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
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