A label is the first thing that will catch the consumer's eye on the shelf, and with Premium Gloss UVI, those labels will have an almost photograph-like quality to them, the company says. This trimless service offering has optimized gloss, opacity, brightness and smoothness and is available with both RP51 general purpose adhesive and RP48AT all-temperature adhesive for food and beverage applications.
UPM Raflatac collaborated with a number of industry-leading printing press manufacturers to achieve excellent print quality on their machines.
"Feedback from many UV inkjet press manufacturers indicated that semi-gloss paper was an industry-wide challenge," says Kirit Naik, PhD, MBA, director, R&D, Americas, UPM Raflatac. "By working in parallel with the OEMs, we developed our new Premium Gloss UVI, which has exceeded the expectations of the industry."
"Reaction from our key development partners for UPM Raflatac's Premium Gloss UVI has been overwhelmingly positive," adds Amy Jensen, director, Specials, Americas, UPM Raflatac. "Digital printing is a dynamic market, and UV inkjet has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past few years. Standard mid-gloss papers can leave the labels with a mottled appearance or inconsistent print quality. But Premium Gloss UVI offers dependable color reproduction job-to-job. We're so proud to be the first labelstock company to bring this innovative, superior solution to market."