Jessie Kuhn

Archival Quality, Versatility of Superfine Makes Impression at Yale

It so happens that Superfine, Mohawk’s flagship paper for more than 70 years, made a prominent appearance at Yale University in the 1960s when the Ivy League school needed a sheet of paper with archival qualities on which to print The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, an undertaking spearheaded by the university to document the writing of the founding father. More than 20 years later in the 1980s, Superfine found a fan in an undergraduate student at Yale, Jessica Helfand, noted designer, educator, author, and Design Observer co-founder.

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Superfine Gets Stamp of Approval by Letterpress Printer

For Bruno Rohner, his connection to Mohawk Superfine goes back to day one of starting his own business—Chicago-based Rohner Letterpress.

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Superfine & Blurb Partner for Page-Turners

“It feels luxe.” That’s how Bruce Watermann, Blurb’s SVP of Operations, describes the tactile nature of Mohawk Superfine.

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Superfine’s Timeless Appeal Spans Multiple Generations

At the age of 18, Francis Atterbury traveled from the UK to the Mohawk Paper Mill in Cohoes, NY. The year was 1979 and Francis, who was visiting on behalf of his father’s printing company Westerham Press, had never been to a paper mill before. “I was treated with great kindness and generosity and saw first hand the care and craft that went into every aspect … It impressed upon me the number of people and investment behind a (deceptively) simple sheet of the finest paper,” he recalls.

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A Very Superfine Anniversary: 70 Years of Timeless Appeal

Think of Superfine as the little black dress of paper. It makes everything look good, from letterpress wedding invitations to digitally printed posters. In a world of so many choices, every designer needs a trusted, go-to paper they can count on, especially when they are in a pinch, and Superfine has been just that to many creatives for 70 years. Yes, you read that correctly—70 years.

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Music & Illustration Jam in Pitchfork Calendar

How do you keep an annual self-promotion project, like a calendar, uber fresh for 30 years strong? For Munro Campagna Artist Representatives, a Chicago-based agency representing photographers and illustrators across the United States, you find a super cool partner on the project that’ll challenge the custom illustrations created for the calendar to take on a new life each year.

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