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The Paper Chase Amid A Crippled Supply Chain

The Paper Chase Amid A Crippled Supply Chain

Along with multitudinous other commodities these days, paper has become quite precious. We’ve acknowledged the closures of both North American and European paper mills resulting in dramatically diminished production capacity. We’ve heard about the reduced availability...
Paper prices are on the rise. Here’s what’s going on.

Paper prices are on the rise. Here’s what’s going on.

There has been a profusion of paper industry news in 2021 and printers and publishers alike are dealing with the impact. Mill closures continue, as do mergers, acquisitions, and mills shifting focus to produce packaging materials. Production capacity is diminishing....
Keep on Truckin’… Now, more than ever

Keep on Truckin’… Now, more than ever

Things in this beleaguered industry got even tougher during COVID Even before the global pandemic affected pretty much everything about life as we knew it, the U.S. trucking industry was in crisis. An aging workforce quickly became a diminishing work force, as the...
The Scarcity of Paper – Pulp (non)Fiction

The Scarcity of Paper – Pulp (non)Fiction

It’s no secret that the paper market is volatile; in fact, it has become increasingly unstable. Wood pulp costs continue to jump and impact paper prices. Mills have closed due to exorbitant raw material costs, among other factors.

Saddle or Perfect? Choosing the Right Magazine Binding

Saddle or Perfect? Choosing the Right Magazine Binding

The thickness of a publication determines whether or not the publisher has an option between saddle stitching the spine of their publication (typically three staples) or perfect binding (where the pages are trimmed and glued to the cover). Typically the spine of a...