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Mar 1, 2007 12:00 AM


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Digital Paper

This year’s On Demand Conference & Exhibition gets a change of scenery—the Boston Convention & Exposition Center will play host to the four-day conference April 16-19, 2007. On Demand will be colocated with AIIM Conference & Expo, an information management event. Approximately 175 companies will be exhibiting.

With over 40 sessions, the On Demand conference program speakers will discuss key growth applications and technologies, and how to incorporate them into business strategies. Session topics will include new market opportunities, mergers and acquisitions, value-added services, color inkjet technologies, Web-to-print, light production technologies, packaging and labeling, color management, pricing trends and strategies, paper and substrates, marketing automation, and transpromotional documents.

Digital paper will have a significant presence, and the following are digital paper products to see both on and off the show floor.

To learn about On Demand, including exhibitor lists, the conference schedule, registration info and more, visit www.ondemandexpo.com.



Writing, text and cover papers
Classic Crest writing, text and cover papers from Neenah Papers (Neenah, WI) reportedly are specified for identity projects because of their smooth communicating style, with coordinating weights and envelopes. The brand is available in digital sizes and is certified for leading digital presses such as iGen 3, NexPress, Indigo and Xeikon. Neenah Paper also has envelope support, with unique policy and square flap envelopes.
See www.neenahpaper.com.
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Cutsheet & roll-fed options
NewPage (Dayton, OH) Sterling Ultra Digital Imaging and Production Toner Sheets are designed for direct imaging/waterless offset presses and high-speed production (24 ppm+) printers, copiers and digital presses. Using waterless inks, the Direct Imaging technology allows for the production of high-quality printed collateral in a small-format, quick-turn environment. Sterling Ultra Digital Imaging Rolls are specially designed for roll-fed production toner machines.
See www.newpagecorp.com.
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Colorful multipart forms
Xerox Corp. (Rochester, NY) has extended its carbonless paper family of products to include a new paper that works with its flagship Xerox iGen3 digital production press. The specially treated paper enables in-plant printing operations, and commercial and quick printers to use Xerox iGen3 digital presses to produce colorful, multipart bank statements, invoices and claim forms at 90 ppm and 110 ppm.

Xerox Premium Digital Carbonless paper is available in a range of sizes and can be customized for special applications. In addition to the iGen3 press, the paper works with Xerox office products, such as the Phaser 8400 network printer and the DocuColor 12 multifunction system, and with high-volume production DocuColor digital presses. It also is designed to work with an array of black-and-white systems, including the Xerox Nuvera and DocuTech production families and the Xerox 4590/4110 Enterprise Printing Systems.

Lighter digital coated paper
Xerox’s coated paper line has shed some pounds, with its newest family member weighing in at a 60-lb. text—25 percent lighter than the standard coated paper grade. This addition to the Xerox reports its Digital Color Select Gloss line is the industry’s most lightweight paper for high-volume digital color printing, delivering 20 percent more pages per inch than the next lightest digital coated paper on the market. Lighter paper is used to produce magazine pages, marketing brochures, catalogs and children’s books. The new paper features 90 brightness and a blue-white shade. The entire Digital Color Select Gloss line has an exclusive Xerox coating for smoothness and toner adhesion.
See www.xerox.com/supplies.
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Full spectrum of digital paper
Enterprise Group (Rock Hill, SC) a leader in the development and sale of communication and digital printing paper products, is supported by a nationwide network of distribution centers.

The papers are designed for multiple digital inline printing and finishing processes.

Enterprise works closely with OEMs and end users to ensure its papers consistently meet the stringent requirements necessary for digital printing.
See www.egpaper.com.
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3 digital paper solutions
Mohawk Fine Paper’s (Cohoes, NY) Color Copy papers feature the Digital Imaging Surface and have been expanded to include new 110 cover in Mohawk Color Copy 98, added weights in Mohawk Color Copy Gloss, higher 92-brightness in Mohawk Color Copy Ultra Gloss and new Xerox iGen3 digital production press sizes throughout the line.

New Mohawk Via Digital papers provide a high-quality, value-based solution for digital color printing in three finishes: satin, felt and linen. Mohawk Via Digital is the solution for short runs and full variable data.

