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Warm Things Up with Lynx® Cream White

For warmer tones and a softer appeal, our Lynx® Cream White shade was engineered to achieve that goal without altering your design. Request a printed sample

Explore Digital Print and Domtar’s Line of ...

Explore digital print and dive into Domtar's line of digital papers options. Request printed samples and swatchbooks to see for yourself.

Back to Print Basics: Part One

Despite technology advancements, the print basics of file management remains the same. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you send off your project.

How Young People Are Revolutionizing the Prin...

Young generation in print. They are young, curious and interested in print. Learn more about this generation and how they are impacting the print industry.

Transitioning to Inkjet Technology?

You’re thinking about transitioning to inkjet technology but are afraid to make the leap. Here are 4 lessons you can learn from the early adaptors.

Marie Condo Your Office Space

A clean office space can not only improve productivity but it can also improve your mood. Here are a few tips to Marie Condo your office space.

Making the Most of Variable Data Printing

New technology makes variable data printing an option for just about any campaign. What is variable data printing? And how can you maximize your results?

Designing for Digital Media

Designing for digital media is not just an engaging design. It's another channel to reach your audience and should be considered with the overall plan.

Could California AB 1884 Bill Be the End For ...

California AB 1884 ban on single-use plastic straws set the precedent for other states to follow but does this mean the end for plastic altogether?

Careers in Print: A Customer Service Rep̵...

President of Ripon Printers, Julie Newhouse, shares her insights to a typical customer service rep's job responsibilities and expectations.

Looking into High-Speed Production Inkjet?

Jeff Matos at Broadridge shares what he's learned and why paper is critical as an early adopter looking into high-speed production inkjet technology.

Bringing Your Private Label Brand to Life

Private label office papers are a key differentiator and growth driver for retailers. Find out why creating a private label brand might be right for you.

What’s in Your Mailbox?

Recent USPS survey showed that respondents across all age demographics still enjoy receiving mail and believes it is a secure method of communication.

Fight For Your Right to Paper Statements

Printed utility bills to printed social security statements, whatever the communication form, the Keep Me Post Campaign fights for your right to choose.

The Declaration of Independence Re-imagined

Back in 1776, paper was a much different substrate than it is today. What would the Declaration of Independence look like if it was written today?

How Do We Measure Shades of White Paper?

The options of white paper are astounding but how are we able to measure shades of white paper and what does this mean to print professionals and creatives?

Paper – The Fifth Color

When you're working with a tight print budget or looking to achieve a specific effect, make sure to consider paper as your fifth color. Here's why.

Personalize Your Next Marketing Campaign for ...

If you're looking into improving your marketing ROI, you may want to personalize your next marketing campaign for the biggest impact. Here's why.

What You Need to Know About Thermal Paper

Thermal paper is everywhere, from grocery stores and gas pumps to schools and concert halls. Learn how thermal papers work and why the market is growing.

An Intern’s Perspective About A Paper C...

If you’d asked me what a paper company was like, I’d have told you that it was full of older men named Bob and Dan...but I learned, there's so much more.

Careers in Print: The Job of a Print Producti...

Do you have what it takes to be a production manager in a print shop? Learn more about the skills and responsibilities of a print production manager.

Want Print to Thrive? Here are 4 Ways We Can ...

Females account for 80% of students enrolled in print programs, while only representing 40% of the workforce. Here are tips to attracting females to print?

Husky® Opaque Offset Paper Delivers Quality ...

Truck after truck, order after order, Domtar’s Husky® Opaque Offset paper delivers consistent results. Find out why it’s a leading choice for printers.

Writing Offers Cognitive, Creative and Social...

Research shows that handwriting enhance cognition, creativity and social skills. Learn more about why you should put pen to paper and surprise a friend.

Lynx – Where Beauty and Performance Mee...

Where Beauty and Performance Meet is the latest printed sample from our Lynx Brand of Paper. Learn more about this piece and how you can request a copy.

6 Tips for Selling Production Inkjet to New C...

Inkjet technology promises faster production time and print quality that gets better every day; but how do you sell production inkjet to new customers?

Tips to Optimizing Your Product Assortment

Improve your customer experience with the right product assortment. Here are tips and guidelines to consider when optimizing your office paper assortment.

Careers in Print: What to Expect as a Pre-Pre...

Whether you're a college or high school grad, you may want to consider a career in print, we asked a pre-press technician to share his insights.

Why Uncoated Paper Makes an Impact

A customer’s first impression of you may be in their hands — literally. Learn why uncoated paper makes an impact and a great choice for discerning brands.

Direct Mail Marketing Still Matters and Here&...

