Reuse, Recycle & Restore With Mohawk Renewal Hemp Paper

Mohawk Renewal Hemp embodies a powerful narrative of sustainability by pioneering a transformative future forming the foundation of a remarkable sustainability journey. In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, Mohawk embarked on a mission to redefine the conventional norms of fibre sourcing with the crafting of this new paper using hemp fibre. Renewal Hemp is a story of reconnecting with the rich heritage of hemp fibres that were once the backbone of American industry until their prohibition in the 1930s.

The creation of a sustainable, low-carbon process to transform hemp stalks into pulp for paper production was developed by PureHemp Technology. This revolutionary approach not only resurrects traditional practice but also fuels the burgeoning legal cannabis industries, underlining the pivotal role of hemp in modern sustainability. Unlike the protracted growth cycle of trees, hemp matures in as little as 90 days. This rapid growth makes it a beacon of sustainability. Moreover, the process of converting hemp into pulp demands fewer chemicals, less water, and reduced energy, offering a greener alternative across a myriad of paper products.

The Renewal Hemp product line embodies sustainable principles in tangible form, available in clean white and fibre white shades. These papers comprise a blend of hemp fibres, FSC-certified materials, and post-consumer waste, emphasising their commitment to ecological stewardship. The use of wind power further underscores the dedication to clean, sustainable energy. Yet, perhaps the most compelling aspect of Renewal Hemp is its ability to reduce waste and pollution by repurposing agricultural byproducts and textile scraps that might otherwise end up in landfills. This initiative transforms discarded materials into the building blocks of creativity, fostering a sense of responsibility and environmental harmony.

Renewal Hemp’s sustainability story harks back to the past while propelling us into a brighter, more environmentally conscious future. Mohawk’s innovative approach to fibre sourcing and paper production reflects a profound commitment to preserving our planet’s resources, reminding us that sustainability is not just a concept but a journey with a rich narrative that we all contribute to and benefit from.

By Gary Bowles

Latest Rives promo ‘snail mail’, by Ortolan

Title: Sail mail
Ortolan (VIC)
Rives Design Bright White 120gsm, Rives Tradition Bright White 120gsm, Rives Tradition Digital Bright White 250gsm, Rives Design Bright White 350gsm, Rives Tradition Pale Cream 320gsm, Rives Design Natural White 350gsm, Curious Translucents 92gsm and JAC Brilliant Gloss White.
Printing specs: Offset and Digitally printed.
Printed by: Mercedes Waratah (offset), Press Print (digital) and JBS Printers (stickers). All in VIC.

‘Snail Mail’, celebrates the idea of love letters, intimate notes and whimsical celebrations. It’s no surprise we are lovers of paper in all varieties so it’s been a real treat to work on this promo that showcases the Rives range. It’s sure to inspire the inner romantic in you all, it certainly has with us!

Created by the super talented team at Ortolan, in particular Kat Macleod and Holly Canham, the Rives stationery set showcases the versatility of the range. There’s a mix of Design and Tradition, printed both offset and digital, with wrapping paper and A5 envelope printed on Curious Translucents for something a little different. We couldn’t go past adding some stickers to the set, printed on JAC Brilliant Gloss White

This beautiful piece features delicate hand painted scenes of flora and fauna dotted with silver foils, a blind emboss and little die cut bite marks that ties each of the applications together in a delightful combination. We can even imagine seeing this illustration printed as bespoke wallpaper or as a textile pattern for Gorman’s new spring range. 

Rives’ premium surface is engineered for beautiful colour reproduction and because we were working with watercolour and illustration, without the complexities of skin colours and hi-end photography, the print experience was a dream. Rives is ideal for all kinds of contemporary communications including stationery, annual reports, cards, direct mail,  envelopes, menus, packaging, swing tags plus much more.


 Printing specs:

  • Transparent envelope: Curious Translucents 92gsm, printed CMYK offset by Mercedes Waratah.

  • Belly band: Rives Design Bright White 120gsm, printed offset PMS489 (peach) by Mercedes Waratah.

  • Wrapping paper: Curious Translucents 92gsm, printed CMYK offset by Mercedes Waratah.

  • Writing paper: Rives Tradition Bright White 120gsm, printed CMYK offset by Mercedes Waratah.

