What effects can I achieve by using paperboard instead of paper for graphics applications? When is paperboard the best solution and what can I do with it? Discover the answers to these and many more questions in Iggesund Paperboard’s newly published Graphics Handbook, which gives examples of many different techniques and describes how to achieve them.
"Many graphic designers are unsure of how they can benefit and what they can achieve by using paperboard instead of paper," explains Jonas Adler, applications specialist at Iggesund and one of the book’s authors. "In this handbook we have collected examples of paperboard techniques that are especially relevant to anyone who wants to develop their creativity to new and exciting levels."
He emphasises, though, that the book is not just aimed at designers. It also contains a more technical section which advises printers on the best ways to achieve success with paperboard.
“Throughout much of the graphics industry there is uncertainty about paperboard as a material,” Adler says. “People would rather use a thick grade of a brand of paper that they know, even if they thereby lose out on the many advantages paperboard would have given them."