Why We Choose Canapa Papers?
Operating since 2005 with over 40 years’ experience in the industry, Canapa Paper Technologies continues to consolidate its position in domestic and international markets as one of the world’s top four paper provider. Producing coated transfer paper for sublimation print producers in the field of textile industry, the company offers the greatest opportunity with less ink consumption, higher quality and long-term cost savings solutions.
Well, what makes Canapa brand strong and privileged among its competitors?
- Its history in the paper industry
The history of Canapa Paper Technologies dates back to the very early of 1970s which the industry was not outward-looking and had poor relations with the rest of the world, unlike present conditions today. Canapa’s story began with Fehmi Yılmaz’s efforts to start his own business with the experience he gained at SEKA Paper Factory, the only supplier in those years, along with his deep analysis on printing and packaging industry.
Initially entering the market through a local firm he owned in Kocaeli in 1979, he made a great impression on the industry in a very short time by establishing two paper factories in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Sakarya. In the meantime, he introduced plenty of new paper products to the market.
In the next period, Özer Yılmaz and Özgür Yılmaz, company partners today, joined to the company after completing their educations. They took an active role in making Canapa Paper Technologies widely known in the international area and in performing a series of researches and new investments in order to build a strong worldwide brand for the company.
Previously exporting products from United States of America and Europe to supply domestic market, the company then started to operate as an exclusive distributor in Turkey for many global brands in the paper industry. Such an extensive international network greatly helped the company to closely monitor growing global paper industry. And ultimately, the company developed a unique know-how in the Turkish paper industry.
- Experienced staff and R&D investments
Canapa Paper Technologies primarily focused on R&D and conducted product testing in almost 15 different factories. As a result, 150 tons of paper were wasted until the R&D efforts yielded the best results. Moreover, paper production is only one part of the whole R&D process. For specially coated transfer papers, the company built the complete lab, equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Today, the company carries out its R&D operations with an experienced team of engineers. Investing heavily in dye sublimation production line, Canapa Paper Technologies puts a lot of time and effort into becoming one of the leading manufacturers in sublimation printing.
- Corporate partners and supports
TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), as the key reference for company, supports Canapa Paper Technologies in the field of ink manufacturing. Funding scientific and research projects and thereby promoting local production and science culture in Turkey, TUBITAK is one of the main contributors to the company’s sublimation ink manufacturing.
Besides, MIMAKI, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, fully tested and officially approved the compatibility of Canapa coated papers with Mimaki printers. This also proves that high-tech Canapa products have reached to world standards.
- Ink saving with specially formulated paper production
Under normal circumstances, you have to use at least 8 gr ink to reach an average result on the fabric which obviously is not enough to get the finest quality. On the other hand, when you use Canapa’s specially coated papers for printing, you just need 3 gr/m2 ink to get the same result.
Canapa’s specially formulated transfer papers yield high quality result and saving on ink. Generally, when you print on uncoated transfer paper, more than 50 % of the ink will remain in the paper. However, thanks to Canapa’s specially formulated paper, you will get the opportunity to transfer more than 90% of the ink onto fabric.
In sublimation printing, transfer paper should allow the ink to dry on surface and to be absorbed into the fabric. However, if you use a common type of paper, the ink does not transferred to the fabric and ink loss is observed. Yet, Canapa’s special formula provides efficient results and high quality prints.
- Wide range of sizes and types
Responding the needs of the industry, Canapa Paper Technologies delivers 18 different products with 160cm and 320cm wide production line. We therefore see a wide range of papers compared to other paper producers. With different types of quality, speed and surfaces, Canapa provides wide range of paper products to sublimation printing manufacturers under the following brands: Shining STAR light, Shining STAR medium, Shining STAR regular, Shining STAR extra, Shining STAR extra L, Shining STAR Master, Shining STAR Tacky and Genesys.
- Free color profiling support by color management department
Canapa Paper Technologies incorporates a unique color management department that is not available in anywhere else and offers free color profiling support to its customers. The company fully supports its customers, ensuring consistent color prints at optimumum level. The company also guarantees minimum waste and you can substantially save your color ink.
- High Stock capacity
Canapa Paper Technologies are committed to providing sustainable and continuous products to its customers. The company currently holds 6 months of raw material stock in its storages in İkitelli and Hadımköy.
- Short delivery time
With its monthly production volume of 8 million m2, Canapa Paper Technologies strives to respond well to domestic and export orders by offering short delivery terms. What our customers are satisfied most is its short delivery time. They expressed their satisfaction saying that they received their orders within a day or one day later at the latest upon ordering , thereby operating without any interruption.