HOW’s Finest: Swatchbooks & Promos

The demonstrations, chats and liberal enjoyment of libations are nice, but probably our favorite HOW conference experience is greedily poring over the new mill promos and swatchbooks we find there. The following are just a few highlights. (You will be reading more about these in greater detail in coming weeks.)

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sappi_hollyhuntbkSappi Fine Paper North America
Holly Hunt Image Book

The exquisite images of Holly Hunt’s furniture designs are brought to life on Opus, the equally exquisite multipurpose paper from Sappi. This 64-page promo highlights the high-quality feel of a sheet renowned for delivering an excellent heft and stiffness, while maintaining equally impressive environmental credentials.


u360_2013Appleton Coated
2013 U360 Winners Showbook

The chosen pieces showcase the impact and inspiration that well-executed print delivers. In addition to the winners, there are these special awards: Best of Show, Communication Excellence, Design Excellence, Print Excellence, and four Regional Recognition Awards.



curious_matterArjowiggins Creative Papers
Curious Matter

This revolutionary new paper uses the spherical particles of raw potato starch – a by-product of the food industry. “To the touch, it exudes the impossible fusion of sand and silk… .It provides the perfect base for four-color offset printing, digital printing, lithography and letterpress.”


reich_labelReich Paper
Reich Paper LABEL

Partnering with Papeterie Zuber Rieder, Reich Paper offers a selection of stocked wine-label paper in North America. Combining wet strength and antimold treatments, these papers can also be made with FSC-certified pulp.


Polyart Iridescent

Polyart synthetic papers have broadened their offering with a range of iridescent coatings that come in a set of opalescent shades: gold, blue and green. Add a sheen to all your synthetic paper creations.


arjobex_polyart_texturedPolyart Textured Collection

With a  variety of luxurious embossed grains, the Polyart Textured collection can be adapted to a wide variety of applications, including book and catalogue covers, packaging and labels, stationery, diaries, greeting cards, and more.


sappi_opusSappi Fine Paper North America

Discover a multipurpose paper that definitely punches above its weight, with a stock that provides excellent color-matching quality and notable heft and stiffness, all while maintaining equally impressive environmental credentials.


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