Rapid-Dry Glossy Poly Poster / 8 mil

KODAK Rapid Dry Glossy Poly Poster is engineered for dye and pigment-based inks using thermal printers. It is tear-resistant in all directions and is an inexpensive alternative for producing indoor banners and displays..

Gauge8 mil
Gloss Level90 minimum per ASTM D2457 Test Method
Opacity85 minimum per TAPPI T425 Test Method
Whiteness94 minimum per CIE Ganz 82 Test Method
Tear StrengthNo tear CMD and MD gm/mm
Printer/Ink CompatibilityAll Hewlett-Packard DesignJet series printers with dye and pigment-based inks; all Encad series printers with dye and pigment-based inks; and all ColorSpan DisplayMarker series printers with dye and pigment-based inks.
Software SettingInk coverage up to 300% is recommended. To optimize print quality when using dye ink, printers should be set on the highest print quality, and the media selection should be set on “Photopaper”. When using UV inks, the heavy weight coat option should be selected.
Color MatchingFor the best and most consistent results, a profile should be created using an external color calibrator in conjunction with your RIP and color matching software.
LightfastnessThe fading time of ink is a direct result of the inks that you choose to use and the environment where the print is displayed. All dye-based inks fade noticeably under direct sunlight, in interior applications where direct sunlight may fall on the image, and/or where fluorescent or other UV lighting is present. Although the fading process is inherent in all ink jet inks, certain UV enhanced inks, pigment-based inks and UV inhibiting laminates will extend the longevity of the ink color. Contact the ink manufacturer to determine suitability for a particular application.
Finishing/Post ProcessingIt’s always recommended that a protective laminate be applied after printing. Hand applying the laminate is not recommended. Always use pressure sensitive laminates with this product.
Optimal Service EnvironmentFor printing: 59-86 degrees F.
30-70% Relative Humidity.
Handling RecommendationsDue to the absorptive nature of the coating, you should avoid touching the coated surface of the paper. It’s always recommended that cotton gloves be used when handling inkjet coated materials. Rolls of Kodak paper and film are supplied with the coated side facing out.
Ideal Storage Conditions59-77 Degrees F, 30-70% R.H.; Store in original packaging; A controlled environment is recommended.
Shelf LifeGreater than 1 year from the BMG ship date when stored in proper conditions.


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