UPM Raflatac Introduces Qualified Labelstock Product Range for iSys Label LED Toner-Based Printers

(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, March 21, 2013 at 10:00 EDT) - UPM Raflatac announces the qualification of a wide range of paper and film labelstocks for iSys Label's market-leading LED toner-based digital label printers. To date, UPM Raflatac has qualified more than 40 products for both the APEX 1290 press and the EDGE 850 desktop label printer and expects to qualify additional products as its print-on-demand product portfolio expands in the Americas.

"UPM Raflatac is committed to continuous innovation," says Linnea Keen, VIP Business Director, Americas, UPM Raflatac. "Our partnerships and products provide labelstock converters with the options they need to drive their business and profitability to new levels of excellence."

UPM Raflatac's qualified LED toner-based product offering can be used in a variety of print-on-demand applications and end-uses, including roll-to-sheet/VIP labeling; health and beauty and industrial chemical labeling; and retail information and wine labeling. These paper and film labelstocks have been carefully selected to provide the highest-quality resolution when printed on LED toner-based printers.

"The pace of the digital labeling and packaging market is increasing," says Candice Kulcher, Marketing Manager, iSys Label. "iSys Label and UPM Raflatac have teamed up to provide labelstock converters with digital print-on-demand solutions that increase their operational flexibility and customer responsiveness while ensuring the highest of quality."

iSys Label digital printers utilize LED toner technology to produce crisp, high-quality images for short and medium-sized tag and label jobs. These digital label presses provide users the ability to print variable information on die cut or roll substrates at speeds of up to 30 feet per minute. The value-conscious APEX 1290 offers rapid changeover and workflow capabilities, enabling users to run more jobs each day, while the EDGE 850 allows PC users the ability to setup and print label jobs right at their desktop.

For a comprehensive, up-to-date list of UPM Raflatac's entire print-on-demand labelstock product offering, visit www.upmraflatac.com/POD.


For further information please contact:

Ms. Linnea Keen, VIP Business Director, Americas, UPM Raflatac
Tel. +1-828-651-4804; linnea.keen@upmraflatac.com

Ms. Patricia Lähepelto, Head of Communications, Americas, UPM Raflatac

Tel. +1-828-279-6340; patricia.lahepelto@upmraflatac.com

Ms. Candice Kulcher, Marketing Manager, iSys Label
Tel. +1-403-204-5218; candice_kulcher@isys-group.com


About UPM Raflatac

UPM Raflatac, part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 15 factories on six continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs around 2,900 people and made sales of USD 1.6 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) in 2012. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com