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UPM Raflatac launches new premium-gloss paper labelstock for UV ink-jet printing

Published 08 March 2018

UPM Raflatac has launched 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.

UPM Raflatac Americas R&D director Dr Kirit Naik said: "Feedback from many UV ink-jet press manufacturers indicated that semi-gloss paper was an industry-wide challenge.

"By working in parallel with the OEMs we developed our new Premium Gloss UVI, which has exceeded the expectations of the industry."

UPM Raflatac Americas specials director Amy Jensen said: "Reaction from our key development partners for UPM Raflatac's Premium Gloss UVI has been overwhelmingly positive.

"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.”

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.

Source: Company Press Release