Category Archives: Royal Sundance

“Alchemy of Design” – The Science of Combining Papers

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

Paper Textures that Create Impact

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There’s no denying that at the heart of paper’s allure is its tactility. The feel of a texture delights the fingertips, sets a tone and enhances a design. In fact, neuroscience has found that the power of touch is so strong that it can shape perceptions, influence purchasing and increase memory recall. (See Millward Brown Study and Sappi “Neuroscience of Touch” videos to learn more.)

There are many textures available ranging from subtle to pronounced; sophisticated to rough hewn; scratchy to rubbery soft. To make finding that perfect texture a little easier, we put together a list of uncoated finishes and paper grade names. You also may want to request a copy of Neenah’s Down & Dirty Print Guide which shows how different textures will affect your printing results. Continue reading

One Handy Tool…The “Down and Dirty” Print Book

 

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Sometimes when selecting paper for your project, you may find yourself a little unsure how your design or printing technique is going to reproduce on the sheet. Sometimes you just pull the trigger and go for it, hoping it turns out like you have visualized in your head.  At other times, you need an actual printed sample to show the results and confirm you are on the right track. Our sample room is always full of a wide rage of printed samples to help in your paper decision process and there is one tool that we have found to be a “must have” in every printer and designer library…the “Down and Dirty Printing” book. Continue reading