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It's sorta like the chocolate or vanilla thing. Do you like mustard or ketchup? When looking for a 100% cotton sheet - printers, letterpressers and designers have definite favorites. It's either Neenah, Crane's LETTRA or Reich's SAVOY. Whichever one you prefer, Olmsted-Kirk has you covered by stocking both sheets! You can choose the soft linters of LETTRA or the subtle but crisp folding properties of SAVOY. And each of these sheets are offered in weights well over 200 Double Thick Cover for great heft. LETTRA goes up to a 220 DTC and SAVOY hits the roof with a 236 DTC. Haven't made up your mind which one is right for you and your project? Let us break down each sheet for you. Both of them are equally lovely for each of their unique attributes.


Savoy's strong formulation, yet soft flexibility allow for strikingly clean, crisp folding, blind embossing, foil stamping and engraving. And it's gorgeous with standard four color. Savoy 80 Text and 92 Cover are certified for use on Kodak NexPress digital presses. Savoy, Brilliant White, 118 Cover has been used successfully on many HP Indigo presses though not certified because it is too thick for certification. Savoy is tree free and made from 100% recovered cotton from the textile industry. It is archival, acid free, recyclable, biodegradable, and elemental chlorine free. Users who love Savoy say its surface allows for crisper ink jet printing or handwritten, ink calligraphy and it doesn't show the cotton linters when folding.


Tough yet fluffy. Lettra is unsized and uncalendared which leaves the fibers relatively uncompacted, giving the sheet an extra bulky feel. Lettra has the feel of fabric and the look of handmade art paper. And while it is engineered to stand up to the great pressures of letterpress printing, it performs equally well with offset lithography; engraving; stamping; and inkless processes such as embossing, debossing, or die-cutting. Lettra is made from cotton linters—a byproduct of the cotton industry that is recognized by the EPA as recovered fiber. Not only are these fibers environmentally responsible, they can be recycled with traditional paper. Users who love Lettra say it feels like fabric and the envelopes are bulkier.

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It's here! The Strathmore Premium paper swatch. It combines a chip chart of colors with a full waterfall of textures and weights that you can touch and feel. The swatchbook accordian-folds into a compact size that fits neatly into a No. 10 envelope. Great when you need to mail to a client or stash in your messenger bag for a presentation. The entire back panels hold a cross-reference chart that gives you sheet size, texture and color availability. Here's the skinny on Strathmore Premium, in case you need a refresher - Concept, Expressions, Cambric, Pastelle, Grandee, Strathmore Writing and Mohawk Ultrafelt have been combined into this line of papers. Now, you'll see these papers as finishies - Supersmooth, Smooth, Wove, Cambric, Enhance, Pinstripe, Pastelle, Ultrafelt and Grandee. The color palette has gorgeous pale hues, midtone neutrals to deep, saturated shades. Contact your O-K representative for your copy. We're happy to get one to you.

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Have you ever hit a wall creatively? Neenah Paper's newest promotion Creative (un)Blocks is full of ideas and images to inspire your creative process. Printed on ENVIRONMENT®, the paper "blocks" must literally be pulled apart into four books - Study, Play, Connect and Make. ENVIRONMENT® has twenty color choices in a variety of weights from 24 lb. writing to 120 lb. double thick covers. It's the economical and environmental choice with 100% post-consumer waste papers to ones manufactured with alternative fibers like sugar cane and bamboo. This promotion was designed by Chen Design in San Francisco. They have also created a Creative (un)Blocks site to go hand and hand with the promotion - paper to pixels, if you will. Clicking the link is a must. Creative (un)Blocks is available now from your O-K Paper representative. Give us a jingle.

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