Save the Children Chooses Domtar Solutions FSC
February 1, 2005

MONTREAL - February 22, 2004 - Save the Children, a leading international relief and development organization, has chosen Domtar SolutionsĀ® FSC premium uncoated paper for its 2004 annual report. Critical Choices for the World's Children details the organization's current operations in more than 40 countries.   "Save the Children is a living response to critical global issues and needs.  Providing a socially and environmentally responsible, FSC-certified paper to this organization makes for an excellent pairing of message and paper," says Scott Townsend, Domtar's director of marketing for print channels.    Townsend also noted the alignment between Domtar's efforts to promote literacy and Save the Children's mission

Tips for Printing with digital Paper
August 1, 2004

A familiar process in the business world, digital printing has moved at a slower pace across the commercial printing world. But, while it still has its limitations in this market, it also has its appeal, namely a result of the current interest in variable data printing and speed at short-run, quality production. Marketing and circulation departments are certainly exploring its benefits, and a number of catalogs and even magazines are putting it to use. Because digital printing and digital paper are still relatively new phenomena in the industry, many production managers aren't familiar with the characteristics of digital paper and how to use it,

Record Attendance at PrintMedia Expo
May 1, 2003

The economy is in a funk, ad sales are up marginally over last year, and publishing industry vendors are sweating every detail of every deal. Yet against this gloomy backdrop, publishers and vendors remain surprisingly bullish on the future of print and publishing. That was the overriding buzz on the floor of the seventh annual PrintMedia Conference & Expo, which included the BookTech Conference & Expo, held at the New York Hilton in March. Trade shows and events across industry sectors, including publishing, are struggling for survival. Some shut their doors. Others have dramatically cut back on the number of events they host. Indeed,

Paper Jam
November 1, 2002

It's not just magazine publishers crying the blues over the weak U.S. economy, which inspired advertisers to cut ad page placements 9.3 percent in 2001, and 10.4 percent this year, according to a recent report from market researcher Nielsen/NetRatings. Magazine publishers have responded by tightening ad/edit ratios, decreasing trim sizes, and going with lighter basis weights. Cataloguers have also cut back, shifting promotions to the Internet and other electronic media, while pruning mail lists and slashing page counts. Corporations outside the publishing industry have also pulled back, trimming the number of brochures and other printed matter produced annually. It all adds up to a

Higher Prices, Tighter Supply
November 1, 2002

After bottoming out in the first half of the year, paper prices began inching upward as supplies and on-hand inventories tightened. As 2003 unfolds, papers used for brochures, annual reports, direct mail, and magazines will cost producers more, and take longer to get. That's the outlook in a nutshell for commercial print buyers next year, according to Jack Miller, director of market intelligence for paper manufacturer Domtar Inc., in Montreal. His take on paper prices is reflected in the recent upward trend that brought coated free sheet (60-lb. coated No. 3) prices off 20-year lows. While paper prices in general remain at historic lows, production budgets

Bidding Wars
June 1, 2001

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

PDF-Assisted CTP
February 1, 1999

A creative consortium pushes the envelope of PDF-assisted design for CTP production to fulfill the wishes of a paper company seeking printed materials that promote its products, exemplify technology in use and inspire industry advancement. Riddle me this: When is wishful thinking not just wishful thinking? Answer: When it's a recently published promotional book called Contrast: Wishful Thinking, which might be more accurately described as a design and production dream come true. Contrast: Wishful Thinking is the latest brainchild of Eddy Specialty Papers and the second issue in the company's Contrast series of promotions, which were developed, not simply as a showcase