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CTI Paper USA Expands Kromekote Collection with New High-Impact Foils, Issues New Swatchbook

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

SUN PRAIRIE, Wisconsin - Printers, designers and paper distributors now have expanded options in super-premium cast-coated printing papers with new highly reflective holographic foils in the FSC-certified Kromekote Collection. 

A new swatchbook and print demonstration featuring a bold new take on the iconic Kromekote apple image is now available from CTI Paper USA, one of North America’s largest suppliers of premium specialty papers. 

“High-value, high impact print projects are more important than ever in today’s increasingly digitized communications environment,” explained John Kelly, president of CTI Paper USA.  “Designers and print buyers are looking for specialty papers that ‘go big’ in capturing the attention of customers and prospects.” 

For more than 80 years, Kromekote has been the industry standard in super-premium cast-coated papers and the line has been continuously improved to meet evolving end-user needs.  “Our new holographic foils add new creative options for print and design pros who demand the very best,” Kelly said.

The Kromekote Collection features the most complete offering of cast-coated papers for use in production-rated, toner-based digital presses, color copiers, offset presses and HP Indigo presses.  Kromekote is available from local paper distributors and online at www.thepapermill.com.

Kromekote is ideal for attention-grabbing print promotions, direct mail, brochures, book and report covers, business cards, presentation folders, invitations, greeting cards, retail packaging, labels and more.

The new Rainbow Foil and Light Pillars Foil papers deliver high gloss and reflectivity of striking blues, greens, oranges and reds from ambient light sources.  Rainbow Foil creates diffuse holographic rainbow colors across the sheet while the Light Pillars Foil creates holographic columns of spectral light.  Together with the silver and gold foils in the Kromekote Collection, these special papers command attention with a luxury finish. 

In a dramatic print demonstration, an image of a fresh, shiny green apple anchors the newly released Kromekote Collection swatchbook cover.  The apple features a sculpted emboss that seemingly lifts it off the page.  Fresh water droplets on the apple highlight super-fine detail and create a high-definition, three-dimensional effect.

For offset and dry-toner production equipment, the Kromekote Collection features an ultra bright-white universal coated one-side and a coated two-side sheet in a broad variety of weights and sizes. Kromekote is also available for HP Indigo presses in two calipers and sizes in C1S (RIT certified) and C2S.

In addition, Kromekote is available in five colors, six foils—and as a C1S label in two basis weights.  Kromekote products are acid-free, lignin-free, elemental chlorine free and, with the exception of foils, recyclable.

Kromekote, the longtime premium standard in coated printing papers, stands apart because of its brilliant, mirror-smooth glossy surface, realistic, highly detailed images, vibrant, saturated colors and excellent on-press performance.

Its fast-drying surface ensures crisp dot formation, super-sharp printed images, rich colors, nuanced shading and fine lines, all with conventional inks.  Kromekote handles specialty finishing such as embossing, foil stamping, aqueous coatings and varnishes. Folding and scoring is clean and crack-resistant.

Kromekote can be used on all offset presses, HP Indigo presses and toner-based equipment from Xerox, Kodak, Canon, Epson, Konica-Minolta, Oce and Ricoh, among others. 

To obtain the new Kromekote Collection swatchbook, contact your local paper merchant or email your company’s information and request to sample@thepapermill.com.

About CTI Paper USA

CTI Paper USA is one of North America’s largest suppliers of specialty premium printing papers for use in all toner-based, HP Indigo® and offset presses.  Its diverse, innovative collection of branded papers, matching envelopes and packaging papers are available from authorized North American paper merchants and online at www.thepapermill.com.

Brands include cast-coated Kromekote®, metallic and pearlescent Aspire Petallics®, translucent Glama Natural®, coated metallic Currency®, soft matte Tube® papers and Glama KRAFT™.

CTI Paper USA is headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, with regional sales offices in metro Dallas, Chicago and Providence, RI.   The company provides quick-response technical support, customer service and sample delivery.  It also operates a 72,000-square-foot converting, distribution and product development center in Neenah, Wisconsin.  For more information, visit www.thepapermill.com or phone 1-800-284-7273.


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