The new, brighter UPM Sol lets your printed material shine

Press Release 3.5.2016 15:00 EEST

(UPM, Helsinki, 03 May 2016 at 14:00 EET) - 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.

The technical target values of UPM Sol can be found in the UPM Paper Catalogue at

For further information please contact:
Anke Böckmann, Product Portfolio Manager, UPM Paper ENA, Merchants, Home & Office,, tel. +49 171 823 1754

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:

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