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UPM Raflatac’s new Premium Gloss UVI

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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UPM Raflatac's new Premium Gloss UVI product produces stunning print definition on Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid press.

MILLS RIVER, North Carolina—UPM Raflatac‘s recently-launched Premium Gloss UVI product is now the highest quality premium-gloss paper labelstock for UV ink-jet printing on the market.

For this innovative product development, UPM Raflatac collaborated with a number of industry-leading printing press manufacturers to ensure it would achieve excellent print quality on their machines, including Mark Andy Inc.‘s Digital Series hybrid press.

“UPM Raflatac’s new Premium Gloss UVI has incredible print definition and fine details using our UV ink-jet Digital Series hybrid press,” says Mark Andy digital product manager Nat Davis. “It’s a great addition to our extensive qualified and recommended substrates. Congratulations to UPM Raflatac for bringing this solution to market; we are very happy to have been able to collaborate on its development.”

Kirit Naik PhD, research and development director, Americas, UPM Raflatac says: “With our new Premium Gloss UVI, we have solved the industry-wide challenge for semi-gloss paper on UV ink-jet presses.


“We could not have developed this innovative, never-before-seen solution without the valuable help from OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) like Mark Andy, who let us perform a number of print trials on their equipment.”

For more information about UPM Raflatac’s new Premium Gloss UVI paper for UV ink-jet printing, click HERE.

UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of 1.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM – The Biofore Company. Find out more at

UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. More at

Mark Andy
Mark Andy Inc. is a total solutions partner to the label and packaging industry with a mission to be ‘the supplier of choice with high quality innovative solutions that drive customer profitability.’  The company responds to business needs by offering the broadest portfolio of equipment, the largest consumables distribution and the most robust service infrastructure to better support printers and converters around the world. For more information, visit


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