Appleton Coated Expands Options for High-Speed Inkjet Presses with Ethos Line
COMBINED LOCKS, Wis. — October 26, 2016 — Appleton Coated expands its inkjet product offering with the introduction of Ethos Enhanced Inkjet. Ethos Enhanced Inkjet is a new inkjet-optimized product offering a smooth, silk, coated-like feel. This high-brightness, blue-white paper is specifically designed to provide enhanced image quality and improved color vibrancy in comparison to standard uncoated inkjet papers. Currently, 7 Pt. and 9 Pt. products are available immediately. Additional basis weights will be added.
“This new product combines the smooth silky feel and vibrant image quality of a coated inkjet paper with the press performance of an uncoated one,” says John Mazuroski, Appleton Coated’s VP of uncoated and specialty products. He continues, “This is a high-performance paper designed to work on multiple platforms, with both dye-based and pigment-based inks, and will be offered in both web and sheets. This makes it ideal for many applications including direct mail, publishing, transpromo, and commercial printing. It also gives our customers a high-quality, high-value choice for inkjet presses that’s made in the USA.”
Appleton Coated’s Inkjet Product Manager Amy Ambos adds, “Customers have been asking for more product options. Ethos Enhanced delivers the high quality reproduction demanded by print customers that is beyond the capabilities of standard uncoated inkjet papers. Press manufacturers and customers participated in testing the product on HP, Ricoh, Kodak, Canon, and Screen inkjet platforms and are impressed with the results. Ethos Enhanced Inkjet is part of the HP ColorPRO Technology Partnership Program, meeting industry leading performance standards for color excellence in digital printing. Appleton Coated will support the Ethos Enhanced product line with a service platform including inventory of the most popular sizes.”
Continues Ambos, “Technology continues to evolve with inkjet presses and our growing offering of products is expanding with it. We have updated What Works and Where, our comprehensive guide to inkjet presses and the corresponding Appleton Coated substrates that perform on them. This online guide gives clear answers to customers and prospective customers.”
Appleton Coated is the market leader in North America for high-speed web inkjet papers offering a wide variety of both coated and uncoated options under the Utopia (coated) and Ethos (uncoated) brands. The offering includes products which are part of the HP ColorPRO Technology Partnership Program, and papers for many other pigment-based and dye-based inkjet platforms.
About Appleton Coated
Appleton Coated is a manufacturer and distributor of coated, uncoated, specialty and technical papers sold under the Ethos, Utopia and other brand names. The company’s products are used in high-end commercial printing, textbook publishing, label papers, transactional printing and a variety of specialty and custom applications. Selling through a chain of highly respected paper distributors, the company serves corporations, publishers, printers, converters, and graphic designers in North America. Since 1889, Appleton Coated has operated in Combined Locks, Wis.
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