[Cohoes, NY — October 17, 2018] Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc., North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for commercial and digital printing, is pleased to announce that Chris Harrold, Mohawk’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Creative, will be a recipient of a 2018 Franklin Luminaire Award.

The award, which recognizes exceptional professionals for their positive contribution and service within the media and graphic communications industry, will be presented at the annual Franklin Luminaire Awards event held this evening in New York City. This event provides an opportunity to recognize the contributions of incredibly talented and dedicated individuals, such as Chris Harrold. The award is the “Hall of Fame” for the industry, with over 250 professionals recognized since 1971.

Chris joined Mohawk in 1990, holding positions from sales to marketing, he has played a pivotal role in establishing us as a market leader in digital printing. Chris’ responsibility for brand management, strategic market development, and creative direction for Mohawk’s product and marketing campaigns over the years have not only brought opportunity to Mohawk, but have inspired the creative community at large. He is a author and speaks extensively on the role printing and paper play in design, making him an outstanding industry professional worthy of praise for his singular contributions to the graphic communications industry.

We consider Chris’ nomination not only a recognition of his remarkable achievements but a testament to the strength of our industry.



Behind every great company is a story. The Mohawk story begins in 1931, during the turbulence of the Great Depression, when George O’Connor took a chance and bought a bankrupt paper mill in Upstate New York. Convinced that the mill and the craftspeople who worked there were worth saving, he strove to make paper that was as enduring and unique as it was well-crafted and beautiful. This purposeful foresight became a philosophy understood by four generations of the O’Connor family as they have led Mohawk forward.

Today, that papermaking legacy encompasses the manufacturing of fine paper and envelopes including signature brands Mohawk Superfine® and Strathmore® as well as proprietary treatments Inxwell® and i-Tone®. Mohawk has also assembled a comprehensive portfolio of specialty digital substrates, including wide format and sheet fed materials which are best in class for all types of digital printing.

And because Mohawk cares about the environment, they do all this with future generations in mind, by sourcing pulps responsibly, conserving water, and harnessing wind power for our mills.

At their core, Mohawk is a company of makers. Making real things that make a real impact. Making connections between people and ideas. What Mohawk makes helps print go from simply good to truly great. Find out more at



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