The owners of a Port Alberni paper mill say a major new investment in the facility reflects confidence in British Columbia’s forestry sector. Paper Excellence says it will spend $13 million to upgrade the mid-Island mill as it prepares to produce food-grade papers used by restaurants and food preparation companies. The company says the investment will remove production bottlenecks and upgrade a pair of paper machines at the facility. "With help from the leadership of B.C.’s government, we are very excited to invest in a winning project like this at Port Alberni," said Patrick Corriveau with Paper Excellence. "With the mill’s best-in-class papermakers and the ability to make even more of these new food grades, we’re confident in the Port Alberni mill’s secure and long-term future."
Printing companies, paper distributors, packaging converters, marketers and graphic designers across the U.S. and Canada now have immediate access to the newest expansion of cast-coated Kromekote, the world’s most elegant printing and label papers from CTI Paper USA. A new swatchbook and print demonstration is available.
New embossed, pearlescent Kromekote Jade Text and Cover line for dry toner/laser and offset printing.
New for HP Indigo: thick and luxurious 14- and 18-point ultra bright-white board, following growing demand for heavyweights.
New 18-point ultra bright-white board also for dry toner/laser and offset printing.
Newly issued swatchbook presents the extensive product line—new print demo features the iconic embossed Kromekote Apple on a gold foil-stamped cover.
The Kromekote Collection, the legendary, ultra-gloss printing papers brand, has been regularly updated with new colors, weights and textures to meet the discriminating needs of printers and end-users who demand a specially engineered sheet for premium business and social applications. CTI Paper USA continuously innovates to ensure extraordinary performance on today’s digital printing equipment, including HP Indigo.
A proven universal coating also enables Kromekote to be used interchangeably across offset and production-rated dry toner/laser equipment. Kromekote is well-suited for standard color copiers used by businesses and nonprofits of all sizes, giving them the ability to create premium printed materials in-house that look professionally produced.
CTI Paper USA has won certification for Kromekote on the Konica-Minolta bizhub press platform. In addition, Kromekote is engineered to deliver maximum performance on all other digital presses including Xerox, Kodak, Canon, Epson, Oce and Ricoh. Extraordinary performance on HP Indigo presses is another top priority for CTI Paper USA across Kromekote and many of its other premium printing paper brands. CTI Paper now offers HP Indigo papers in a variety of weights and thicknesses, from 8 pt. to 18 pt. (350 gsm), the majority of which are certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Kromekote is particularly valuable to small- and mid-size printers because it enables them to offer a unique, super-premium sheet that can be run on standard offset presses as well as production-rated dry toner/laser presses. Result: they can compete effectively on higher-value, higher-margin print jobs.
“Kromekote’s universal surface delivers other important benefits to merchants and printers: increased simplicity of specification and use—and reduced inventory requirements,” says John Kelly, president and co-owner of CTI Paper USA.
much more at: http://www.piworld.com/article/cti-expands-kromekote-brand/