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Applications: annual reports, catalogues, covers, invitations, packaging, menus, cards and envelopes.

MARKATTO AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Concern for the environment is one of our major priorities:
- We use only Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) pulps.
- Pulp is sourced only from commercially managed forests.
- All mills are accredited with the International Environmental Management Standard.
- Investment in reduced water used and effuent volume processes. All effluent plant residue is put to product re-use thus eliminating the need for landfill disposal.



 

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Printing and finishing guidelines

Screen Ruling: For optimun print results a screen of 133-150 lpi should be used. Finer screens, up to a maximun of 200 lpi can also give very good results with careful ink density control. For dark 4 colour images with high ink density, Under Colour Removal may be required depending on the quality of the visual. This will also help to reduce print drying time.
Printing Inks: Conventional, positive drying inks should de used with or without Infra Red drying assistance. UV inks may also be used. Avoid using overnight / stay fresh / duct stable inks (this is essential for all Ice colours and other iridescent papers, where fully-oxidising inks are recommended). Always allow sufficient drying time. Anti set-off spray is recommended when printing multiple colours. Use laser-stable inks fpr subsequent laser printing. It is always advisable to consult your ink supplier about specific proyects to ensure ink suitability.
Paper Handling: Select a slower press speed for board printing. Do not allow the delivery stack to become too large; prints at the bottom will still be wet and less resistant to marking. Protect paper from environmental humidity and temperature changes by always using stack covers or strech wrap.
Litho Printing: For optimun results on textured and embossed papers increase the blanket pressure or use a softer blanket to achieve consistent ink lay down.
Varnishing: To achieve a gloss varnish, it is essential to pre-seal the surface. Silk screen matt UV varnish should be used first, followed by subsequent applications of gloss UV varnish to achieve the desired effect. Ensure suitable inks are used prior to varnishing and that the inks are completely dry before varnish application. Not recommended for papers weights.
Blind Embossing: All finishes can be blind embossed. For subsequent laser printing, we recommend a shallow emboss to allow good feeding and to avoid damaging the emboss.
Laser-cutting: While laser-cutting is easy, some scorching will be apparent around the cut area. Lase-cut papers are more prone to misfeeds and jams within office printing technologies.
Hot Foil Blocking: All finishes in the range can be foil blocked. Foil blockers can recommend the best foil for the image and the paper chosen.
Folding and Creasing: To guarantee good folding results, prior creasing is recommended. Creases should be made parallel to the grain of the board. For best results a creasing rule and matrix system should be used. Foild into the bead for prominent folds.
Screen Printing: All finishes can be successfully screen printed.
Additional Information for Embossed Papers: When trying to blind emboss, hot foil block or screen print on the embossed papers, it is recommended to first plate sink the area which will be used.
Grain Direction:
The direction of the grain and the embossing is always parallel to the long side ("machine direction" = 2nd number indicated in the stock size of the sheet. Example: 70x100).


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