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TECCO's PEFC Certified Environmental Paper

Press release from the issuing company

SMARTSTUFF GRAPHICS, the North American distributor of TECCO and EFI PAPER, announces the availability of the world's first PEFC Certified Environmental Contract-proofing paper, EFI CertProof Paper 6225XF.

Tecco, a pioneer of premium photo, fine art and proofing media, and their software partner EFI, a global market leader for inkjet-based proofing systems, are the first to introduce a proofing paper that is PEFC certified. PEFC certification is the International environmental seal for ecological awareness. To be a PEFC certified partner you must demonstrate a responsibility and commitment to the sustainable management of forests. The printed PEFC seal on the backside of the EFI 6225XF is a visual check for those users that have or are working towards a Green production environment.

Published studies have shown that leading print buyer's worldwide (e.g. advertising agencies) have increased their commitment towards environmental initiatives and expect their proofing and print media suppliers to offer more ecologically certified products.

EFI CertProof Paper 6225XF Semi matt is a universal purpose PE-coated, micro porous paper designed for offset and gravure proofing. It shows outstanding results with the latest ink generation of the leading printer manufacturers (K3, K3VM, Lucia, Vivera, etc.). With its very wide color gamut the media is capable of Spot-Color Proofing and meets the industry's most stringent quality and consistency requirements. The huge gamut covers paper type classes PT1, PT2 and PT3. The EFI CertProof Paper 6225XF is almost free of optical brighteners which minimises metamerism and reduces measurement errors in the profiling process. It is supplied with the EFI-FOGRA-PEFC print on the backside. This media is compatible for proof creation according to ISO 12647-7. In addition IDEAlliance awarded EFI 6225XF with the SWOP/GRACoL certificate in combination with EFI XF and K3VM inks.

The PEFC Council (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is the world's largest, independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC Council provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products.

GRACoL and SWOP certificates were awarded by IDEAlliance; IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership organization that has been a leader in information technology and publishing since 1966.

Based outside of St. Louis, MO, Smartstuff Graphics (SGD) services North America with a dedicated, experienced professional team of field sales and technical service representatives. SGD represents a number of different media's manufacturers in the printing, photo and fine art industries.