Arjowiggins now manufactures its Digipeel transfer paper in the UK, with the substrate touted as a sustainable alternative to plastic films for printing on a wide range of textile products.
Production was transferred from its factory in France to the Stoneywood factory in Aberdeen.
Arjowiggins presents the product at this week’s Fespa Global Print Expo in Amsterdam, where he exhibits in Hall 7, stand Q109.
The manufacturer defends paper as a sustainable alternative to plastic films.
It is compatible with digital color laser printing and screen printing and is suitable for cold peel transfers.
An adhesive layer or powder can be added after screen printing, the firm said.
Jean-Marie Baumlin, head of R&D product development, said that currently 70% of the global fabric transfer market is plastic, with paper accounting for only 30%.
“As a leader in the development of environmental initiatives to help transform papermaking for the better, we are pleased to be able to continue the production of Digipeel, as a sustainable alternative to plastic film, with the same exceptional qualities. than before, ”he said.
“Our transfer papers are made from selected wood fibers to offer the best dimensional stability in their class. It is this stability that makes them sustainable alternatives to plastic films. Digipeel ensures optimum color reproduction to create a high definition finish while ensuring high resistance to washing and stretching.
Digipeel is a 107 g / m² double-sided paper that is suitable for all types of textiles for applications such as promotional items, fashion, sportswear and workwear.
Arjowiggin said they provided “100% ink transfer with photo quality results”.
It is available in coils of 50 cm or in sheets of 45×32 cm, with the possibility of custom sizes.
The company’s other transfer papers include Arjo TP85 (85 g / m²) and TP105 (105 g / m²) for cold and warm peel applications, and Arjo X90, a 90 g / m² coated paper for jobs hot peeling.