  • A5 tech spec card: Rives Tradition Digital Bright White 250gsm, printed CMYK plus silver foil on a HP Indigo by Press Print.

  • Stickers: JAC Brilliant Gloss White, printed offset by JBS Printers.

  • A6 cards:

    – Card 1 (leaf): Rives Design Bright White 350gsm, printed CMYK offset plus diecut by Mercedes Waratah.
    – Card 2 (blind emboss): Rives Tradition Pale Cream 320gsm, blind emboss plus diecut by Mercedes Waratah.
    – Card 3 (butterfly): Rives Design Natural White 350gsm, printed CMYK offset plus silver foil by Mercedes Waratah. 

  • C6 envelopes:

    – Envelope 1: Rives Design Natural White 350gsm, printed CMYK offset by Mercedes Waratah. 
    – Envelope 2: Rives Design Bright White 350gsm, printed CMYK offset by Mercedes Waratah. 
    – Envelope 3: Rives Tradition Pale Cream 320gsm, printed CMYK offset by Mercedes Waratah. 


A bit about Rives:

The Rives range made by Arjowiggins is all about the tactile experience of paper with textures inspired by the craftsman’s hand. The Tradition surface has a subtle and modern, refined felt-like finish. The Design features a fine mesh texture. This timeless and elegant range is also available in Design Digital and Tradition Digital – both Indigo compatible sheets in 120gsm. Rives Design and Tradition are available in 120-350gsm.

We suspect you’ll be itching to get your hands on these beauties but rest assured your friendly paper specialist will be by soon with a copy especially for you. Remember, you can always visit this part of our website for more information about this range or explore our new ‘Colour wall‘ to see the real deal. Enjoy!










Curious Matter HP Indigo print test

StocksCurious Matter Désirée Red 270gsm and Adiron Blue 270gsm, Goya White 380gsm, Andina Grey 380gsm, Ibizenca Sand 270gsm and Black Truffle 380gsm.
Printed by: Press Print Digital (VIC).

We are crushing all over the Curious Matter range. It has so many attractive qualities, like its flashy colour palette, sandy surface that is rough yet surprisingly smooth to touch AND the fact it’s also compatible with offset, embossing, screen and even dry toner printing. A complete package really, well almost…

We’ve fielded lots of questions lately about the stock’s suitability across the HP Indigo platform as it is not guaranteed for use on these machines. So we ran a print test using opaque white ink and CMYK. The stock was Sapphire coated first and we are pretty chuffed with the result. As you can see it does work, we just had to find someone willing to push the boundaries with us on this one!


Printing specs:

  • Card 1: Goya White printed CMYK on a HP Indigo.

  • Card 2: Andina Grey printed two hits of CMYK on a HP Indigo, with four hits of opaque white ink.

  • Card 3: Désirée Red printed on a HP Indigo with six hits of opaque white ink.

  • Card 4: Adiron Blue printed on a HP Indigo with six hits of opaque white ink

  • Card 5: Ibizenca Sand printed CMYK on a HP Indigo, with four hits of opaque white ink.

  • Card 6: Black Truffle printed two hits of CMYK on a HP Indigo, with four hits of opaque white ink.

Speak to your printer about coating Curious Matter if you’re running a digital job as only certain printers have coating capabilities.

A bit about Curious Matter:

The Curious Matter range made by Arjowiggins, is all about the tactile experience of the paper. It’s sand-like yet silky feel (because of the potato starch it’s coated with) will see your paws all over it, rubbing it and exclaiming ‘wow, hmmm, what does that feel like?’. Available in rich bold colours in 270gsm and 380gsm, think invitations, annual reports, business cards, brochures, swing tags and much more. Enjoy!






New! Wood FX is a printable wood product

We all know paper comes from wood. Well, now wood is the paper. Whaaaa? Introducing Wood FX, a wood veneer board in cherry and birch colours with a white coated reverse so you can print both sides. We like to think of it as 60s office wood panelling meets modern log cabin. Made by Masterpiece Graphix (USA), it’s also HP Indigo certified, works on dry toner machines and is made from wood sourced from certified responsibly managed forests. But wait, there’s more…

This distinctive paper can also be printed offset, letterpress, screen and UV ink presses (prior testing recommended) and is also water resistant. Working and printing on wood is essentially the same as printing digitally on paper and Wood FX’s reverse coated back allows you to create all sorts of unique print jobs. Think vintage style laser cut invitations, duplexed business cards or maybe add an organic look to a menu design, packaging project, sustainability report and more.

