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On the Hunt: Our 2022 Summer Reading List

We thought we should have a little fun, get out of the house and go on a scavenger hunt—a Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt!

Take your Cat to Work Today (and Everyday)

So, what does National Take Your Cat To Work Day® have to do with paper? We've been bringing cats to work long before it was popular!

Juneteenth Spotlight: Furthering a Legacy thr …

Four-Hundred Years of Service

In the early 18th century, several years before becoming a state, France introduced Illinois to sla

6 Times Paper Was Used to Break Major News

From the Pentagon Papers to Nixon's resignation, paper has broken major news throughout history. Check out our full list.

Behind The Project – How Collaboration Led …

In a recent episode of Podcasts From The Printerverse, Deborah went behind the scenes with Design Ranch, Midland Paper and J&J Printing

The Value in Young Talent

Here are my reasons why your business can benefit from the value in young talent

Guess What’s New in the Domtar Paper Galler …

Not familiar with the Domtar Paper Gallery? Well, you should be! Featuring new submissions from RGD, Mitchell Press, AREA and more!

The Power of Print Enhancements in Optichanne …

The best marketing strategies combine both online and offline marketing channels. That's optichannel marketing and here's how to do it.

Production Inkjet Fits the Bill for KUBRA

Learn how KUBRA switched from toner-based printing to production inkjet and improved the paper billing customer experience.

Ken Fernald, Superhero Among Us

What is a superhero? Is it someone who avenges and saves with special powers? Metropolis has Superman. Gotham, Batman. AVRE, Ken Fernald

Flexibility, Productivity and Paper Small Pac …

I’d like to make one small suggestion to help your productivity—have you tried our small packs for your home office?

In Celebration of Poets and Writers

As a life-long reader, I was thrilled to attend the first in-person Poets and Writers gathering since 2019. Here's my story.

Environmentally Responsible Office Paper for …

We all want a healthy planet and, most importantly, dependable office paper, but how? Wonder no more, we've got your answer right here.

Wait, Where Can I Wear My Pajamas?

I think Sandra Boynton said it best with her children’s songbook, Pajama Time!, “Let’s get ready to celebrate. It’s Pajama Time!"

Unwrapping the Mystery: Candy Wrappers

Did you know that there’s a science to constructing the perfect Easter basket? Did you know that the candy wrapper is key?

How to Encourage Your Young Writer

Language holds a special place in our society. As technology continues to advance, our ability to communicate is what will help us make sense of our n

Celebrate National Wildlife Week by Taking Ac …

We’re in the midst of National Wildlife Week! Come learn about a few of the actions that Domtar takes to help preserve wildlife.

Augment Your Toolkit by Embracing AR

How can paper become an extended version of the real world? The Answer: through technology, or, more specifically, augmented reality.

Throwback Thursday: Your Guide to Embossing

Embossing can enhance a project, but before you jump to make an impression there are a few things to consider.

Introducing…Communications Manager Step …

We can all name a woman, at work or in life, that makes a huge impact. At Domtar, that woman is Stephanie Barker.

Virtually a Reality: Direct Mail Marketing

Direct mail marketing: the gift that keeps on giving! I'm happy to share that the second USPS Promotion of 2022 is available.

Introducing…Graphic Designer Roland Bas …

When Roland speaks, I listen and I think you should too. He has the hands-on experience and academic knowledge to back it up.

Dear, Library—Happy Valentine’s Day

It's Valentine's Day, we're in love and we don't care who knows it. Library,—this letter is for you!

Military Mail: Letters from Home

How does mail connect us? Look no further than Sandboxx, a business that provides convenience and comfort to military members.

Return of the Mail: The 2022 USPS Promotions …

The impact that direct mail can have is underrated, and the 2022 USPS Promotions are doing their part to help you succeed. Click for more

3 Crafty Ideas for Your Next Snow Day

Stuck in colder weather? Hoping tomorrow will be better? Here are a few crafty ideas for your next snow day.

The Power of a Paper Letter: Letter from Birm …

Would the email from Birmingham Jail carry the same gravitas? I think not. The power of a paper letter stands the test of time.

Introducing…Graphic Designer Susan Jone …

From magazines to digital marketing, a graphic designer is a crucial part of any business. Domtar's own Susan Jones knows her stuff

Trivia Day: How Well Do You Know Paper?

Like anyone else, we enjoy a good trivia question so we’ve put together some paper-themed trivia for your enjoyment. Happy Trivia Day!

Look Beyond the Paper Specifications

When it comes to selecting the right paper for the project, looking beyond paper specifications can make or break your job.

Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year – …

Inspired by Veri Peri, but unsure of where to start? Here are some examples that may spark some ideas for your next big project.

How to Make Ordinary, EXtraordinary

Trying to turn ordinary into EXtraordinary? Learn how collaboration and ingenuity helped do just that and create an amazing brochure.

Give Teachers the Gift of Paper This Year

Many parents agree that a gift for those who support their children is important. Here's why teachers top the list and what you can give

Crash Course: Press Check’s from a Desi …

Why press checks? If you’re a designer or creative who’s unfamiliar with press checks or Marina Joyce’s work, then this blog is for you.

