. Each of these substrates offers unique characteristics in addition to mirroring the effectiveness of vinyl across the board, providing users with more options than previously possible with vinyl alone. Even better, these products minimize static buildup to ensure smooth running, giving digital printing enthusiasts an effective and efficient alternative to vinyl for use in nearly any application or setting.
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