* originally posted on the old ewcouture.com blog, on August 16, 2011
New press papers at Millers!
I've seen it over and over in the last several years while working on different graphic projects; The paper a design is printed on can (and should) enhance and complement the design and the colors, and beyond that, the experience of the client with the finished, printed product. A good paper choice can make a business card, a brochure, a greeting card, that much more memorable.
Both the 100% Recycled press paper and the new Bamboo paper that Miller's Lab just introduced are unique, high quality and Eco-friendly. I am a huge fan of textured papers, so I immediately wanted to test the Bamboo on a couple of EW Couture Collections designs.
I ordered a couple of samples in dark colors and light colors ...and I'm in love!
The Premium Bamboo has a lovely matte finish, with a nice watercolor texture. It's heavy and thick and it gives the cards a nice presence and a high end, expensive feel when you hold them in your hands.
If Miller's Lab is your lab of choice and you like fine art papers I am positive you'll love the Bamboo. I took a couple of pictures of the samples I ordered, but you have to touch and feel the paper for yourself. (Any press order placed at Miller's from now until August 31st will be delivered with a free set of the new papers.)
The 2 Luxe folded press cards I ordered samples of, are part of the New 2011 EW Couture Holiday Collection.
You can find these 2 designs here:
• Christmas Joy 7x5 BiFold Ornate Top Fold and
• Christmas Treasured 7x5 BiFold Ornate Top Fold
The pearl paper will stay a close favorite, though, especially for designs like the ones in the Honey and Light Marketing Essentials Bundle! (currently discontinued) ...Antique golds, grays and silvers look outstanding on pearl!