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May 1, 2010 12:00 AM

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Value priced text, cover line

Finch Paper (Glens Falls, NY) announces the newly available “Finch Fine Swatchbook.” Finch Fine fulfills aesthetic and economic expectations in wide product line stocked for digital and offset, in 60 lb. text to 200 lb. double-thick cover. The new swatchbook uses a farmer's market analogy to convey the authentic look and feel of its Finch Fine line. The “locally grown,” neighbor-farmer idea also reflects Finch's standing as one of the only integrated paper mills in the country. Finch manages forests, pulps trees, makes its own energy and makes paper.

A value text and cover paper, Finch Fine papers are made with 100% FSC-certified fiber, 66% renewable energy, 10% post-consumer recycled fiber and elemental chlorine-free pulps. It is available in three shades, two finishes and more than 100 stocked sizes. An Ultra Smooth and Antique finish offers a 98 brightness rating.

New Finch Fine Color Copy is available in 24 lb. through 100 lb. cover. This high-quality, bright white color copy paper for both office and commercial printing is used for full-color production and copying.

Finch Fine iD, specially engineered for HP Indigo presses, offers a non-glare surface and is available in a wide range of basis weights for all types of applications: 50 lb. text to 130 lb. double-thick cover.


Synthetic paper targets digital applications

Yupo Corp. America's (Chesapeake, VA) YUPOBlue synthetic paper is specifically made for and certified to run on HP Indigo digital presses. HP Indigo inks won't run or smear on YUPOBlue, because the ink adheres to the substrate's surface. YUPOBlue Synthetic is available in four weights of 12 × 18-inch sheets: a 78-lb., 5.9 mil text; a 58-lb., 8.0 mil cover; a 74-lb., 9.9 mil cover; and an 86-lb., 11.6 mil cover.


New weights in digital paper line

Neenah Paper (Alpharetta, GA) has added two new weights to its Classic Crest Digital Papers selection: 24-lb. writing and 130-lb. double-thick cover. Both weights are available in four sizes in Solar White, Classic Natural White and Recycled 100 Bright White.

Like all Neenah Digital Papers, both weights are HP Indigo Certified, ensuring the paper meets the high-est HP Indigo performance expectations. The line also is FSC, Green Seal and Green-e certified.


Self-adhesive labels for digital press

Xeikon (Itasca, IL) has worked closely with self-adhesive label supplier UPM Raflatac to qualify an extensive range of label substrates on its Xeikon 3300 digital press. The qualified substrates represent some of the most commonly utilized conventional label stocks in narrow web label printing. The ability to use conventional stocks provides an advantage in cost savings and effective implementation of digital technology.

Qualified substrates from UPM Raflatac include paper stocks as well as synthetic films, such as clear and white Polypropylene (BOPP), and Polyester (PET) of varying thicknesses. The qualification process, conducted at Xeikon's North American technology center near Chicago, ensures that all the tested substrates will provide perfect print quality and stable printing behavior on the Xeikon 3300.

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Premium opaque offset

Soporset Premium Opaque Offset from Soporcel North America (Norwalk, CT) is made from 100% eucalyptus globulus fibers from the parent company's sustainable forests in Portugal (see The short length and thick cell walls of these fibers result in the paper's improved porosity and opacity as well as high stiffness, bulk and dimensional stability. Developed to provide top quality and value, Soporset offers 97 GE brightness and high opacity for vivid colors, high image quality and sharp contrast. It is available in basis weights from 40 to 80-lb. text and sheet sizes ranging from 8.5 × 11 to 28 × 40 inches.



Opus 30, Sappi's (Boston) newest environmental paper, features 30% recycled post-consumer waste (20% pcw in 100-lb. and 120-lb. cover weights); FSC and SFI certification; and Lacey Act compliance. 100% of the electricity used to manufacture Opus 30 is Green-e certified renewable energy. Like other Opus products, Opus 30 offers high brightness. The SMO minimum for Opus 30 sheets is now 5,000 lbs. In addition, this product has an RDC (rapid deployment center) stocking commitment. With the broadest range of paper weights of any Sappi brand, Opus is the do-it-all paper — small or large, gloss or dull, matte or satin.

Sappi has created the “Vack and Valicenti” Opus 30 demo piece, designed by Rick Valicenti and featuring the photography of Tom Vack.

A newly launched eQ Tool ( allows you to explore the key factors behind choosing a sustainable paper.


Strong sustainability rating for sheetfed inks

Five of Sun Chemical's (Parsippany, NJ) commercial conventional sheetfed inks have earned the highest average index ratings in the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers' (NAPIM) bio-renewable content (BRC) certification program. SunLit Diamond, SunPak Diamond, SunLit Intense, SunLit Exact and SunLit Express each received a BRC index of 80, a rating that means Sun Chemical's inks use an average of 80% renewable resources.