A big bonus is that the ink dosen’t feather, giving sharp, defined ink lay down so things like printed bar codes scan properly and text is readable. Wood FX comes in sheets and is available in 305gsm. What ‘wood’ you rather choose for your next project?

Remember, you can always visit our website for more information about this range or explore our new ‘Colour wall‘ to see the real deal. Enjoy!


Above: Set of five A6 cards entitled ‘Wooden you like to be beside the seaside’ printed by Press Print Digital (VIC).

  • Card 1 (lobster) – Cherry Wood Veneer printed on a HP Indigo with three hits of opaque white ink base + CMYK.
  • Card 2 (whale) – Birch Wood Veneer printed on a HP Indigo CMYK.
  • Card 3 (umbrellas) – Birch Wood Veneer printed on a HP Indigo with two hits of opaque white ink base + CMYK.
  • Card 4 (lighthouse) – Cherry Wood Veneer printed on a HP Indigo with three hits of opaque white ink + CMYK.
  • Card 5 (seagull) – Side 1: Birch Wood Veneer printed on a HP Indigo with two hits of opaque white ink base + CMYK. Side 2: printed black only.



Above: Cherry Wood Veneer card – printed on a HP Indigo with two hits of CMYK. The two outer sheets are Cherry Wood Veneer 305gsm with two sheets of Keaykolour Original – Guardsman Red 300gsm sandwiched in the middle. Birch Wood Veneer card – printed on a HP Indigo with three hits of white ink. The two outer sheets are Birch Wood Veneer 305gsm with two sheets of Knight Smooth – White 300gsm sandwiched in the middle. Printed by Bambra Press (VIC).



Above: Business cards for Engine Group printed offset on Birch Wood Veneer 305gsm duplexed to Sovereign Silk 300gsm by Platypus Graphics and laser cut by Potato Press (both in QLD).



Above: A3 posters for Mount Gay Rum printed HP Indigo on Cherry Wood Veneer 305gsm and Birch Wood Veneer 325gsm by Greenridge Press QLD.

Snap, crackle, Pop’Set, our latest digital promo is here.

Title: K.W.Doggett Fine Paper Pop’Set Promotion
Stocks: Pop’Set Cosmo Pink, Lime Tonic, Black 320gsm and Curious Translucents Clear 92gsm.
Printed by: Intelligent Media (Cosmo Pink and Black cards), McKellar Renown Press (Lime Tonic card). Both in VIC.

Say hello to Pop’Set, the latest and brightest addition to our Doggett Digital range. Pop’Set is an ultra smooth, vibrant and highly pigmented range of specialty papers. Our Cosmo Pink, Lime Tonic and Black are sure to make your project snap, crackle and pop! Made by Arjowiggins Creative PapersPop’Set is also HP Indigo certified, works on dry toner machines and is FSC certified with 30% post consumer waste.

To promote this fun range we have created three A5 postcards using a graphic to show what can be achieved with a digital printing process, as well as the versatility and print quality of the paper. The crazy character on the front is called C-Myk, from an Arjowiggins contest created overseas. The theme of the promo is all about making print jobs pop! Think business cards and invitations that say ‘look at me’ or you might like to inject a burst of energy into your next annual report, promotional or packaging project.

Check out the colour reproduction on the Cosmo Pink card. It’s pretty spesh. To achieve this we had to ensure two hits of opaque white ink were laid down first as the base, then we printed CMYK over the top on a HP Indigo printer. It’s an affordable and quick way to achieve a killer result.

For something extra special, we printed the Black card with four hits of opaque white ink. We are loving the tonal effects between the denser and lighter areas.

As a comparison, the Lime Tonic card was printed CMYK on a dry toner Xerox Colour 800 to show how the ink responds to the intensity of the pigmented paper. It’s a cool way to play with colour and shows how you can produce an entirely different effect.

