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Gmund Heather

The world’s first paper with genuine leather grain

08. May 2017

“Naturally Pure” is Gmund Paper’s motto for 2017. Renowned for their innovations, the paper experts at Lake Tegernsee continue to set trends with this year’s new collections.

Naturalness was the top priority in the development of “Gmund Heather.” The goal was to create a paper collection with a look and feel that would be on a par with the appearance and touch of genuine leather. Leather is an irresistibly appealing, timeless and classic material thanks to its unique natural look and terrific feel. To transfer these positive attributes to a paper was simultaneously a challenge and an impetus for the specialists at Gmund Paper.

Inspired by leathers available on the market, the experts at Gmund Paper conducted extensive research and thorough tests. After two years of developmental work, they finally achieved the perfect embossed texture.

The distinctive beauty of “Gmund Heather” paper is as unmistakable as the panache of genuine leather. An unforgettable visual and tactile experience, this paper is ideal for many different uses. Depending on how it is utilized, “Gmund Heather” can look either stylishly elegant or robustly tough, so it finds uses in diverse contexts. From the fashion world, through interior design to the automobile industry, “Gmund Heather” can stylishly accentuate products or brand statements. This paper is perfect for all applications where value is placed on naturalness.

As in all of Gmund’s papers, the cellulose in “Gmund Heather” is FSC certified. The paper is available in twelve colors inspired by hues used in the leather and fashion industries. The collection’s stringent and compelling statement is underscored by the names of the colors, which are borrowed from the classical British color vocabulary: for example, “Alabaster” for a creamy white tone, “Tangerine” for an orange nuance or “Peacock” for a shade of petrol blue.

With “Gmund Heather,” the paper experts at Lake Tegernsee have achieved a real highlight with unsurpassed qualities available nowhere else on the market. This product is sold in Germany exclusively by Römerturm, the specialist for the finest papers and artists’ papers.

An overview of “Gmund Heather”:

  • Twelve colors
  • Available in some of the following grammages, depending on the desired color: 240, 250 and 300, 310 and 350 g/m²
  • For all common printing techniques
  • Highly versatile for diverse uses

Sabine Huber
Public Relations
Tel. +49 8022 7500-73

About the paper factory Gmund

Gmund Paper has been synonymous with paper culture and the ecological fabrication of unique communications media from natural paper since 1829.

The cellulose used in all of Gmund’s papers is FSC® certified.

Custom-tailored solutions for sustainable brand identities are created at the development and production site in the town of Gmund on the shores of Lake Tegernsee. Circa 75% of the papers are exported. A family-owned business, Gmund Paper is directed by fourth-generation papermaker Florian Kohler.


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