Chicago, IL—GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide-format and offset printing, added Touch Class specialty fine papers to its offerings. As their name implies, the paper collection is meant to be experienced through touch. With a rich tactile feel and a special surface treatment, the papers offer added resistance to fingerprints, water and even oils.
Fedrigoni originally introduced the new papers to the European market. 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,” GPA announced.
The papers can be transformed through a variety of finishing processes, including letterpress, folding, scoring, gluing, die cutting, embossing and debossing. For dramatic results, the 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,” GPA added.
Touch Class in Two Varieties
In addition, customers can choose from two different versions of the specialty papers. 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 are said to have proven press performance and printability. Moreover, the papers were developed for the versatility of today’s and finishing technologies. As a result, they are compatible with HP Indigo, dry toner and also offset presses. Because they are FSC certified and acid free with archival properties, they provide assurance that they are made from responsible sources and will look beautiful for years to come.
The company currently offers these papers in 110# cover basis weights, in 19×13-inch and 20.82×29.5-inch sheets.
GPA was founded in 1940. Its offerings complement a range of printing technologies. They include HP Indigo, dry toner, wide-format, offset as well as desktop printing. Moreover, GPA is part of Fedrigoni Group. Fedrigoni is an international manufacturer and also converter of value-added specialty papers founded in 1888. www.askgpa.com