Printing specs:

  • Card 1 – printed CMYK with two hits of opaque white ink base on Pop’Set Cosmo Pink 320gsm.
  • Card 2 – printed CMYK on Pop’Set Lime Tonic 320gsm.
  • Card 3 – printed with four hits of opaque white ink base on Pop’Set Black 320gsm.
  • Belly band – Curious Translucents Clear 92gsm.

Our paper specialists and account managers are coming around to see you soon with your own copy. Remember, you can always visit our website for more information about this range or explore our new ‘Colour wall’ to see the real deal. Enjoy!











Top 10 things you should know about digital printing

The world of printing is a wondrous but complex beast with all the proofs, colour correction, press checks, papers to choose from etc. Yet it’s very rewarding too. Seeing that printed piece come off press is a damn good feeling. But, it can also be tricky to know which print method to choose, particularly between offset v digital, so we’ve put together a list of important facts you should know when designing and printing digital jobs.

1. What is digital printing?  It is the term used to describe printing technology that links printing processes to computers. There are various technologies available but the two main types of machines fall under the HP Indigo or Dry Toner banners. Dry toner (powder toner) printers are the Kodak Nexpress, Fuji Xerox, Ricoh, Canon, Lanier, Konica Minolta. The HP Indigo (liquid electrostatic ink) presses include the 3550, 5600, 7600 and 10000 models.

2. Paper.  You need to use digitally certified papers, particularly important for the HP Indigo. Some printers will use non certified stocks and that’s ok, but it’s up to them. It’s also handy to advise them of the gsm and ums. Check our ‘Doggett Digital’ section for our range.

3. Print quality.  Improvements in digital printing means machines like the HP Indigo presses can produce similar print results to offset printing. Check out the astronauts below printed on Pop’Set Lime Tonic, Cosmo Pink and Black 320gsm with four hits of white ink and CMYK over the top.


(Project above printed by Intelligent Media).

4. Speed.  Digital printing is a simpler process compared to offset. Without the need for plates, mixing inks etc the final print can be delivered faster.

5. Cost effective.  No set-up costs, no minimum print quantities and no plate costs. Some digital machines are also capable of doing inline finishing like binding eg saddle stitch, perfect bound or wire binding, so costs and turnaround times are reduced.

6. Short runs.  It’s ideal for printing small to medium quantities ie 1-1000 units.

7. Personalisation.  Also known as variable data. This allows you to tailor your message to your audience so you can personalise invites with the recipient’s names ie wedding invitations. We’ve heard of a national retail store using this method for posters given each store had different details, they printed the job digitally in one go.

8. Effects.  Some digital machines such as HP Indigo have the ability to print special effects like white ink, special Pantone PMS colours, UV red invisible ink that fluoresces under ultraviolet light, clear varnish and gloss effects and raised ink, like an emboss effect. Here are some examples of Buffalo Board 283gsm printed using CMYK and white ink.


9. Green.  There are lots of positive environmental factors like no pre-press stages so no films, plates or photo chemicals which means less waste. Printing can use a lot of water but digital presses are now waterless saving thousands of litres of water per year.

10. Last minute jobs.  Lucky for you, digital printing can be done on demand and you have the ability to make last minute changes at the time of printing via the computer.

There are also many reasons why you would use offset printing too like the fact you can tweak the colours on press, do long runs etc. So just make sure you go for the right print method depending on your desired outcome. Stay tuned for more printing tips and production information in the next issue of Fetch. This final piece is printed CMYK on Knight Digital Indigo 270gsm.



Kloke’s spring/summer collection 2014

Title: Kloke 2014 A5 postcards
Stocks: Conqueror Wove and Kaskad
Printing specs: Digitally printed
Printed by: Press Print VIC

With spring only a few short weeks away, Melbourne fashion label Kloke have released a set of four A5 promotional cards to celebrate the launch of their 2014 spring/summer range. We are loving their latest creations and true to form, Kloke continue to create fresh and simple designs that leave us wanting more, more more. If you do want more of their previous ranges, check out the other Fetch stories: Kloke’s autum/winter Collection 2013 and Kloke spring/summer catalogue 2013.


