Month: August 2017

August 21, 2017

Unequivocally, the biggest trend in wide-format printing is the growth of the UV inkjet and latex printing. Hop Industries, manufacturer of Hop-Syn synthetic paper, is also experiencing continued growth in this segment as brand manufacturers and large retail stores use the durable substrate for UV-printed P-O-P displays and outdoor signage. As this market segment continues to flourish, print partners can use Hop-Syn to take the lead. Here’s how:


Opportunities for Wide-Format Printers
Print partners can take advantage of the growing UV inkjet trend by engaging with their customers and sharing the benefits of using Hop-Syn synthetic paper for retail signs, in-store posters, banners, blockout window posters and back-lit displays. More environmentally-friendly than banner vinyl and polystyrene, Hop-Syn synthetic paper does not contain chlorine, stearates, heavy metals, or other harsh chemicals that are cancer causing or detrimental to the environment. The synthetic paper is 100% recyclable and produced under ISO 9000 standards.


Durable, Sustainable, and Made for UV Inkjet
Designed for UV inkjet specifically, Hop-Syn is a durable substrate that makes brands stand out, in terms of print quality and durability, as compared to pulp-based substrates and less environmentally friendly plastics such as vinyl and polystyrene. Its high dyne level and bright white finish prints sharp definition graphics with high-color density. Suitable indoor or outdoor displays, Hop-Syn also offers high temperature resistance (-60F up to 220F) and one year UV resistance against direct sunlight.


Keep Hop-Syn on Hand

Print partners can order any size quantity of Hop-Syn synthetic paper to keep in house or to store at Hop Industries NJ-based warehouse. Custom sizes are also easily facilitated with Hop Industries in-house converting services. Orders of stock inventory are shipped within 24 hours of being placed. Custom-sheets and roll sizes can take between 2-3 days.


Learn More at PRINT 17 and SGIA Expo

There will be a variety of inkjet equipment manufacturers exhibiting at PRINT 2017 and SGIA Expo, and Hop will be at both events. The company is giving attendees free samples of the Hop-Syn synthetic paper printed by SwissQPrint and EFI inkjet printers. Visit Hop at booth #558 at PRINT 17 and booth #4017 at SGIA Expo.


For more information, visit or call 800-524-0757.


August 8, 2017


Big brands turn to their print partners for more than just a printed piece. They seek solutions to help grow their business and increase revenue, while satisfying sustainability mandates. That’s why recommending the right substrate is so important. For projects that require durability, such as banners, in-store signage, anti-theft packaging, blockout and backlit signs, Hop-Syn synthetic paper is the way to go. Here are some ways to let your customers know more about the attributes of this 100% recyclable synthetic paper.


Talk with Customers

Printers should talk with their consumer-brand customers about durable substrate options like synthetic paper that are environmentally friendly for retail store advertising, comments Jack Smith, Senior Vice President, Hop Industries. Using synthetic paper for P-O-P displays, banners, tag and labels, the life of the printed piece is extended over a longer period of time compared to pulp-based paper, and is less damaging to the environment than PVC-based vinyl.


With a wide range of thickness and diverse grades of synthetic paper, the applications of Hop-Syn synthetic paper are just a varied. Brand owners and their print partners use the synthetic paper for book covers, folded maps, large format banners, and much more.


Discuss the Environmental Advantages

When given the option, customers choose environmentally-friendly durable substrates like synthetic paper, especially when the price point is comparable to other plastics. Hop-Syn synthetic paper is polypropylene-based and code 5 recyclable, unlike alternatives such as laminated paper, banner vinyl, rigid PVC products that are not 100% recyclable.


Add it to Your Website

Let customers know that your print facility offers Hop-Syn synthetic paper for their durable print projects. In addition to meeting their high standards for durable substrates, Hop-Syn also satisfies their sustainability requirements. Hop-Syn can withstand harsh weather conditions such as rain and extreme temperatures ranging from -60 to 220F. It also doesn’t discolor from direct sunlight.


The Printer-Friendly Substrate

Printers like using Hop-Syn because it’s easily printable by offset, screen, flexo, and UV inkjet processes due to its smooth white matte finish. The substrate prints like fine offset paper but has the durability of plastic. Made in a wide variety of thickness, from .0025 up to .035 gauge, Hop-Syn synthetic paper comes in six grades, including XT, BL, TO, G1, G2, and DL.


Printers also like the easily availability of Hop-Syn, and the custom sizes made possible by the Hop Industries in-house converting services. Hop’s Lyndhurst, NJ warehouse stocks more than 1 million pounds of inventory, in both sheets and rolls, which can be shipped within 24 hours. Its in-house converting services produces custom sizes from 1″X1″ up to 60″X80″ of any grade of Hop-Syn.


Free samples of Hop-Syn are available upon request. To learn more ways to promote and sell Hop-Syn, visit or call 800-524-0757.