John Mazuroski, Appleton Coated’s executive director uncoated and specialty products, explains, “The Ethos brand name helps our customers understand that we have developed and brought to market a broad range of uncoated grades. It collects all of them under a single umbrella brand, similar to Utopia®, our flagship coated brand introduced 20 years ago. Beginning in January of 2014 with the introduction of Pharma Insert Opaque, we have maintained a steady stream of uncoated product innovation.” He continues, “Within a year’s time we introduced Uncoated Web Inkjet, Fiscal Opaque™, and Pharma Insert High Bright. We also recently expanded the range of our uncoated offset product line with the introduction of a new 100% Post-Consumer Recovered Fiber (PCRF) offering.” The Ethos product offering consists of the following uncoated products: Ethos Web Inkjet, Ethos Offset, Ethos Offset 100% PCRF, Ethos Fiscal Opaque™, Ethos Pharma Insert, and Ethos Pharma Insert High Bright. Our new 2016 Appleton Coated Product Guide offers full product and service parameters for the entire Ethos lineup.
The UPM Sol family has renewed itself. UPM Sol is a premium coated mechanical sheet-fed grade with a blue-white shade known for its high optical brightness levels. Now UPM has introduced an enhanced version of the paper pushing its brightness even higher. The new UPM Sol, in gloss, silk and matt surface has been available as of 1st March 2016.
UPM Sol is an ideal paper for end-uses such as books, brochures, catalogues, direct, mailing, promotional material, inserts, magazines and manuals. The paper is available in 60-100 g/m2. All UPM Sol papers have been awarded the EU Ecolabel. FSC and PEFC on request but subject to availability.
UPM Sol’s further improved brightness properties add more contrast and intensity to texts, colours and images. UPM Sol papers have a unique combination of high brightness and excellent opacity.
A high bulk newcomer – UPM Sol plus
UPM is proud to present a unique, new coated mechanical sheet-fed grade with a matt surface and an exceptional bulk of 1.2, UPM Sol plus, as the sole supplier of such a grade. This opens wider views in special and standard graphic end-uses for CMS matt papers such as book publishing and completes our UPM Sol range of different surfaces and bulk levels. It offers a solution for versatile ideas in countless end uses and new creativeness. It is truly a paper with character and gives your printed material a substantial feel without adding weight.
“We recognised a clear demand for high brightness, high performance papers with different bulk levels as well as touch and feel in relatively low substances. With UPM SOL plus added to the UPM Sol family, this is now possible due to the outstanding bulk level. That is why we are excited to present the new both brighter and bulkier UPM Sol family,” says Anke Böckmann, Product Portfolio Manager, Merchants, Home & Office, UPM.