Category Archives: U2XG

New Utopia Swatchbook Now Available

Boy, have we been waiting for these! Update your swatchbooks with this brand new one for Appleton Coated Utopia. There have been some changes to the line so it’s important to get rid of that old book so you are not specifying expired papers. Continue reading

Two Utopia Grades Discontinued

IMG_1036The Appleton Coated grade, Utopia, has been streamlined with the following changes:

It will be available on a making basis with a minimum of 60,000# per basis weight and finish.
Substitute: Utopia Premium.
It is a commercial shade match to Utopia One which will keep printing and color consistent with jobs that were printed in the past.
Substitute: U1X.
This is the “green” sister of Utopia One and contains increased post consumer recycled content of 20% instead of 10% and is FSC certified. U1X is a different and bluer white shade and has an increased brightness of 97, which is ideal for vibrant printing and 4-color photography.
(To learn more about brightness and whiteness and how it affects printing, read here.) Continue reading

New from Utopia….the U360 Awards Book

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Mill produced printed samples are a great source for inspiration, but once in a while it’s nice to see “real world” work printed with “real world” budgets with “real world” printers.  The new U360 Awards book from Appleton Coated features the winners of their annual competition and is a beautiful collection of “real” work created for clients such as an opera house, a college, a museum, a talent agency and a gym.  The one thing they have in common is they are printed on one of the Utopia or Curious Collection gradelines. The book itself is printed on U2 and U2XG, Appleton Coated’s #2 sheet, a hardworking, dependable paper suited for every day jobs like brochures, invites, catalogs and direct mail…and on any job that demands smooth, solid ink coverage, photos that pop and critical color matching. Continue reading