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Award Winning Specialist Printing Company

Situated in Birkenhead on Auckland's North Shore

EST. 1989



Sunday, August 26th, 2012

To clarify about Rockstock. This information was taken from the NZ website.

Rockstock is a revolutionary breakthrough in papermaking technology.

Rockstock is the registered trade-name of a ground-breaking high quality, coated paper with outstanding environmental values that prints extremely well using standard inks.(No special inks are reuired.)

It can be used in most situations where conventional and synthetic paper is used and offers exceptional printing, water proofing and tear resistant qualities. Rockstock claims to be the world's most environmentally friendly paper.

It is manufactured from ground down waste stone and offcuts used in the building industry.  It contains no wood fibre.
Rockstock has a low carbon emission
It uses significantly less energy to produce than wood fibre paper.
It generates no effluent in its manufacture.(airborne or solid)
It requires no water, acid, base or bleach during production.
Any trimmings or waste paper from production is recycled to make new paper.
It is both  recyclable and photo-degradable
Compostable under  suitable conditions.
2 product ranges 1. S-Class (Sustainable Range) 2. R-Class (recycled Range

Sometimes confused with synthetic paper, Rockstock is neither synthetic nor pulp or fibre based and is termed "Rich Mineral Paper". Rockstock has qualities of both pulp and synthetic papers, but more importantly it is much more environmentaly friendly than either of the two. The printing qualities and exclusive feel make Rockstock a paper product not seen the likes of previously.

Due to its absorbency attributes, it has superior handling and printing qualities.

It is also water, mist, grease, anti-moth and insect proof*, freezer grade, and can be heat sealed(certain products apply).

As it is food grade*, Rockstock is suitable for thermoforming food trays, containers and in mould labelling.

Rockstock has unusual physical strength and high fold durability.

In addition of up to 81% ground-up mineral waste or CaC03, Rockstock contains a small amount of a non toxic photodegradable PE resin.