Digital Paper Basics September 2011
Digital Paper – what matters <ul><li>Formation </li></ul><ul><li>Sheeting </li></ul><ul><li>Grain direction </li></ul><ul>...
Sheet formation: Uniformity and distribution of fibers is important for toner/ink adhesion.
Precision Sheeting All paper, whether folio or digital, must be sheeted. The sheeting process is critical to the runnabili...
All About the Surface We can’t tell you how we do it – the processes are proprietary – but we can tell you why our papers ...
Surface Treaments Proprietary i-Tone •  high level of toner/ink adhesion fewer “clicks” to clean blankets, extending blank...
Surface Treatments Though originally developed for performance in offset grades, Mohawk’s proprietary Inxwell technology c...
Moisture content Typical paper is produced to an absolute moisture content between 4.0 and 6.0%, meaning 4 to 6% of the pa...
Increased Press Productivity Mohawk digital substrates and engineered specifically for dry toner and ElectroInk digital pr...
Mohawk MakeReady provides practical tools and actionable information for digital printers  like you. We can help… Visit:  ...
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Digital DNA

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Let’s talk paper. Digital papers to be specific. They’re an entirely different animal than papers for offset printing. And why shouldn’t they be. The printing equipment used is totally different as well—ranging from small office copiers to high volume, high heat color production machines.

The digital printing process itself faces several paper/substrate challenges. First, the media must run smoothly through the press. Second, it must adhere the ink/toner. And third, the digital paper and printing must withstand numerous bindery applications.

Brought to you by Mohawk MakeReady, this presentation can be used by your printing business for internal training initiatives.

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Digital DNA

  1. 1. Digital Paper Basics September 2011
  2. 2. Digital Paper – what matters <ul><li>Formation </li></ul><ul><li>Sheeting </li></ul><ul><li>Grain direction </li></ul><ul><li>Surface </li></ul><ul><li>H2O </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sheet formation: Uniformity and distribution of fibers is important for toner/ink adhesion.
  4. 4. Precision Sheeting All paper, whether folio or digital, must be sheeted. The sheeting process is critical to the runnability of the paper. Having sharp, clean cut, flat edges are critical to a digital press’ up time.
  5. 5. All About the Surface We can’t tell you how we do it – the processes are proprietary – but we can tell you why our papers get better results. It’s all about the surface.
  6. 6. Surface Treaments Proprietary i-Tone • high level of toner/ink adhesion fewer “clicks” to clean blankets, extending blanket life and increasing productivity • eliminates short shelf life problem • available in a wide range of high quality papers
  7. 7. Surface Treatments Though originally developed for performance in offset grades, Mohawk’s proprietary Inxwell technology creates an easy running sheet with a tight surface and exceptional toner or ink adhesion. This treatment can be found on Mohawk Options, Navajo and a derivative on Mohawk Color Copy.
  8. 8. Moisture content Typical paper is produced to an absolute moisture content between 4.0 and 6.0%, meaning 4 to 6% of the paper’s total weight is made up of water.
  9. 9. Increased Press Productivity Mohawk digital substrates and engineered specifically for dry toner and ElectroInk digital production presses and provide many benefits to increase your press uptime. <ul><li>Reduced feeding problems </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced jamming </li></ul><ul><li>Better toner/ink transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Less contaminants (ie. paper dust) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mohawk MakeReady provides practical tools and actionable information for digital printers like you. We can help… Visit: www.MohawkMakeReady.com to browse content, request a meeting, or join the community.

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