Paper and Production

Surviving the Paper Storm

Surviving the Paper Storm Why are the Paper Markets remaining extremely tight? Post-pandemic demand for graphic paper is outpacing an already thin global supply. All graphic paper grades and basis weights and finishes are oversold for Q4 with orders exceeding saleable capacity. All paper manufacturers have moved to an allocation/reservation system. Why? The main reasons …

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Paper Products Are Not a Major Contributor to Climate Change.

Paper Products Are Not a Major Contributor to Climate Change. Submitted: Kathi Rowzie, Two Sides, March 30, 2022 If you’ve been following Two Sides or other authoritative sources, you know that the paper products you use do not contribute in any major way to climate change. Why? Because most of the energy used to manufacture …

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The Return of Printed Catalogs

The Return of Printed Catalogs Reaching Consumers in an Environmentally Responsible Way By Kathi Rowzie, President, Two Sides North America After a sharp decline in 2020, printed catalogs are coming back in a big way. Market research firm Keypoint Intelligence reports that digital print volumes – the production method for most smaller-run catalogs – has …

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Packaging Preferences Unpacked

Packaging Preferences Unpacked CHICAGO – June 9, 2021 –  Submitted: Kathi Rowzie June 9, 2021 With physical stores closed during the pandemic, the boom in online shopping resulted in record numbers of packages arriving on consumers’ doorsteps. Along with all that merchandise came a growing awareness of the materials used to package and ship products, and the …

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