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Mondi launches extra-long digital formats (ELDFs) for its Color Copy original flagship range

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Mondi extends its Color Copy original range with launch of ELDFs to meet the growing demand for digitally printed applications and offer more choice in the print market.

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, extends its Color Copy original flagship range with extra-long digital formats (with lengths up to 1200 mm) to meet the growing demand for digitally printed applications. The extended range allows for a host of new print applications. The papers offer the highest possible quality in digital colour printing and provide customers with the choice between different long-sheet applications (personalised for each customer), both in large scale or single items.

Color Copy original ELDFs are compatible with all major printing machine manufacturers e.g. Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Xerox, Canon, and others. The range is both FSC® and EU Ecolabel certified as well as part of the Green Range, Mondi’s umbrella trademark for sustainable paper solutions, and has a ColorLok® certification for excellent colour reproduction and faster drying in inkjet printing.

“It is always our goal to produce high quality products that meet evolving needs and are sustainable by design. Color Copy original ELDFs are the perfect addition to our longstanding product range as we keep pushing the barrier in innovation.” says Johannes Klumpp, Marketing & Sales Director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper.

“The new Color Copy original ELDFs bridge a longstanding gap in the market and work very well on our AccurioPress colour production printers. They offer perfect runnability for our machines that have many advanced capabilities, including auto-duplex banners up to 900 mm, as well as inline finishing options to create ready-to-ship full bleed banners. The double-sided printing with precise front and back registration also made for a compelling choice," says Anja Schappert, Marketing Manager Print Substrates, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. 

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New technical developments increases demand for ELDFs

The new formats are designed for quality printing needs in the marketing sector, e. g.  high quality brochures and posters in standout format which are particularly attractive for lifestyle and premium brands.

The Color Copy original ELDFs product range is a response to the latest technical developments in digital printing machines. While digital toner production presses were not able to work with long formats, new presses now have the ability to print on extended sheet sizes. By including ELDFs into their portfolio Mondi intends to support OEMs and printers to feature these new functionalities and offer a wider product range especially for high quality marketing collaterals. The supplies can be mill cut and packaged in individually wrapped reams to meet short deadlines. 

The process is also more cost-effective for shorter runs as ELDFs maximize productivity through multi-up imposition of smaller jobs like business cards, invitations, direct mailers, and even smaller folding cartons. This can improve productivity by 25 percent.

Color Copy original ELDFs are available in 120, 160, 250 and 300 g/m² and 660x330/889x330/1200x330mm short grain across all Europe.

About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

Uncoated Fine Paper is a business unit of Mondi Group. In six operating sites in Austria, Slovakia, Russia, and South Africa, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces pulp and environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital and offset print technologies. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range of papers that are FSC™ or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or bleached entirely without chlorine.

Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, PERGRAPHICA®, NAUTILUS®, NEUJET®, IQ, MAESTRO®, BIO TOP 3®, DNS®, Snegurochka or ROTATRIM are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication. Converters appreciate the excellent printability and smooth handling of Mondi’s professional printing papers.

About Mondi

Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2020, Mondi had revenues of €6.66 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.35 billion.

Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.

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