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Lawton Connect Partners with Mohawk Papers to Redefine the Scratch Off Printing Market

By January 11, 2018September 8th, 2019Announcements, Blog Posts

Lawton Connect, family owned commercial printer since 1900, have entered into a strategic partnership with commercial printer Mohawk, family owned paper makers since 1931, to form Mr. Scratch Off LLC. This partnership has been formed around the introduction of an innovative new technology using HP Indigo printing to produce the first 4-color, scratch off printed products in the world.

Currently, printing for scratch off products uses single or multi-color printed images which are covered by a single-color fixed shape, applied with a flexographic press. This new capability allows both the scratch off area and the image beneath to be a multi-color print and fully variable from piece to piece; all using high resolution, HP Indigo printing. Here is an example of the difference between the old and new capability:

4-color scratch off

“We have been working on this breakthrough technology with HP Indigo for almost two years and are excited to partner with a company like Lawton Connect that shares our sustained commitment to family heritage and product innovation. This capability helps redefine scratch off printing as “reveal printing,” opening new ways for designers and marketers to embrace print as experiential engagement,” said Tom O’Connor Jr., Mohawk CEO.

“The full-color scratch off reveal is a custom experience like nothing we have seen before and the applications are endless,” said Ty Koon, Vice President of Lawton Connect. “Mohawk is a true innovation leader for the print industry and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring this cutting edge scratch-off enhancement to clients.”

This capability has been tested and is ready to be unleashed for use by creatives across North America. For details on the capability go to or call 888-593-0063.



Lawton Connect provides innovative commercial printing and communication solutions to brand conscious clients. They specialize in providing synergistic and customizable communication solutions that extend beyond traditional printing. Experience their comprehensive and state of the art in house capabilities for large run offset jobs, small run digital requirements, wide format signage, lettershop, and complex variable data solutions. They invite you to make a connection:


Mohawk is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes which are preferred for commercial and digital printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail.  Mohawk fine papers and envelopes include the signature brands Mohawk Superfine® and Strathmore®, as well as proprietary treatments Inxwell® and i-Tone®. With a culture of innovation, Mohawk’s business model now extends beyond paper manufacturing into new areas of growth, including digital substrates, which connect designers and printers to new markets.

Mohawk is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business based in Cohoes, New York, with global sales and operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit