[Cohoes, NY – May 12, 2014] – Since 1892, the Strathmore name and the iconic thistle trademark have been synonymous with the finest American made papers. Now, Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, is celebrating its historic Strathmore fine paper brand with the launch of Strathmore Notes, a new line of fine paper journals, and the introduction of Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress Paper.

The Strathmore brand has been revered by printers and designers for over 120 years, and trusted for its uncompromising quality and tactile beauty. Strathmore papers have been crafted to the same exacting standards since 1892 and used by graphic artists, novelists and writers to memorialize their most inspired moments.

Inspired by the flora of Scotland’s Strathmore Valley, company founder Horace Moses adopted both the Strathmore name and the valley’s natural icon—the thistle—as symbols of quality for his papers.

Introducing Strathmore Notes

Mohawk proudly introduces Strathmore Notes, a new line of paper journals manufactured with the finest American-made paper designed to highlight the beauty of four Strathmore-legacy paper grades.

Designed for beauty and longevity, each journal is made with the purest ingredients in Mohawk's family-owned paper mill in upstate New York using recipes more than 100 years old.

Strathmore Notes are available in three paper styles, each featuring a felt-textured Grandee Charcoal Gray cover, with a distinctive, colorful, hand sewn spine and matching embossed thistle.

  • Strathmore Pure Cotton Paper – featuring luxurious 100% cotton-fiber paper with a crisp wove finish and the prestigious Strathmore Watermark, orange stitching and matching foil stamp, unlined pages
  • Strathmore Watermark Laid Paper – featuring luxurious 25% cotton-fiber paper with the prestigious Strathmore Watermark, turquoise stitching and matching foil stamp, unlined pages
  • Strathmore Premium Smooth Paper – featuring a luxurious, super smooth finish, magenta stitching and matching foil stamp, with an innovative linear pattern formed directly in the paper

Journals are available in three sizes:

  • Small, 3.5 x 5.5 inches, 48 pages
  • Medium, 5 x 8.25 inches, 76 pages
  • Large, 7.5 x 10 inches, 96 perforated pages

Each journal is individually packaged in beautiful, brightly colored wraps featuring designs depicting the iconic Strathmore thistle, complete with a selection of four customizable bookplates.

Every Strathmore Notes journal is linked to enhanced content via Mohawk Live, Mohawk’s mobile augmented reality app.  Journal users can utilize Mohawk Live to learn more about how the journals were made and the heritage of the Strathmore brand. 

Strathmore papers are FSC Certified and made carbon neutral.

Strathmore Notes fine paper journals are available for purchase at, and will soon be available at and select retail locations.

Richard Moross, CEO and Founder, explains, “We’re proud to be supporting what can only be described as a brilliant new chapter in the history of Mohawk's legacy of beautifully crafted products. Mohawk's new range is further proof that the touch, feel, and the effect of high quality stationery is a great way to spark and capture the right conversations."

Suggested retail prices are $9.95 for small, $12.95 for medium, and $15.95 for large journals.

Retailers interested in carrying Strathmore Notes fine paper journals are encouraged to contact [email protected].

Introducing Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress Papers

Since its beginnings in 1892 the Strathmore name has been associated with innovative cotton fiber papermaking.  Mohawk is proud to maintain that heritage with the introduction of Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress papers, introducing legendary Strathmore quality to a new generation of letterpress printers.

Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress papers have been designed to emulate the look and feel of handmade papers, with a luxurious surface that allows for a beautiful contrast between the sheet and the printed impression.

Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress Paper is now available in two vintage shades of white, Ultimate White and Soft White and two rich colors, Smoke Gray and Chino, carefully selected 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. 

Mohawk will showcase Strathmore Notes and Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress Papers at the HOW Conference (Booth #301) in Boston, MA, May 12-16 and at The National Stationery Show (Booth #2957) in New York City, May 18-21.

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Mohawk is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes which are preferred for commercial and digital printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail.  Mohawk fine papers and envelopes include the signature brands Mohawk Superfine® and Strathmore®, as well as proprietary treatments Inxwell® and i-Tone®. With a culture of innovation, Mohawk’s business model now extends beyond paper manufacturing into new areas of growth, including digital substrates and web-based software platforms, which connect designers and printers to new markets. 

As a leader in environmentally and socially responsible business practices, Mohawk was the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100% of its electricity with wind power renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production. Mohawk’s portfolio of recycled papers is certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Mohawk is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business based in Cohoes, New York, with global sales and operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit


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