(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, March 13, 2018 at 16:00 EET) - 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.

"UPM Raflatac's new Premium Gloss UVI has incredible print definition and fine details using our UV ink-jet Digital Series hybrid press," says Nat Davis, Digital Product Manager, Mark Andy. "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."

"With our new Premium Gloss UVI, we have solved the industry-wide challenge for semi-gloss paper on UV ink-jet presses," says Kirit Naik, PhD, MBA, R&D Director, Americas, UPM Raflatac. "We could not have developed this innovative, never-before-seen solution without the valuable help from OEMs like Mark Andy, who let us perform a number of print trials on their equipment."

Click here for more information about UPM Raflatac's new Premium Gloss UVI paper for UV ink-jet printing »

For a full listing of tested and approved UPM Raflatac products on Mark Andy Digital Series, please visit UPM Raflatac's new printer recommendation tool.

Download a hi-res photo of Premium Gloss UVI » http://pet.upm.com/l/6ZSb_2_mp-VZ

For further information please contact:

Scott Sowers
Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac
Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00 ET
tel. +1 828-275-7261
scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com

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 EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

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UPM
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. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com.

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Mark Andy
Mark Andy Inc. is the 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 www.markandy.com.

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