Cordenons Goes ‘Wild’

Gruppo Cordenons

Gruppo Cordenons is pleased to announce its newest product – Wild. And that is exactly how people have been reacting to it! A wild response has ensued for this lush paper. Launched in the United States in June 2012 at the “Color in Chicago” designer event hosted by Cordenons, the positive reaction to this product has been unprecedented.

This natural/creamy white, luxurious feeling sheet contains 35% cotton and has a unique textured surface. It is soft yet rigid, textured – and surprisingly printable! It is available in 101 lb. Text and 111, 166 and 314 (yes 314!) lb. Covers – all of this as a single-ply sheet, no duplexing. But even more spectacular is the thickness of the Wild: the 314 lb. Cover mics out to 78 points!

Now clearly the 314 lb. Cover cannot be offset printed, but when the letterpress community discovered it they went crazy. It gives clean crisp results.

Says Gary Mordhorst of AccuColor Plus in Chicago: “The 166 lb. Cover is quite possibly the finest letterpress paper I’ve ever seen.” If thicker is better, then Cordenons offers a very unique, tactile paper.

Wild is perfect for letterpress, offset (except the 314 lb. Cover) and silk-screen printing, foil stamping, thermography, engraving, UV varnish, folding, laminating, embossing/debossing, blind embossing and die-cutting.

It is equally great for business cards, greeting cards, covers, presentation folders, tags, packaging, invitations, social announcements, coasters, calendars, brochures, display boxes, shopping bags, menus, catalogs and direct-mail advertising.

In the words of Amy Pienta, creative director at Somersault Creative in Las Vegas: “Wild is one of those papers that simply begs to be letterpressed. It is soft and lightweight yet super durable, thick and stiff, it’s got all the right things going for it. The texture, softness and whiteness really just lend so well to this vintage print process, too. And the fact that it comes in such varied weights will be a reason we keep reaching for it.”

Wild is truly an unexpected luxuriant paper that both designers and printers alike love to use for a variety of applications with more still to be discovered. Think packaging, identities, posters. All types of great applications are waiting to be produced. Wild is FSC certified. Matching envelopes are available in announcement sizes (A2, A6 and A7).

To request samples of Wild, please e-mail [email protected]

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