Introducing Strathmore Impress
2017 marks the 125th anniversary of Strathmore. To celebrate, we thought it would be fitting to craft a new paper which simultaneously honors the heritage of Strathmore and the innovative spirit of Mohawk: Strathmore Impress.
Since its beginnings, the Strathmore name has been associated with innovative cotton fiber paper making. The new Strathmore Impress is offered in multiple shades, weights and sizes and allows the seamless combination of digital printing with letterpress, engraving and foil stamping.
“Since 1892, the Strathmore name has been synonymous with the finest American made papers,” says Chris Harrold, VP and Creative Director at Mohawk. “Given that 2017 was the 125th birthday of Strathmore, we thought it would be great to launch a new line that brings legendary craftsmanship to a new generation of letterpress printers, emerging social stationers and discriminating designers.”
Strathmore Impress is available in two established shades of white: Ultimate White and Soft White along with two new colors: Light Gray and Light Pink. All have been carefully selected to meet the creative needs of letterpress printers, stationers, designers and commercial printers. The line will be available in 18pt for digital presses, as well as 20pt and 40pt for traditional printing techniques in a range of sizes from 8 ½ x 11 to 26 x 40.
Paper choice can influence the way we experience photography in a printed piece. Lightly colored paper can elegantly shift the tone of an image, while subtly textured paper can make a big statement. Have you ever thought how choosing the right paper can add a unique and surprising layer of interest?