Lecta launches new wood-free silk paper addition to The Excellent Collection product line

With this most recent launch, Barcelona-based Lecta extends its range of The Excellent Collection – its high-quality coated papers and other products for publishing that “are ideal for all printing needs.” GardaPremium Natural is a two-side coated wood-free silk paper with a smooth surface and a natural shade. Available in 135, 150, 170 and 200 g/m2, the new grade offers good thickness, “extraordinary” runnability, high stiffness and good resistance to cracking on folding – in addition to high opacity and excellent print results. “GardaPremium Natural’s distinguishing feature, when compared to other coated silk papers currently on the market, is its natural colour, obtained without the addition of optical brighteners. This neutral tone is ideal for enhancing colour as well as black-and-white images, highlighting every detail, said the company.

Lecta is a leading European manufacturer and distributor of specialty paper products for labels and flexible packaging, coated and non-coated paper for publishing and commercial printing, and other high-value-added print media. All of its manufacturing sites are certified to the strictest environmental standards – ISO 14001 and EMAS – and hold PEFC and FSC chain-of-custody certificates. All Lecta sites have also successfully completed audits for ISO 50001 energy efficiency and ISO 9001 quality.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.