CTI Paper USA Launches Major Innovation in Kraft Papers

April 2, 2014 - CTI Paper USA introduces an important technology breakthrough that enables high-speed, multicolor printing of kraft papers: Glama KRAFT papers for brand packaging and commercial/specialty printing.

Value-priced premium, FSC-certified Glama KRAFT features a proprietary treatment that enables 6-color-plus sheetfed and heat-set web offset printing as well as production-rated laser/toner printing. The new product is made with 90% post-consumer fiber and 100% recycled content.

Glama KRAFT is available now across the U.S. and Canada to brand packagers, converters, print service providers and graphic designers. The specially engineered sheet reproduces vibrant, saturated colors, yields excellent ink holdout, image quality and print fidelity — and delivers outstanding performance on press.

“Demand for printable kraft paper is growing worldwide because of its aesthetic and tactile appeal as well as its unique messaging value,” said John Kelly, president and co-owner of CTI Paper USA.

“Glama KRAFT brings an entirely new color and design dimension to kraft paper while significantly reducing the total cost associated with producing finished print on it,” Kelly added. “Importantly, our product also delivers the strong environmental attributes that buyers and end-users expect today.”

Glama KRAFT is available in four weights — including a double-thick heavyweight — in a range of cut-size sheets, folio sheets and matching envelopes. It is also sold in custom rolls for converting and heat-set web printing. Color options are brown over grey, grey/grey and brown/brown.

Glama KRAFT creates a wide range of new business opportunities for printers, converters and designers. The new substrate also provides streamlined productivity in the pressroom and bindery because of its ease of printing and strong performance on-press and in most post-press treatments.

“Brand packagers, printers, converters and graphic designers see strong potential to give their customers the look, feel, messaging value and affordability that only multicolor-printable kraft papers can deliver.”

CTI Paper USA is one of North America's largest suppliers of specialty premium printing papers for use in all toner-based, HP Indigo® and offset presses. To learn more, please visit: www.thepapermill.com.