Mohawk Named North American Distributor for Curious Collection, Conqueror
COHOES, N.Y.—December 3, 2015—Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for The Curious Collection and Conqueror lines of fine papers.
Mohawk will oversee all North American distribution, marketing and sales for these product lines beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and will begin accepting orders for The Curious Collection and Conqueror on Dec. 28, 2015.
“We are very pleased to be named as exclusive distributor for The Curious Collection and Conqueror in North America as a result of our strategic partnership with Arjowiggins Creative Papers. We know that materials matter, and we believe these grades uniquely complement our legacy collection of Mohawk fine papers. We look forward to the opportunity to grow sales significantly through our extensive network of merchant partners and through our strong relationships in the print, design and packaging communities,” said Bart Robinson, senior vice president, Marketing, Mohawk.
The strategic alliance began earlier this year when Arjowiggins Creative Papers granted Mohawk exclusive rights to manufacture, license, market and distribute Arjowiggins Creative Papers’ luxury packaging products, Delos and Butterfly, while Arjowiggins Creative Papers was granted exclusive rights to manufacture, market and distribute Mohawk Superfine with iTone through select merchants worldwide. The decision to allow Mohawk exclusive rights to market and distribute The Curious Collection and Conqueror is an extension of this alliance.
The Curious Collection is comprised of the following seven beautiful and tactile grades of extraordinary papers for special projects that call for very saturated color and/or unusual textures.
Curious Translucents: Naturally translucent papers for use with designs where layering or show through is desired.
Curious Particles: A 100 percent recycled flecked paper with inclusions for added interest.
Curious Metallics: A rich, glittering alloy adds a shimmery, visual appearance and tactile texture in 24 fashion-forward and complementary colors.
Curious Cosmic: Shimmery reflective colors with an extraordinary soft matte metal effect and a remarkable, patented tactile feel.
Curious Matter: An innovative paper featuring potato starch to create an intriguing tactile experience.
Curious Touch: A deep soft matte texture as remarkable as it appears.
Curious Skin: Distinctive surface and saturated, bold colors invite recipients to touch and feel.
Mohawk will launch a new swatchbook featuring the entire line of papers (150 skus) within The Curious Collection in early 2016. The Curious Collection is manufactured with FSC Certified pulps, using renewable energy credits (RECS) from Green-e certified energy sources.
Since 1888, Conqueror has been known in Europe as the gold standard for brand identity and projects ranging from corporate stationery to exclusive invitations.
Arjowiggins and Mohawk are like-minded fine paper manufacturers with legendary brands that have driven the premium paper segment globally for over a century. The companies share core values of heritage, innovation, operational excellence, craftsmanship, safety-focused manufacturing, environmental commitment and social responsibility.
Mohawk is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes which are preferred for commercial and digital printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail. Mohawk fine papers and envelopes include the signature brands Mohawk Superfine and Strathmore, as well as proprietary treatments Inxwell and i-Tone. With a culture of innovation, Mohawk’s business model now extends beyond paper manufacturing into new areas of growth, including digital substrates, which connect designers and printers to new markets.
As a leader in environmentally and socially responsible business practices, Mohawk was the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100 percent of its electricity with wind power renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production. Mohawk’s portfolio of recycled papers is certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Mohawk is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business based in Cohoes, New York, with global sales and operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.