RIT Certifies Double Thick Impact Cards for HP Indigo Digital Presses
The Print Applications Center at the Rochester Institute of Technology has certified Convertible Solutions’ Double Thick Impact Cards for printing on HP Indigo Digital Presses. The new card stock, which enables the production of 24 point postcards on a standard digital press, was given RIT’s highest rating of three stars in every category tested including runability, fixing and blanket compatibility.
“This is great news for printers and direct marketers,” explained David Williams, Director of Business Development at Convertible Solutions. “The RIT certification means that Indigo users can produce high quality 24 point postcards with the confidence that they will run smoothly through the press without creating stress on the printing blanket.”
Double Thick Impact cards were designed for the production of 24 point postcards on standard digital presses. Each 12×18 ½ inch (305mm x 470mm) press sheet is 12 points thick with cohesives on the back and a score down the center. The graphics for both the front and back of the postcard are printed on the front of the press sheet. When folded at the score, the front and back of the postcard seal together to create an impressive 24 pt card. The sheet prints easily in most digital presses and can be folded with a typical bindery folder.
The Double Thick Impact Cards can be trimmed into 4 cards at 4.125 x 5.5 inches (105mm x 140mm), 2 cards at 5.75 x 8 inches (146mm x 203mm) or one very impressive card at 8.5 x 11 inches (216mm x 279mm). After printing, the sheets can be UV coated to add gloss and protection, or you could add a thin lamination layer to make the card even thicker.
Convertible Solutions’ Double Thick Impact cards were recently featured in the Print Project of the Week by Printing Center USA. The YouTube video, which highlights a mailing campaign using the Double Thick cards can be seen here: