SFPE joins forces with HP

Brussels, 14 February 2011 - Sappi Fine Paper Europe has announced that it has joined forces with HP to develop coated papers for the high-speed inkjet market.

As a result of this cooperation, the two companies are presenting JazTM silk at the Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland between 14th and 17th February.

JazTM silk is a coated paper for high-quality graphic applications such as direct mail or commercial print. This new paper grade has drawn on the experience of HP to combine the flexibility of inkjet with the high quality result that you would expect from a Sappi paper.

This means good looks can now be combined with the efficiency of digital printing to produce vibrant, personalized customer communication.

Anne-Sophie Gombart, Business Development Manager Digital papers for Sappi, said, “This is a great example of the power of collaboration to design innovative products that actually lead the digital market.

“This dream team of the best in paper combined with the best in inkjet technology means a new era for the print industry.

“New technologies open up opportunities in a dynamic media landscape that is changing swiftly.

“Full-colour personalised printed communication, with offset look and feel and that can be produced quickly, is now available to many more businesses than ever before.  It is a revolution and it is happening today.”

JazTM silk is available in 115 and 130g/m². Further weights from 90 to 150g/m² will be available from April 2011 on. JazTM silk is sustainably produced in Lanaken, Belgium. The Sappi Lanaken mill is ISO 14001, FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certified and EMAS certified. Jaz is fully recyclable.

Visit Sappi at the Hunkeler Innovationdays or contact Sappi by email at digital@sappi.com for further information on Jaz products. 


Sappi Fine Paper Europe is the leading European producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Fine Paper Europe is recognised for innovation and quality. Its brands include Galerie, Royal, Magno, Tempo, Quatro, Era, Furioso, HannoArt, Mega, Allegro, EuroArt Plus, EuroBulk, as well as Cento and Tauro for the uncoated graphic papers. Algro, Leine and Parade are the brands for speciality labelling and packaging papers and boards. Top and Jaz are the paper brands for digital printing.
Sappi papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and EMAS registration for all our mills in the EU. SFPE’s mills hold chain-of-custody certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (NYSE, JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 17,000 employees and manufacturing operations on four continents in 9 countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at www.sappi.com.

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