Electraprime™ is the brand name for our specialty SCA alternative product. Its exceptional print properties and runnability make it a great option for SC paper printers in western and central North America. Electraprime™ is manufactured at our Powell River mill.

The Benefits: 

A higher brightness, higher opacity alternative to supercalendered-A (SCA) papers, ElectraprimeTM is the ideal solution for flyers and inserts. From its earliest trials, ElectraprimeTM has shown it is a cut above the competition. Its bulky composition gives it a more substantial “feel” than SCA, and it’s available for offset printing at very competitive prices.

Environmental Footprint: 
  • Low carbon paper
  • Available as Catalyst Cooled manufactured carbon neutral
  • Made with more than 90% renewable energy
  • Certified to PEFC
  • No Boreal fibre

Product Specifications

BASIS WEIGHT (# book basis) 30 33 35.2
BASIS WEIGHT (gsm) 44.4 48.8 52
BRIGHTNESS ISO (%) 70 73 73
GLOSS (%) 33 36 36
CALIPER (thou) 1.92 2.05 2.12
OPACITY (%) 91 92 93

Key Product Characteristics

Contrast – Excellent print and gloss contrast for heatset offset and rotogravure applications.
Good Printability and Runnability – Offers excellent printed gloss, whiteness and opacity, along with excellent runnability on press. Printers have less downtown and waste – saving time and money.
Unique – No other SCA product can deliver high brightness, high opacity and high bulk to give a bright-white appearance.
West Coast – Our west coast location means we have unsurpassed technical service and knowledge of west coast pressrooms.
Flexible and Responsive – We provide exceptional service and delivery to both local customers and national accounts.