Mondi launches new swatch book for BIO TOP 3® portfolio

Publication Date:

12 May 2017

A strikingly original new swatch book for Mondi’s BIO TOP 3®, designed with the needs of creative industries in mind, is now available in Europe. A well-known brand in its 28th year on the market, BIO TOP 3® is already widely recognised as a premium uncoated off-white paper with a best-in-class environmental profile. The new swatch book, with the theme ‘by Nature’, shows off the quality and versatility of the BIO TOP 3® portfolio while highlighting its pure and authentic appeal.
‘It’s not a shade, it’s an attitude’ is the tagline of BIO TOP 3® -- and the new swatch book has plenty of attitude. The offset printed book provides beautiful examples of colour printing and blind embossing in a section entitled ‘inspired by Nature’. Another section called ‘versatile by Nature’, which is stitched to the cover of the swatch book, clearly explains the versatile applications and benefits of BIO TOP 3® in areas such as corporate communication, book printing, packaging and others.
Jutta Wacht, Art Director at the Austrian creative agency Say Say Say, Inc., which designed the swatch book, explained the two-part concept: “BIO TOP 3®’s versatility and its natural shade inspired us to create a multidimensional swatch book that consists of a practical part showing the versatility of applications in a visual approachable way, and an emotional part – a detachable book – featuring the most fascinating landscapes on earth and its sublime colour shades that pay tribute to BIO TOP 3®’s natural shade.”
In touch with the needs of eco-conscious designers and printers
Professional designers, printers and publishers who seek an authentic, natural, sustainable look and feel for their projects will find what they need in the BIO TOP 3® portfolio. Mondi offers BIO TOP 3® next in folio and reels for professionals in digital, preprint and offset printing; BIO TOP 3® high-speed inkjet in reels for full colour high-speed inkjet applications with special surface treatment for dye and pigment ink; BIO TOP 3® extra for all sustainable office printing needs; and matching BIO TOP 3® envelopes.
The swatch book was printed in Austria by Holzhausen Druck GmbH. Hannes Fauland Jr., Customer Service at Holzhausen, was impressed by the paper’s printability and results: “The BIO TOP 3® book turned out to be exceptionally beautiful. The paper is really outstanding to print on – we used normal offset printing. I had left a sample of the swatch book in a meeting room and a regular customer of mine looked through it. He has already decided to use BIO TOP 3® for his next book.”
Luděk Lorenc, Chief Technical Officer at the Czech printing house PB tisk, also believes in the paper’s advantages: “We used BIO TOP 3® next for printing the book Kmeny, as this paper fully met requirements given by the publisher. BIO TOP 3® next was the ideal choice for this project due to its natural shade, high bulk and trouble-free runnability. Based on our good experience with this paper, we have decided to include BIO TOP 3® next in our sample book of materials for book printing.”
Sustainable. Every day.
In addition to its unique off-white shade and high bulk, BIO TOP 3® also has an impeccable environmental profile that will appeal to those seeking credibility and authenticity in communication. It is totally chlorine free (TCF) bleached and made without optical brightening agents (OBAs) to retain its natural off-white shade and pleasant uncoated feel. The paper is produced exclusively at the ISO 14001 certified Mondi Neusiedler mill in Austria from FSC™ certified resources. BIO TOP 3® is part of Mondi’s Green Range and carries the EU Ecolabel as well as the Austrian Ecolabel and is available with a CO2 neutral option.
BIO TOP 3® is a premium uncoated off-white paper that is inspired by nature and conveys a natural, sustainable attitude in whatever printed materials it is used for.
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Christina Fadler, Communications & Event Manager, Uncoated Fine Paper
Tel: +43 1 79013 – 4917
E-Mail: [email protected]
Mondi Paper Sales GmbH, Marxergasse 4A, 1030 Vienna, Austria


Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.

We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.

We believe sustainable development makes good business sense. It's integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and embedded in everything we do, every day. We continue to look for ways to do more with less, promote the responsible management of ecosystems, develop and inspire our people, and enhance the value that our sustainable product solutions create.

Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.

About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is part of Mondi Group. In 4 paper mills in Austria, Slovakia, and Russia Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital print technology. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range of papers that are FSC™ or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or bleached entirely without chlorine.

Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, DNS®, IQ, MAESTRO®, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3®, PERGRAPHICA® or Snegurochka are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication.