Learn the ins and outs of sourcing paper samples, dummies and mockups to help you in your final paper selection.
- I could have easily titled this course…Beyond the Swatch Book.…Knowing from personal experience that there is nothing…like building a comp or dummy or at least…experiencing large sheets of paper…to take paper specifications to the next level.…After all, paper is a physical material…that needs to be handled in the form…of your end project to best evaluate its suitability.…Early in the design process is the best time…to give careful consideration to paper.…And, as indispensable as a swatch book is for…the selection process, it's only the first step.…
Nothing quite replaces having large sheets to evaluate…color and surface like a full size sheet like this.…And the other properties that…make every kind of paper unique.…Once you see a surface area larger than the small sample…in a swatch book, it can help you validate your choice,…or send you in another direction entirely.…The other option you should take full advantage of…is creating or ordering a comp or dummy…made with the exact paper or papers you are considering.…
Chris Harrold of Mohawk Paper teaches the basics of paper, including physical attributes like color and finish, and shows how to select the right paper for a project and ensure the best results on press. Altogether, this course helps you take full advantage of one of the most important elements of any print project, and choose paper to support any type of design, from luxury packaging to short-run press projects.
- Examining paper finish, texture, color, and weight
- Using coated vs. uncoated paper
- Papers for packaging
- Finding paper samples
- Working with printers