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Technical Support

Technical
Support

Mirri is produced by laminating a moisture and temperature stable film to one or both sides of paper, card or board. Most films are polyester based and some have a print receptive coating (See product pages for details of each product).

Mirri is designed to be easily incorporated into the production of a wide range of marketing materials or craft items, ranging from large point of sale displays to gift tags.

Please fill out the form below for the most up to date technical guide pdf for printing and finishing Mirri. This covers printing via UV litho, conventional litho, screen and digital. It also covers finishing like foil blocking, cutting and creasing, embossing/debossing and additional coatings e.g. Spot UV.
This pdf is updated on a regular basis.

 

Technical – Printing summary

- Always handle the stocks with care to avoid scratching/scuffing

- It is possible to replicate paper by printing a white opaque under the image areas, this will create a punchier look by adding areas of contrast.
 

UV Litho

UV litho is ideal for printing Mirri, the quick drying times allow for fast turn around and very effective results. Use plastic inks where possible.
 

Conventional Litho

When printing with conventional litho, it is important to note that inks must be selected from formulations, which dry on non-absorbent surfaces e.g. Foil inks or Fully Oxidising Inks’. These dry by oxidisation and take longer to dry, but still produce effective results.
 

Digital

Developments in digital printing technology in recent years have been massive. The range of digital print technologies now available is vast, from document printing through to large format presses such as the Inca Spyder 320, a UV flatbed printer. We recommend keeping an eye on our website for updates and reports on digital machines, on which we have trialled Mirri. For further guidance please consult the technical support team for your digital machine or call the Mirri Support team for technical advice.
 

Screen

This traditional printing process was first patented in England by Samuel Simon in 1907. It was originally used as a popular method to print expensive wall paper, printed on linen, silk, and other fine fabrics. Screen printing can be used to print on a wide range of substrates including Mirri, use plastic inks where possible.