Leather? No, paper. It’s thanks to high-quality workmanship that Coco, Saffiano, Iguana, Alligatore, and the other papers in Icma Sartorial Paper’s Animalier collection may fool the observer at first glance. Inspired by the animal kingdom to replicate the variety and beauty of hides, the collection is being reintroduced to customers with a new sample book and with all the sophistication of these two-tone papers that highlight the products’ three-dimensional textures and bring out their patterns.
The Animalier papers are a result of the skillful study of paper surface finishing that distinguishes Icma. Specialized in the transformation of paper for high-end packaging and a symbol of Italian manufacturing aspiring to the highest levels of quality, since 1933 the company has carried out thorough creative and technical research into paper and taken advantage of a very rich inheritance of historic textures and cylinders.
The new Animalier samples include the whole range of products previously split into two sample books, making consultation more direct and providing a complete view of the entire collection. Today, Icma holds a benchmark position for those looking for innovative and eco-friendly products: on request, the Animalier papers can now be produced using 100% recycled bases.
Color is also being relaunched with a new sample book comprising an extensive color choice combined with classic and timeless patterns selected by luxury companies to create their brand identities.
Icma’s evergreen collection, an expression of sophisticated aesthetics and tailoring en-hanced by the know-how that comes from over 85 years of experience in paper fini-shing, has taken the sustainability path and seized the distinctive aspects of new Icma products: 100% recycled paper, FSC® Recycled Credit, and manufactured without chlorine or optical bleachings. The production process is integrated, thus saving water and energy, and reducing CO2 emissions.
In the new Color sample book, the palettes are now sorted by color groups rather than textures. However, the three embossing patterns 101 marocchino, 155 skito, and 211 saffianino are still present.