Vanessa Fletcher, Graphic Arts Consultant, GF Smith
Working for one of the worlds most creative and luxurious paper merchants I'm often asked what my favourite paper is, my answer is always a different paper, there are so many to choose from!
Currently I'm totally in love with our new Gmund cotton range. The Gmund range that we carry comprises some of the most luxurious and innovative papers you can find. Papers made with real gold, with beer, with intricate micro-embossing and now with 100% cotton content. Gmund cotton is beautifully soft to the touch and prints just as well as it feels. I'm a sucker for simple print and subtle elegance - cotton power blue 300gsm is my absolute favourite at the moment. A blind emboss or a bit of white foil and you've got something really special.
The fibres are high grade cotton which allow the paper to take embossing & debossing really well but it also has great ink absorption allowing it to litho print brilliantly.
We've just launched a new "Gmund applied" swatch which features 300gsm Gmund Cotton Powder Blue, set amongst shrinking neons and rich golds this sheet really won me over!