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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...
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...
Cover Weight versus Text Weight: Know the Difference

Cover Weight versus Text Weight: Know the Difference

Have you ever been confused when you requested, say, an 80# cover and were asked if that is a text weight or a cover weight? What exactly is the difference? And why can’t you just say an 80# cover? A paper’s basis weight is determined by the weight of 500 sheets of...
When Text Pages Expand Beyond Cover Pages – Web Creep Explained

When Text Pages Expand Beyond Cover Pages – Web Creep Explained

Have you ever noticed that on some magazines, the text pages appear just slightly wider than the cover pages? The explanation lies not in the finishing process, but in the printing process. A large percentage of short-run magazines have their cover pages printed on a...