Westamerica Communications now offers printed products with an antimicrobial coating, including holiday gift paper. The colorful wrapping paper designs are said to be indistinguishable from other papers yet they share the benefits of reducing microbial growth.
The treatment is a proprietary ingredient that is applied during the printing process and it "has already been proven in controlled tests to remove 99.9% of the microbes that may come in contact with the printed sheet."
For the holidays, the new coating could be applied to calendars and greeting cards and beyond this, there's plenty of potential applications for the rest of the year; the coating could be applied to everything from business cards and product hang tags to menus and instruction sheets.
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