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Finch Paper Offers The Most FSC-Certified Papers For Digital Color Presses

Press release from the issuing company

Glens Falls, NY -- December 3, 2008  -- Finch Paper now offers the most extensive range of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) - certified papers for digital color production presses, including the HP Indigo, Xerox iGen3, Kodak NexPress and Canon imagePress, the company said today. And the emphasis on "green" extends to Finch's always-economical pricing model, as well. (Digital Papers Product Line here)

"What better idea for a changing economy with everyone going back to basics," asks Anthony McDowell, Finch Paper vice president, sales and marketing. "Many brand managers and print buyers want to make responsible paper choices, but don't know the range of choices for digital print applications.

"They can fulfill their clients' needs for green, economical papers with confidence using Finch's uncoated digital papers."

Printers operating a HP Indigo, Xerox iGen3, Kodak NexPress, or Canon imagePress can set themselves apart by offering Finch's wide range of environmentally-preferred, FSC-certified papers. As a bonus, Finch Fine iD, Finch Fine Digital and Finch Color Copier also contain 10% post-consumer recycled fiber without added cost.

California Printer Dual Graphics Talks About Finch Digital Papers
The benefits of uncoated digital solutions from Finch are of particular interest to those seeking high quality, "conventional print" performance in their digital applications. A case in point is Finch customer Dual Graphics of Brea, California:

"When digital printing exists within a commercial printing company that runs big iron-40-inch Heidelbergs, for example, there's a level of quality expectations that's already established by your customers," says Bryan Rafferty, Digital Print Manager. "We have a digital process in place to ensure color consistency, such as GRACoL management and squeezing the best possible job out of the iGen as we can."

Finch Digital contributes to that success. "One great aspect of the paper is how well the sheet feeds through the press," says Rafferty. "We never have an issue."

For projects such as postcard mailings and book covers and text, Dual Graphics customers choose Finch Fine Digital, a Bright White Ultra Smooth 98-bright uncoated paper available from 70lb. Text to 100lb. Cover. Dual Graphics' customers appreciate the papers' smooth non-glare surface and ability to print sharp images.

"We print tons of postcards between 5000- to 20,000-piece mailings," says Rafferty. "One client, a bread company, uses Finch paper a lot for internal projects such as 56- to 64-page manuals and booklets."

Another benefit for Dual Graphics is that Finch Fine Digital is FSC-certified and made with 10% post-consumer recycled fiber. "I like Finch FSC availability because we are an FSC shop and we do have a lot of customers requesting FSC jobs," reports Rafferty. "That has increased a lot."

In addition, the offset side of the business frequently uses Finch paper, and when customers have printed a long run on offset and then either need a partial job run digitally or a rerun in a small volume, they can match the job using Finch Digital on the iGen3.

"It's a great uncoated sheet," concludes Rafferty. "Finch Digital is our number one choice of uncoated sheet."

Finch's success in helping the market understand the performance benefits of using uncoated papers over coated solutions is just one area of expertise that sets this 144 year old paper company apart from international conglomerates clamoring for shorter-term gains.

"You could say we've been around the block a few times," says Mike Bean, National Sales Manager. "And what we've learned is that being close to customers and understanding their long term needs and goals makes us a better company, in their eyes. As a result, Finch has become known for delivering old-fashioned customer service for the most advanced product lines in the industry."

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