Paper machine 11 at Catalyst Paper Corporation’s Powell River mill went into start-up mode on May 7 after a three-week production curtailment of uncoated groundwood paper. The curtailment started on April 16 in response to a shortage of fibre and United States Department of Commerce tariffs on uncoated groundwood paper.
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, extends its Color Copy original flagship range with extra-long digital formats (with lengths up to 1200mm) to meet the growing demand for digitally printed applications and allows for a host of new print applications. The papers offer the highest possible quality in digital colour printing and provide customers the choice between different long-sheet applications, (personalised for each customer), both in large scale or single items.
Color Copy original ELDFs are compatible with all major printing machine manufacturers e.g. Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Xerox, Canon and others. The range is both FSC® and EU Ecolabel certified as well as part of the Green Range, Mondi´s umbrella trademark for sustainable paper solutions, and has a ColorLok® certification for excellent colour reproduction and faster drying in inkjet printing.
“It is always our goal to produce high quality products that meet evolving needs and are sustainable by design. Color Copy original ELDFs are the perfect addition to our longstanding product range as we keep pushing the barrier in innovation.” Johannes Klumpp, Marketing & Sales Director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper
“The new Color Copy original ELDFs bridge a longstanding gap in the market and work very well on our AccurioPress colour production printers. They offer perfect runnability for our machines that have many advanced capabilities, including auto-duplex banners up to 900mm, as well as inline finishing options to create ready-to-ship full bleed banners. The double-sided printing with precise front and back registration also made for a compelling choice,” says Anja Schappert, Marketing Manager Print Substrates, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe.
The new formats are designed for quality printing needs in the marketing sector for example high quality brochures and posters in standout format which are particularly attractive for lifestyle and premium brands.
The Color Copy original ELDFs product range is an answer to the latest technical developments in digital printing machines. While digital toner production presses were not able to work with long formats, new presses now have the ability to print on extended sheet sizes. By including ELDFs into their portfolio Mondi intends to support OEMs and printers to feature these new functionalities and offer a wider product range especially for high quality marketing collaterals. The supplies can be mill cut and packaged in individually wrapped reams to meet short deadlines.
The process is also more cost-effective for shorter runs as ELDFs maximise productivity through multi-up imposition of smaller jobs like business cards, invitations, direct mailers, and even smaller folding cartons. This can improve productivity by 25 percent.
Color Copy original ELDFs are available in 120, 160, 250 and 300 g/m² and 660×330/889×330/1200x330mm short grain across all Europe.