The 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
A trend we see more and more is the use of specialty papers to create high impact print to capture attention in the crowded world of communications. When people choose to print, they are printing like they mean it with a “go big or go home” attitude.
One of the largest specialty mills, CTI Papers, has introduced a line of foil papers to their Kromekote gradeline. Kromekote, the longtime premium standard in cast-coated papers stands apart because of it brilliant, mirror-like glossy surface and delivery of highly detailed, true-to-life photo reproduction. In addition to white, a few colors have always been available, but the addition of these foils brings the offering to a whole new exciting level. Continue reading
Mill produced printed samples are a great source for inspiration, but once in a while it’s nice to see “real world” work printed with “real world” budgets with “real world” printers. The new U360 Awards book from Appleton Coated features the winners of their annual competition and is a beautiful collection of “real” work created for clients such as an opera house, a college, a museum, a talent agency and a gym. The one thing they have in common is they are printed on one of the Utopia or Curious Collection gradelines. The book itself is printed on U2 and U2XG, Appleton Coated’s #2 sheet, a hardworking, dependable paper suited for every day jobs like brochures, invites, catalogs and direct mail…and on any job that demands smooth, solid ink coverage, photos that pop and critical color matching. Continue reading