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PRO-DESIGN 15-year anniversary: now optimised for laser and inkjet printing

Press release from the issuing company

Brussels, Belgium - Long the proven choice for professional laser printers, PRO-DESIGN has now been optimised to offer excellent results for high-speed inkjet printing as well. 

PRO-DESIGN was originally designed for use with laser printers as a top-shelf product for full colour, high quality print applications. Taking full advantage of developments in high-speed inkjet technology, the new PRO-DESIGN now provides the inkjet market with the same outstanding results that professional laser printers have depended on for a decade and a half. The PRO-DESIGN optimisation thus expands options within the professional printing industry, and for desktop and office printer users.

The new PRO-DESIGN maintains its leading reputation as the proven choice for professional laser printing. Blind tests conducted with laser equipment have demonstrated that the product performs as well as previously in laser applications. 

Vivid colours, bolder sharper blacks

The key to the PRO-DESIGN optimisation is the application of ColorLok® technology, incorporated into the paper during manufacturing. When printing occurs, ColorLok® interacts with the ink pigments to “lock” them at the surface.

In an inkjet printer, PRO-DESIGN with ColorLok® provides more vivid colours, bolder sharper blacks, faster drying time and reduced smearing. For laser printing, it delivers consistent sheet moisture content and surface smoothness. Standard filler particle size reduces wear and tear on critical printer components. Other benefits include validated surface electrical properties and improved performance to help reduce paper jams and misfeeds. 

Higher reliability

All PRO-DESIGN papers are manufactured on a single machine, ensuring perfect consistency – along with a 99.99% jam-free guarantee. PRO-DESIGN is suitable for all finishing treatments – from stapling, perforating, folding and binding, to laminating, varnishing, sealing and embossing.

And to mark the 15th anniversary of its introduction, PRO-DESIGN now comes wrapped inside new, more elegant and modern packaging – showing the True Power of Design.

“For 15 years International Paper Europe has continuously invested in the PRO-DESIGN brand. Today we are proud to offer its advantages not just to laser-print professionals, but to those in the fast-growing high-speed inkjet segment as well,” Gerald Demets, Commercial Director Paper and Board, European Papers.



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