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JetStar/JetStar Royal

A high-quality uncoated paper for reel-fed inkjet presses. 
What is it?
International Paper’s JetStar is an inkjet-optimised smooth uncoated paper for reel-fed digital printing systems. The papermaker describes it as “enabling superior print quality over standard offset and preprint papers, whilst delivering outstanding colour performance”. The paper is designed to work with all of the leading pigmented ink inkjet printing systems.

Specifications

  • JetStar Grammage 80, 90, 100, 120gsm
  • Whiteness (CIE) 161
  • Opacity 92% (80gsm), 94% (90gsm), 96% (100gsm), 97% (120gsm)
  • Thickness 109-153mic
  • Smoothness (Bendtsen) 230 (80gsm), all others 200
  • JetStar Royal Grammage 80, 90gsm
  • Whiteness (CIE) 166
  • Opacity 92% (80gsm), 94% (90gsm)
  • Thickness 92mic

Antalis Cocoon

A recycled grade with near-virgin whiteness.

What is it?
Cocoon is a range of extra-white, 50%-100% recycled, FSC-certified recycled papers, made from high-quality waste office paper sourced from the UK and France. Antalis claims this high level of whiteness has previously only been achieved with virgin fibre papers.

Specifications
Grades available Cocoon Gloss 50 (50% recycled, 100-350gsm); Silk 50 (50%, 90-400gsm); Silk (100%, 115-350gsm); Preprint (100%, 80-160gsm); Preprint 50 (50%

TCS Premier 435 Auto

A cost-effective and versatile automated hotmelt perfect binder.

What does it do?
Terry Cooper Services’ Premier 435 is a single-clamp perfect binder for hotmelt glues. The 435 number is the maximum glue length of book spines in mm. The integral cover creaser can also be used as a standalone creaser for other types of sheet.
Premier is the brand name that TCS uses on most of the products that it imports and sells exclusively in the UK. Originally it was used with the TCS guillotine range but TCS

Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 75

What does it do?
This is a new multi-unit simplex sheetfed offset press from Heidelberg. The company’s official description is “a flexible and economical straight printing press in 50x70cm format”.
It’s intended as a more compact and lower-cost alternative to the flagship Speedmaster XL 75 press, with many common parts, but with a more restricted range of build options. It can be considered a hybrid between the XL and SX series. The format is nominally B2 but an optional format of 605x750mm can