Sirio Pearl

Shimmer and shine for a steal with Sirio Pearl. An affordable range of metallic papers in neutral tones, they give you the flexibility to specify and print any colour you choose without the expense or ordering coloured metallic papers. They're also made from ECF pulp and are FSC® Mix certified.
    • Affordable range of metallic papers                
    • FSC® Mix certified
    • Available in a digital range
    • Matching envelopes available 
    • Ideal for 4 colour process
    • Laser guaranteed 125gsm
    • Metallic and pearlescent finishes
    • Special inks required
    • FSC® Mix Certified
    • ISO 14001 Environmental Certification
    • Brochures 
    • Calendars 
    • Catalogues 
    • Certificates
    • Corporate identity 
    • Direct mail 
    • Folders 
    • Greeting cards
    • Photo books
    • Posters 
    • Swing tags

    1.

    24-48 hours depending on quantity of ink and process variables

    2.

    Under Colour Removal (UCR) recommended

    3.

    An in-line varnish is NOT recommended as it will increase the total ink coverage

    4.

    Oxidizing inks required

    5.

    Laser guaranteed in 125gsm

    6.

    Total ink density should be no more than 280%

    • Sirio Pearl can be printed via offset (single or 4-colour process), thermographic and screen printing processes.
    • Sirio Pearl is laser guaranteed in 125gsm.
    • Sirio Pearl can be blind embossed and hot-foil stamped.
    • The surface of Sirio Pearl is non-porous. Fully oxidising or UV-dried inks are recommended.
    • Total ink density can not be more than 280%.
    • Drying times depend on the quantity of ink and process variables and may vary. Paper can be handled 24 hours after printing, provided oxidizing inks are used. Complete drying will occur within the following 24-48 hours.
    • Excellent results are obtained with Under Colour Removal (UCR) and Grey Component Replacement (GCR) grading to reduce the mass of ink deposited on the paper.
    • Once dry, the anchorage of the ink is very good.
    • It is important to check printing variables, especially the fountain solution, which must be dosed at minimum levels to ensure emulsion is kept within modest levels. We recommend buffered pH of 5 – 5.5 with 800 – 1200 ųm conductivity. It may be appropriate to add small quantities of additives to the fountain solution ink to accelerate the ink polymerisation process in consultation with Ink Supplier. (remove and / or the ink)
    • Anti-setoff spray is advisable with high granulometry.
    • Low delivery stacks are advisable. To facilitate the drying of the oxidizing ink, it is suggested to air the paper after 12 hours from printing

    A sealing varnish in-line is not recommended as it will increase the total ink coverage. An aqueous varnish on the printing is preferred.

    All statements, technical information and recommendation are based on tests we believe to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness thereof is not guaranteed, and the following is made in lieu of all warranties of merchantability and fitness for the purpose: Sellers and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the product proved to be defective. Before using, user shall determine the suitability of the product for its intended use, and user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.  

    COLOUR  GSM                            

    Ice White, Oyster Shell, Polar Dawn, Platinum, Copperplate, Aurum

    125, 300

    Parameter

    Standard

    Unit

     

     

    Grammage

    ISO 536

    g/m2

    125gsm

    300gsm

    Stiffness (long±10%)

    ISO 2493

    mN

    85

    50

    Stiffness (cross±10%)

    ISO 2493

    mN

    220

    110

    Relative humidity

     

     

    50% ± 5

    50% ± 5

    Food contact approved in Ice White colour only to the following European standards:
    German government decree BGVW, chapter 36 valid in germany
    Internationally as per France government decree 631, 1992 valid in France and internationally.

    All statements, technical information and recommendation are based on tests we believe to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness thereof is not guaranteed, and the following is made in lieu of all warranties of merchantability and fitness for the purpose: Sellers and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the product proved to be defective. Before using, user shall determine the suitability of the product for its intended use, and user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.