What’s New in the Domtar Paper Gallery

From graphic design guides to charitable works, the Domtar Paper Gallery has the goods. Here are some of our latest gallery submissions.

Social Media is (Still) Here to Stay

What's real about social media. Well, it doesn’t get much realer than its impact on your marketing strategy. Here's how.

How Printed Catalogs Can Amplify Digital Mark …

Learn how printed catalogs are alive and well (and as impactful as ever) in a digital world by flipping through the Amazon Catalog with us.

The Importance of Paper in the Classroom

The benefits of technology are undeniable, but it's useful to keep in mind some of the advantages of the printed page in the classroom.

How to Make the Most out of Your Home Office

Going forward, corporate employment will include remote work, so let’s talk about ideas on how to make the most of the home office.

Inkjet & Direct Mail: A Recipe for Succe …

The world of inkjet constantly evolves, but here at Domtar, we know how inkjet can help you take advantage through direct mail and more.

Throwback Thursday: How to explore the possib …

Not all uncoated papers are created equal—if you're looking to print rich black & vibrant color with a clear message, you should Explore

Domtar’s 2021 Fall Reading List

Featuring legends like Stephen King, Jerry Seinfeld, Alex Trebek and more, the Domtar 2021 Fall Book List is something you can't miss.

Creating Customer Trust With Your Sustainabil …

Sustainability buzzwords abound as creatives talk to even more environmentally aware consumers. But what's the right way to speak "green?

Recycled Office Paper vs. Certified Office Pa …

We all want to do our part in being environmentally conscious. Here are a few things you should know about recycled office paper vs. certified office paper.

Communication Trends In a World of Change and …

Highlights from our podcast with Nicole Tully of Canon Solutions America, about marketing trends, reaching the next-gen and more.

Printed Textbooks vs. eBooks

The debate is still on when it comes to printed textbooks vs. ebooks but we have three reasons why print reading should have the edge.

Back to School Essential Shopping List

If you’re making a last minute supply run, be sure not to miss the essentials. Here is our list of some key back to school supplies.

Throwback Thursday: Now Is the Time to Make Y …

In today’s Throwback Thursday edition, we take a look back at the Make Your Mark series and the impact print can have on your business.

The Paper and Packaging Board’s New Sustain …

Check out, where you can learn about sustainability, how paper and paper-based packaging helps us plant trees and more

Mind the (Knowledge) Gap in Paper and Print M …

Looking for available resources to help fill knowledge gaps in paper and print marketing? We've got you covered.

Back to School Trends: A Look at the 2021 Del …

According to the 2021 Deloitte Back-to School Survey, overall spend is will be up 16%. Before joining the spend, here some tips on prep.

Weighing in on Paper Weight

Curious about basis weight is calculated? Always wanted a "paper weight chart?" We're giving you the tools you need and answers you want.

The Post-Pandemic Direct Mail Renaissance

As we look to a post-pandemic future, the biggest opportunity that needs to be part of your marketing strategy is direct mail.

Offset, Digital, Production Inkjet Printing …

How do you outline the main benefits of popular printing technologies from a print customer perspective? We've got the blueprint.

Throwback Thursday: Luxury Within Reach (in a …

Now is a great time for brands and companies to re-engage with customers via print marketing. Throwback Thursday: Luxury Within Reach

Sustainability 101: Responsible Sourcing

We believe that Domtar’s future is rooted in the forest, but what does responsible sourcing look like in practice? Here's the answer.

Guidebook for Talking to Your Customers about …

Adaptability is the mark of a great printer and knowing how to effectively communicate the benefits of digital printing is a gamechanger.

What Current Consumer Trends Mean for Markete …

When the world gets back on its feet and finishes clearing out the COVID cobwebs, marketers must be ready to consumer trends.

Introducing the Best of Paper Matters June Di …

We're sharing some of our favorite stories from Paper Matters Magazine like the Hatch Show Print, Darwill and Marina Joyce.

Changing Worklife: The Hybrid Work Model is H …

As we return to a new normal post-pandemic, how and where work gets done is being reimagined. The hybrid work model is here, what's next?

Direct Mail That Dominates The Mailbox

Learn the importance of choosing the right elements to ensure your direct mail dominates the mailbox—techniques, paper choice, no problem

Celebrate Juneteenth with Action

Here are several resources on the history of Juneteenth and how we can all be better allies. The best way to celebrate is to be active.

Sustainability 101: Biodegradable vs. Compost …

Today, we're going to focus on the words biodegradable vs compostable and clear up confusion on everyday environmental sustainability.

Print is Still a Player in Integrated Marketi …

From marketers to printers, from printers to your mailbox, from your mailbox to their website. That's integrated marking, the right way.

On Press with Lynx: 3 Ink Tips to Optimize Pr …

Metallic inks, rich black and more; we share a few tips on achieving optimal quality during your print job using Lynx paper.

Sustainability 101: Recycled vs. Recyclable

Recycled and recyclable, tomato/tomahto, right? Actually, there's more to it. We're teaching Sustainability 101 and class is in session.

