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Smart Papers announces RIT certification

September 2, 2011

The company’s Kromekote Label 60-lb. IN-fusion premium lightweight cast-coated label and packaging papers are now RIT certified to run on HP Indigo presses.

Smart Papers has announced that its Kromekote Label 60-lb. IN-fusion premium lightweight cast-coated label and packaging papers are now RIT certified to run on HP Indigo WS4050, WS4500 and WS6000 label and packaging presses.

Kromekote cast gloss is the first lightweight cast-coated paper to be performance certified by RIT for use on HP Indigo narrow web presses. The newly certified products are Kromekote Label for cut and stack glue-applied labels as well as Kromekote Label Converting for pressure-sensitive label applications.

“The results were very good and this is a very good product for specialty label and packaging printers,” said Tim Richardson, digital printing technologist at RIT and the chief tester of Kromekote Label. “There are no concerns with this product on any front.”

“In addition to providing a new option for label and packaging printers, this development is important for pressure-sensitive label converters,” explained Paul Simpson, executive vice president for Smart Papers. “HP Indigo paired with Kromekote IN-fusion produces a compelling label solution for label and packaging printers, converters and distributors.”

Hamilton, OH, USA-based Smart Papers is North America’s largest manufacturer and marketer of environmentally responsible, premium cast-coated and matte-coated papers Kromekote Label coated one-side (C1S) applications include standard cut and stack label, wrap or packaging applications and pressure-sensitive label stock
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