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Mohawk Maker Quarterly No. 9

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The ninth issue of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly is out. It has been completely re-designed. What was an already stunning publication has gotten even better. This issue features printing on Mohawk papers - Carnival, Via, Loop and includes a letterpress insert on the new ultra-thick 150 cover of luxurious Superfine. We think you'll agree that all of these papers work together to make something special.
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The beautifully printed Maker No. 9 doesn't have just one cover but three that lead you into the theme of this quarterly - Inspiration. Articles and photos on the subject range from collecting, the art of NASA, quitting your job to grafitti art.
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You'll find several feature articles enhanced with bonus content you'll find at Mohawk Live. Mohawk Live is a free app that brings print to life. It's exciting to hold a beautifully printed piece in your hands. The Mohawk Live app provides seamless integration of print with dynamic, interactive content that transforms a one-dimensional image to a multidimensional experience featuring 3-D images, videos, photos, infographics and animations.

Get your copy of Maker Quarterly No. 9 from your Olmsted-Kirk representative.

Updated Design Collection

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Neenah has expanded their portfolio of specialty papers in the newly updated swatchbook for The Design Collection. You'll find four new lines - ASTROKING®, MONNALISA®, NATURAL EVOLUTION and SLIDE™. These four papers are great additions to this luxurious line of premium papers. The new swatchbook replaces the previous 1.0 and 1.1 swatchbooks released last year. Let's take a look at the recent additions:

ASTROKING® Papers offer a hint of shimmer and a plush satin finish. This one-sided paper will add opulence to any project. It's available in one white and four rich colors: Snow White, Desert Sand, Green Brown Stone, and Plum Tree.

NATURAL EVOLUTION Papers with a special surface coating on both sides, provide a soft natural texture, an elegant touch, and outstanding performance.

MONNALISA® Papers is the smooth sister grade to NATURAL EVOLUTION Papers. MONNALISA® offers a smooth bright white surface for hang tangs, business cards, books and brochures.

SLIDE™ Papers are considered the "packaging version" of the popular PLIKE® line. SLIDE™ has been optimized for resilience and is one-sided for cost savings.

You'll find great print samples in the book showcasing a variety of paper and print demonstrations from Opaque White and metallic inks, to foil-stamping and embossing.

Get in touch with your Olmsted-Kirk representative to receive your copy of this new swatchbook. And don't forget the Design Collection Sampler 2.0 - twenty-two pages of idea-generating color, texture and specialty print techniques on The Design Collection papers.

Sterling Premium. Elevated.

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In Verso’s new promotion, Elevated, Chicago’s Vosges Haut-Chocolat is sure to make your taste buds tingle. Inside you will find an array of delectable delights magnificently printed on Sterling Premium with different varnishes, uv coatings, and stock options. Sterling Premium comes in 60 lb. text to 130 lb. cover as well as 7pt and 9pt caliper products guaranteed for direct mailings. On top of that, three different finishes are offered – gloss, dull and matte… the options are endless! Sterling® Premium has the widest and deepest offering of any premium coated paper. Grab your copy today and immerse yourself in two very different, yet wonderfully combined quality products.

Sterling® Premium offers premium optics and printability at a Number-Two price point. Printers get a superior substrate to print on and companies can build their brand printables through a higher perception of quality stock at a budget-friendly price. Sterling® contains 10% post-consumer recycled fiber and is FSC® certified. Plus, it's 100 percent American made and owned.

 

Blueline Magazine by Domtar

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If you love putting ink on paper, you'll love the new Blueline magazine by Domtar. It's printed on Cougar® Super Smooth, 65 and 100 lb. Cover. Yes, the paper is great and the printing is gorgeous. But, it's the content that you'll love. This quarterly magazine is designed to bring printers and creatives TOGETHER. Think of Blueline as a supplement to the blog and website -- domtarblueline.com. We visit it often. You should, too. This inaugural issue is called Collaboration. The collaboration between designer, paper supplier, writer, photographer, illustrator and printer to create successful printed products. Blueline is full of tips, hints, answers and ideas. Plus, articles ranging from a feature article with Tim Hale of Fossil on building and maintaining an in-house brand to inovative ways to enhance print.

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Throughout this first edition of Blueline, you'll see the Layar app used. This free app for iOS and Android adds another "layer" of augmented reality to what is on the printed page. That's the reason for the name LayAR. See what they did there? It's easy to use, cost-effective and doesn't  require custom development. To get the most of this publication, be sure to download the Layar app. When you see the logo on any of the pages, scan the image from the app and enjoy bonus online video content.

To get your copy of Blueline, reach out to your Olmsted-Kirk paper rep, customer service or our sample room.

Design Collection 2.0 Print Sampler

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Take an intense look at the creative possibilities of Neenah's Design Collection papers in the Design Collection Sampler 2.0 — 22 pages of idea-generating colors, textures, and specialty print techniques. These luxury papers are an incredible way for designers to really pull out all the stops with unique paper choices. See an incredible array of paper samples foil-stamped, blind embossed, laminated, digitally printed, letterpressed and much more.
 Get in touch with your Olmsted-Kirk specification sales rep to get a copy while they last. A new, accompanying swatchbook should arrive any day also. Our sources say early June. Stay turned.