Nekoosa Coated Products and Zapco Die-Cut Paper Products Partner to Create Die-Cut Synthetic Portfolio

SYNAPS XM Polyester Die-Cut Patterns for Dry Toner/Laser Printing

NEKOOSA, WI – Nekoosa Coated Products recently partnered with Zapco Die-Cut Paper Products (Smithville, TX) to create a line of SYNAPS Digital XM die-cut patterns for dry toner/laser printing.

“Since Zapco Die-Cut Paper Products started offering die cut synthetics in late 2013 we are now seeing an increase in orders, custom jobs and an overwhelming interest in this product, says Zapco Die-Cut Paper Products President, Shannon Zapalac. By printing their own projects and eliminating the need for lamination; customers are now starting to understand the value and benefits of using synthetics.”   

Nekoosa’s SYNAPS XM is a polyester based synthetic paper engineered for dry toner/laser printing. Toner fuses with the synthetic paper to make the finished product naturally resistant to water, chemicals and grease. SYNAPS XM is commonly used for applications that require extra durability like menus, recipe cards, loyalty cards, outdoor signage, permits and manuals. Most recently, SYNAPS Digital XM is being used for temporary license plates in certain states across the country.

Zapco Die-Cut Paper Products offers 25 of the most common die-cuts including menus, marketing materials and other multi-purpose patterns. Each die-cut pattern is available in 8 or 10 mil. SYNAPS XM in 25, 50, 100 or 250 sheet packs.

SYNAPS XM is compatible with a wide range of dry toner/laser presses and printers including Xerox, Canon, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Kodak, Toshiba and more. Nekoosa Coated Products also offers SYNAPS OM and PS for offset and HP Indigo printing.

“Our new partnership with Zapco Die-Cut Paper Products will significantly expand our range of print applications for our SYNAPS XM product line by providing a one-stop-shop for standard and custom die-cuts,” says John Danio, Vice President of Marketing for Nekoosa Holdings, Inc. “Their commitment to quality, range of offerings and service in the die-cut market makes them a great partner for Nekoosa. We feel very fortunate to work with Zapco Paper to extend this new program.”

To find a Nekoosa Coated Products’ stocking merchant in the United States or Canada, visit For a full listing of Zapco SYNAPS XM synthetic die-cuts, visit

SYNAPS XM is a trademark of Agfa-Gevaert N.V. All other marks referenced above are trademarks of their resective owners.