Combined Locks, Wis. -- The new Curious Collection swatchbook introduces Curious Cosmic, a new, tactile, metallic sheet; six HP Indigo Certified, digital-size items; and three new colors in Curious Metallics. In addition, the swatchbook offers a quick reference stock guide, printing hints, environmental highlights and a colorful cascade of swatches.
Curious Cosmic represents a breakthrough, patented innovation where one side is a colored, soft matte, metal effect and the other is a white, premium uncoated fine paper. Its eight stellar shades range from classic monochromes to contemporary jewel-tones.
"Curious Cosmic is perfect for luxury packaging and printed materials for cosmetics, spirits, gourmet food items and high-end consumer goods like jewelry and watches," says Ferkó Goldinger, advertising and promotion manager. "Both sides of this sheet print beautifully and the metallic effect can be enhanced with UV spot varnishing for a shimmering, out-of-this-world result."
Simultaneous to the Curious Cosmic's debut, the Curious Collection presents new, digital items. Six selections now are available as HP Indigo Certified items. These include the five most-popular sheets from Curious Metallics and Extra White cover from the Skin Curious Collection. Small sheet-count packages allow for the smaller runs associated with digital, on performance-guaranteed Skin and Metallics.
Curious Metallics also adds three new colors: Bloom, Botanic and Nude. Complementing Metallics, Cosmic, and Skin, the Curious Collection presents a full offering with Translucents, Touch, and Particles.
For four of the Curious Collection product lines – Metallics, Translucents, Skin and Particles – Green Power is now a standard feature. The renewable electricity generated by wind, hydro, solar and biogas is purchased to offset the electricity used to manufacture these papers, and comes at no extra cost with those four products. Along with the addition of Green Power, all papers in the Curious Collection, including new Cosmic, are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
To request the Curious Collection swatchbook or samples, please visit CuriousPapers.com and click on the Curious Penguin to find and contact a local representative.