STEVENS POINT, Wis., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage announced today that the company's 7 pt. Sterling® Ultra web cover paper served as a key component of an award-winning Super Bowl XLV collector's edition program cover produced by its customer, Hazen Paper.
Hazen's marketing entry swept the "decorative/display category" in the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) product competition awards.
Hazen created the custom holographic image and embossed it onto transfer film that was coated in-house. Hazen then metallized the transfer holographic material and transfer metallized the coated two-side NewPage paper stock. The final step involved sheeting and printing the 19x36 inch sheets in register with the holography. Once printed, the cover was bound to the program by Quad/Graphics, Sussex, Wisconsin.
The judges commented that they were impressed by how the elements of the 2011 Packers/Steelers Super Bowl program worked together. "These holographic images go beyond patterns to become an integrated design," they concluded.
John H. Hazen, president of the Holyoke, Massachusetts-based company said, "Hazen Paper is excited to have scored a touchdown with NewPage Sterling Ultra on the Stadium Edition Super Bowl Program Cover."
"With this award, Hazen has further distinguished itself in the customized holographics and transfer metallization industry," said David Diekelman, NewPage executive director of specialty papers Sales and Marketing. "We are delighted to have teamed with Hazen to provide a high-quality, highly engineered paper that would support such a sophisticated, technical and successful printing process."
About Hazen Paper
Hazen Paper was founded in 1925 and is based in Holyoke, Massachusetts with satellite facilities in Osgood, Indiana and Housatonic, Massachusetts. Hazen Paper is a world-class paper convertor specializing in custom holographic originations, film, foil, and paper laminations, specialty and gravure coatings, and rotary embossing. Hazen Paper Company products enjoy a wide acceptance for use in health and beauty packaging, entertainment and media packaging, golf ball packaging, bookbinding, lottery scratch tickets, merchandise tags, product labels, photo mounting, and ticketing applications.
NewPage is the leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America with $3.5 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2011. NewPage is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, and owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These mills have a total annual production capacity of approximately 3.5 million tons of paper.
The company's product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated, specialty, supercalendered and uncoated papers. These papers are used in commercial printing to create corporate collateral, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts and direct mail as well as in specialty paper applications including beverage bottle labels, food and medical packaging, pressure-sensitive labels and release liners.