Category Archives: Swatchbooks

Neenah Classic Lines Get a Makeover

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

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New Utopia Swatchbook Now Available

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

Two Utopia Grades Discontinued

IMG_1036The Appleton Coated grade, Utopia, has been streamlined with the following changes:

UTOPIA ONE IS DISCONTINUED.
It will be available on a making basis with a minimum of 60,000# per basis weight and finish.
Substitute: Utopia Premium.
It is a commercial shade match to Utopia One which will keep printing and color consistent with jobs that were printed in the past.
Substitute: U1X.
This is the “green” sister of Utopia One and contains increased post consumer recycled content of 20% instead of 10% and is FSC certified. U1X is a different and bluer white shade and has an increased brightness of 97, which is ideal for vibrant printing and 4-color photography.
(To learn more about brightness and whiteness and how it affects printing, read here.) Continue reading

New Swatch and Additions to Neenah Design Collection

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Neenah has released a new swatchbook for The Design Collection of specialty papers. Four  new grades have been introduced into the portfolio of papers renown for color, texture and high impact. You now have over 100 papers to choose from that are ideal for high-end brochures, identity materials, premium packaging, gift cards, direct mail, greeting cards and more. Continue reading

Are Your Mohawk Swatches Up To Date?

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It’s time to spring clean your swatchbook cabinet to make sure you have the most current books. (There’s nothing worse than specing a paper only to find it’s discontinued!) Mohawk redesigned their swatches with brightly colored spines that make them easy to identify (and look great on your shelf).

The current books are shown below, so if you are missing one, reach out to your Field Paper Sales Rep or our Customer Service and they will be happy to provide it. Continue reading

New Mohawk Skytone Swatchbook

IMG_0152The second swatchbook to receive the “Mohawk Makeover” is the Skytone line. This gradeline evokes the look of genuine parchment with its unique and mottled appearance. It’s a perfect choice to lend an old-world flair to travel and destination brochures and an air of authority and credibility to certificates, diplomas, announcements and awards. Continue reading

Mohawk Redesigns Via and Carnival Swatchbook

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Mohawk is starting off the new year with a boom with the redesign of their Via & Carnival swatchbook. If you recall, a couple of years ago, Mohawk introduced a new slimline swatch format that accordion folded into a 3 x 9 book. However, the format did not prove to be very user-friendly and Mohawk decided to return to the standard 6 x 9 format…plus a little more. This book will definitely stand out on your shelves with it’s two inch, bright, orange spine and weighing in at a whopping two pounds. (We remind you to lift with your legs!) Continue reading

New Finch Fine Swatchbooks Available

finch fine SBUpdate your cabinets with the new Finch Fine swatchbook. The cover looks identical to the old one so check the date on the back of the book to make sure it says 2014. If you have anything different…it’s time for a new one.

One big change to note in the Finch Fine Color Copy grade is the elimination of the 100 text, 65 cover and 100 cover. The remaining weights are 24, 28, 32 text and 80 cover in three digital sizes (8.5 x 11, 17 x 11, 18 x 12). For those needing that heavier 100 cover, we suggest looking at the Mohawk Color Copy line, which is stocked on our floor.

Here’s a quick rundown on the family of Finch Fine papers that will have you covered from offset to digital printing: Continue reading

Sappi’s best-of-the best…New McCoy swatchbooks

photoThe brand new Sappi McCoy swatchbooks are available. Nothing has changed with the paper…it’s still the same great sheet, but they have discontinued the 65 cover Matte finish and made a few changes to sizes available.

What makes McCoy Sappi’s the “best-of-the-best” among their line of coated papers? It comes down to ingredients, surface and bulk. Continue reading