Coated paper was invented in the United States, but after a major industry shakeup today most of the country's ability to make coated paper is owned by foreign companies.
This morning, two momentous events occurred nearly simultaneously in the industry that makes coated paper for catalogs, magazines, inserts, and brochures:
1) NewPage, the largest North American maker of coated paper, sold its Biron, Wisconsin and Rumford, Maine mills to Catalyst Paper, which shifted about 12% of the nation's coated-paper capacity into Canadian hands.
With the success of its Pharma Insert Opaque, Coated and Uncoated Web Inkjet papers, and several customized product solutions Appleton Coated is showcasing these capabilities in its newly-expanded website, www.appletoncoated.com
Charlottesville, VA (July 24, 2013)-INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced that the 2013 Digital Printing in Publishing Forum will be held on September 23 and 24 at the Marriott Marquis New York in conjunction with the Publishing Business Conference & Expo (www.publishingbusiness.com), produced byBook Business magazine (www.bookbusinessmag.com) and Publishing Executive magazine (www.pubexec.com).
Taking high-speed inkjet capabilities to the next level, HP today demonstrated its meter-wide full-color HP Inkjet Web Press operating at 244 meters (800 feet) per minute, featuring new inks, printheads and glossy coated paper that support faster print speeds without compromising image quality.
The Print Council has announced that the Unisource Worldwide Matching Challenge Grant has resulted in $100,000 of new financial support from the industry
In the first major move since announcing its triumvirate of recent acquisitions, RR Donnelley officially eliminated 85 jobs at Banta Corp., headquartered in Menasha, Wis., according to a local Wisconsin newspaper. The job cuts come on the heels of a $1.3 billion merger deal completed by Donnelley and Banta on Jan. 9. The Appleton Post-Crescent reported that Donnelley made the layoffs official in a letter to Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development on Jan. 19 and that the reductions reached into the upper levels of Banta’s management. “We recognize that this news is disappointing, and while we deeply regret having to proceed with this reduction
No more pitches. No more visits. No more phone calls. Online paper procurement portals offer alternatives to traditional paper buying. While Chris Powell, production director at New Hope Natural Media/Penton Media, says, "I am buying paper through a broker right now," she admits, "I'm always looking for ways to save more money!" In some cases, by logging online, print buyers can do everything from search for and buy paper, to researching paper market news and staying up-to-date on new product launches. Users and vendors alike benefit by comparing prices and creating a bigger pool of potential commerce. Powell also notes, "I would consider