Get Expert Advice for the Myriad Uses of Synthetic Paper

Choosing the right substrate can either make or break an advertising campaign, and the experts at Hop Industries can help you get it right. Want to know where and when synthetic paper should and shouldn’t be used? Team members Jack Smith, William Latham and John Callandrillo each have their areas of expertise when it comes to synthetic paper. Here’s a breakdown:


Printing and Fabricating
Jack Smith, Hop Industries’ Senior Vice President is an expert in all aspects of synthetic paper, especially relating to printing and fabricating. For example, Smith advises that a variety of processes can be used to print on Hop-Syn, including offset, UV inkjet, flexo, thermal transfer, laser, latex inkjet. However, only a limited number of laser and latex inkjet digital printing models work well with synthetic paper. Consult with Smith and his team for expert advice about printing processes for synthetic paper. In addition, ask Smith about die cutting, folding, drilling, and gluing Hop-Syn synthetic paper for a wide variety of applications.


Applications and Specific Grades
John Callandrillo, an account representative at Hop Industries, gives expert advice about the various uses of Hop-Syn synthetic paper. There are six grades, and each have their specific purposes. For example:

  • Hop-Syn G1 is popular for folding maps and expanded content labels on packaging.
  • Hop-Syn G2 is the most popular heavy-gauge synthetic paper for printing menus, book covers, point of purchase signs and displays, and anti-theft packaging.
  • Hop-Syn XT is the most tear resistant synthetic paper that is popular for printing durable tag and labels, in-store posters and banners, waterproof charts and manuals.
  • Hop-Syn TO is the most popular grade for window posters based on its 98% opacity and bright white finish.
  • Hop-Syn BL is a 64% translucent white synthetic paper — the most popular grade for printing backlit for printing posters and transit displays.
  • Hop-Syn DL is clay coated smooth-matte BOPP film that offers a 95% bright white finish with high opacity. This grade is suitable for two-sided printing applications such as maps, manuals, posters, tags and labels.

Stock Inventory and In-House Converting for Diverse Needs
William Latham is a senior account executive at Hop Industries, and customers turn to him for many aspects about Hop-Syn synthetic paper, including stock inventory and in-house converting services. Hop boasts the largest inventory of stock paper in the North American market. More than 1.5 million lbs of Hop-Syn synthetic paper is ready for delivery to anywhere in the U.S. William also regularly helps customers with sheets and rolls that need to be made into specific size and quantity. The converting facility is also ISO9001-certified to meet all customers’ requirements for traceability.


For more information about Hop-Syn synthetic paper, contact Jack, William or John at 800.524.0757 or fill out the online form.


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