Neenah So…Silk

so silk 1So…Silk is a new addition to the Neenah Design Collection. Formerly part of Gruppo Cordenons, this paper delivers exactly what its name says… a silky, sensuous, luxurious surface. The coating is actually enhanced with silk fibers and a softening agent creating a fabric-like quality with a unique softness. Inspired by the fashion runways of Milan, the color palette is bold with an iridescent sheen that shifts slightly in color when angled to the light. Even Louis Vuitton has used the hot Beauty Pink in his marketing materials showing he has good taste not only in shoes, but also in paper.

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Colors from top right: Beauty Pink, Fair Blue, Fashion Purple, Black Style, Glamour Green, Shocking Green, Vanity Pearl, White Silk

So…Silk is available in 88# text, 92# cover and130# cover. Note that the text is one sided as this paper is commonly used for luxury box wrap packaging. If you want to use the text for the inside pages of a brochure, you could french fold them so the colored side shows outward on both sides. The envelopes are especially fancy as they are manufactured in 92# cover making them rigid and particularly impressive when received in the mail.

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Fashion Purple with gold foil and diecut so pink paper underneath shows through.

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Beauty Pink with emboss and silver foil. 

So…Silk is suitable for offset printing and specialty printing techniques but is not digital compatible. Printers, this paper requires fully oxidizing inks and a drying agent is recommended. While varnish and aqueous coating can be applied to So…Silk, it will not enhance the appearance of the paper and in some cases it may alter the appearance. Samples are available for pretesting.

Contact your Field Paper Rep or Spec Rep for your swatchbook or your can download  all Neenah’s swatches to your desktop, iPad, iPhone or Androd with their free Cabinet App.

Dress up your next project with So…Silk. It’s a guaranteed head turner.