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RIT Certifies Double Thick Impact Cards for Kodak NexPress

Double Thick Impact Cards from Convertible Solutions allow printers to produce 24 point postcards on a standard digital press.

The Print Applications Center at the Rochester Institute of Technology has certified Convertible Solutions’ Double Thick Impact Cards for printing on Kodak NexPress digital production color presses. The new card stock, which enables the production of 24 point postcards on a standard digital press, was given RIT’s substrate qualification in compliance with guidelines agreed to with Kodak.

“This is great news for printers and direct marketers,” explained David Williams, Director of Business Development at Convertible Solutions. “This additional RIT certification means that both NexPress and Indigo users can produce high quality 24 point postcards with the confidence that they will run smoothly through their press.” The cards were certified for use in the HP Indigo presses in 2011.

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.

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