The tactile nature of paper is its biggest and most unique trait. Our fingertips are sending subliminal messages to our brain without our knowing it. What has been so exciting in the paper world is that we have seen an uptick in people favoring textured papers. The options are endless. There are so many finishes to choose from and countless way to include texture to amplify and compliment your print jobs. Textures range from the traditional linen and laid to the modernistic stipple and techweave to the organic woodgrain and felt. But there’s one texture that always seems to stop people in their tracks and makes them take notice. It is paper that has a surface that feels somewhat rubbery and plastic-like.
Here’s a closer look at three of those papers. (Admittedly, looking at them is definitely not doing them justice. You have got to feel these!) Continue reading
The Field Paper 2018 calendars are going to be hard to miss this year! We played with fluorescent ink and textured paper and the results are visually eye-popping. So, put on your sunglasses and get ready for a wallop of color! Continue reading
Neenah is always coming out with creative promotions that show off the power of print design, and lucky us, they’ve done it again! We can’t wait to share this piece with you in person.
Just released, The Alchemy of Design is a promotion packed with ideas and inspiration for everyday, shoestring budget design challenges. This book will also get you thinking outside the swatchbook. Combining three of Neenah’s popular brands — Environment, Astrobrights and Royal Sundance— this is a cool mashup of paper and ideas that transform ordinary small business projects into eye-catching branding solutions. Continue reading
We could not be more excited about presenting Trish Witkowski as this year’s featured speaker at the Field Paper Show. (And a huge thank you to Sappi Fine Paper for sponsoring her!) Trish is the absolute expert on anything to do with printed folded formats. And we are not talking about just tri-folds and accordion folds. We are talking crazy, cool, super unique folds like the traveling snake, double swinger, oyster and pinwheel twist. Not only will Trish inspire you with new folding ideas, but she’ll also explain production tips and do’s and don’ts. Designers and printers alike will gain knowledge and the know how to produce these. Continue reading
The annual Field Paper Show is in October and it’s going to be all about the fold…paper folds, that is. So come ready to “Seize the Fold!” Our mills will be showing off the latest and greatest in paper and print, so start making space in your office for all the samples you will take back. We are very excited about Sappi FIne Paper sponsoring our featured speaker, Trish Witkowski of the Fold Factory & Super Cool Fold of the Week Videos. If you are in a folding rut and need ideas and production tips, you don’t want to miss this chance to see her. She is the absolute folding guru in the printing industry. Continue reading
Do you design or print marketing materials for colleges, schools, universities, campuses or any other education institutions? If so, we have a discounted paper program that will help save your clients money…without having to sacrifice the quality of paper. Continue reading
If you have been a print designer or printer long enough, you have probably had this happen to you. The dreaded mottle on a solid flood of color when printing on an uncoated sheet. You know… that blotchy, splotchy look instead of a consistent and even coverage of ink. While there are many factors that can be attributed to mottled printing, such as ink color, press conditions and ink sequence, it also could be the paper’s fault. More specifically, the formation of the paper. Continue reading
Every five years or so, Neenah Paper refreshes and revamps a gradeline. This year all the Classic lines are getting a make over and it’s definitely one you don’t want to miss. Seriously, this one is absolutely fantastic! After 18 months of market research in 12 different cities, Neenah Paper and long time partner, Design Army, has introduced 8 new colors and two new finishes to the Classics family.
FIRST UP…THE NEW COLORS. Bare White: We know what you’re thinking. Yet another white? But this subtle, slightly off-white falls right between Avon Brilliant White and Classic Natural White. Not too white. Not too cream. It’s just right. Cool Gray: Light shade that bridges the transition between Antique Gray and Pewter Cadet Gray: Rich gray tone to round out the existing gray offering Chambray: Fresh twist on denim blue Aubergine: Deep color reminiscent of the rich purple of fresh eggplant Military: Warm, rich, natural looking green Cobalt: Timely and trending vivid blue Imperial Red: Fresh, bright and fashionable red
Boy, have we been waiting for these! Update your swatchbooks with this brand new one for Appleton Coated Utopia. There have been some changes to the line so it’s important to get rid of that old book so you are not specifying expired papers. Continue reading