Xerox announces broader range of coated paper for print professionals and office workers
Friday, May 06, 2005
TORONTO, May 5 -- Xerox Canada has expanded its line of coated paper designed for digital printing of flyers, magazines and brochures traditionally produced on offset presses. The enhanced portfolio offers papers with different brightness levels and finishes, all made with an exclusive coating optimized for use on Xerox digital printing systems including the Xerox iGen3(R) Digital Production Press and the Xerox Nuvera(TM) production systems. Xerox Digital Color Elite Gloss and Silk is a line of premium No. 1 coated two-side papers that are ideal for graphic designers, commercial and in-plant printers, or office workers who want vibrant colour and image quality for catalogs, books and marketing collaterals. These papers have a blue-white shade, 94 brightness and are available both in gloss and silk finishes. The special Xerox coating results in superior toner adhesion and ensures that the papers reliably run through digital printers every time. Xerox Digital Color Elite Gloss and Silk papers are available in a range of sizes including 20.5" x 14.33". In addition to the existing 80 lb. and 100 lb. text and cover stock, a new heavier 110 lb. cover stock is available that allows customers to produce posters, book covers and other applications. Xerox Digital Color Select Gloss is a line of No. 2 coated two-side papers designed for everyday, high-volume production work like flyers, newsletters and brochures. With a blue-white shade and 90 brightness level, these digital papers offer commercial printers an affordable product range, comparable to coated offset products. Digital Color Select is available in 17" x 11", 18" x 12" and 20.5" x 14.33" sizes in both 80 lb. text and cover weights. Xerox Digital Color Supreme Gloss coated one-side papers feature a 92 brightness and an Arctic white shade. The papers can be used for applications such as marketing collaterals, calendars, photographs, packaging, postcards and manuals. Supreme Gloss is also available as a pre-scored greeting card and tri-fold brochure, saving print professionals time and money by eliminating an extra step for scoring. The cast coated paper line is available in 8- 10- and 12-point caliper (thickness) and a broad range of sizes. "Our enhanced coated paper line gives customers affordable options in various weights, sizes, finishes and grades," said Steve Simpson, vice president, Xerox Supplies Business Group. "By offering paper that can produce offset applications on digital equipment, we've opened up new opportunities for print providers." Supplies engineers at Xerox's Media and Compatibles Technology Center, an organization that develops and tests paper for digital copiers and printers, ran more than 2 million test sheets and worked directly with Xerox hardware product development teams to design the coated papers for Xerox digital production and office printing systems. Xerox Digital Color Supreme Gloss papers and Digital Color Select Gloss papers are elemental chlorine-free and are immediately available in North America. Digital Color Elite Gloss and Silk will be available June 1. These coated paper products are available through Xerox's direct sales force, authorized resellers and at www.xerox.com/coatedpapers.