Monadnock Paper Mills (Bennington, NH), the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States, has released a new swatchbook dedicated to its industry-leading virgin fibre fine printing papers. Monadnock’s fine printing paper portfolio “is sustainably manufactured and sets the industry standard in uncoated papers with beauty, printability, and consistency.” The grades are alkaline pH and buffered to achieve archival longevity. They’re also crafted to the paper-longevity standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), are FSC certified (FSC C018866), manufactured carbon neutral (VERs), and made with 100% renewable Green-e Certified wind powered electricity (RECs) under a third-party certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
“There’s a certain practical magic seeing ink dance on our fine printing papers,” said Lisa Taylor, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Monadnock. “We’re thrilled to share this premium swatchbook — it’s a convenient and beautiful resource for the design community, brand marketers, book publishers, and commercial printers looking to achieve superior results with these time-tested offerings.” Featured brands include: Astrolite (a premium brilliant white paper with exceptional fibre formation, high opacity and dimensional stability); Caress (an elegant, mellow white paper that’s “smooth and creamy” with a uniformly level surface; and Dulcet (a balanced neutral white paper with a velvety smooth finish ideal for optimal skin tones in photographic reproduction.
The new swatchbook also contains a range of compelling images to show the effects of colour on the level surfaces of the paper. It also demonstrates that by simply combining CMYK inks, you can create duotone, tritone, or quadtone effects with dramatic and exceptional results. “Here at Monadnock, we like to say that our fine printing papers are the result of more than 200 years of craftsmanship,” Taylor added. “We can’t wait to see how today’s designers, brands, and publishers put them to effective use in the 21st century.”