The BRC labeling program is an initiative by NAPIM used to evaluate and minimize the environmental impact of printing inks. The BRC index number is a quantifiable value that is calculated to represent the range of bio-renewable content. The program includes a NAPIM registered label that can be applied to the ink container and a comparable design for use by a printer that uses the inks.


All of these papers are FSC certified

Monadnock Paper Mills' (Bennington, NH) entire lineup of “Graphic Arts Printing and Packaging Papers and Boards” is now Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified. Products in the sample book include Monadnock's FSC fine printing grades Astrolite, Astrolite PC 100, Dulcet, and Caress; as well as Duraprint, Durascent and Envi packaging papers and boards.

Astrolite is a brilliant white uncoated paper with high opacity to minimize show-through and dimensional stability to assure consistent registration and on-press performance.

Astrolite PC 100 is made in a smooth finish with a minimum of fibers, flecks and blemishes. FSC Certification assures that 100 percent post-consumer recycled fiber is used to make this paper.

Dulcet is an elegant neutral white premium paper that is color-balanced for highly accurate color reproduction, particularly in flesh tones. Dulcet was designed for excellent printability and meets ANSI standards for longevity.

Caress is a sophisticated mellow white paper with a muted tone that adds richness and warmth to colors and accentuates sepia tones.

Duraprint 7 is a durable cover stock perfect for turned-edge applications. Brand owners and converters now have a strong yet pliable cover material that prints well and holds up to the rigors of demanding folding applications.

Durascent scent blotter stocks, created to address the needs of leading scent developers and brand owners, are specially formulated to enhance scent absorption, retention, fidelity and “throw.”

The Envi line includes recycled 18-pt. folding boxboard, recycled shopping bag stock, recycled thermal tag and ticket stocks and recycled label stock for wine labels and similar applications.


WYSIWYG papers

Wausau Paper's (Wausau, WI) new print promotion, “What You See is What You Get,” showcases the optimal results that can be achieved with digital printing when using the company's Royal brand of papers. The line includes Astroparche, Royal Complements, Royal Cotton, Royal Fiber, Royal Laid, Royal Linen, Royal Marble, and Royal Resource.

Demonstrating color reproduction on the Royal Resource Bamboo, Royal Complements Winter Wheat and Royal Marble Smoky Quartz, “What You See is What You Get” reminds designers and printers that printing digitally doesn't have to limit your paper choices. For example, the hard surface of Royal Linen Natural used on a Xerox iGen4 creates a sophisticated presence with eye-catching visual and tactile interest.

All Royal brands are FSC certified and most are Green Seal certified. Royal Fiber and Royal Resource both contain 30% post-consumer fiber; Royal Resource also carries a new white sheet that is 100% recycled post-consumer fiber.


Paper resource for responsible design

Mohawk's (Cohoes, NY) new Mohawk Loop swatchbook makes sourcing ecofriendly papers easy. This all-encompassing line is presented as a single source of premium environmental papers. Mohawk Loop merges the best of Mohawk Synergy, Mohawk Genesis, Mohawk Passport and Mohawk Proterra with brand new Mohawk Loop shades and finishes to create one unified grade line. The collection reportedly offers the world's largest collection of 100% post-consumer waste (pcw) papers, 35 shades including 95-bright white, 21 shades with 100% pcw content, six finishes including 50% pcw Silk Coated, and new 100% pcw Inxwell with i-Tone. The papers range from 24-lb. to 160-lb. double-thick cover and new18pt. folding board, and envelopes in commercial and announcement sizes are available in a range of shades.

FSC-certified Mohawk Loop is manufactured with Green-e certified wind power, made carbon neutral through the purchase of Verified Emission Reduction credits (Vers) and is packaged in Mohawk's new environmental packaging materials. Mohawk supports The Living Principles (, an actionable framework for integrating sustainability into everyday practices.


Hot colors

The newly released Domtar (Montreal) “Colors and Hots” stocking brochure includes specifications, stocking information and color palettes that detail every shade. The company notes that color improves readership and increases comprehension — even color advertisements are read more. Domtar Colors sunny pastel palette makes a colorful splash for manuals, menus, folders and business reports, while adding impact to flyers, publications and newsletters. To stand out from the crowd, choose Domtar Hots. Its vivid color delivers a powerful visual punch to memos, presentations, newsletters and direct mail.

Both Colors and Hots are available in a wide range of colors, weights and sizes. They are guaranteed on laser and inkjet printers and are made acid-free for archival longevity. In addition, Hots is FSC certified and a member of the Domtar EarthChoice family of environmentally and socially responsible papers. Domtar Colors is SFI certified fiber sourcing.

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