Electracote Brite Sage

Electracote Brite Sage

Electracote™ Brite Sage is our brightest, whitest, lightweight coated paper product. Manufactured at Catalyst's Port Alberni mill, this high-quality, lightweight coated paper offers superior brightness, gloss, printability and runnability, making it ideal for heatset offset printing.

The Benefits: 

Our Sage line of products are the greenest of our great specialty papers, offering a verifiable environmental pedigree and chain-of-custody system. And, $1 of every tonne of Sage paper sold goes to support the work of GreenBlue, a non-profit institute working with the private sector to redesign industrial systems.

Environmental Footprint: 
  • 100% certified fibre
  • Backed with PEFC chain of custody
  • Manufactured carbon-neutral
  • Visibility of environmental footprint

Product Specifications

BASIS WEIGHT (# book basis) 36 38 40 43 45
BASIS WEIGHT (gsm) 53.3 56.2 59.2 63.6 66.6
CALIPER (mils) 2.13 2.24 2.36 2.56 2.68
BRIGHTNESS ISO (%) 76 76 76 76 76
TAPPI BRIGHTNESS (%) 77 77 77 77 77
GLOSS (%) 52 52 52 52 52
OPACITY (%) 91.8 92.3 93.3 94 95
TAPPI OPACITY (%) 87.5 88 89.5 90 91

Key Product Characteristics

Environmentally Preferred — 100% certified fibre obtained from sustainably managed forests
Third-Party Verification — Backed with PEFC chain of custody and manufactured carbon-neutral using ISO standards
Transparency — Visibility of environmental footprint provided through Metafore's Environmental Paper Assessment Tool, a project of GreenBlue
Relationships — Constructive engagement with broad network of environmental groups and known for technical and service excellence
Brightness and Basis Weight Range — 36-45 lb, providing customers with choice and flexibility
Industry-Leading Bulk — Allows lighter basis weight usage and cost savings while maintaining look and feel of a heavier basis weight sheet
Excellent Printability — Superb snap and blue-white shade for excellent print appearance (contrast, whiteness, holdout, high opacity)
Superior Runnability — Continues to maintain our tradition as a top quartile pressroom performer
Location — Our location means we have exceptional service, delivery and commitment to west coast and central North American printers


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