Technical Information



Know everything about Tom&Otto:
the guarantee, specifications and 
our recommendations to get the best
performance from this paper range.



Printing and handling guidelines

> Set-up

Store at room temperature (17-23°C), at a relative humidity of 50%, from 24 to 48 hours before use. Unwrap the paper only at the last moment before printing and rewrap it immediately after the print run. For re-cutting: - keep the paper fibre direction (// to the large size) perpendicular to the printing direction. For grammages > 135 g/m², plan a rejection cut.


> Pre-Press

Large printed surface : under colour-removal recommended.
Intense full colours :
- for black colour, blue support (40%) recommended or two black sequences.
- for other colours, 1 or several colour support(s).

Screen ruling:
- Silk: Optimum 175 lpi, Maximum 254 lpi.
- Also suitable for stochastic screening.


> Printing

Printing techniques: litho-offset printing, silk screen, letterpress, waterless litho printing, Digital printing on HP Indigo 3050 / 3500 / 5500 / 7000 series, Xerox I-Gen 3 / I-Gen 4, Kodak NexPress and Canon C1-C1+ / Image Press 6000 / 6000VP / 7000VP. All common offset inks are suitable. Besides conventional inks the paper produces excellent results with UV and hybrid UV inks. For Silk, we recommend using a machine varnish finish. Average drying time from 30 minutes to 2 hours after printing.


> Finishing

Finishing techniques: foil blocking, embossing, lamination, all varnishing (Multiple matt, gloss, UV and spot varnishing are allowed).


> Shaping

Suitable for perforating, drilling, die cutting. Thread wire and adhesive binding can be used.
Folding: parallel to the paper fibre direction (// of the large size)
Scoring: Precreasing is recommended when folding grammages of 170 g/m² and higher;
from 200 gsm, larger scoring needed on the back of the fold.
Cutting: ensure that the blade of the guillotine is sharp enough to avoid dust deposits.


> Storage

Protect the paper against any risk of moisture during the storage period.