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whatboard shadow-01Let's take a look at another one of the five grades found in our "What Board Are You?" C1S and C2S swatch tool. You've met Ancora our C2S (coated two side) offering.
Now meet Carta Solida. Carta Solida is our C1S (coated one side) paperboard grade available in 15 PT, 18 PT and 24 PT. It is reliable and a great choice when folding properties need to be at their best. It has superior stiffness and high bulk. Carta Solida is 90 bright and has a smooth, coated top-side for stunning color reproduction. Its clean, white uncoated surface on the reverse side has a wash coating that is 3-star rated. Carta Solida is not only great for sheet-fed offset presses, it is HP Indigo certified up to 18 PT and performs well on many other digital presses. The lightweight yet stiff formulation of this sheet offers strength and durability to hold up to a wide range of printing and converting processes. When you are looking for reliability and cost savings, look no further than Carta Solida. FDA approved for direct contact with food and manufactured elementally chlorine free. Choose Carta Solida for your next print project.

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whatboard shadow-01This week we are discussing each of the five board grades in our new “What Board Are You?” swatch promotion. We introduced this must-have sample last week. Get connected with us if you haven't gotten yours. Let's take a close-up look at Ancora.

Ancora C2S (coated two side) meets the heavier board needs you have. We stock Ancora C2S in 14 PT, 16 PT, 18 PT and 24 PT. This premium SBS paperboard has outstanding printability, consistent forming, and high durability characteristics. Plus, Ancora is made without optical brightening agents (OBAs), which means you don’t have the fading and reversion that can occur when OBA-treated paperboard is exposed to sun or fluorescent lighting. It's ultra-smooth and FSC® certifified. That tells you the fiber used was harvested in accordance with the highest environmental standards. In addition, the majority of the fiber in the paperboard is reclaimed from other industrial processes. It’s suitable for luxury merchandise packaging, presentation folders and handles special techniques like varnishing treatments, foil stamping, and embossing beautifully. And, don't forget, it's 90 bright, FDA approved and elementally chlorine free.

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If you are a printer or specifier of paperboard grades for print and packaging projects, 2016 means changes for you. As we begin January - one of the most recognized brands in Coated One Side and Two Side Board is changing dramatically. If Carolina was your go-to grade, you have decisions to make. To help you, we've created our "What Board Are You?" Selector. It's set up like a swatchbook and allows you to fan out the different board grades we offer to make your selection. You may need brightness, whiteness, bulk, gloss, recycled content or third party certifications. We've got you covered. This must-have tool will allow you to make a selection with confidence. Print samples of each board and key attributes are included.

O-K PAPER offers these alternative products to our Carolina
• Ancora  • Carta Solida  • Kallima  • Productolith Points  • Pro Digital Knight

Each of these grades features exceptional ink holdout and superior color reproduction in C1S and C2S. Weights range from 7PT up to 24PT. Excellent for offset, die-cutting, embossing, foil stamping and silk screening, these affordable options offer the perfect choice in both quality and functionality. Digital and FSC-certified options are available in these white, coated covers providing cost savings with top-notch visual performance.

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If you still need some Carolina, we have some inventory levels and can fulfill your orders until we run out. You'll want to take a look at our selector to make an educated decison on what you'll be running in the future. We will visit each of our board offerings with details in upcoming blog posts. Come back and learn more about each one and select the one that fits your needs. Contact your Olmsted-Kirk representative, customer service or our sample room to receive your copy of "What Board Are You?". Or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get one to you promptly.

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