Sappi named first worldwide member of HP Indigo Preferred Media Partner program, increases customer network

WASHINGTON , March 22, 2012 (press release) – Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today it has been named as the first worldwide member of the HP Indigo Preferred Media Partner program. The agreement reflects Sappi's commitment to supporting the expanding needs of the global HP Indigo printer community for premium substrates. The announcement was made at the seventh annual Dscoop conference, Dscoop7, being held March 22-24, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

"Sappi is honored to have been chosen as the first global HP Indigo preferred media partner," said Jennifer Miller, EVP Coated Business, Sappi Fine Paper North America. "Our mission has been to deliver products that exceed the most demanding standards in digital printing, and partnering with HP Indigo allows us the opportunity to increase our worldwide network of customers who value the highest quality digital paper available."

Since 2009, Sappi has manufactured a high-performing paper for those who demand only the best in HP Indigo printing, McCoy for HP Indigo. With proprietary, premium ingredients, backed by Sappi quality assurances, McCoy for HP Indigo delivers one-of-a-kind performance for clients wanting the ultimate print experience. For those customers looking for an economy sheet for everyday HP Indigo use, Flo Digital is an ideal choice.

"As HP Indigo expands its reach into emerging and high-growth regions, we look to align with suppliers that have both global reach and a premium line of certified coated papers," said Laura Field, worldwide commercial media manager, Indigo Division, HP. "The continued relationship with Sappi will ensure our commercial media customers have access to a quality end product and the ability to consistently achieve their printing goals with HP Indigo on a worldwide scale."

Sappi will be showcasing its digital offerings at booth #617 at Dscoop7. For additional information about Sappi's products contact a Sappi sales representative by calling 1.800.882.4332 or visit www.sappi.com/na.


About Sappi Fine Paper North America

Sappi Fine Paper North America, known for innovation and quality, is a preeminent North American producer of coated fine and release papers and market pulp headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Its coated fine papers, with highly recognized brand names such as McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are used in premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. The company is also the world's leading supplier of release papers for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries, including the globally recognized Ultracast brand. Sappi's release papers provide the surface aesthetics for synthetic fabrics used in footwear, clothing, upholstery and accessories, as well as the textures for decorative laminates found in kitchens, baths, flooring and other decorative surfaces. An integrated pulp and paper producer, with state-of-the-art pulp mills, Sappi is the third largest seller of hardwood pulp in North America.

Sappi Fine Paper North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with manufacturing operations on four continents in eight countries, sales offices in 35 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit: www.sappi.com/na.

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