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Xanté and SMART Papers Team Up to Create Unique Opportunities for Printing Double Thick Cover on Ilumina Digital Color Press

Xante and SMART Papers Team Up to Create Unique Opportunities for Printing Double Thick Cover on Ilumina Digital Color Press

February 28, 2008 – Mobile, AL – Xante and SMART Papers have teamed up to offer an extensive collection of SMART Papers’ premium heavy stock and specialty papers for use on the new Xante Ilumina(R) 502 digital color press. As a result of this collaboration, Ilumina digital press owners will be able to offer their customers a wide variety of substrates previously unavailable for short-run applications. Ultra heavy paper print work, traditionally the province of large volume offset printers, can now be achieved affordably and with the highest quality, on demand in the short-run digital world.

The Xante Ilumina 502 Digital Color Press occupies a unique place in the digital laser market because of its ability to handle a wide range of paper weights, from text weight to ultra heavy cover, 75 to 502 gsm. The new Ilumina can now deliver what may be the most expansive range of output in its class, from premium four-color business cards, postcards, t-shirt transfers, label stock, direct mail pieces and brochures to more specialized products such as packaging.

SMART Papers’ products, sized for use on the Ilumina 502, push creative opportunities even further. The super-premium coated and premium uncoated line includes a broad range of gloss and matte coated products, metallic, and uncoated fiber-enhanced papers of varying textures. SMART Papers’ wide array of colors and textures include environmentally friendly selections made with sustainable and/or recycled fibers.

“These premium papers produce spectacular results, from the most deeply textured canvas and linen to the sleekest metallic. Small to mid-sized printers who discover that they can expand their offerings at such low cost are going to be delighted. The ability to add on-demand, ultra heavy stock and premium specialty papers on a quick, toner-based digital press is exciting,” says Robert Ross, Xante CEO.

“Xante is clearly leading the transition in developing digital presses capable of utilizing these special, and in demand, substrates. This is something that has never been available before,” says Chuck DeWitt, director of product management for SMART Papers. “The unique design of the Ilumina provides a versatile system capable of handling everything from traditional laser print papers to heavy card, metallic and coated stocks. We’re happy to work with such an innovative company, to bring our SMART Papers solutions to more and more printers.”

The new Ilumina 502 and SMART Papers collection will be featured together at the Graphics of the Americas (GOA) show, February 28 through March 1 in Miami Beach, Florida; and also at drupa, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, May 29 to June 11. The Xante SMART Papers catalog will be available in limited quantities at both Xante and SMART Papers GOA exhibits.

 

(Editors: Please see the addendum for a full list of the SMART Papers Collection available for use on the Ilumina 502.)

About SMART Papers
Hamilton, Ohio-based SMART Papers is the largest independent North American manufacturer and marketer of premium cast coated, matte coated and uncoated text, cover and writing papers. The company markets a wide range of premium papers, including the well-known brands of Kromekote(R), Knightkote(R) Matte, SMART Digital(TM), Pegasus(R), Carnival(R), Synergy(R), Passport(R), Genesis(R), Magna Carta(R) and SMART Brights(R). Customers include paper distributors, printers, designers and specialty converters throughout North America.

SMART Papers’ high-value premium branded products are used in producing annual reports, greeting cards, announcements, stationery, book covers and end-leaf, advertising and marketing collateral, packaging products, direct mail envelopes, security papers, tickets, high-end labels and gift wrap. Visit www.smartpapers.com, call 800-443-9773, or contact your local paper merchant for more information. Customers may also order papers in any quantity at www.smartpapersstore.com.

About The New Xante
Xante provides state-of-the-art PDF workflow and imaging solutions for high quality graphic and prepress applications by leveraging a combination of its own hallmark technologies and those acquired from RIPit and Exxtra. The product line includes process-free metal and polyester computer-to-plate imaging devices including the popular Impressia and PlateMaker lines; high resolution digital color presses including Ilumina; large format VM series violet metal platesetters and the SpeedSetter series of polyester imaging systems; and award-winning OpenRIP(R) Symphony software RIP, an Adobe(R) PDF Print Engine (APPE) workflow with support for Adobe(R) PostScript(R) 3(TM). OpenRIP Symphony allows every device in the print shop — including platesetters, imagesetters, laser printers, digital copiers, inkjet printers and plotters — to be controlled from a single RIP for true workflow consistency.

Xante Corporation headquarters is located in Mobile, Alabama, USA, with offices in Sacramento, CA; Hauppauge, NY; Duiven, NL; and Zhengzhou, CN. Xante products are distributed through a worldwide network of reseller and distribution partners. For more information, please visit www.xante.com.

Media Contacts:

Helene Smith
HSPR 
+1 407.786.0040 tel
+1 321.388.6511 cell
smith@helenesmith.com

Stephanie Ryan
Xante
tel +1 251.473.6502
+1 800.926.8839
sryan@www.xante.com

 


ADDENDUM

SMART Papers featured in the Xante Ilumina 502 SMART Paper Catalog

Kromekote Collection

Kromekote C1S Metallics Silver 12pt, 250 gsm
Kromekote C1S Textures White 12pt Silk, 247 gsm
Kromekote C1S Textures White 12pt Canvas, 247 gsm
Kromekote C1S Textures White 12pt Premium Linen, 247 gsm
Kromekote C1S Textures White 12pt Vertical, 247 gsm
Kromekote C1S White 20pt Double Thick Cover, 419 gsm
Kromekote C1S White 24pt Double Thick Cover, 477 gsm
Kromekote C2S White 100lb Text, 148 gsm

Synergy

Synergy Pure White Linen 130lb Double Thick Cover, 352 gsm

Synergy Pure White Felt 130lb Double Thick Cover, 352 gsm
Synergy Pure White Laid 80lb Cover, 216 gsm

Carnival

Carnival Smooth Stellar White 120lb Cover, 325 gsm
Carnival Vellum Soft White 100lb Cover, 270 gsm
Carnival Stellar White Cordwain 90lb Cover, 243 gsm
Carnival Hopsack Stellar White 90lb Cover, 243 gsm
Carnival Vertical Stellar White 80lb Cover, 216 gsm
Carnival Felt Stellar White 80lb Cover, 216 gsm
Carnival Linen Stellar White 80lb Cover, 216 gsm
Carnival Linen Stellar White 80lb Cover, 216 gsm

Genesis

Genesis Vellum Husk 165lb Double Thick Cover, 446 gsm
Genesis Smooth 100PCW White 160lb Double Thick Cover, 432 gsm
Genesis Vertical Cream Puff 100lb Cover, 270 gsm

Passport

Passport Smooth Gypsum 110lb Double Thick Cover, 298 gsm
Passport Smooth Ginger 80lb Cover, 216 gsm
Passport Smooth Moonstone 80lb Cover, 216 gsm
Passport Felt Talc 80lb Cover, 216 gsm
Passport Felt Granite 80lb Text, 118 gsm

Pegasus

Pegasus Smooth Museum White 130lb Double Thick Cover, 352 gsm
Pegasus Smooth Brilliant White 130lb Double Thick Cover, 352 gsm
Pegasus Super Smooth Museum White 110lb Double Thick Cover, 298 gsm
Pegasus Super Smooth Brilliant White 110lb Double Thick Cover, 298 gsm

Knightkote

Knightkote Matte White 130lb Double Thick Cover, 352 gsm

SMART Brights

Smart Bright Vellum Electric Yellow 65lb Cover, 176 gsm