Keaykolour was one of the brands bought by Antalis following the demise of Arjowiggins in 2022. The £1.5m deal also included Conqueror, Olin, Pop’Set and Rives.
The merchanting group has worked with experts formerly involved in the manufacture of the Keaykolour range, which now encompasses uncoated papers, boards and matched envelopes.
The range, which is manufactured with virgin pulp by an undisclosed mill, consists of nine “colour families”, ranging from pastels to brights and halftones to intense.
It is available in weights from 120-450gsmm, with the full range suitable for value-added processes such as embossing and letterpress, with some products also approved for dry toner and HP Indigo print.
Bespoke makings are also available for colour matching.
Vicky Weatherington, sales manager for Creative Papers at Antalis, said: “Keaykolour has been a hugely popular choice for designers and creatives for all kinds of print projects for many years now.
“We’re delighted to offer continuity of the prestigious brand with an impressive array of colours, lovely tactile feel and improved colour consistency and technical capacity.”
The group has also expanded its portfolio of wide-format media.
It has launched Xanita aspect, a new rigid media for eco-friendly, lower-cost signage that uses the closed-cell core design of the premium Xanita range.
It was developed as an alternative to conventional honeycomb boards and is available as ‘aspect Print’ with white liner made from 90% post-consumer waste and ‘aspect Kraft’, which has a brown liner that uses 100% post-consumer waste.
The Coala interior film range has also been updated, with additional colours and several new finishes added, including cork and holographic.
Available in widths of 1.2m and lengths of 5m, the range now includes more than 480 finishes across seven categories: wood, stone, steel, textile, concrete, colour and glitter. Application include refurbishments of hospitality venues, commercial and private home interiors.
The final product enhancement is targeted at small-format digital applications, with the addition of extra-long banner formats to the Color Copy range.
Color Copy XL is available in short-grain options formats, including 660x330mm, 889x330mm and 1,200x330mm in 120, 160, 250 and 300gsm.
Separately, Antalis hosted a tree-planting day at The Croft on the Lowther Estate in Penrith, Cumbria with customers from Coventry Building Society, Egan Reid and The Printroom.
They collectively added native oak saplings to the 9,000 plus broadleaf and coniferous trees Antalis and its customers have already planted on the six-hectare site as part of the carbon offsetting scheme with Forest Carbon.
To date, Antalis said the company and its customers have planted close to 50,000 trees as part of its nine-year partnership with Forest Carbon.