The 100% recyclable, repulpable metallized paper
and board that specifiers prefer

Unilustre® is our proprietary paper and board substrate that delivers visual impact of foil and film laminates with none of the environmental or production challenges. Unilustre lets designers and packaging specifiers create the impactful, dynamic designs that dazzle the eye and grab consumer’s attention. From a production standpoint, Unilustre prints, scores and folds as easily as paper.

Specified by many of today’s top global brands, Unilustre papers and boards are ideal for cosmetic, personal care, beverage, confection, and retail goods packaging. It makes point-of-purchase and specialty printing come to life.

Nonlaminated, film-free and solvent-free Unilustre is recyclable and repulpable*, and can be made from post-consumer waste. It satisfies consumer-product-goods companies’ sustainability initiatives — its materials contribute to source reduction, use less energy and fewer materials compared with alternative products, are less expensive to ship, and can significantly reduce a company’s carbon footprint.

Ultralustre is available in metallic silver, stock and custom holographic patterns and with advanced holographic security options. Unilustre can be applied selectively to the substrate through our patented process. With the addition of color and embossing, your design options are truly endless.

Unilustre can be applied to a variety of paperboard substrates so it’s perfect for packaging, cards, POS, signage and displays. Our Unilustre DI coating is approved for use with HP Indigo and is compatible with most major digital printers.

*Studies conducted at the Institute of Paper Science & Technology in Atlanta, and at a major manufacturer of recycled paperboard have confirmed the repulpability of Unilustre (reports and data are available upon request).

Attributes

  • 100% Recyclable & Repulpable — the patented vapor deposition of aluminum is practically insignificant so the substrate is not contaminated
  • Eye Catching Brilliance — with no film layer to see through — it is a first-generation embossing Reusable, regrindable, recyclable: compatible with recyclable and regrindable IML and IMD applications
  • Security — High Refraction Image (HRI), Hidden Image (H/I) and Pin Strip
  • Gauge & Weight Efficiency — the absence of film eliminates film weight, allowing better yields for printers and shipping cost reduction
  • Recyclability & Regrindability — the patented vapor deposition of aluminum is practically insignificant so the substrate is not contaminated
  • Reduction of Ink — selective application of Ultralustre to the substrate eliminates most of the white ink, which is sometimes double bumped for coverage
  • Glueability — selective Unilustre® adhesive to pull fiber, bond strength
  • Source Reduction — the absence of laminated film means larger yields per carton and roll
  • Excellent Dead Fold — metallized board scores, folds and embosses better than film, without the tendency to curl or metal particles to flake off
  • Non-Laminated — paperboard is balanced and eliminates the possibility of delamination
  • Eliminates labels and direct printing
  • Curl Free — with a non-laminated balanced sheet, the process does not utilize heat or re-moisturizing, which could cause imbalance (curl)
  • Unilustre is a lower-cost alternative to hot-stamping and some metallized applications, and promises increased printing speeds compared to foil or film laminates
  • Security can be incorporated to insure security and authenticity

Uses

  • Cosmetic Packaging
  • Personal Care Packaging
  • Spirits Packaging
  • Beverage Packaging
  • Retail Goods Packaging
  • Folding Cartons
  • Lottery Tickets
  • CD and DVD Packaging
  • Metro Cards
  • Music & Gift Cards
  • Signage
  • POP Display
  • Labeling
  • Large Format Digital Printing

Benefits

  • Recyclable
  • Film-free
  • Foil-free
  • Made without solvents
  • Contribute to source reduction
  • Uses less energy and fewer materials compared with alternative products
  • Less expensive to ship
  • Can significantly reduce a company’s carbon footprint.