ColorPRO Technology

ColorPRO Technology

ColorPRO Technology represents a quality standard for color excellence in digital printing.

The ColorPRO Technology licensing program

ColorPRO Technology is extending its brand across a wider range of media products, technologies, and applications. ColorPRO Technology has now expanded to bring the benefits of brighter colors, bolder blacks, and sharper lines to both uncoated and coated media for the HP PageWide Web Press family of presses and for HP PageWide XL Pro printers series.

ColorPRO Technology

Papers with ColorPRO Technology perform to a strict set of specifications to meet industry-leading performance standards. The specific technology behind media with ColorPRO Technology varies from product to product, however all products with ColorPRO Technology utilize advanced technologies which have been designed together with Original HP inks, HP presses and HP PageWide XL Pro Printers to optimize printing system performance.

ColorPRO Technology for HP PageWide Web Presses

The ColorPRO advantage for publishing, collateral mailstream, and packaging¹ applications

Prints produced on HP PageWide Web Presses using ColorPRO media deliver outstanding image quality across a wide range of high-speed production printing applications including direct mail, collateral, transactional applications, book printing, and packaging.¹

ColorPRO media for high-speed production printing deliver:

  • Bolder blacks for remarkable text and solid area fills.
  • Color gamut larger than SWOP inks on standard uncoated offset paper.²
  • Crisp text-over-color placement enabling limitless full-color options.
  • Sharp lines.
  • High-quality performance at full press speed.

ColorPRO partners—High-speed coated media

BillerudKorsnäs is a leading provider of strong, light, renewable, and recyclable packaging material. Together with brand owners, converters, and packaging partners all over the world, we create smarter packaging solutions that increase profits, excite millions of consumers, and contribute to a sustainable future for generations to come. BillerudKorsnäs is committed to the development of new and innovative liner products with ColorPRO Technology.


UPM Communication Papers is the world's leading producer of graphic papers. The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers' businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria.


ColorPRO partners—Uncoated media

Dutch specialty paper mill, Crown Van Gelder, is known globally for quality and outstanding technological know-how. The highly flexible mill focuses on producing high-speed inkjet paper for the publishing and promotional world, paper grades for self-adhesive labeling, technical specialties and packaging.


International Paper Company is an ideal match for inkjet customers looking for solutions in finishing, workflow management and materials knowledge. With the ability to deliver end-to-end options for direct mail, commercial, transactional, and promotional materials, our Merchant Partners and Digital Printing Expert help to meet the requirements demanded in the production printing industry.


Mondi is an international packaging and paper company with 100+ sites in 31 countries employing around 26,000 employees. Within our Uncoated Fine Paper business, we serve customers globally from four mills. Sustainability is our key driver – all papers are part of Mondi’s Green Range, meaning they are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or TCF bleached.


The Burgo Group is a leading European manufacturer of papers for communication, specialty paper and paper for corrugated cardboard.



  1. In some cases, solutions based on the HP PageWide Web Press platform will be available through an HP authorized reseller or systems integrator.
  2. Comparison of color gamut volumes in the CIELab color space.

ColorPRO Technology for HP PageWide XL Pro Printer

Prints produced on HP PageWide XP Pro Printers using foam boards with HP ColorPRO Technology deliver high-quality look event signage and retail displays, ideal for presentations, marketing displays, and signage for striking results.

Foam boards and cut-sheets with HP ColorPRO Technology deliver:

  • Vibrant colors, deep blacks.
  • Matte white finish and available in different thicknesses.
  • Precise lines and details.
  • Efficient and trouble-free results in production environments.

ColorPRO partners—Foam Board substrates

3A Composites is the global market leader of rigid substrates for the display and visual communication industry. From manufacturing sites around the world, we offer a broad range of products ideal for wide format printing technologies.  3A Composites produces several ColorPRO Technology certified solutions for the HP PageWide XL Pro Printer Series, as well as certified solutions for the HP Latex R printer series.


ColorPRO partners – Cut-sheet substrates

Crown Letsgo Universal 3rd Gen 120 gsm, Crown Letsgo Silk 3rd Gen 170 gsm and Crown Letsgo Matte 3rd Gen 235 gsm, all with ColorPRO Technology, are thoroughly tested and recommended for the HP PageWide XL Pro Series with Sheet Feeder accessory. Now in B1 and B2 size, the range of grades and sizes may be extended over time. Contact for info.


Capitalize on ColorPRO Technology

  • The ColorPRO standard of performance will be embodied across a number of products from the licensed partners enrolled in the ColorPRO Partnership Program.
  • Partnership with HP, the leader in inkjet technology worldwide. ColorPRO Technology partners gain access to HP intellectual property and technical insights developed over many years of inkjet development.
  • Access to HP’s vast institutional knowledge of inkjet media development to accelerate new product development.
  • Preferred status in HP marketing programs. 
  • Use of the ColorPRO Technology brand to identify to end users’ media products that are designed to deliver optimal results with HP printing systems.