Mohawk Fine Papers Acquires LabPrints to Enter Photo Labs Sector
In 2009, Mohawk began expanding its footprint beyond paper — embarking on a number of initiatives that are already showing results. The company’s strategic investment in liveBooks (www.livebooks.com) allowed this leading supplier of portfolio websites to expand into a software as a service model; Felt & Wire Shop (www.feltandwireshop.com) was launched in October and has quickly become a staple in the graphic design community; mohawkpaperstore.com has made it possible for businesses of all sizes to access its papers on the Web.
Recognized for its technical innovation and environmental focus, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. is the largest manufacturer of premium printing, writing and digital paper in North America. Signature products include Strathmore, Mohawk Superfine, Mohawk Color Copy Mohawk Options, and proprietary i-Tone technology.
A third-generation family-owned business and certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise and leader in environmental stewardship, Mohawk is the first U.S. paper mill to match 100% of its electricity with windpower renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production. Also offered are recycled papers certified by Green Seal and papers certified to the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) standards by SmartWood, a program of the Rainforest Alliance. FSC certification ensures responsible use of forest resources.
LabPrints software helps in every step of the post-production process, including organizing images, placing print orders, designing albums, projecting images, and online proofing and album review services. LabPrints is partnered with the top photo labs and album companies in the country, allowing photographers to choose the lab that best fits their needs. www.labprints.com