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Specialty Substrates for HP Indigo

Have an HP Indigo sheet-fed digital press in your print shop? See the chart below to discover which materials will run on your press. For a printable version of our Press Compatibility Guide, call us at 636-349-6401 or email us.  View compatible substrates for the HP Indigo here. You have a lot of options in specialty substrates to…

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Specialty Substrates for Xerox Presses

Have a Xerox digital production press in your print shop? See the chart below to discover which materials will run on your press. For a printable version of our Press Compatibility Guide, call us at 636-349-6401 or email us.  View compatible substrates for the Xerox here. You have a lot of options for specialty substrates on…

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Expert Q&A:
Trends in Substrates for Digital Printing

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Masterpiece Graphix Supply Chain & Business Manager Charity Brueggemann and Digital Material Specialist Jeremy Underhill. To get answers about running specialty substrates on your digital press and how to use them to grow your business, contact one of our digital material specialists today at 636-349-6401 or…

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Growth Market for Print: Auto Dealers

The United States is the world’s second largest market for vehicle sales. The automotive industry, including dealerships, accounts for 3 to 3.5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. Experts predict continued growth in U.S. auto sales, especially in demand for cars and light trucks. An increase in confidence and discretionary spending is leading consumers back to making big-ticket…

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Frustrated with crooked substrate sheets? How about a better option?

Digital press operators know how important it is that the substrates you are running are cut with precision so that the sheets are square and uniform in size. And despite the importance of square sheets, they often have to deal with the frustration of trying to run material that is crooked and not cut correctly. Sheets that…

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Growth Market for Print: Restaurants

Due to an improving economy and rising consumer spending, the restaurant industry has experienced robust growth. Experts predict that over the next five years this steady growth will continue, with a focus on consumer preferences for healthier meals, ethical consumerism, and technology improvements. There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry. Number of…

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12 Tips for Selling Specialty Substrates to Your Print Customers

You know that printing on specialty substrates can help save your customer’s time and money (for example:  using synthetic paper instead of laminating cardstock). However, sometimes it’s a challenge to get the customer to try something new. To give you a head start, we’ve compiled a list of selling points for some of the most popular specialty substrates. For…

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Customer Favorites

This year, our customers have chosen synthetic paper as their favorite specialty substrate. Why synthetic paper? Superior print quality, water resistance and a flexible soft-hand feel are just a couple of the reasons it’s at the top of the list. Also topping the list of their preferred printing materials are styrene, pvc, white vinyl, polyester (white and clear),…

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Tailoring a Stylish Print Design

Taylored Printing used clear toner on their RICOH Pro C7100X Series printer to create these elegant business cards on Masterpiece Graphix 13pt TOUCHÉ® Black/White Duplex soft touch substrate. Clear toner was used to create a light-catching highlight for the company logo on both the white and black side of the card. The sales, design and manufacturing…

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Get the Press Compatibility Guide

Are you ready to offer customers ‘more than just paper’ and grow sales by printing on plastic substrates? Or have you been running specialty materials for years and are looking for a better supplier? Whether you are a newbie or an old hand, a common question is:  “Which specialty substrates will work on my press?” That’s…

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