Antalis is now stocking Curious Matter, a luxurious new paper with surprisingly humble roots - as a by-product of potato starch!

As the latest addition to Arjowiggins' Curious Collection - which includes the innovative Translucents, Metallics, Skin, Touch and Cosmic ranges - Curious Matter is perfect for a wide range of innovative and distinctive applications, from attention-grabbing invitations to statement making clothing labels.

Curious Matter delivers spectacular results with four colour and spot varnish offset printing, digital dry toner printing, lithography and letterpress and is the perfect material for a full range of finishing techniques and processes.

As the paper lends itself well to folding, scoring, laser cutting and lamination processes, it is perfect for distinctive boxing and folding cartons.

Emma Linley, Antalis Creative Papers Product Manager, said: "We are very excited about the addition of Curious Matter to the Curious Collection range, which is exclusive to Antalis. Curious Matter is a whole new breed of paper, which is made using innovative manufacturing processes and recycling industrial waste - it's hard to believe that such a luxurious paper can be made by recycling this waste!"

Curious Matter is the result of an eight year quest by the Arjowiggins' research and development team to create daring papers with unique creative characteristics.

The team used microscopic spherical particles of raw starch to create the paper's unique texture, which to the touch resembles a combination of sand and silk.

Curious Matter is available in four weights - 125g, 135g, 270g and 380g - and is ideal for designers with clients in lifestyle -orientated sectors where it is essential to stand out from the ordinary, from food and drink, beauty and cosmetics, to luxury goods.

A swatch is available for the full Curious Collection, including the new Curious Matter range. The swatch also includes a new shade in the Curious Touch Soft Range, Nude, which is a perfect match to its counterpart in the Curious Metallics and Curious Transclucents ranges. The swatch clearly demonstrates all the ranges' surprising colours, textures and weights.

To find out more information about the Curious Matter range, obtain a swatch or samples, please contact Antalis on 0870 607 9014 or visit www.antalis.co.uk .