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New paper standard wins big nod


March 1, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Frankfurt, Germany -VHS beat out Beta, Blu-Ray pushed past HD-TV . . . and now iColorLok has vaulted over the competition. Global paper makers International Paper (IP), Domtar APRIL Mondi, M-Real and …

Frankfurt, Germany -VHS beat out Beta, Blu-Ray pushed past HD-TV . . . and now iColorLok has vaulted over the competition. Global paper makers International Paper (IP), Domtar APRIL Mondi, M-Real and Suzao Papel e Celulose have joined with laser/inkjet-machine giants Epson and Kodak to support the Hewlett Packard (HP) ColorLok standard for uncoated paper. The announcement was made at Paperworld in Frankfurt, Germany late January.

Product with the ColorLok logo must meet strict parameters for print quality, physical and electrostatic standards and reliability. The Rochester Institute of Technology/Printing Applications Laboratory will ensure compliance. Charles ‘Chuck’ Klass, president of Florida-based international pulp and paper consultants Klass Associates says the cooperation “unprecedented” between six of the largest uncoated free-sheet cut-size paper producers and three competing printer suppliers.

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A number of branded papers already carry the ColroLok logo; HP expects that by 2009 a “significant” portion of the world’s uncoated office paper will meet the standard. For more information, check www.colorlok.com.


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