Month: May 2017

May 23, 2017

An appetizing meal. A refreshing beverage. Undoubtedly, taste buds get tempted with illuminated advertisements, especially when they are printed on Hop-Syn BL synthetic paper. Advertisers use backlit displays to draw the attention of passerbys. To ensure that that the ads look as fresh as the items being showcased, Hop-Syn synthetic paper is the substrate of choice.


Images Standout Day or Night
Year round, regardless of climate or even extreme temperatures (-50°F to 220°F), Hop-Syn BL stands the test of time. It’s a rigid, UV-durable substrate that makes graphics pop. Hop-Syn BL is a white, translucent polypropylene sheet that displays brilliant color, day or night. These are just some of the reasons that ad agencies, big brands, and print partners choose Hop-Syn.


BL has the durability of plastic but the recyclability of tree-pulp paper. Resistant to impact and tears, Hop-Syn BL meets the highest standards in the sign industry. Print partners like its anti-static surface that makes for easy handling and processing, as well as its superb printability by multiple processes including flexo, offset, UV inkjet, screen and thermal.


Advantages and Applications
Economically priced against comparable substrates such as translucent polystyrene and rigid PVC plastics, Hop-Syn BL has numerous advantageous. The BL grade has a high dyne level -— necessary for ink adhesion — uniform pigment dispersion and gauge tolerance. It’s high heat resistance and micro-porous print surface also allows printed image to be more scuff resistant.


Due to the flexibility of the Hop-Syn BL grade, customers use it for illuminated backlit displays and more. Other applications include bus shelters and airport displays, transit signs, trade show graphics, fine art displays and more.


Digitally Printed Hop-Syn BL Samples
Recently, EFI and swissQprint produced samples of the Hop-Syn BL by their digital printers. To receive a free sample or for advice on your next print project, contact Hop-Syn at 800.524.0757 or fill out the online form.


May 16, 2017

Print partners are taking full advantage of Hop Industries’ quick turnaround of Hop-Syn synthetic paper orders. With a wide variety of inventory totaling more than one million pounds of the popular substrate on hand in Hop’s NJ warehouse, orders are shipped within 24 orders of being placed. For custom-sheets and roll sizes that need to be converted, Hop can produce these orders within a minimum of 2-3 days. Now that’s fast!.
Ready. Set. Print!
The immediate availability of Hop-Syn synthetic papers means that print partners can respond quickly to clients’ projects. Whether printing backlit advertisements, P-O-P displays, banners, window posters, and more, Hop-Syn synthetic papers are immediately available from Hop’s fully stocked NJ warehouse.


Hop-Syn comes in the following six synthetic paper grades G1, G2, XT, TO, DL and BL. The synthetic papers have the look and feel of pulp-based paper, but with the durability of plastic. Hop-Syn comes in both roll and sheet sizes, and in various gauges. Standard master rolls are available in 52.5-, 55-, and 61-inches. Standard stock sheet sizes are 25×38-inches, 26×40-inches, 28×40-inches. Hop’s in-house converting services make it possible to customize the roll and sheet sizes to meet customers’ specific requirements.
Reserve Your Inventory in the Hop-Syn Warehouse
Brand manufacturers and their print partners are welcome to visit the Hop-Syn warehouse to see Hop’s in-house converting and stock inventory. Print partners are also encouraged to reserve the Hop-Syn synthetic paper and have it stored in Hop’s warehouse for up to six months for guaranteed inventory of special sizes.


Hop is ISO-9001 certified to meet with all consumer manufacturer requirements for traceability. Hop is also REACH certified for meeting environmental requirements for North America and Europe.
Technical Support on Hand
A Hop-Syn expert is always available to answer technical questions about the substrate, whether it’s printing or any custom fabricating process. For more information contact Hop-Syn technical sales at 800.524.0757 or fill out the online form.


May 8, 2017

Sustainability and quality go hand and hand with Hop-Syn synthetic papers. This is why big brands use it for in-store signage. Its durability, quality, and sustainability meets — and exceeds — brands’ standards for P-O-P displays, banners, and more.


With a white opaque, smooth matte finish, Hop-Syn synthetic paper offers the ability to print high-resolution graphics using conventional offset as well as UV inkjet digital printing. Hop-Syn is a tear-resistant, waterproof substrate that is 100% recyclable. Visit Hop-Syn or call 800.524.0757 for free samples or more information.



May 4, 2017

There’s nothing like seeing printing in action. In this video, watch as the Hop-Syn XT synthetic paper is printed on the swissQprint wide format printer.


Request free samples of this print run!
For more information or to request free samples of the Hop-Syn and swissQprint campaign, contact a Hop-Syn sales associate at 800.524.0757 or fill out the online form.


For a Sharp Image that Creates a Big Impact
Hop-Syn XT synthetic paper is the most adaptable grade for brand owners and their print partners. Whether it’s used for indoor or outdoor applications, the Hop-Syn XT synthetic paper creates a big impact. XT is designed with extra tear-strength and waterproof properties to allow print promotions to meet the most demanding environmental conditions.


Hop-Syn XT is UV-resistant for up to 1 year, and is ideal for POP displays, signs, banners, shelf talkers, and more. The XT grade is printable by all process including conventional offset, UV inkjet, flexo, thermal, LED and screen.


Hop-Syn and swissQprint
Hop-Syn and swissQprint embarked on its print campaign in February 2017. Carmen Eicher, Vice President of Marketing, swissQprint commented on the campaign, “The variety of sizes that the Hop-Syn substrate comes in is ideal for our swissQprint equipment. She added, “swissQprint is pleased with the print quality results of the Hop-Syn synthetic paper, and with this print campaign, we can share the value with more of the print community.”


May 2, 2017

Hop Industries’ booth at ICE USA was the place to be for converters this past week! Attendees met with Hop-Syn expert William Latham to learn all the ways in which the Hop-Syn synthetic paper is being used for tags, labels, and more. If you weren’t able to attend the show, call 800.524.0757 to speak with a Hop-Syn sales associate to learn more.


Hop-Syn Synthetic Paper for Converters
Waterproof, tear resistant, and 100% recyclable, Hop-Syn synthetic paper is the ideal substrate for demanding applications. Hop-Syn is available in a variety of grades and gauges. Hop’s in-house converting also makes it possible to order the Hop-Syn synthetic paper cut to size.


Fill out Hop’s online form to receive free samples of Hop-Syn synthetic paper or call 800.524.0757 for more information.