Appvion Launches Appleton Digital™ Synthetic Paper for HP Indigo

Durable specialty substrate is designed for HP Indigo presses

May 23, 2013—Appvion, formerly known as Appleton, producer of NCR PAPER* brand carbonless paper and Appleton Digital™ Paper, announces the introduction of Appleton Digital Synthetic Paper for HP Indigo. The durable substrate joins an extensive line of quality, specialty digital sheets that include: polyester, paper-film laminate, pressure sensitive and Fluorescents.

Engineered for HP Indigo digital presses for outstanding runnability, the digital substrate has a 3-star rating from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) HP Indigo certification program. The 3-star HP Indigo certification, which is the highest rating, distinguishes Appleton Digital Synthetic Paper as a premiere specialty substrate choice for HP Indigo digital presses. The bright white substrate comes in three calipers—6, 10, and 14 Mil and is 100-percent waterproof. Other features and benefits include:

  • Flexible film that is tear- and weather-resistant for exceptional durability.
  • Vibrant color reproduction producing beautiful images.
  • Chemical- and stain-resistant.
  • No over-lamination required, saving time and money.
  • Ultra-smooth print surface for excellent ink adhesion.
  • Can be punched, perfed, scored, folded and die-cut.
  • 100-percent recyclable as a #5 plastic.
  • Available in low-sheet-count quantities.

“It is clear the specialty substrate market continues to see growth,” said Jenny Boone, executive director and GM—Carbonless and Security. “The Appleton Synthetic Paper for HP Indigo offers printers a durable product that is suitable for a broad range of end-use applications. And with its low-sheet-count offering, printers don’t have to buy more than they need for short run jobs.”

Appleton Digital Synthetic Paper for HP Indigo is suitable for applications such as menus, ID cards, maps, labels, outdoor signage, manuals, lumber tags, point-of-purchase signage, brochures and shelf talkers, among others—all backed by Appvion’s 100-percent satisfaction guarantee.

More information about the Appleton Digital Paper line is available at Appvion creates product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations, coating applications and Encapsys® encapsulation technology. The company produces carbonless, thermal papers, security and specialty digital papers, and Encapsys ( products. Appvion, headquartered in Appleton, Wis., has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania, employs approximately 1,700 people and is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, visit

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