Strathmore Digital papers are designed for ultra short runs and full variable data. Using Mohawk’s proprietary i-Tone surface treatment, these papers perform equally well on HP’s Indigo, Xerox iGen3 digital production presses or Kodak’s NexPress. Strathmore writing and script digital items retain the feel of traditional writing papers.
See www.mohawkpaper.com.
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Smart Papers bounces back
SMART Papers (Hamilton, OH), which recently emerged from business reorganization with new ownership and fresh capitalization, reports its top priority has been expanding and upgrading its offering of digital printing papers.

Company officials say SMART Papers has new and expanded partnerships with global OEMs, is expanding its offering for HP Indigo presses, has further improved performance of its papers for color toner printers, and will continue adding new SKUs of digital papers in the months ahead.

SMART Papers offers a wide range of products for color laser equipment, including Kromekote and Knightkote Matte, as well as Synergy, Pegasus, Carnival, Genesis and other 24-lb. text and cover grades. The company also recently streamlined and upgraded its Pegasus color copy line. It offers a line of papers guaranteed and optimized for HP Indigo presses, including Kromekote, Knightkote Matte, Pegasus and Carnival brands.
See www.smartpapers.com.
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Digital for the environment
International Paper (Memphis, TN) reports Accent, Opaque, Carolina, Hammermill and Springhill digital paper all are environmentally friendly. IP’s business depends on sustainability—the company is committed to protecting forest and other natural resources while producing the products its customers want and need. The company’s “Sustaining the Environment” promotion details its dedication to sustainability, forest certification, environmental conservation and recycling.
See www.internationalpaper.com.
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Find a vast selection of digital paper
The Paper Mill Store’s expanding digital offering includes such leading brands as Astrolite, Carnival, Finch Fine iD, Glama Natural, Kromekote and Pegasus. The newest addition, Paper Store 24/7 Presentation Folders, consists of precut 9 x 12-inch folders that can be run on any copier or digital/conventional press that can print 12 x18-inch, 10-pt. Kromekote laser sheets.
See www.thepapermillstore.com.
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Cast-coated paper
Introducing HP Indigo-certified Bindakote cast-coated paper from CTI Paper USA (Sun Prairie, WI). The same Bindekote brilliant blue-white shade and high-gloss, now is available with an HP Indigo-certified surface.

The line reportedly produces pure, vibrant colors and crisp, detailed images. The paper is available in 12 x 18-inch white C1S 10-pt. and 12-pt.
See www.thepapermillstore.com.
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Digital carbonless, coated, laminated and polyester papers
Nekoosa Coated Products (Nekoosa, WI) introduces a new digital carbonless paper optimized for digital monochrome and color printing. The new product is designed to increase printing productivity and variable data utilization by allowing form producers to move to a digital print solution for multipart forms. Nekoosa’s product range offers over 45 stock product paper configurations and applicable fan-out padding adhesive for easy forms creation. The Nekoosa Digital Carbonless is compatible with most network and production digital printing equipment.

Nekoosa Digital Coated Papers now are available in a full range of digital sheet sizes. This new stock product portfolio will offer gloss and dull grades in 80-lb. and 100-lb. text and cover. A total of 54 stock sizes range from 8.5 x 11 inches to 14.3 x 20.5 inches.

Nekoosa Digital Laminated Papers are a paper-film-paper construction that prints and converts like regular paper. This new stock product portfolio will offer a 4.6-pt. and 6.9-pt. uncoated and 5.3-pt. coated grade available in 8.5 x 11 inches and 12 x 18 inches. Typical end-use applications include integrated ID cards, shelf-talkers, point-of-sale signs, menus, dust jackets/soft covers for books, manuals, envelopes and other end-use applications.

Nekoosa Digital Coated Polyester is a new film product that provides a polyester media solution for high heat-set digital printing applications. The Digital/Laser Printable Polyester is said to be ideal for tear-proof and waterproof applications. This new product portfolio will offer four-, five- and eight-mil stock products in 8.5 x 11 inches and 12 x 18 inches.
See www.nekoosacoated.com.
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Online ideas
Domtar’s (Montreal) online Designer Corner was created by designers, and it covers everything from industry news to designer profiles, eco-smart design options and tips for selecting the best paper.

“We are demonstrating our commitment to respond to customers’ needs by developing innovative resources that enhance and facilitate their work,” says Tewfik Atia, marketing communications manager for Domtar EarthChoice papers. “Choosing the right paper is usually the first crucial step in creating an outstanding piece, which is why we’ve gathered tips from industry experts and provide designers with materials.”
See www.domtardesignercorner.com.
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