Kent paper merchant Fenner Paper is now exclusively stocking and distributing the Zanders Zeta range of papers in the UK following the collapse of Paperlinx's UK operation.
Zanders Zeta is produced by Reflex Paper in Germany. Reflex marketing and sales product manager Richard Saelzer said Fenner was now the sole distributor in the UK but the manufacturer remained “open minded” on the subject of appointing others.
“We’re thinking about how to organise this. Paperlinx was our major distributor in the UK so it [Paperlinx’s collapse] will have an affect. What we see at the moment is quite a lot of users asking where they can get it.”
Reflex supplies other ranges on request to UK printers but the Zanders Zeta range represented 90% of its business here.
Zeta Wove, Hammer and Micro have a modern appearance while Linen has a traditional look and feel. Zeta can be printed using offset litho and is suitable for hot foil blocking, engraving and thermography. It is guaranteed up to 150gsm for laser printing, colour copying and inkjet printing.
Zanders Zeta is suitable for corporate stationery, text and cover and presentation materials. The manufacturer says that all products are made from chlorine-free pulp and carry FSC certification.
Fenner Paper marketing director Justin Hobson said his company understood specialist materials, such as the Zeta range, better than a large merchant.
“We have been working with the Reflex mill in Germany to ensure that there is stock available of Zanders Zeta so we can ensure continuity to UK printers. Most items are now in UK stock and can be delivered nationally on a next-day basis”.
Fenner Paper distributes throughout the UK and has a wide range of Zeta products in a variety of sizes, weights and finishes, including envelopes.
Meanwhile International Paper has announced its intent to add another distributor for its paper brand HP Everyday Papers in the UK market, following the loss of Paperlinx as a supplier. The brand is currently stocked and distributed in the UK by Antalis.
In 2012 Fenner Paper was appointed as the UK stockist for the Stardream pearlescent and metallic ranges from the Cordenons mill in Italy, which had also previously been stocked by Paperlinx in the UK.