Chicago, IL – GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset and wide format printing, announces the launch of Folex® Pressure Sensitive and Non-Adhesive Synthetics to the North American market, with GPA as the exclusive distributor. With the addition of these premium polyester synthetics for HP Indigo presses, print service providers will have new ways to create hardworking printed pieces that offer outstanding performance from the pressroom through the end-use environment.


These PVC-free polyester sheets are tougher and more tear-resistant than thicker PVC alternatives; even in thinner gauges, these polyester sheets provide more strength and stability. Print service providers will like Folex® Synthetics for their consistent printability, superior ink adhesion and image transfer, which ensures that graphics look gorgeous every time. These specialty synthetics also offer unique features: the glossy silver sheets provide a mirror-like finish, and the transparent sheets provide extreme clarity without distortion.


Folex® Synthetics from GPA offer unrivaled durability and dimensional stability, making them the go-to choice for rugged applications that perform under intense demands. Because they are compatible with a wide variety of finishing processes, including die cutting, coating, foil stamping, and folding, these synthetics can be customized for maximum application versatility.

  • Folex® Non-Adhesive Synthetics are perfect for point-of-purchase graphics, indoor and outdoor signage, reference guides, medical charts, weatherproof manuals, parking permits, graphic overlays, and more.
  • Folex® Pressure Sensitive Synthetics are most often used for product and bottle labels, promotional labels, counter graphics, decals, shelf and bin labels, among other popular applications.


GPA currently stocks Folex® Pressure Sensitive and Non-Adhesive Synthetics in calipers ranging from 2 to 10 mil, in silver, white and clear 19 x 13 sheets. Limited items are also available in 20.8 x 29.5 sheets. With GPA’s new collection of Folex® Synthetics, print service providers have the best of both worlds with materials that deliver both beauty and reliability.


GPA is the premier source for specialty substrates and solutions for offset, digital, wide format, narrow web, and desktop printing. Products include coated and uncoated papers, pressure sensitive and specialty papers, synthetic films and substrates exclusively engineered for HP Indigo and other digital presses. GPA is an HP Indigo Preferred Partner and a Diamond Partner of Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative). GPA is part of Fedrigoni Group, a leading international manufacturer and converter of value-added specialty papers founded in 1888. For more information on GPA or the products it offers, visit or contact GPA Customer Support at 800-395-9000.

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