GPA adds PaperTyger Durable Papers to offset line

PaperTyger Samples.
PaperTyger Samples.

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide-format and offset printing, has announced the addition of PaperTyger Durable Papers to its collection of substrates for offset presses. Having initially introduced PaperTyger to the digital printing market in 2016, this expanded offering “will provide new opportunities for printers and marketers to create more beautiful and effective print.” Because of its patented, solvent-free manufacturing process that laminates two paper layers to a PET core, PaperTyger “looks, feels, and performs like paper – with added resistance to tearing, moisture and greasy substances,” said the company.

Designed for any application that calls for durability at a cost-effective price point, the specialty papers are particularly suited for rugged maps, menus, manuals, ID cards, product tags, posters, packaging, and other “hard-working pieces.” They offer the finishing and converting performance of traditional papers, and can be easily guillotine-cut, die-cut, scored, folded and glued, among other processes. They’re also are FSC-Certified, made of paper from responsible sources. GPA currently stocks PaperTyger in five different basis weights ranging from 27# Bond to 108# C2S, in sheet sizes from 8.5″ x 11″ up to 26″ x 40″. GPA also offers PaperTyger for HP Indigo and dry toner presses.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.