Paper So Soft You Can Wear It
Paper selection can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. For a standard print job, you know your weights, your colors, and your “go-to” paper brand so it’s relatively simple. But what about when you really want to knock someone’s socks off?
Before a few months ago, I didn’t think there even existed such a sock-knocking paper. That was before I discovered, through the advice of a friend, Curious Papers. My oh fricking my. It is the only paper I’ve ever felt which I could identify blindfolded. Blindfolded, you say? Well then what is that is so remarkable about this paper?
That’s right. Pick up a sheet of 111# Curious Touch Soft and you’ll swear you’re holding suede. It feels almost wet. I was passing the gorgeous swatchbook Curious sent me around my office the other day and one person even recoiled in shock after feeling it. The people at Arjo Wiggins who brew the stuff won’t even discuss the secret process involved in making it.
Anyway, I wasn’t planning on printing up any new business cards for awhile but now that I have 500 sheets of the stuff on the way, I’m going to run a new batch. If I received a business card from someone and it was on this stock, I would probably call them the very next day just to ask them about it… it’s that striking.