drupa 2016 - UPM Digi papers, there's always a perfect match

Press Release 17.5.2016 17:30 EEST

(UPM Paper ENA, Augsburg, 17 May 2016 at 16:30 EET) - Digital print is being talked about more and more due to its ability to deliver high quality print with accurate personalisation. At this year's drupa, many new products will be presented in this field. However, digital printing is a process with specific demands on the papers used, for example, regarding flexibility. Whether it be books, photo books, covers or mailings, whether it be toner or inkjet printing: UPM's product portfolio has the perfect solution for every requirement.

The strengths of digital printing have been known for many years, and are demonstrated again and again by powerful printing presses. The digital process is ideally suited for both small print runs of only one copy and comprehensive projects with variable content. This is why most innovations at this year's drupa will once again be presented in digital printing. However, without a suitable substrate, neither the printing method nor new solutions can put their benefits to full use. This is where UPM comes in with its papers.

"What is new is that we can finish our products by means of specially designed sheeters," explains Ansgar Reiners, Product Portfolio Manager, Merchants Home & Office, UPM Paper ENA. "Thanks to this finishing method, which makes it possible to cut to within one millimetre accuracy, customers get a perfect square cut and enjoy trouble-free production."

One of the latest additions to our portfolio is UPM Digi Fine jet, an uncoated wood-free paper specially developed for high-speed inkjet printing. It offers fast ink absorption, high smoothness and excellent whiteness. Available in basis weights of 80 and 90 g/m², the paper is particularly suitable for supplements, advertising materials and transactional documents.

For dry toner and HP-Indigo applications, we recommend the UPM Digi Finesse range of coated papers. It is available in a range of basis weights from 90 to 350 g/m². Also designed for printing with dry toner are UPM Digi Fine, Digi Fine pro and Digi Fine premium. They differ from each other by their CIE-Whiteness, which is 150, 164 and 170 respectively. All paper grades are available in basis weights of 80, 90 and 100 g/m². UPM Fine premium is additionally available with 120 g/m². Two recycling papers with high whiteness complement the product range. One of them, Digi Recycled plus, has the Blue Angel eco-label.

UPM also offers its customers digital printing papers in special formats and a dummy  service. All our Digi Papers carry the EU eco-label and can be supplied with PEFC or FSC certification. The digital paper grades are perfectly matched to UPM's offset printing papers, allowing customers, in spite of different printing methods, to combine wood-free papers for sheet-fed/heatset and rotogravure with UPM digital printing papers for their projects.

Digital printing papers are available directly from UPM or from our wholesale partners, including Antalis, Igepa Group and Papyrus. At this year's drupa, many leading exhibitors will use different types of UPM papers, allowing visitors to directly experience them - also in digitally printed form.

For more information please contact:
UPM Paper ENA, Ansgar Reiners, Manager, Product Portfolio, Merchants Home & Office, ansgar.reiners@upm.com, tel. +49 49634011601

UPM Paper ENA (Europe & North America) is the world's leading producer of graphic papers, serving customers in Magazine Publishing & Advertising, Merchants, Home & Office, and Newspaper Publishing. A leader in sustainable and high performance papers, UPM Paper ENA's production is located in Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, and the United States. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 9,500 people. To learn more about UPM Paper ENA visit:www.upmpaper.com

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