The cards are digitally printed on a HP Indigo on Conqueror Wove Brilliant White 300gsm and packaged together with a Kaskad Sparrow Grey 160gsm belly band. Conqueror Wove is a great match for fashion photography, the images look sharp and the colours are really striking. Conqueror Wove isn’t digitally certified though. It was sapphire coated by the printer to make sure it would run through the digital machine. There are a small batch of printers that will treat the stock with this kind of coating (at a cost). Like the old adage states, where there’s a will, there is a way!

Be sure to check out Kloke’s beautiful new range online or in store at 270 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.



Bondi Whiteback, our newest packaging grade

To announce the release of Bondi Whiteback, our newest packaging grade, we released two A5 postcards. One was printed offset and the other digital on a HP Indigo 7500. The image is a cracker and happens to be a custom illustration of a Doggett’s NSW staff member!

Bondi is an economical alternative and sits between our Simcote and Barry Bleach boards regarding price. A high white folding bleach board, it’s FSC certified, has a clay coating on one side and a lick coating on the other (this means the coating is not not as heavy on the back). It’s also food contact approved to ISEGA standards (the European version of FDA), which is excellent to know if you’re going wrap it around some chocolate. If you are, best send some to us.

Bondi Whiteback is ideal for cosmetic packaging, point of sale, postcards/greeting cards. Since releasing it, we’ve also seen it used for confectionery packets and pharmaceutical products.

Call John Alipan (National) 0434 692 446 or Chris Churchward (NSW) 0488 440 131 if you want to know more about any of our packaging stocks.



The Cocktail Cup by The Bureau

Title: The Cocktail Cup
Agency: The Bureau
Stocks: Sovereign Offset
Printing specs: Digital printed
Printed by: Press Print Digital VIC

To celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, The Bureau in Melbourne created a series of illustrated posters complete with match details and recipe instructions so you can kick off your own ‘cocktail cup’ at home. Genius! It’s a special time of year, as the studio puts it: “We all suddenly become experts on match tactics and whether Tim Cahill is better in the air or with his feet!”

Inspired by host city, Brazil (the home of Samba, sandy beaches and sunshine), these one-of-a-kind designs are printed CMYK on an HP Indigo using Sovereign Offset 160gsm. The Bureau’s Creative Director, Jarrod Bransden, explains: “If you’re looking for a little consistency after an up and down Spanish campaign, you can’t go past the humble Sangria. Match the ingredients to the illustrations, follow the recipe and hold your glasses high to celebrate a brave Australian performance at the 2014 World Cup. If we can’t beat them, at least drink like them.” Ha!

So if you feel like a little opponent-inspired tipple from Chile, The Netherlands or Spain, go to and purchase your very own poster. A perfect wall adornment whether you’re drowning your sorrows or just feel like some general merriment.










A range of digital papers that are best in show

Roll out the toner splattered carpet, Doggett Digital has arrived! Thanks to the wonderful Seesaw in Victoria and their delightful dogs Klaus and Louie, we have this unique visual (that’s the pooches paw prints you can see) for our new sub-brand, Doggett Digital. It was about time we unified our digital product offering under one recognisable banner. We have a steadily growing range of products we stock suitable for the HP Indigo and Dry Toner machines including paper, boards, labels, vinyls and synthetics.


Here’s what we’ve rolled out with the new branding:

  • Swatch kit (for digital printers).
  • Price book (for digital printers).
  • Printing guides ie one for our Dry Toner products and one for our HP Indigo certified ones.
  • Wrapping paper
  • Eye candy samples (a range of colours and awesome print techniques

We have some exciting new colours and ranges like the Pop’Set from Arjowiggins Creative Papers (UK) in Lime Tonic, Black and Cosmo Pink in 320gsm and the new Mohawk Loop Digital i-Tone Antique Vellum in Straw and Urban Gray. These new products add colour to what is normally a predominantly white range of papers. Coming soon is Tacky for Dry Toner, following on from the Tacky for Indigo range released at the beginning of the year. And look out for our Doggett Digital branded trucks, on a street near you soon.

The pattern Seesaw created is meant to replicate a toner splatter on paper and the footprints of a dog (two in this case) that have walked right through the centre of the mess. We love it.

Need a digital expert?  Call or email Jon Roberts, Business Development Manager – Digital and he’d be happy to assist. Phone: 0409 411 546 or