Epson Announces Two New Proofing Papers
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Press release from the issuing company
Epson Standard Proofing Paper – Production and CrystalClear Film – Adhesive Give Proofing Houses and Designers Added Versatility
CHICAGO (Graph Expo, Booth #635) – Epson America, Inc. today announced the newest additions to its robust portfolio of proofing media. Standard Proofing Paper – Production and CrystalClear Film – Adhesive are designed to meet the demands of proofing houses, design shops, ad agencies, and businesses that produce color match proofs, prototypes and mock-ups. The CrystalClear Film – Adhesive is designed to work with the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 for prototypes and mock-ups applied to a bottle or box. The Standard Proofing Paper – Production is a GRACoL SWOP Grade 1 compliant production proofing paper. This new offering augments Epson's line of proofing papers targeting the top-tier color-critical market, and is designed to offer a cost effective solution, manufactured to deliver delta E shift of 1.5 to meet a range of application needs.
"These new media offerings, coupled with our Epson Stylus Pro printers, give our customers incredible versatility, while upholding Epson's legacy of high-quality output," said Jeff Smith, product manager, Epson America, Inc. "The Standard Proofing Paper – Production is not only color consistent, but also meets the needs of some of the most demanding proofing applications for pre-press and flexography. The CrystalClear Film – Adhesive was created in response to overwhelming demand for a clear film that can be applied to bottles and boxes with irregular surfaces in the prototyping market."
Designed for an industry that demands the very best, Standard Proofing Paper – Production offers the widest color gamut available for accurate color reproductions and follows the standards established by the GRACoL Committee. This proofing paper provides a base color, weight and gloss level designed to match offset press applications. Consistent with trends in the proofing market, the white point provides an L* value of over 96 with a brightness point of 97 and a whiteness point of 108, while the a* and b* values are at 1 and -3. The product is available in 100 foot roll lengths in widths of 17, 24 and 44-inches.
Adding increased value to the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 with Epson UltraChrome HDR White ink technology, CrystalClear Film – Adhesive is an optically clear polyester film with an adhesive backing that is repositionable. This film provides high image quality, performance and accuracy for proofing applications needing a high ink load adhesive that can easily conform to irregular shapes. Offering a durable, hard surface that allows post-treatment lamination to become a customer option, not a requirement, CrystalClear Film – Adhesive delivers accuracy and short-term stability, and further expands what is possible for design shops, proofing houses, ad agencies, and brand owners producing prototypes. The product is available in 100 foot roll lengths in widths of 17 and 24-inches, with 44-inch rolls available at a future date.
Both the Epson Standard Proofing Paper – Production and the Crystal Clear Adhesive Film are currently available. For more information on Epson's full line of proofing media, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.
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