CTI Paper launches new luxury metallic papers for digital toner/laser, HP Indigo and offset presses

The new CTI Paper USA Swatchbook showcases and updates all of its FSC-certified text and cover brands in metallic and pearlescent papers, translucents, printable kraft, soft flat matte and C1S metallic papers. The highlighted brands are Aspire Petallics, Glama Natural, Glama Kraft, Tube and Currency. CTI’s distributor in Canada is Ariva.

CTI’s Aspire Petallics text and cover brand of multi-coloured metallic and pearlescent papers now offers Pure Gold and Pure Silver papers in a variety of weights and sizes, plus matching envelopes. Sheets are available in 81-lb. text and 105-lb. cover for dry toner and offset equipment, laser and inkjet printers, and in 105-lb. cover for HP Indigo presses. Both papers incorporate the naturally occurring mineral mica to create the refractive, shimmering look of real precious metals. The luxurious metallic surface provides added dimension to the sheet, allowing the gold and silver to simultaneously become part of the design. Messaging is delivered on a “tactile, high-impact and inviting substrate.” In addition to the new Pure Gold and Pure Silver papers, Aspire Petallics is available in a wide variety of colours such as Champagne, Ice, Gold Ore, Sky Pilot, Blue Star, Juniper Berry, Black Ore, Silver Ore, Copper Ore, Snow Willow, Beargrass, Autumn Hay and Pearl.

CTI's Glama Kraft Tube Swatchbook.
CTI’s new Swatchbook details five brands.

The company’s Glama Natural brand of translucent papers “is the most comprehensive offering available today.” White, extra white, clear and rough, plus a large spectrum of colours and “the industry’s only recycled 30% PCW option” are available in a several weights, sizes, matching envelopes and rolls for converting. The line also features a certified sheet for HP Indigo printing, as well as Glama Press for use in coldset web printing by newsprint publishers.

Glama Kraft is a “value-priced” FSC-certified premium paper featuring a proprietary treatment that enables heatset web printing and makes it suitable for laser/toner printing. Glama Kraft delivers “aesthetic and tactile appeal with unique messaging value.” The paper contains 90% PCW fibres and 100% recycled content. It comes in a variety of weights and sizes, including a double-thick cover for specialty applications – such as premium retail, clothing tags, beverage jackets and envelopes. Colour combinations of browns and greys are also available.

Currency C1S Metallic is a coated-one-side metallic paper in gold and silver featuring foil and non-foil options, and is available in 10-point cover in cutsheet and folio sizes, and 65-lb. label options. Tube Soft Flat Matte C1S and C2S sheet is available in neutral and dark, rich colours in a variety of sizes and weights, with matching envelopes. A proprietary anti-blocking treatment ensures ease of feeding on press, quick dry times and fingerprint resistance.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.