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Paper Education: Brightness and Whiteness

What you need to know about these two paper traits and how they affect your printing.

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Paper brightness and whiteness are two important factors when considering paper choices, but they are often the two most commonly misunderstood paper traits. What do these terms mean and why do you need to know the difference? How do these traits affect your paper choice and final printed results? Continue reading

A Mini Paper Mill Tour

4ff71eb9f1134.preview-620If you are a printer, buyer or designer that has toured a paper mill, then you may already be familiar with the science and technology of papermaking. But for those of you that haven’t walked the steamy rooms of a mill, the process and the scale of the manufacturing may be hard to visualize or comprehend. As with learning anything new, it’s sometimes easier to see it to finally understand it, so here are two short videos that will take you on your personal tour of two of our mill partners, Neenah (an uncoated mill) and Sappi (a coated mill). Once you see the basic process, it is fascinating to discover how each mill will tweak their techniques and “paper recipe” to make their paper unique, special or superior. It’s truly a process of science combined with craftsmanship and the proof is in a well-made sheet of paper. Continue reading

Getting Down to Basics with New Mohawk Paper Guide

coverMohawk’s “Paper Basics” Guidebooks are available in our Sample Department for those of you who may be new to paper or just need a little brush up on your paper terminology. These are useful tools for training new printer and design employees or for your sales people to keep handy in their sales calls to educate and guide their own customers. Continue reading