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Sappi Europe – Thermal printing base paper portfolio extended

Algro Thermo is a new premium quality base paper for the direct thermal printing market

GERMANY • Algro Thermo is a new premium quality base paper for the direct thermal printing market. In weights from 100-193 g/m², if offers very attractive optical appearance for tickets, labels and other thermal printing applications. Algro Thermo is aimed at converters who add a thermal coating layer to its surface. With the option to pre-print text and images on both sides of the substrate with high levels of consistency, the material’s bright white paper raises the bar on quality for applications such as tickets, vouchers and labels, enhancing parameters for this type of printing to support converters and printers alike.

Algro Thermo is a unique base paper designed to be coated with a water-based thermal coating for direct thermal printing and excellent print results. A specially designed oil absorbing pre-coat layer enables the paper to show text and images with a sharpness not achieved with most other thermal substrates. It provides a no-bleed effect from the dye and no residue on the thermal print heads. By applying a reverse side special coating for the option of offset and other printing technologies, Algro Thermo can be pre-printed on both sides. In addition, this paper has excellent die-cutting properties and significant dimensional stability.

Armin Karl Geiger

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