Mohawk Releases Strathmore Fine Paper Journals and Letterpress Papers
Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has released two new product lines paying homage to its Strathmore heritage. Apparently Horace Moses, who founded the firm in 1892, took the name from Scotland’s Strathmore Valley and adopted the area's ubiquitous thistle as its mark, which is very much in evidence in both lines of paper products.
Paper journals are hot these days, so why not one composed of paper made with 100-year old recipes in Mohawk's family-owned paper mill in upstate New York? The journals available in three paper styles — Pure Cotton, Watermark Laid and Premium Smooth — with each featuring a felt-textured Grandee Charcoal Gray cover, with a colorful, hand sewn spine and matching embossed thistle. Each journal is individually packaged in brightly-colored wraps featuring designs depicting the Strathmore thistle, complete with a selection of four customizable bookplates. Available in small, medium and large sizes, the journals range in price from $9.95 to $15.95.
Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress Papers
Despite our fondness for all things digital, it's unlikely that the ancient craft of letterpress printing will ever entirely die out. So it's good to see a new release of paper created just for this niche printing process. Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress papers emulate the look and feel of handmade papers, with a luxurious surface that is said to allow for a beautiful contrast between the sheet and the printed impression. Available in two vintage shades of white — Ultimate White and Soft White — and two rich colors — Smoke Gray and Chino — these are designed to meet the creative needs of traditional social stationers and new letterpress printers. Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress is available in two calipers: 18 pt for digital printing and 20 pt for letterpress printing. Matching 80 text envelopes are available with square or Euro flaps. More information about Strathmore Notes and Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress Papers is available on the MohawkConnects site.