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.
TrueJet Digital Coated Papers are used for commercial printing, direct mail, books, promotional materials and catalogs. For more information, please contact Dennis Essary, director, Digital Papers at 888-557-3392 or Dennis.Essary@newpagecorp.com.
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About InterTech™ Technology Awards
Since 1978, the InterTech™ Technology Awards, sponsored by Printing Industries of America, have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries. More than 80 percent of technologies that receive an award experience continued commercial success in the marketplace.
About NewPage Corporation
Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, based on production capacity, with $3.6 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2010. The company’s product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint and specialty papers. These papers are used for corporate collateral, commercial printing, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts, newspapers, packaging applications and direct mail advertising.
NewPage owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nova Scotia, Canada. As of March 31, 2011, these mills have a total annual production capacity of approximately 4.1 million tons of paper, including approximately 2.9 million tons of coated paper, approximately 1.0 million tons of uncoated paper and approximately 200,000 tons of specialty paper.