Mohawk Expands Digital Fine Paper Offering with Introduction of Curious Collection® Digital Papers with i-Tone®

In its latest expression of support for the HP Indigo printer community, Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, announces the expansion of its digital fine paper portfolio with the launch of the new Curious Collection Papers Digital with i-Tone.

In May of 2015, Mohawk and Arjowiggins Creative Papers announced a groundbreaking strategic alliance. With this first-of-its-kind partnership in the fine paper industry, two world-class paper manufacturers agreed to share manufacturing facilities, expertise and proprietary technologies. Arjowiggins and Mohawk are like-minded fine paper manufacturers with legendary brands that have driven the fine paper segment for over a century. The companies share core values of heritage, innovation, operational excellence, craftsmanship, safety-focused manufacturing, environmental commitment and social responsibility.

Marking the next milestone in the alliance, Mohawk is excited to announce the launch of new Curious Collection Digital with i-Tone papers designed for digital print applications and manufactured by Arjowiggins Creative Papers. These new products feature Mohawk’s proprietary i-Tone surface chemistry designed to enhance ink/toner adhesion and improve runnability on digital presses. Available exclusively through Mohawk in North America, these new products are extraordinary papers designed to provide saturated color, unique appearance or unusual texture.

“Mohawk’s partnership with Arjowiggins Creative Papers is rooted in our common commitment to elevating print with beautiful materials,” according to Bart Robinson, SVP Marketing at Mohawk, “this new range of Curious Collection Digital with i-Tone is the latest expression of this as we expand the opportunity for HP Indigo printers around the world to use paper to make print more beautiful, effective and memorable.”

This new offering includes a carefully curated range of colors and four luxe, unique textures from The Curious Collection:

Curious Metallics Digital with i-Tone
•Featuring a distinctive texture to enhance shimmer and appearance.
•Outstanding formation.

Curious Matter Digital with i-Tone
•Rich saturated shades featuring an unrivaled grainy texture.
•Manufactured with upcycled potato starch, a by-product of food industry.

Curious Skin Digital with i-Tone
•Unique matte surface and saturated, vibrant colors that invite touch and feel.
•Resistant to rub & fingerprints.

Curious Translucent Digital with i-Tone
•Naturally translucent papers for design layering or show through.
•Truly organic (100% cellulose fiber), no chemical translucentizing.
•FDA compliant for food contact

In addition to the new Curious Collection papers, Mohawk will also showcase a newly expanded wide format inkjet offering. Adding to an already extensive portfolio of non-paper materials for sign and display applications, Mohawk will be showing a new range of textiles and canvas. In a little over a year, Mohawk has successfully built a benchmark collection of  wide format inkjet printing materials. This is an extension of the company’s long-standing commitment to offering the finest materials for every print platform from letterpress to HP Indigo and now wide format inkjet. Mohawk Wide Format Inkjet products are now easily searchable via Mohawk’s Digital Product Selector by media type or ink type. Mohawk Digital Specialists can provide product information for customers, and products are in inventory and can be ordered through local paper merchants.

Both the Curious Collection Digital with i-Tone and several wide format inkjet materials will be demonstrated on the show floor throughout the course of Dscoop 2017. Be sure to stop by booth #901 and pick up printed samples of all these exciting new materials and discover how careful attention to choosing materials can take any project from good to great.

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