GPA expands Sirio Pearlescent Paper collection

Butterfly printed on GPA Midnight Blue Pearl Cover via a Xerox iGen 5 Press utilizing white dry ink.

Chicago-based GPA, a market leader in specialty substrate solutions for digital, wide-format, and offset printing, has added two new Sirio Pearl colour papers – Shiny Blue and Coal Mine. “These decadent, shimmering papers open up a world of premium opportunities for printers, designers and brand owners,” GPA added. Shiny Blue offers the look of a sparkling sapphire, while Coal Mine presents the impression of glimmering quartz. They’re aimed at the growing demand for print embellishments, “paring exceptionally well white and metallic inks and toners for truly dramatic designs. Their rich colours and luminescent appearance make them ideal for creating luxury business cards, invitations, holiday cards, packaging, promotions, and more.”

Sirio Pearlescent papers can be transformed through a variety of finishing processes, including folding, scoring, gluing, die cutting, blind embossing, laminating, and hot-foil stamping, and offer compatibility with today’s top white-ink-enabled dry-toner presses, including the Xerox iGen 5, Kodak NexPress, and Ricoh Pro C7110. They’re engineered to offer stunning image reproduction and superior ink hold-out, allowing designs to utilize their full brilliance. Because they’re FSC certified and aci- free with archival properties, these papers provide added assurance that they’re made from responsible sources and will look beautiful for years to come. They’re also completely biodegradable and recyclable. GPA currently offers them in 130# cover basis weights in 19” x 13” sheets – with additional colours available in text and cover weights.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.