Mohawk Announces ‘A Maker’s Field Guide to Digital Materials and Digital Processes’


Cohoes, New York-based Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., a manufacturer of a variety of paper types that was founded in 1931, announce the release of “A Maker’s Field Guide to Digital Materials and Digital Processes,” the latest in a series of comprehensive, printed guides designed to bring inspiration and education to designers, their clients and printers on the importance of choosing the right materials and process for print.

“The new Maker’s Field Guide to Digital Materials and Digital Processes is the latest expression of Mohawk’s ongoing commitment to demonstrating the pivotal role materials play in the success of any project designed for print,” says Chris Harrold, senior vice president, marketing and creative at Mohawk. “This edition should prove to designers that digital printing is no longer a compromise, but a sophisticated, agile means to produce beautiful print on an impressive range of materials from fine paper to durable synthetics.”

The new manual was created by Hybrid Design of San Francisco as the third installment of Mohawk’s ongoing series of guides. It’s designed to demonstrate the flexibility of the latest digital printing presses through print demonstrations showing both paper and non-paper materials.

“The new maker needs to work smarter and faster; this means considering design beyond the screen—using materials and processes to translate ideas into physical experiences,” says Dora Drimalas, principal and executive creative director at Hybrid. “From speed to iteration to experimentation, digital printing is a tool that has evolved to meet the nimble needs of the new maker. It’s time we started thinking big(ger) about print.”

The 71-page book demonstrates 22 different digitally printed materials and is organized into three sections. It retails for $19.98 from the company’s website. For more information or to order one, click here.

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