Algro Design® Card from Sappi provides the ideal substrate for overprint varnish from Europe's leading manufacturer ACTEGA Terra in its new 2017 annual calendar. Inspiration for packaging printing: As in previous years, the popular new edition of the photo wall calendar from ACTEGA Terra GmbH reflects a variety of varnish finishing on the bright white Algro Design Card carton board from Sappi. The high quality of the printing substrate once again strongly differentiates the calendar from commonly used image-printing paper types. The theme this year is "Cultures": The calendar includes photographs that focus on people, their habits, everyday activities, their lives. "After exotic landscapes, animals, cities and underwater worlds, it was time for something new with images that touch us emotionally and that express vitality. The calendar takes the viewer across continents and highlights what makes our earth so interesting and multifaceted… just as multifaceted as the world of overprint varnishes," according to Timo Kondziela, Head of Marketing at ACTEGA Terra GmbH in Lehrte. click Read More below for additional detail
“We’re seeing almost an explosion of digitally printed folding cartons. For a company like ours which offers stiff paperboard of the highest quality this is a terrific development,” comments Fredrik Lisinski, who is responsible for developing Iggesund Paperboard’s sales to the digital print market.
Strong brands led by Coca Cola have shown that the intelligent personalisation or regionalisation of packaging and labels can drive sales. Presses designed for higher grammages as well as new finishing equipment are opening up new possibilities. At the same time, larger sheet formats are paving the way for better economies of scale for digital printing.
“In addition, new applications are appearing that were previously unimaginable,” Lisinski adds. “Fifteen – or even ten – years ago, who could have thought that a print run of five calendars featuring photos of someone’s grandchildren or three copies of a photo book could form the financial backbone of a printing firm.”
Invercote, which is Iggesund’s flagship product, has paved the way for digital printing on thicker paper materials since the technology was introduced in 1993. Today’s Invercote G is certified for a variety of digital print technologies and is recognised as the market leader by digital printers when they need a thicker or stiffer material than usual.
The rapid development of digital presses and increasingly widespread interest in using digital print on packaging led Iggesund to take the next step with Invercote.
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