Enhance Productivity with Office Paper Small …

If you want to stay productive, having the proper work set-up each day is crucial. Surprisingly, office paper can help.

What Printers Wish You Knew: Color Matching

Printers may struggle with color matching large solids that weren't originally printed on their press, we have too. Here's how to fix it.

How to Read a Paper Ream

What in the world do all those numbers and symbols on the front of a paper pack mean? We have you covered. Learn how to read a paper ream

Is Your Ink Too Transparent?

Are you printing PMS color and looking for color saturation? Uniform coverage? Your solution may lie in your ink formula.

Mitigating Back-trap Mottle

You’re printing a job with large areas of heavy coverage but you're struggling with mottling and streaking. Domtar has the fix.

Why Cougar® Paper Exceeds Printer Expectatio …

Cougar paper is in a class of its own, but what really sets it apart? Here are some reasons why Cougar® paper exceeds printer expectation

Do Your Print Customers Have Envelope Envy?

When it comes to creating envelope envy and helping print customers stand out in the mailbox, you're closer to your goals than you think!

Print Solutions: Preventing Ink Mottle

You’re printing a job with large areas of heavy coverage and the blue tones are looking mottled and streaky. Domtar has your back.

Level Up Your Printer Sustainability Program

Customers are looking for companies dedicated to sustainability. Here are some tips on leveling up your printer sustainability program.

Project Peacock: Taking Printspiration to the …

Brought to you by PrintMediaCentr, the new Project Peacock Platform is a one-click destination for the latest innovations in print. The Website for All Things …

From important presentation ideas to marketing your brand, paper is an essential piece to how connections are made. Visit us for all thin

The Paper Matters Podcast: Partners in Enviro …

As we celebrate Earth Day today, we hope that our Partners in Sustainability Series shows what environmentally sustainability means.

Making the News: Celebrating Deaf History Thr …

From The Silent Worker to The Washington Post, deaf persons made an impact on newspapers, and the paper industry. Here's how:

Paper Storage Tips

The article lists several best practices for the storage of paper and a short disclaimer on expected shelf life of our product

Working from Home: What We’ve Learned Over …

It’s never too late to make the right adjustments, here's how we've tackled working from home:

Don’t Get It Wrong When Your Print Customer …

Deborah Corn, a recovering Print Buyer, shares opportunity for a Printer to strengthen their relationships with their customers.

Introducing the PrintWorks™ Newsletter

Learn more about the PrintWorks Newsletter, an exclusive printer resource, full of valuable tools, news and insights to help you succeed.

Celebrating Deaf History Through Paper

How do you record a language that’s wholly physical? By cataloging it with paper. Celebrate Deaf History Month with us March 13-April 15.

How the 2021 USPS Promotions & Incentive …

2021 USPS Promotions and Incentives help marketers find creative solutions to content questions within budget. Learn how they can help.

Life made easier with Lettermark™ Punched a …

Introducing Lettermark™ Punched & Perforated Papers, replacing Willcopy® Custom Cuts. No product changes, just a new name and packaging.

Top 5 Tips for Choosing an Environmentally Re …

Good news—it’s possible to have an office paper that meets your needs while also being environmentally responsible. Here are 5 tips:

The 4 Cs of Design

It's easy for graphic designers to start off on a new project like a lone cowboy, but research is the first step to success Here's why.

Print Marketing and the Customer Journey

Understanding the basics of a customer journey is invaluable with customers. Learn how to make print recommendations during every stage.

Do You Digital?

It's probably an understatement to say that Digital Printing has evolved over the years, but just how much has changed?

5 Reasons Switching Paper Could Result In Swi …

Helping customers achieve the best result possible is tricky. Here are 5 reasons why printers shouldn't swap their clients' paper selection.

Fight Screen Fatigue with Paper

Screen fatigue is a simple name for a complicated issue—many of us feel drained as a result of our screens, but how do we fight it?

Printing and Paper Tips and Techniques

Domtar Paper has a collection of printing and paper Tips and Techniques videos available to you. Here’s how they can help.

The Impact of Covid-19 on Sustainability

Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of sustainability in the minds of consumers, communities and across other global organizations.

6 reasons Why Cougar® is the Paper Brand of …

In many ways, a brand is an act of self-expression. Here are 6 reasons why you should express yourself on Cougar Paper.

The Hidden Benefits of Picking Up a Book

Digital overload can contribute to mental fatigue but we’ve found that a salve for some of the side effects already exists—reading.

Got a Virtual Presentation? Follow These Top …

Holding your audience’s attention during a virtual presentation is one of the pandemics many hurdles. Here are four helpful tips.

Design Strategy – The Impact of Color in a …

Smart creatives know the value of print when it comes to helping brands connect with their audience and the impact of color in a printed

How to Differentiate Yourself as a Commercial …

Goals for commercial printers may have changed from years past but one thing holds true—You must be able to differentiate yourself.

Marketing in the New Abnormal

As the last year has show us, adaptability is priceless. Looking forward, it's critical that agility becomes the new normal.
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