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Get the Scoop on Strathmore Pure Cotton from Color Box Design & Letterpress

It was great to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Stationery Show with the Class of 70' trading cards! We loved how the set came together. Now let's see what the participants thought...

First up, Color Box Design & Letterpress going neon with Strathmore Pure Cotton Chino

How did you come to select the paper you used? Have you worked with it before?

I have worked with Strathmore Cotton, but not this color. Since we are a letterpress printer I love soft papers that will allow a nice impression which the Pure Cotton paper does!  It’s so nice that more cotton papers are being introduced and with color, it’s something we’ve been missing for a while.

How did the paper affect the design of your baseball card?

I love to work with colored papers to see how the color changes based on the paper color, I used fluorescent inks to get the color as bright as possible on the Chino color. I like the way it is muted and bright all at the same time.

What print methods did you use and what worked well with the paper? Any particular challenges?

My card was printed letterpress on one of our Vandercook 4 proof presses, I chose the paper because I knew it would work well with letterpress. 

I didn’t have any challenges at all.