New Polypropylene Film Printing Opportunities in Graphic Arts

In the past, printers in the graphic arts or packaging industries were limited as to the types of materials that could be printed on while still retaining high image quality and cost effectiveness. One of the most difficult materials to print on has always been plastics, especially polypropylene films which are used specifically because of their resistance to moisture and chemical solvents. The property that makes it so useful for lamination and packaging overlay is the very property that makes it so difficult to print on.

However, recent technological advances in both printing inks and the polypropylene films themselves have opened the door to essentially limitless opportunities for printing on this film without sacrificing print quality and while maintaining all the desirable properties of polypropylene and bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films.

Many of Derprosa’s BOPP films are glueable, stampable and printable by the most common industrial printing methods used today: offset or lithographic printing (oxidative and/or UV), and screen or serigraphic printing (UV).