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Are you Kallima?

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whatboard shadow-01Let's continue our discussion of the five coated board grades in our new “What Board Are You?” swatch promotion. We just recently introduced this must-have sample book. Get connected with us if you haven't gotten yours. Let's review Kallima.
FSC®-certified Kallima C1S (coated one side) and C2S (coated two side) are ideal grades for your coated cover printing needs. You can produce beautiful, vivid print while saving up to 20% on paper cost and shipping of printed material. Kallima has a unique, low density, high bulk construction giving your print job stiffness and presence while yielding savings. Measure yours here. Kallima has a bright, blue-white shade that is perfect for top quality jobs. It has a consistent printability and you can rely on it to get the job done. It is 90 bright, archival and manufactured elementally chlorine free (ECF).

 

Are you Carta Solida?

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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.

Are you Ancora?

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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.

What Board Are You?

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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.

NEW! Accent Opaque Swatchbook

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You'll want to get your hands on the new Accent Opaque swatchbook. Accent Opaque is now 97 bright and this new swatchbook really shows it off. There is an abundance of print demonstrations in the front of the book that include offset, die-cuts, embossing, foil stamping and other print techniques. Each finish and color is easy to navigate to easily touch and feel the different weights available in each finish. This superior, cost-effective opaque sheet is available in smooth, super smooth and vellum finishes plus digital. Yes, the white is crisp and bright. But, don't forget, Accent Opaque is available in two shades of white including warm white. If your images need some warmth, you'll want to look at the subtle shade of warm white. 

We stock a full inventory of the weights and finishes you need.  And, we've added several new items to our inventory of the super smooth finish. Along with the 65 and 80 Cover, we've added in 80 Text and 100 Cover.

Don't be confined to choosing between a paper you can afford and a paper that makes your project shine. With Accent, you can meet the demands of your projects and clients, without blowing the budget.

To get your copy, reach out to your O-K Sales Representative or our sample rooms. We'd be happy to get it into your hands to specify and print on this outstanding sheet.