Cordenon Makes New Friends

Cordenon has long been a part of our paper family with only minor changes to their product lines.  This year 2013 Gruppo Cordenon Italy has decided to join arms with Neenah Paper Mill making them their North American Supplier. This decision comes with some changes to the products offered in North America.

We wanted to take a moment to update any changes that may affect your projects and our stocking choices.  We have moved the discontinued items into our Clearance Section and these are available while supplies last.

Plike

  • Text has removed all colors except: White, Black & Red
  • Cover has removed Pale Blue, Pink, Ivory & Green – All other “Cover” Colors remain active.

Malmero is discontinued in both Text and Cover, All Colors

Canaletto discontinued 3 weights of Premium White (60 Cover, 78 Cover & 222 Cover) – All other items remain active.

Stardream has only these few changes:

  • Amber – discontinued
  • Dolomite – discontinued
  • Malachite – discontinued
  • Serpentine – discontinued
  • Sage – discontinued

Other Cordenon lines have had some changes, this post only lists the active items offered at Paper-Papers.com –We will continue expanding and offering other Cordenon products throughout the year.

Bright Papers

Astrobright Papers – 8.5 x 11 – **SAMPLER PACK**

You asked for it and we brought it back… Sampler Pack with all the Astrobright Colors by Neenah Paper.

This is a great resource for any designer, printer or DIY project coordinator. 26 Sheets of sheer brightness — what more could one need?  Well, maybe you do need more… we have a variety of Sampler Packs to choose from. Be sure to hop over to our Sampler Section for some ready made sampler packs from our most popular product lines.

Cougar Paper – Paper Weight Chart

Cougar by Domtar is one of our most popular selling paper and envelopes.  It has proven over the years to be a quality product at a reasonable cost.  Additionally, Cougar has transformed itself to be more than an offset printing sheet.  As it keeps up with paper trends and market demands, it is offering varying weights and finishes. If you are trying to find the Classic Cougar Sheet yet find yourself a little overwhelmed, see the grid below.  This is a simple grid to assist with weight, finish, opacity, brightness and bulk factor (caliper). (Note that Cougar envelopes are converted from Cougar Text 24/60 or 28/70).

Cougar White = 98 brightness — Cougar Natural = 75 brightness
COUGAR TEXT
Basis Weight (Text)
GSM
Opacity
Caliper
Super Smooth
Smooth
Vellum
24/60
89
93
4.2
4.6
5.2
28/70
104
94
4.7
5.2
6.0
32/80
118
96
5.3
5.9
6.8
40/100
148
97
6.7
7.5
8.6
COUGAR COVER
Basis Weight (Cover)
GSM
Opacity
Caliper
Super Smooth
Smooth
Vellum
65
176
98
8.1
8.8
80
216
99
10.1
10.9
100
270
99
13
13.9
130
351
100
16.2
17.6 Avg
Cougar is a registered trademark of Domtar Paper (Grid data is responsibly posted but not guaranteed )

Find more Domtar Paper and Envelopes including Cougar Paper and Envelopes

Can there be too much green?

Depending on the true intent of this question, your answer may vary. Green may refer to “eco-friendly”, but the context of this post is as simple as green can be, it’s all about the color green. This may be the perfect time of year to have too much of a good thing.
Green paper and envelopes

This is a popular time of year when many shoppers ask about getting green paper or envelopes. We have so many options, which can make this quest exciting or cumbersome, depending on your personality.

If you are thrilled to browse around, I’d direct you to our Shop by Color and simply say “hit Green“. Otherwise, you may be asking specific questions which would then prompt different thoughts. Here’s a few suggestions based on potential project needs.

Customer says: so little time and so much to do – doing mass mailer – need nice product at budgeted price.  —> I would suggest, Mohawk Britehue, color option Green.

Customer says: quality product, average price, but I cannot use metallic/shimmer envelopes, it must be envelopes made from “regular” paper. —> I would suggestBasis Green Envelopes, yet, if you are worried this green may be a bit too dark, then consider Pop-tones.

French Pop-tones offers 5 shades of green. (Spearmint, Limeade, Sour Apple, Gumdrop and Jellybean)

 

Customer says:  I want shimmer/metallic options —> I would suggestCurious Metallic Botanic has been a very popular choice and other thoughts would be Stardream Fairway, Shine Lime Satin, Shine Moss and Malmero Emeraude (non metallic). (All shimmer has limited envelope choices and we do not have envelope options for the last 2 suggestions)

Customer says:  I need to run these on my home printer.  —> I would suggest, be sure to consider printer obstacles…(example: confirm print will show on paper color, confirm envelope or paper size will work with my printer and paper or card stock is an acceptable weight for my printer) THEN, we can move to answer… All the above suggestions will work with Inkjet and Laser printers with one exception.. Stardream brand is only laser friendly, it does not work with inkjet (it will smear)

Customer says:  anything goes but I need to see the color  —> I would suggest, Consider purchasing a sampler pack we call Favorite Greens.  This will allow you to see and touch the quality of the paper.  Also, make note that envelopes are converted from the text weight version of the paper and it is also important to confirm with a customer service representative as to whether your preferred paper does in deed have envelopes converted in the size you may need. Additionally, if you need another sample, ask a rep to include it in your box so you are in a place to make the best choice.

Happy Green exploring!