What You Need to Know: Sumo Nouveau

Sumo Nouveau belongs to the same paper family as Nouveau and Heavy Nouveau because it is created using Heavy Nouveau cards. Therefore, it has the same luxuriousness and bright white as that paper stock. This paper also maintains the ability to carry any type of style or design with ease, because like it’s other family members, it is a blank slate. To read more in depth about the qualities of this paper family, please refer to our article Nouveau and Heavy Nouveau: The Blank Slate.

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It is also possible to visibly see the smoothness of this paper, more so than it’s family members. Sumo Nouveau requires 5-7 business days for production, not including finishing options or shipping.

However, the characteristic that sets Sumo Nouveau paper apart from the rest of it’s family, is it’s thickness. At 32 pt, Sumo Nouveau is thicker than a credit card. This means the paper is stiff and dense, making it impossible to bend your business card. As such, the edge of this thick business card is apparent, both visibly and tactilely.

Sumo Nouveau Eye

Due to it’s thickness, the paper’s ability to do finishing options gets affected. For example, foiling. Since foiling is stamped on, this finishing option is possible on both sides of the card. However, due to the stamping process, the weight of the pressure from the machine leaves a slight indentation into the foil design. The final result is similar to that of letterpress. In our experience, the wider the foiling design, the more obvious the indentation will be to the naked eye. We, at MorningPrint, have noticed that thin, black foiling can look quite artistic against Sumo Nouveau. Meanwhile, Glossy Gold, Glossy Silver and Bronze can emphasize the natural upscale and luxurious quality of the paper.

Sumo Nouveau Matte Silver

While we offer embossing as a possible finishing option, only debossing is available on this particular paper stock. Embossing is created when the machine uses pressure to imprint, leading to a deep indentation on one side of the card and a raised effect on the other. However, the thickness of the paper is too dense for the raised embossing to show on the other side, Therefore, this paper can only allow a deep indentation, with no result affecting the back of the card.

Sumo Nouveau Kitten

Despite Sumo Nouveau’s thickness, custom sizing and cutting is still possible. We offer our normal options of Standard, Australian, European and Slim for the size of the business card. In addition, Sumo Nouveau is able to do custom sizes, such as a 2×2 square.

Sumo Nouveau Square
On a related note, laser cutting is also available on this thick business card. Laser cutting is when we use a laser to cut any specific design into your card. It is highly customizable, and able to lead great results with this thick paper stock. Round corners and hole punching are possible as well.

Sumo Nouveau Hole Punch

Sumo Nouveau’s thickness coupled with it’s natural elegance and luxuriousness sets it apart from other business cards.

Wedding Papers

Here at MorningPrint, we have been getting lots of wedding paper orders and we thought it would be a great opportunity to have our bride to be, Ava discuss her take on wedding papers.

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Hi there! It’s Ava again.

Let’s dive right in and start with my personal favorite, colors! From what we can see,  the popular 2017 Summer colors are pink, orange, yellow, and green. They come in bold, rich shades usually done in a garden theme or a watercolor look. The colors are lively and celebratory, as any wedding should be.
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Oh, before I forget, remember if you have a watercolor effect on any of your papers, use Aquarelle with that design. The texture of the paper pairs  beautifully with that sort of effect. I can not emphasize enough the importance of making sure your paper serves your design properly. You can have the most beautiful design, but if it is printed on the wrong kind of paper, it will not be as stunning as it could possibly be.

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I feel that some may forget that although their wedding papers are viewed individually, they are also part of a group. I find that laying out your papers together in order that they would appear is a simple way of seeing what effect they have. Keep in mind that none of your papers need to match completely. It would be counterproductive to do so since each card has a specific purpose that should be designer for. My suggestion would be to employ the same colors and feeling but change up the look a little to suit the purpose of each particular card.
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One example would be menu cards. Menu cards are like the greeting to your dinner. It is the opportune chance to go bold with your design on the front of your card. You can use foiling, or spot color or regular printing. But please remember to stay away from embossing, as the impression will show through to the other side (the exception being if you are using Heavy Nouveau paper). Now for the reverse side, focus on making your lettering the focal point. Have a simplistic design and easy to read font. I can not emphasize the latter enough. If you choose a font that is either too thin, frilly or light, your guests will not be able to read their cards, thus defeating the purpose of a menu card.
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Papers containing important information such as RSVP cards, accommodation, transportation, etc should have less design with clear font. If your wedding colors are soft and pastel, avoid using them in your lettering, as it will make the information difficult to read. We would suggest going for a simple design, but use raised ink to ensure legibility and flare.

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Heavy Nouveau and Scotland

On your invitations, create a frame around your information to make it stand out. Free flowing and subtle borders can be just as effective as a standard frame with straight lines.

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From top left: Heavy Nouveau, Scotland, Heavy Nouveau, Heavy Linen and Aquarelle

Hope that was helpful!
Ava

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Thank you card on Aquarelle Paper

 

Embossing vs Debossing, what’s the best option for me

After much demand, Morning Print is proud to announce the addition of Debossing to our finishing services!* Debossing is a great way to add dimension and texture to your design with a clean and minimal aesthetic. Intrigued, but not exactly sure what embossing or debossing is? Have no fear, Morning Print is here!

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Image Sources: AdelleFrances & One to One Design
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