SOURCE: Boise Inc.

Boise Inc.

July 12, 2011 14:04 ET

Boise Inc. Earns Buyers Laboratory Performance Certification

Several Imaging Products Receive Distinguished BLI "Performance Certified" Designation

BENSENVILLE, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) announced today that several of its imaging papers have received the Buyers Lab Inc. (BLI) Performance Certified designation for 2011, the result of extensive reliability testing using a wide range of imaging devices from multiple equipment manufacturers.

BLI awarded its 2011 Performance Certification to the following Boise-brand papers:

  • Boise® ASPEN® 30 20-lb. Recycled Multi-purpose Paper
  • Boise® ASPEN® 50 20-lb. Multi-purpose Paper
  • Boise® ASPEN® 100 20-lb. Multi-purpose Paper
  • Boise® HD:P™ Presentation Laser 24-lb. Paper
  • Boise® X-9® 20-lb. Multi-purpose Paper
  • Boise® POLARIS™ 20-lb. Premium Multi-purpose Paper.

New to the market in 2010, this is the first year of recognition for Boise POLARIS™ and is the sixth consecutive year Boise® X-9® paper has earned BLI certification.

"We are thrilled that BLI continues to recognize Boise's commitment to product excellence and reliability," said Kirk Krahn, Boise Imaging Papers Product Manager. "BLI Performance Certification is our industry's gold standard for independent quality assurance testing, and Boise is proud to be among the companies recognized for consistent, outstanding performance."

With more than four decades of experience testing imaging equipment and consumables, including ink and paper, BLI is a recognized expert in the industry. Testing involves running roughly one million sheets through dozens of different copiers, printers, fax machines, digital duplicators and multifunctional devices while assessing packaging quality, cut/edge attributes, image clarity and crease permanence, as well as numerous "runnability" metrics. The tests prove which papers are least likely to suffer from image quality or sheet-feed problems. The goal of BLI is to ensure end-users purchase the best-performing equipment and accessories to suit their unique imaging needs and proven products earn the distinguished BLI Performance Certificate.

Consumers can look for the BLI "seal of approval" on specially marked cartons and reams of Boise® imaging paper and know these products meet or exceed BLI's rigorous standards. To learn more about Boise imaging papers or to locate a supplier in your area, visit

About Boise Inc.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) manufactures packaging products and papers including corrugated containers, containerboard, label and release and flexible packaging papers, imaging papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers, newsprint and market pulp. Our employees are committed to delivering excellent value while managing our businesses to sustain environmental resources for future generations. Visit our website at

About Buyers Laboratory
For over 45 years, Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) has been the leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the imaging industry. With over four decades of leading the product testing field, BLI is the recognized expert in the industry. With proven, controlled techniques and accurate reporting, BLI's comprehensive array of products and services provide you with the most credible source for global competitive intelligence -- allowing you to make informed and profitable business decisions. For more information about Buyers Lab, visit

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