Mohawk Launches Mohawk Live Mobile Phone App
Mohawk, the Cohoes, N.Y. manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, announced the launch of Mohawk Live, a new mobile app powered by HP Aurasma augmented reality technology. The app, designed to generate interactive experiences with print, was developed for use on Android and Apple iOS mobile devices. It is available for free download in the App Store and Google Play.
Mohawk Live incorporates the latest in augmented reality technology. The app was specifically designed to enhance materials printed on Mohawk fine paper, connecting the high-touch medium of paper with the high-tech experience of augmented reality. The app provides seamless integration of print with dynamic, interactive content, transforming a one-dimensional image to a multidimensional experience featuring 3-D images, videos, photos, infographics and animations.
"As a paper manufacturer, Mohawk is in the business of connecting," said Bart Robinson, vice president of marketing for Mohawk. "We strongly believe that print and technology can enhance each other. Mohawk Live is a natural progression for our business because it provides a unique, multimedia experience that drives consumer interest in materials printed on Mohawk paper, while also generating measurable results for our customers."
Unlike QR codes, which are also used to enhance content, Mohawk Live does not require the use of a barcode which interrupts the visual flow of design and product packaging.
The introduction of Mohawk Live supports Mohawk's "What Will You Make Today" campaign, celebrating the heritage of Mohawk paper, the culture of fine craftsmanship, and the intersection of tradition and technology in modern design and printing.
The first printed piece designed to utilize Mohawk Live is a limited edition journal developed with Massimo Vignelli, and constructed with Mohawk paper. The introductory page of the journal features a quote from Vignelli, enabled with augmented reality technology to connect readers with an animated video featuring Vignelli describing his grid-centric design techniques.