Where substrates are concerned, KPG offers its customers an expansive choice that includes some truly exciting synthetics as well as more conventional papers and boards. These offer unbridled scope for creativity in design, and have all been proven to run flawlessly on our HP Indigo 30000 digital press, which can effortlessly handle calipers of 250m to 630m.
We print on a range of chipboards, folding boxboards and kraftliners, delivering exceptional image quality and vibrant process colourwork.
We also work on all Mirri® materials, frequently specified by designers to add impact to packaging projects. These include Mirri Bianco, a white board with an elegant shimmer effect, and Mirri Wow, often used for boxes whose restrained exterior reveals an impressive inner lining – ideal for packaging a luxury item.
The Mirri® range further encompasses holographic, metallic and biodegradable boards, all available in a selection of colours and finishes.
Our press can also print directly onto boards with a PE coating, eliminating the need for pre-production primers. Barrier-coated boards provide an environmentally responsible alternative to packaging made entirely from aluminium or plastic, with many products containing a sizeable element of recycled pulp.
Our portfolio of synthetic materials presents yet more opportunities for functionality and creative design. Durable and cost-effective, polypropylene (PP) is used for the bulk of our horticultural output and is available in several weights and finishes. While standard white is ideal for process work, we can also work with the profusion of ‘special effects’ polypropylenes now on the market: clear, translucent, pearlescent and metallic finishes all provide valuable scope for originality, impact and added value.
Lightweight and versatile, polystyrene (PS, HIPS) is specified for a broad range of applications and is also offered in a useful assortment of finishes and weights. Largely non-toxic and odourless, it’s a popular choice for both horticultural labelling and any food products that are not subjected to extremes of temperature.
PVC remains the world’s third largest-selling commodity plastic, and in its sheet form it offers a highly adaptable substrate with exceptional printability and is used for many packaging and labelling applications.
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) combines an excellent print surface with useful rigidity, and can be clear or opaque. It offers the added attraction of being easily recyclable.
KPG’s customers appreciate our many years of experience with different materials, and we’ll happily provide both advice and samples to ensure that the optimum and most cost-effective substrates are specified for any project.