Temboard (www.temboard.com) also manufactures coated paper in gloss and matte exclusively for the magazine industry. The company's Kallima line is fully bleached and double-coated on the top and single-coated on the reverse side for sheet-fed and rotrogravure presses. According to Temboard, Kallima Web-Cover C1S Plus also suits Web presses.
Similarly, once Weyerhaeuser acquisitioned Willamette (www.wii.com), the companies further bolstered their coated paper offerings. Couger Opaque, Lynx Opaque and Husky Offset are used in the magazine and catalog markets. The companies report that Couger is designed for text and cover projects requiring smooth or vellum finishes.
Recently, CTI Paper USA (www.thepapermill.com) introduced its Splendorlux brand, featuring new colors, surfaces and textures. Thirty seven cast-coated colors, says CTI, are available with embossed patterns in high-gloss finish. Manufactured to showcase not only coating, but colors and patterns, coated sheets begin as white-cast-coated paper, rotogravure printed to showcase color. CTI reports, "Unique to Cartiere Fedrigoni (the manufacturer), the rotogravure printing is done inside the mill only a few yards from the cast-coating machine. Three hits of color are applied to each sheet to insure the finest quality and most uniform color."
Sappi Fine Paper's (www.sappi.com) Strobe, Lustro and Opus Gloss feature smoothness for uninterrupted printing. Sappi notes the new gloss varieties were designed to honor image fidelity, color accuracy and tonal continuity. "If you're taking a base stock and putting coating on it and just letting it dry, it's like painting a wall with a primer," describes McCarthy about matte versus gloss finishes. "It just fills in the surface of the sheet."
Similarly, Sappi offers a variety of coated paper by category: woodfree and mechanical, including embossed, label, SFOL, specialties, web and gravure. McCarthy notes that coated papers also range according to finish; matte, silk, dull, gloss and cast coated, which are commonly used for specialty stocks.