UXBRIDGE -- Xerox and Stora Enso today announced a new range of co-branded digital packaging boards for the state-of-the-art Xerox iGen3 digital production press. The packaging board selection, produced by Stora Enso, includes Ensocoat, Ensogloss and Tambrite boards, which have been tested and approved for iGen3 use by Xerox. These products make it possible to use digital printing for a number of new graphic arts and packaging applications and will be distributed in Europe by Xerox Document Supplies.
The smoothness, whiteness and brightness of Ensocoat and Ensogloss surfaces provide excellent print results in both offset and electrophotography printing processes. The grammages tested for the Xerox iGen3 are 250 gsm, 300 gsm and 350 gsm. Tambrite is a fully coated folding boxboard (GC2) with cream reverse. Its grammages for iGen3 are 225 gsm and 275 gsm. Xerox supplies the boards in special iGen3 sheet sizes of 364 x 521 mm and 364 x 571 mm.
"This announcement, from two market leading companies, makes possible a wealth of new digital packaging printing applications and further enhances the appeal of the Xerox iGen3 digital production press." says Wim Koning, Go to Market Manager iGen3, Xerox Europe. "Digital printing enables short lead times, cost-effective short runs and personalisation of packages. Each package can contain different information, for example individual codes for item-level identification."
"Today, the print result from digital printing corresponds to offset and with the possibility of using online varnishing the way is now opened for digital printing in packaging applications." says Tom Carne, Product Manager, Stora Enso Graphical Boards. "The Ensocoat and Ensogloss boards are used for graphics products, cosmetics and other high-quality packaging. Tambrite is aimed at the general packaging and pharmaceuticals packaging markets, which clearly have a need for new digital printing and packaging solutions."
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About Stora Enso
Stora Enso is an integrated paper, packaging and forest products company, producing publication and fine paper, packaging board and wood products - all areas in which the Group is a global market leader. Stora Enso's sales totalled EUR 14.6 billion in 2006. The Group has some 44 000 employees in more than 40 countries. Stora Enso has an annual production capacity of 16.5 million tonnes of paper and board. Stora Enso's shares are listed in Helsinki, Stockholm and New York.
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