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CTI Paper USA Expands Kromekote

Press release from the issuing company


Iconic, super-premium brand targets commercial and specialty printers—plus businesses and nonprofits with standard color copiers

SUN PRAIRIE, Wisconsin—Printing companies, paper distributors, packaging converters, marketers and graphic designers across the U.S. and Canada now have immediate access to the newest expansion of cast-coated Kromekote, the world’s most elegant printing and label papers from CTI Paper USA.  A new swatchbook and print demonstration is available.


• New embossed, pearlescent Kromekote Jade Text and Cover line for dry toner/laser and offset printing.

• New for HP Indigo:  thick and luxurious 14- and 18-point ultra bright-white board, following growing demand for heavyweights.

• New 18-point ultra bright-white board also for dry toner/laser and offset printing.

• Newly issued swatchbook presents the extensive product line—new print demo features the iconic embossed Kromekote Apple on a gold foil-stamped cover.

The Kromekote Collection, the legendary, ultra-gloss printing papers brand, has been regularly updated with new colors, weights and textures to meet the discriminating needs of printers and end-users who demand a specially engineered sheet for premium business and social applications.

CTI Paper USA continuously innovates to ensure extraordinary performance on today’s digital printing equipment, including HP Indigo.  A proven universal coating also enables Kromekote to be used interchangeably across offset and production-rated dry toner/laser equipment.

Kromekote is well-suited for standard color copiers used by businesses and nonprofits of all sizes, giving them the ability to create premium printed materials in-house that look professionally produced. 

CTI Paper USA has won certification for Kromekote on the Konica-Minolta bizhub press platform.  In addition, Kromekote is engineered to deliver maximum performance on all other digital presses including Xerox, Kodak, Canon, Epson, Oce and Ricoh.

Extraordinary performance on HP Indigo presses is another top priority for CTI Paper USA across Kromekote and many of its other premium printing paper brands.  CTI Paper now offers HP Indigo papers in a variety of weights and thicknesses, from 8 pt. to 18 pt. (350 gsm), the majority of which are certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

Kromekote is particularly valuable to small- and mid-size printers because it enables them to offer a unique, super-premium sheet that can be run on standard offset presses as well as production-rated dry toner/laser presses.  Result:  they can compete effectively on higher-value, higher-margin print jobs.

“Kromekote’s universal surface delivers other important benefits to merchants and printers:  increased simplicity of specification and use—and reduced inventory requirements,” says John Kelly, president and co-owner of CTI Paper USA.

So much more available from the newly expanded Kromekote Collection

The newly launched Kromekote Jade Text and Cover line brings highly reflective, embossed pearlescent textures to the brand for the first time.  It is available in luxe surfaces—Brush, Wave, Linen and Pinweave—with immediate availability of folio, digital and cut-size sheets, plus envelopes.

“Printed pieces on Kromekote Jade deliver a beautiful, sophisticated elegance,” Kelly explained.  “Ambient light refracts against the embossed surface and inks to deliver stunning, high-impact print.  We’re seeing interest in this unique, differentiated surface from printers of all sizes.” 

In addition, Kromekote features offerings in brushed and mirror-finished gold and silver foils and five rich, striking colors.

For offset and dry toner/laser equipment, Kromekote features an ultra bright-white universal C1S and C2S sheet in a wide range of weights and sizes.  It is also available in an ultra bright-white C1S label in two basis weights.  

Applications include folders, presentation covers, packaging, greeting cards, invitations, brochures, direct mail, retail tags and promotional materials across hundreds of commercial and social uses.  Kromekote products are acid-free, lignin-free, elemental chlorine free and, with the exception of foils, recyclable.

For more than 80 years, Kromekote has remained the premium standard in cast-coated printing papers, differentiated by 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.  Kromekote handles specialty finishing such as embossing, foil stamping, aqueous coatings and varnishes.  Folding and scoring is clean and crack-resistant.

To obtain the new Kromekote Collection swatchbook, contact your local paper merchant or email your company’s details and request to [email protected].



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