Warren, one of the UK’s leading independent carton and graphical board and paper stockists, has underlined to commercial and graphical printers and carton and packaging manufacturers that it is the company of choice for Stora Enso’s premium quality products, including Chromocard HB, Ensocoat and Performa White.
Following the demise of both PaperlinX and Tullis Russell and therefore the loss of stock access to both Performa White and Trucard respectively, Warren has filled the gap left in the market with its ready-made equivalents.
Ensocoat is a coated solid bleached board for superb graphic products and packaging, while Chromocard HB and Performa White are both fully coated virgin fibre boards with a coated white back finish, for which Warren is now the exclusive merchant stockist.
The Trucard product was very popular and held by most merchants until Scottish papermaker, Tullis Russell, went into administration.
Warren’s alternative offering for Trucard is Ensocoat, Stora Enso’s flagship board that has been manufactured to meet the high demands of both the graphics industry and luxury packaging sector. It is used for a wide variety of print and carton applications, such as greeting cards, pharma/cosmetic cartons, book covers, brochures, and folders etc.
As a high-end graphical board product, Ensocoat has been crafted to offer the results in all performance areas, from print to converting and finishing. Its surface smoothness and printing performance have all been optimised to impress even in the most demanding of graphical print applications.
Additionally within the Ensocoat range is Ensocoat C2S, which is a two-sided coated option, which provides a symmetrical appearance on both sides of the board. Ensocoat C2S is available in a variety of weights ranging from 220-500gsm from a reel-to-sheet facility offering a 10 working day delivery service.
Commenting on the product ranges, Warren managing director, Kieran Ferguson, said: “As a long standing partner, we know well the benefits of Stora Enso’s high quality product range. Given the sad events within the trade recently, many printers have been searching for suitable alternatives to the grades that have been lost to the market. Our increased stock holding of the Stora Enso grades will afford many businesses an immediate opportunity to access ready-made replacements ensuring no loss of quality or service to their customers.”
Produced at Stora Enso’s Imatra mill in Finland, Ensocoat and Ensocoat C2S are available with the EU Ecolabel certificate for graphical end use.
The Chromocard and Ensocoat product ranges compliment Warren’s range of printing and writing products that are available from its Leicester and West Bromwich distribution centres. Renowned for its high levels of service and knowledge, Warren also stocks such well-known grades such as Accurate Freeze, Lumi and Idem, as well as the full GF Smith range of papers and boards.