New Astrolite PC 100 Portfolio Swatchbooks Now Available

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Seeing is Believing: Newest Innovation in Luxurious and Sustainable Fine Printing Papers

BENNINGTON, N.H. (May 14, 2020) -- Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of swatchbooks for its suite of Astrolite PC 100 papers -- its newest portfolio offering of luxurious and sustainable fine text and cover papers crafted with 100% post-consumer waste (PCW) recycled fiber.

The Astrolite PC 100 swatchbook features technical data, print demonstrations, environmental impact information, and stars the full slate of its three separate PCW product lines: Astrolite PC 100 Smooth, Astrolite PC 100 Digital+, and Astrolite PC 100 Velvet C2S.

“Seeing -- and touching -- is believing,” said Julie Brannen, Director, Sustainability Solutions Fine Printing & Packaging Substrates, Monadnock Paper Mills. “The goal for our Astrolite PC 100 swatchbooks is to unlock the creative potential of graphic designers, creatives, brand owners, marketers, and commercial printers as they experience the material’s brightness, durability, and tactility.”

Like all Monadnock papers, Astrolite PC 100 is FSC® Certified (FSC C018866), manufactured carbon-neutral (VERs) and made with 100% renewable Green-e certified wind-powered electricity (RECs) under a third-party certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

“These new lines are designed to luxuriously support sustainable-minded brands, particularly for high-end retail and corporate marketing communications among a range of desirable end-use applications,” said Brannen.

Ideal applications include annual reports, CSR reports, fashion lookbooks, catalogs, product brochures, newsletters, presentation kits, portfolios, pocket folders, and premium packaging.

  • Astrolite PC 100 Smooth is an uncoated, bright white paper engineered for use on offset and dry toner presses. It is available in weights from 70 lb. text to 130 lb. DT Cover.
  • Astrolite PC 100 Digital+ is an uncoated, HP Indigo Certified paper that is bright white and available in weights from 80 lb. Text to 130 lb. DT Cover.
  • Astrolite PC 100 Velvet C2S is the only premium coated 100% PCW recycled sheet made in the U.S. Coated on both sides, the HP Indigo Certified material is also offset lithography and dry-toner optimized; it is available in weights from 80 lb. Text to 150 lb. single-ply cover.

Interested parties can visit to learn more and request an Astrolite PC 100 swatchbook or call 800.221.2159 for complete pricing and stocking information.

About Monadnock Paper Mills

Monadnock Paper Mills (MPM) provides and custom engineers a diverse range of products including technical/specialty papers, and premium printing and packaging papers for leading brands worldwide. The company’s ENVIPortfolio® of products features fiber-based solutions that replace plastic for uses such as gift cards and tags. Its technical papers are used in medical and pharmaceutical packaging, construction, interior design, manufacturing and other specialty applications and markets. Working as a true partner with its customers, Monadnock’s technical expertise and agility result in products that lead the market in innovation and quality. With a passion for the environment and ingenuity, Monadnock turns ideas into reality.

Source: Monadnock Paper Mills

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