Bring on the heavies: a graphical board product with serious punchOctober 14, 2020
How 380gsm Invercote Creato is opening up new digital printing opportunities for printers and designers
For printers looking to create digitally-printed, stand-out, luxury packaging that also has sufficient durability and the right environmental credentials the options can be challenging. However, the latest innovations in digital print are opening up the possibility to create packaging with some serious punch.
Invercote Creato 380gsm is a high performing paperboard with the potential to be printed digitally.
At 380gsm (457 micron), Invercote Creato achieves maximum stiffness while being lighter in weight than products with a comparative thickness, which helps to reduce environmental impact through use of fewer raw materials. Plus, its super-smooth and extremely high white surface produces brilliant results on a number of digital printers.
Invercote Creato 380gsm has been successfully tested on liquid toner HP Indigo 5000 ,7000 ,10000, 12000 and 30000 series (equipped with thick substrate kit), and dry toner Xerox iGen 5,Xerox Iridesse and Ricoh C9200 machines.
The dimensional stability of this two-sided, multi-layered product makes it an excellent choice for multi-step processing, while its lightfastness resistance ensures consistent colour representation and no yellowing. These characteristics, along with its thickness and stiffness make it an ideal choice for luxury packaging as well as a wide range of other graphic packaging applications, including cosmetics, med tech, food and confectionary.
“Invercote Creato is available in a wide range of weights and sizes, with the 380gsm providing the possibility of opening up new business opportunities for printers and designers by helping them push the frontiers of luxury packaging design”, says Steve Chappell, Graphical Board Development Manager at Antalis.
Invercote Creato is produced by Iggesund at their mill in Sweden which has recently been awarded Platinum for sustainability by Ecovadis, putting it in the top 1% off all 65,000 companies they have rated. Invercote Creato 380gsm is sold exclusively in the UK by Antalis with SRA3+ and B2 sizes available from stock for next day delivery.