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GPA now stocking Mohawk papers

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

GPA now stocks a wide range of Mohawk's most popular items for same-day shipment. The new offering includes Superfine, Strathmore, Beckett, Via, Options, 50/10 and Kromekote, spanning a range of finishes and textures for a variety of applications, from direct mail to consumer photo. Mohawk's extensive portfolio of papers formulated with i-Tone guarantees ink transfer and adhesion on HP Indigo presses.

Online inspiration for printers and designers

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Neenah Paper's Against the Grain blog for designers and printers has been redesigned. It's about creating conversation and building a sense of community, explains Tom Wright, director of design, Neenah Paper. We had a lot of great information but felt it was getting lost within our other communication channels. We sought to create a space where designers could go for information, ideas and inspiration.

Coated papers at your service

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Suzi Richardson

How do you measure success? Market share is our measure of success. If we are helping our merchant and printer customers increase their share of the market, we know our team is successful. In addition, we conduct quarterly surveys of our customers that we use to benchmark our responsiveness, service and performance. How closely do you work with MeadWestvaco managers in other departments? I am fully

Uncoated paper

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Finch Paper's (Glens Falls, NY) Uncoated Guide uses a surfing analogy to describe success on uncoated paper. Readers choose the perfect wave i.e., the uncoated paper that best suits their needs. The guide provides concise directions for adjusting color curves in Adobe Photoshop for best results when designing for uncoated paper. At HP's Dscoop5, Finch showcased its Fine iD and Finch Opaque Digital.

Linen writing, text and cover papers

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Wausau Paper (Wausau, WI) text and cover Royal Linen brand papers are featured in a new print promotion called In Vogue. It explores distinctive items from the past that continue to shine today. In Vogue takes you back to your roots and reveals why the classics never go out of style, says Andrea Alstad, brand manager for Wausau Paper. All Royal Linen writing, text and cover papers are FSC certified

Digital book for Dubai Trump tower wins Mohawk i-Tonies award

Feb 25, 2010 12:00 AM,

"Driven by Design," the Trump Intl. Hotel & Tower Dubai proposal book designed by Seventh Art Inc., was named the grand prize winner of the second annual Mohawk i-Tonies digital print competition

UPM launches new websites

Feb 23, 2010 12:00 AM,

UPM has launched two new websites to promote its Biofore message: www.upmbiofore.com and www.upmcarbonlife.com

Flint Group to acquire ink manufacturer Torda

Feb 12, 2010 12:00 AM,

Flint Group(Luxembourg) has signed an agreement to acquire Torda (Lund, Sweden), a leading manufacturer of printing inks for the packaging markets

Manufacturing in recovery, paper prices up

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the sixth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the ninth consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Grammy winning package uses Mohawk Via

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

The "Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972)" has received a Grammy Award for "Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Packaging"

Integrated solution for ink optimization

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Ron Ellis

Heidelberg's Prinect Color Toolbox with Profile Tool can be incorporated to create the device link profiles used to determine the level of ink savings required. Prinect Color Toolbox Profile Tool subsequently makes the device link profile available as a resource to the workflow. In Heidelberg's Prinect workflow, this occurs at three points: Prinect Color Editor, Prinect Prepress Manager, and Prinect

Custom settings

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Ron Ellis

GMG Ink Optimizer uses the vendor's ColorServer. Running on the Windows platform, it uses custom device link profiles and GMG's custom algorithms to perform the ink savings and GCR. It can be configured out of the box with predefined GMG settings as well as custom settings. Device link profiles have excellent quality and smoothness. GMG Ink Optimizer uses GMG's profile editor and iterative technology

A recipe for ink savings

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Ron Ellis

Developed for ink manufacturers and printers who formulate their own ink, X-Rite's (www.xrite.com) InkFormulation software (IFS) provides accurate and consistent formulation for offset, flexographic and gravure inks. Incorporating an ink formulation engine that provides better prediction of ink interactivity with substrates, IFS quickly calculates the optimal and most cost-effective recipe based on

System integration

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Ron Ellis

CGS (www.cgs-oris.com) Ink Saver incorporates CGS ORIS ColorTuner color management technology. The Windows-based CGS Ink Saver features a clean interface with controls showing the separation planes for profile smoothness and GCR, as well as sliders that can be used to adjust the settings. CGS significantly cuts ink use, resulting in faster drying time, reduced offsetting, improved gray balance control,

Gray matters

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Ron Ellis

GCR benefits include Improved reproduction Better neutrals Consistent TAC Ink savings Faster makereadies Improved stability Easier color space transformations Ink optimization software uses gray component replacement (GCR) to change the separation of an image. The software will take color from the file and increase the black channel. It can be set to take more or less color out depending on the user's

3 keys to UV

Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By David Fox, NAPL associate consultant (dfox@napl.org)

Testing for proper cure | When UV ink cures, it changes chemically. Measuring and analyzing this change is possible under laboratory conditions, but out on press, it's a bit more subjective. The main objective always should be satisfying the customer, thus it might be more appropriate to say UV ink is adequately cured once it behaves as the customer wants. Some of the principal methods for testing

Paper show rocks

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

20th annual Unisource Paper Show draws designers, specifiers and printers

xpedx teams with UPM on coated sheets

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 AM,

xpedx reports it has seen strong demand from U.S. printers for UPM coated sheet and web products since the two companies announced an exclusive, long-term distribution agreement in September.

Paper & Ink

Jun 1, 2009 12:00 AM,

Premium digital paper Navigator Premium Office Paper from Grupo Portucel Soporcel (www.portucelsoporcel.com) offers the opportunity to win one of 333 Apple iPhone 3Gs in a global initiative that will run until September, 2009. To participate, buy a ream of Navigator, go to the Navigator website at www.navigator-usa.com, and enter with the promotional code printed on the back of the ream. This will

Prudent paper procurement for mailers

Jun 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Paul Robbertz

Mailers should develop an organizational “Paper Procurement & Sustainable Forestry Standard or Procedure.”