Paper Profiles

A Single Image Needs Fine Printing Papers

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Spring is in the air and Monadnock is making sure you come out of the winter blahs swinging with two new tools designed to make your projects brighter, bolder, better: The hot-off-the-presses swatchbook “Fine Printing Papers” and Single Image, a design journal exploring best practices in print design.

‘Fine Printing Papers’
This is a comprehensive sample book that includes full-size swatches, making the paper specification process easy and inspirational for brands, …

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High Fidelity Printing: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Inxwell


In 1995, Mohawk cracked the code on how to make beautiful uncoated paper perform like coated paper, using a surface treatment named Inxwell.

Today, as Inxwell quietly celebrates its 20th anniversary, we look back at how Inxwell papers – Options and Navajo – were first introduced, and how they continue today to provide designers and printers all the benefits of sharp, saturated color without sacrificing the aesthetic beauty of fine, uncoated papers.

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Over the Moon with ASTROBRIGHTS Papers

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Forty-six years. That’s how long the colors of ASTROBRIGHTS Papers have been adding that WOW factor to flyers, direct-mail campaigns, brochures and anything else you want noticed. As a matter of fact, it was man’s first walk on the moon that inspired the brand’s name and color names. ASTROBRIGHTS originator Chuck Hodgdon shares his story in this short two-minute video.

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Change the World with the Packaging of Tomorrow Contest


Iggesund Paperboard is working via the American crowdsourcing company crowdSPRING to challenge the world’s designers to improve existing consumer packaging, and to positively impact the environment.

“Over 115 entries are already demonstrating fresh thinking. Learn more on our website and submit your own creations,” urges Staffan Sjöberg, who is in charge of the project at Iggesund Paperboard.

“Every day we all see …

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EXPLORE 2: Creative Solutions for Small Budgets

Neenah-explore2-125Neenah Paper

Graphic designers have long supported their local communities by doing projects for museums, restaurants, community centers, charities and other small organizations. Often these are projects done for the love of the community. And yes, these are usually small projects with small budgets – if any budget at all.

So, how do you produce something unique, beautiful and memorable on a small budget? You start by checking out EXPLORE 2 – the second …

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Crafting the Perfect
Sustainable Pocket Folders

corporate-image-folder-125Corporate Image

When the design community began coming to Corporate Image in search of a sustainable pocket folder, the company wasn’t surprised. Every day it gets requests from clients like the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, furniture makers, financial institutions and health-care organizations, all looking for the most eco-friendly materials around. For more than three decades, they’ve been creating products that last longer, …

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