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Product Spotlight: Paper & Ink

May 1, 2009 12:00 AM,

Ink maker opens lab at Clemson Environmental Inks and Coatings (Morganton, NC) has partnered with Clemson University's (Clemson, SC) Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. The company's Development Laboratory will be located in the new Harris A. Smith Building at Clemson. EIC could not pass up the opportunity to be affiliated with such a progressive program, says Paul Schroeder, CEO, Environmental

Printing on Uncoated Paper Stock

Mar 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

The enormous variety of uncoated paper stocks poses a challenge when it comes to meeting customer expectations on press.

Pure progress

Feb 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Portugal's major pulp and paper producer, Grupo Portucel Soporcel, currently manages 296,000 acres of forest, most of which is eucalyptus

Tough enough: UV Innovation

Jan 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By American Printer staff

While conventional lithography is the industry standard, ultraviolet (UV) printing widens the scope to more challenging substrates and demanding applications. On a press fitted for UV, the lamps cure the specially formulated inks and coatings immediately upon exposure. This not only helps eliminate dot gain but increases scuff resistance and enables multiple effects to be applied inline, often in

Pantone chooses cheery color for challenging times

Dec 10, 2008 12:00 AM,

Pantone, an X-Rite company (Carlstadt, NJ) has selected PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa, a warm yellow, as its color of the year 2009.


Jun 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By AP staff

This is the second in our annual two-part feature detailing the current paper and ink products on the market. See part 1 in our May 2008 issue or online at In addition, look for late-breaking news from Drupa 2008 in our July issue. Waterless offset ink Van Son's (Islandia, NY) Quickson Pro Waterless ink is formulated to strike a balance between technology and ingenuity. Offering

Rethinking paper strategies

May 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Debora Toth

Transformation was the theme of the 2008 Recycled Summit sponsored by Boise Paper, which was held in Denver March 12-13, 2008. More than 100 managers from the airline, financial, entertainment, education, government and other industries discussed the environmental impacts of paper procurement, usage, and recycling. Boise's new president and CEO, Alexander Toeldte, opened the conference by explaining

New owners for Boise

May 1, 2008 12:00 AM,

In February 2008, Aldabra 2 Acquisition Corp. completed its acquisition of Boise Cascade's packaging and paper manufacturing businesses. In conjunction with the completion of the transaction, Aldabra changed its name to Boise Inc. and, as of February 25, 2008, its common stock and warrants will trade on the NYSE under the new symbols BZ and BZ.WS, respectively.

Paper & Ink

May 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Nine companies embrace ColorLok standard At Paperworld in January, nine companies announced support for the ColorLok paper standard, with the goal of making better paper for better printing. April, Domtar, Epson, HP, International Paper (IP), Kodak, Mondi, M-Real and Suzano have agreed to support the performance standards of ColorLok papers. In addition, Epson, HP and Kodak will recommend the use

May 2008 News: Paper

May 1, 2008 12:00 AM,

High-definition papers Boise Paper's (Bensenville, IL) line of HD:PTM high-definition digital printing paper includes HD:PTM Everyday Laser, Boise HD:PTM Premier Print, Boise HD:PTM Presentation Laser & Cover, Boise HD:PTM Color Copy & Cover and Boise HD:PTM Glossy Color Laser & Cover. All papers provide smooth texture, crisp edges and vibrant colors. They are laser and/or inkjet guaranteed, acid-free

Networked Solutions

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

The PrintCity Alliance hosted a pre-Drupa media summit in picturesque Tegernsee, Germany, this February. The group announced its new theme and plans for Drupa 2008, including seven Competence Centres focused on various segments of the print industry. Connection of Competence is PrintCity's core strategy for the quadrennial trade fair, emphasizing its focus on networking between alliance members and

Green sheets

Mar 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

There's good news on the forestry front: The most recent U.S. Forest Service data confirms that the country's forestland is about as abundant today as it was 100 years ago. The new data reinforces findings in The State of America's Forests, a 2007 report by the Society of American Foresters that reinforces the importance of continuing sustainable certified forest practices to ensure forestland remains

EcoFriendly Paper

Mar 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

AbitibiBowater (Montreal) AbitibiBowater introduces EcoLaser, which uses 50 percent less wood fiber than freesheet bond papers. It is manufactured chlorine-free using hydroelectricity, which reduces the use of fossil fuel and greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent. Because this 17.7-lb. sheet has the caliper and opacity of a 24-lb. bond sheet, you can buy less paper by weight to print the same amount

About the environmental organizations

Mar 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

FSC The Forest Stewardship Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the independent certification of forests. FSC promotes responsible forest management by evaluating and accrediting certifiers, by encouraging the development of national and regional forest management standards, and by providing public education and information about independent, third-party certification as a tool

None Better

Nov 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

What does it feel like to win Sappi's Printer of the Year competition? Imagine yourself at a swanky reception surrounded by 30 or so top printers from virtually every continent except Antarctica. To advance to the finals, your work has triumphed among about six thousand regional entries. You've excelled among your domestic peers, but are you ready to take on world-class competition? You've waited

Substrate Savvy

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

People still would like to have a hard copy, from the press operator doing critical color on press to the customer, says Don Rogers, consumables product manager for Heidelberg USA (Kennesaw, GA). Since inkjet proofing emerged as the preferred method for providing contract proofs in increasingly digital workflows, the technology has developed rapidly. Although Rogers says the industry is reaching a

Green company

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Carrie Cleaveland

For many printers, the idea of altering operations to become environmentally friendly inspires fear as well as excitement. Some jump right into making improvements, while others hesitate to tackle the challenge. LAgraphico (, a $39 million, 210-employee graphic solutions provider in Southern California, not only took on the task and investment, but has made it a point to constantly

More than ink

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Daryl P. Collins

What is value, and how does a printer measure it when it comes to evaluating printing ink suppliers? What can be gleaned from a price list, a proposal or even trial runs? Ultimately, the value of a printing ink supplier must be determined by looking far beyond the price list toward the full capabilities an ink supplier delivers. This is where the rubber meets the road in the pressroom and on the bottom

Paper dummies

Sep 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Pam McGuire

Tips for accurate print project prep. Printing on uncoated papers.

Paper & Ink Part 2

Jul 1, 2007 12:00 AM,

Solvent glossy paper Roland DGA's (Irvine, CA) ESM-SGP2 solvent glossy paper is a high-quality coated paper for solvent inkjet printing. A medium-weight, 7.5-mil glossy paper, ESM-SGP2 reportedly offers good white point and gloss level. It is said to be suited to a variety of indoor applications, including signs, trade show graphics, posters, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, presentations and more.