Iggesund Paperboard to begin stocking two-sided Invercote Creato, one-side coated Invercote G boards in standard sizes formatted for digital printing for faster distribution times; each size will be available in three different grammages
May 4, 2012
– To mark this year’s Drupa, Iggesund Paperboard will begin stocking Invercote in standard sizes specially formatted for digital printing. The result will be faster distribution times to the digital market in Europe. It is the two-side coated Invercote Creato and the one-side coated Invercote G that will become available in the new sizes, in three different grammages for each type of board.
“Our market surveys have found that a majority of digital printing professionals regard Invercote as a top-quality choice as soon as they require higher grammages and thereby also a thicker substrate,” comments Rickard Österlindh, who is responsible for developing Iggesund’s sales to the digital sector. “It’s therefore only logical that we should adapt our service to suit this rapidly growing market.”
The change means that Invercote Creato will be kept in stock in the grammages 220, 260 and 300 g/m2 and Invercote G in 220, 260 and 330 g/m2. For each type of board, the lowest grammage will be available in the 450 x 320 mm format, and the remaining two grammages in 460 x 320 mm.
Iggesund has experienced success with a similar arrangement in the United States and believes the corresponding market conditions now exist in Europe.
“The European market is developing at the same breakneck speed,” Österlindh says. “We’re seeing an increasing demand for various types of post-print finishing, and that’s where paperboard really excels as a material. I also believe that this year’s Drupa will present a variety of new post-print finishing possibilities, which will increase interest in using paperboard for digital printing.”
Invercote Creato and Invercote G are certified for use in a range of digital presses and also recommended for machines that do not have certification programmes. More detailed information can be obtained from Iggesund.
“Both we and our customers know that Invercote performs superbly and gives excellent printing results in basically all the presses on the market,” Österlindh says. “If we can also increase our level of service and provide faster deliveries, I’m sure that will be well received.”
The Invercote products for digital printing are available from leading merchants and directly from Iggesund Paperboard. Sample packs for each product and grammage can also be ordered via the same channels.
Iggesund is providing standard sizes and faster service to digital printing companies. There are also evaluation packs for all grades that are stocked and other supporting material as well.