GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide format, and offset printing, announces the addition of Touch Class Specialty Fine Papers to its offering. As its name implies, this collection is meant to be experienced through touch; with a rich tactile feel and a special surface treatment, these papers offer added resistance to fingerprints, water, and even oils, far surpassing traditional paper performance. These papers were originally introduced to the European market by Fedrigoni; now, they are exclusively available in the North American market through GPA.
Their sophisticated appearance and superior performance make Touch Class papers ideal for everything from restaurant menus and museum maps, to wedding save-the-dates, family photo cards, birth announcements, and more. These papers can be transformed through a variety of finishing processes, including letterpress, folding, scoring, gluing, die cutting, embossing, and debossing. For truly dramatic results, these sheets can also be enhanced with foils or dimensional embellishments. Thanks to their unique surface treatment, these are the first uncoated papers in the world that perform beautifully with post-press embellishments produced by Scodix and MGI technologies.
Customers can choose from two different versions:
• Nature Touch Class Cover offers a smooth finish and creamy, natural white shade.
• Tintoretto Touch Class Cover is a white sheet with a felt texture on both sides.
GPA’s Touch Class Papers offer many advantages that printers and their clients will appreciate. Their proven press performance and superior printability gives users added confidence that every piece will look its best. Designed for the versatility of today’s pressroom and finishing technologies, this collection is compatible with HP Indigo, dry toner, and offset presses. Because they are FSC certified and acid free with archival properties, these papers provide added assurance that they are made from responsible sources and will look beautiful for years to come. The perfect marriage of beauty and performance, Touch Class Papers are GPA’s latest solution for greater creativity and innovation.
GPA currently offers these papers in 110# cover basis weights, in 19-in.-by-13-in. and 20.82-in.-by-29.5-in. sheets.