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Our Neenah Next Day Program

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It's small, handy and ready to work for you. Meet our "Neenah Next Day Digital Swatch Stick". Every sheet you see in it is stocked locally and available for next day delivery. Not only that, we've included our O-K item numbers on each sheet and in-stock availabilty of corresponding envelopes for each paper. Our swatch stick is full of colors from Solar White to Eclipse Black. It has textures -- from smooth, linen to raw, stipple and eggshell. The variety of papers is amazing - you'll find the Classics® to the metallics of Stardream and ESSE. Plus, we have included inventory of Astrobrights, UV Ultra II translucents and 100% cotton LETTRA. It's all here for any job that is going onto your presses. It's all digital ready with Neenah's Universal Digital finish and guarrantee. Whether you are running dry toner or HP Indigo presses, these papers will run like a champ.

Get in touch with your customer service rep or your O-K representative to get your very own swatch stick. And start enjoying the quick availability of all of these sheets.

BURT: The Digital Edition

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Ready your Domtar BURT kits a.k.a. the Best Uncoated Results Toolkit series. If you haven't seen it, there's a new edition! The handy BURT: Digital Edition was printed via Xerox iGen4 on Cougar Digital Color Copy, 80 Cover and 70 text in the super smooth finish. It features all of the tips and tricks every person should know about digital printing - from paper selection and design, to equipment types and special applications. See how digital printing can make an image blossom by comparing the orange daisy inside to the same daisy image in your BURT: Offset Lithography Edition. The digital daisy really pops! Contact your O-K Representative today for your copy.

Neenah's Cabinet™ Ready for Download

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Neenah is busy getting ready for the big introduction of the revised Classic® Brands on October 3rd. But they still have time to create and share useful tools with us. CABINET™ is their new app.  It's not designed to replace your Neenah swatchbooks. It's designed to help them work better. Cabinet™ allows you to compare, search, filter and even mark your favorite Neenah stocks virtually. Keep track of your paper specs on printing jobs and more. And because Cabinet™ automatically updates itself over the Internet via Adobe Air®, you always have the latest and greatest information right at your fingertips. That said, Cabinet™ is an app that runs from your desktop and not the internet. It has an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface that allows you to customize it just the way you want it. Start the downloading now.

"Lewis has a great eye for paper."

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Part of the fun of working at Olmsted-Kirk is our daily interaction with truly original and creative designers. We enjoy being a part of their world and seeing the things they create with our papers. On that note, here is the story behind one such memorable project we did with Lewis Carnegie of Austin, Texas.

Husband and wife, Sean and Wendy combined their last names to create the name of their design studio. Lewis is Wendy's maiden name. Who knew it would cause such confusion? The studio frequently fields calls asking for Lewis. "Can I speak to Lewis?" "I saw Lewis's work. Is he available?" Rather than get offended, they embraced this imaginary "Lewis" and created a unique self-promotion series of 5 x 7, twelve page booklets based upon his character.

The first booklet, which recieved a full spread in the latest Communication Arts Illustration Annual was illustrated by Mark Todd. The cover is silkscreened in two colors on Neenah, Environment, Desert Storm and the interior text is digitally printed on Ultra White, smooth. It tells the tales of a prepubescent Lewis from the eyes and voice of a boyhood friend.

Currently, the second installment is being distributed. Illustrated by Scott Nash of Flat Stanley fame, it takes a softer look at Lewis from the perspective of 6 dogs and 1 cat. The cover is printed on Neenah, ESSE, Rosa (picked to mimic the pink of a packet of Sweet 'N Low). This cover is wrapped around an unprinted inside cover of Environment, Cosmos Black. And Sundance, Digital Felt, in Ultra White is used for the interior pages. Once again, the cover has been silkscreened for a hand-generated feel.

Olmsted-Kirk is pleased to be a part of the creative process, guiding Sean and Wendy in their search for just the right papers. It leaves us saying "That Lewis has a great eye for paper."