NewPage Honored With 2011 Intertech Technology Award
(Press Release) Miamisburg, Ohio – August 4, 2011— NewPage, the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, announced today that it has received a 2011 InterTech™ Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America for TrueJet™ Digital Coated Papers.
“NewPage is extremely honored to have TrueJet Digital Coated Papers selected for this prestigious award in recognition of our commitment to support our original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners and innovations within the print industry,” states Steven J. DeVoe, vice president, Marketing and Customer Service for NewPage.
TrueJet Digital Coated Papers enable high speed, short run and variable data printing on production color inkjet equipment or related hybrid applications with offset class or near-offset print quality and reduced total operating cost for the printer or publisher.
The functional chemistry needed to fix inkjet ink to the paper surface is built into TrueJet Digital Coated Papers coating and leaves supplemental bonding agents or pre-coats for imaging and durability enhancement as an option to the user. This can reduce the consumable cost to the printer while providing offset-like glossy coated paper for color inkjet production to meet the expectations of the market. TrueJet Digital Coated Papers technology enables effective fixing of various dye or pigment based inkjet ink systems at the paper surface to maximize reflection density, dot sharpness and clean printed solids and screens.
TrueJet Digital Coated Papers are based on U.S. Patent 7803224 recently granted to NewPage and additional patents pending-representing several years of research and development alongside our key industry partners. This technology enables glossy coated papers to be printed via multiple processes of inkjet, offset and laser never before offered in the marketplace.
Unlike conventional coated offset papers, TrueJet Digital Coated Papers are made with a combination of materials that result in improved inkjet ink dry times, improved inkjet print quality and productivity while maintaining the capability for offset printability in hybrid applications.