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Nexpress Launches New Substrate Qualification Program For Paper Manufacturers

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — NexPress 2100 press owners now can get a wider choice of papers to use on the NexPress 2100 digital production color press through a new NexPress Solutions Substrate Qualification Program targeted at paper manufacturers and distributors. With the program, paper manufacturers can submit any paper for testing by NexPress engineers. Once qualified, substrates are listed in the NexPress 2100 press’ substrate catalog — which graphic designers and press operators use to set up electronic job tickets on the press. Printers get high-quality printing and cost-saving results by using NexPress qualified substrates. Each substrate script instructs the NexPress 2100 press on the ideal amount of NexPress DryInk (TM) for each impression, which reduces waste and ensures optimum print quality. "This program benefits both printers and paper manufacturers. It enables NexPress 2100 users greater substrate choice, and provides paper manufacturers a showcase for a full range of products," said Chris Payne, chief marketing officer and vice president, NexPress Solutions LLC. "Substrate qualification is another example of NexPress’ commitment to providing across-the-board solutions for the graphic arts industry." In qualification trials, NexPress engineers subject thousands of pieces of each submitted paper stock to a battery of tests to determine the best settings to use on the NexPress 2100 press. To help press users achieve the best print result on each substrate, NexPress testing teams set ICC color profiles using a spectrophotometer, and determine other variables that take into account each substrate’s size, weight and coating. At any time, NexPress 2100 owners can download the latest scripts for qualified substrates directly from the NexPress Web site (www.nexpress.com) to the NexStation II front end. For more information about the program, paper manufacturers in the United States can contact Jeffrey Wang (585.726.9997; [email protected]), and in Europe, Johann Weigert (49 431.386.4801; [email protected]).