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... As the name suggests, EXTRAMATT features an extra matt, lightly coated surface that is available in both white virgin fibre and also a new 100% recycled coldwhite shade complete with the Blaue Engel label. Coldwhite is the whitest possible paper with the Blaue Engel.
EXTRAMATT was originally developed for HP Indigo digital printing and dry toner digital printing. EXTRAMATT also achieves fantastic results with offset printing, however, the rougher surface does need to allow for a longer drying time.
With a very thin coating, EXTRAMATT has a significantly higher bulk (1.15) than machine coated paper.
In White, EXTRAMATT is available in grammages of 130 gsm, 145 gsm, 165 gsm and 300 gsm and as EXTRAMATT RECYCLING (Coldwhite) in 100 gsm, 120 gsm, 150 gsm, 250 gsm and 300 gsm.
EXTRAMATT is manufactured on one of the smallest paper machines in Europe. Only small machines are flexible enough to produce such a rough paper.
In a recent print test we experienced and established a series of print parameters:
Wet densities were printed @ -0.05 D compared to another coated paper. Whilst drying densities decreased significantly more than on the comparison coated paper but not as much as the decrease measured on the uncoated paper.
The tone value increases were slightly higher than on the comparison paper.
Compared to ISO12647-2: 2013 PC1, the midrange is about 3% fuller. This results in the following target values for dot gain:
20% + 12%
40% + 18%
60% + 18%
80% + 12%
The total ink coverage is limited to 280%. The color space does not become noticeably larger with a higher total ink application.
The printing ink wicks away quickly and feels dry.
When applying additional finishing processes we recommend applying a protective lacquer to reduce the risk of abrasion and carbonization.
You can download the appropriate ICC profile for Extramatt Coldwhite here.