Open for Orders – HP and Sappi Fine Paper Europe combine forces to produce Jaz™ silk

Open for Orders – HP and Sappi Fine Paper Europe combine forces to produce Jaz™ silk; digital coated paper for high speed inkjet web digital printing 

Jaz™ silk is the first achievement from a very successful partnership between HP, the world’s leading printer and PC manufacturer, and Sappi Fine Paper Europe, one of the main suppliers of coated offset paper, to produce a high-quality coated paper specifically made for high speed digital inkjet web printing. In an era where speed and customisation are key differentiators in highly competitive markets, print quality no longer has to suffer. Jaz™ silk digital coated paper has full high-speed inkjet functionality, yet manages to combine the reassuring look and feel of offset paper with full colour personalisation options and flexibility.


So why is this paper so revolutionary and so necessary? As Eric Van den Bruel, Product Development & Marketing Director for Sappi explained, “You wouldn’t go off-road driving in a normal car; you would choose a fit for purpose vehicle, such as a 4x4. The same logic applies to paper choice. If you want to be able to use less ink, with no additional inline or offline paper treatment, then you need to use fit for purpose paper in order to experience better results!”


Jaz™ silk will be presented for the first time at DRUPA 2012 [The People behind the Paper - Hall 4 / HP (Hewlett – Packard): 4D21], and will lead the way for other paper products produced as a result of the partnership, including Jaz™ book and Jaz™ gloss. Key characteristics for this paper include the fact that no bonding agent or other treatments are required, print efficiency leading to time saving, and lower consumption of ink compared to offset paper.


Additional Information

  • At DRUPA, visitors will be able to see tests of Jaz™ silk on HP’s Inkjet Web Press. For further details on Sappi’s presence at DRUPA please visit \
  • Jaz™ silk is available in 90g, 115g, 130g and 150g for the following purposes: personal applications, commercial print, mailings, full colour coated books (higher grammage)
  • Jaz™ book will be available in 65g for lower grammage full colour coated books.
  • For further technical information on the Sappi Jaz™ range, please visit


About Sappi
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 graphic paper brands include Magno, Quatro, Royal, Galerie and GalerieArt ranges. Algro, Fusion, Leine and Parade are the brands for speciality labelling, topliner, packaging papers and boards. Jaz is the paper brand 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 14,900 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

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