UPM Raflatac's new Premium Gloss UVI: Solving the industry-wide challenge for a high-quality premium-gloss paper for UV ink-jet printing

Press Release, Product news 7.3.2018 17:00 EET

(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, March 7, 2018 at 17:00 EET) - As part of its commitment to labeling a smarter future, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce its new Premium Gloss UVI, the highest quality premium-gloss paper labelstock for UV ink-jet printing on the market. Ideal for multicolor labels requiring excellent print definition and fine details using UV ink-jet printers, new Premium Gloss UVI can help printers and converters achieve results that once seemed impossible.

A label is the first thing that will catch the consumer's eye on the shelf, and with Premium Gloss UVI, those labels will have an almost photograph-like quality to them. This trimless service offering has optimized gloss, opacity, brightness and smoothness and is available with both RP51 general purpose adhesive and RP48AT all-temperature adhesive for food and beverage applications.

UPM Raflatac collaborated with a number of industry-leading printing press manufacturers to achieve excellent print quality on their machines.

"Feedback from many UV ink-jet press manufacturers indicated that semi-gloss paper was an industry-wide challenge," says Kirit Naik, PhD, MBA, Director, R&D, Americas, UPM Raflatac. "By working in parallel with the OEMs we developed our new Premium Gloss UVI, which has exceeded the expectations of the industry."

"Reaction from our key development partners for UPM Raflatac's Premium Gloss UVI has been overwhelmingly positive," adds Amy Jensen, Director, Specials, Americas, UPM Raflatac. "Digital printing is a dynamic market, and UV ink-jet has enjoyed a tremendous growth over the past few years. Standard mid-gloss papers can leave the labels with a mottled appearance or inconsistent print quality. But Premium Gloss UVI offers dependable color reproduction job-to-job. We're so proud to be the first labelstock company to bring this innovative, superior solution to market."

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UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

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UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com.

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