Annual Color Forecast SPONSORED BY PANTONE
ASTROBRIGHTS Papers, one of the most popular bright-colored papers for designers and printers, have joined the Neenah Paper family. The grade features more than two dozen attention-getting shades that are always consistent, side-to-side and run-to-run, delivering high-quality printing performance. They are available in both text and cover weights for direct mail, announcements, invitations and cards, posters and flyers.
ASTROBRIGHTS now features 26 vibrant choices, including the four most recent addition to the line: Jupiter Java, Blast-Off Blue, Outrageous Orchid and Gravity Grape. Five other shades, including Lift-Off Lemon, Pulsar Pink, Terrestrial Teal, Vulcan Green and Martian Green have been improved for enhanced vibrancy and brightness to produce greater design impact.
Few design techniques lend as much drama and impact as printing on colored paper. While many creatives think first of producing a colorful printed piece by layering colored ink on a white substrate, ASTROBRIGHTS invites you to generate the color from the substrate or from both the ink and the substrate.
Among some options to consider: printing a traditional black or crisp white ink on a bold color; using an electric shade of ink atop an equally vibrant paper shade to make an unexpected statement; intensifying a colorful image by printing it on a similarly colored shade to add a layer of depth and interest; or giving vitality to a direct mail campaign by utilizing a different bright shade each day, week or month.
From a sustainability standpoint, the ASTROBRIGHTS line is FSC certified. In addition, thirteen colors are Green Seal™ certified and contain 30 percent recycled postconsumer fiber. Celestial Blue, Eclipse Black, Gamma Green, Lunar Blue, Martian Green, Orbit Orange, Planetary Purple, Re-Entry Red, Sunburst Yellow, Stardust White, Galaxy Gold, Jupiter Java and Terrestrial Teal are among the color choices that are certified and contain recycled postconsumer fiber.
ASTROBRIGHTS are available in 60 lb. text, and 65 lb. and 80 lb. cover. All colors can be had in cut-size in 60 lb. text and 65 lb. cover while several are also available in 80 lb. cover. In addition to all their other attributes, the entire line is acid- and lignin-free, and is laser and inkjet guaranteed.
For a hands-on example, see the Neenah Paper insert printed on ASTROBRIGHTS Cosmic Orange with blue ink bound into this edition of GDUSA.
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