Direct mail marketing is alive and well and an effective communication tool with tremendous potential to influence customer choices.

Building a Personal Brand

Brand is more than just a logo and designs. Your personal brand is the most important investment. Here are a few tips to help you get on your way.

4 Tips for Creating a Graphic Design Resume t...

Life after college, it can be overwhelming. We've pulled a few graphic design resume tips to help young designers prepare for the future.

Foil Stamping Print Technique Options

When it comes to print techniques, foil stamping is a favorite. Here are some pros and cons for each foil stamping print technique option.

3 Practical Print Project Tips from Sunbrella...

There are many obstacles that may occur during a project. Stay ahead with the following 3 practical print project tips from the Sunbrella team.

8 Key Standards to Achieving Brand Journalism

We have compiled 8 key standards to help you stay focused on your brand journalism content strategy. More more, subscribe to our Paper Matters Magazine.

Four Tips for Proper Paper Handling and Stora...

Experiencing paper curling or continuous jamming in your printer? Learn proper paper handling and storage tips to help you stay productive.

Make Paper a Key Part of Your Corporate Susta...

A good corporate sustainability policy covers everything from energy efficiency to how paper is sourced. See how paper can enhance your policy.

Picking Paper with A Positive Impact – ...

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

10 Unconventional Facts About a Paper Mill

At Domtar, it's more than just about making paper. Our Johnsonburg Paper Mill team in PA is committed to the future of both the land and people.

Specifying Paper for Various Printing Equipme...

When specifying paper for your print project, it is important to know how to select the right paper for the right technology. Here are a few tips to help.

Tips to Preventing Printing Disasters

New to print? Follow these 3 Tips to Preventing Printing Disasters by our Paper Technology Manager and avoid any unneccessary catastrophe.

Sustainability is For the Birds

Domtar Paper Mill communities protect the natural habitat in our forests through wildlife management. See what birds are thriving in our forests.

Careers in Print: Offset Printing Press Opera...

Heading out into the working world? Consider a career in print. Learn more about the requirements, demands and more of an Offset Printing Press Operator.

Between the Pages at the University of Missis...

The Magazine Innovation Center at OleMiss brings industry experts in print and paper together for an exclusive event called Between the Pages.

Getting the Results You Want with High Speed ...

Unexpected results are common during the offset to high-speed inkjet transition. Here are some quick tips to follow to get the results you want.

Target and Personalize with Print

Advancement in printing technologies have made it easier to target & personlize through print. Learn how production inkjet technology makes this possible.

Introducing Paper Matters® Magazine

Paper Matters Magazine, a publication focusing on how paper supports, inspires and propels your ideas, creating everyday connections.

Decoding Sustainability Logos

In the paper world, it is important to adhere to third-party certifications. We are decoding sustainability logos to help you make informed decisions.

3 Tips to Become a Go-To Commercial Printer

A go-to printer spends time researching their clients, understanding their business and providing solutions to help achieve their goals.

What You Can Expect in Binding Trends

Looking for ways to enhance your print design, you may want to consider a bindery technique. Here's a list of the top binding trends in 2019 to consider.

A Book Review – Making Money in Print

If you own a print business, you will want to consider this book, "Who's Making MONEY at Digital/Inkjet Printing...and how?" by Bill Farquharson & Kelly Mallozzi.

Seven Considerations When Designing for Inkje...

This is the second part of a three part series about designing production inkjet where we focus on top considerations when designing for inkjet technology.

The Site for All Things Paper

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

Forest Certification 101

A quick glance into forest certification 101 and what forest landowners must do to receive these certifications. They are more than just empty promises.

Who’s Going to Fill Their Shoes?

Despite what critics say, the print industry continues to thrive with new innovation and exciting opportunities. Learn about the jobs and their skillsets.

3 Projects Enhanced by Heavyweight Papers

Heavyweight paper can enhance any project— from your company’s high-end brochure to a premium crisp business card. Elevate your brand today!

Delivering More than Just Paper to Paper Merc...

Paper Matters and we work hard to keep our inventory replenishment network properly stocked to ensure our paper merchants don't run out of paper.

Baby Boomers to Millennials – The Silver Ts...

From baby boomers to Millennials, Domtar continues to stay relevant through its sustainability goals. Learn how you can take advantage of our efforts.

Coated vs Uncoated Paper – When To Use Whic...

The majority of print projects are produced on either coated or uncoated paper. We go over when to use coated vs. uncoated paper?

Looking Beyond Paper Specifications

When it comes to selecting the right paper for the project, you may want to be aware that looking beyond paper specifications is important. Read more.

Five Reasons It’s Time to Up Your Social Me...

Kelly Mallozzi, print specialist and content strategist, shares her top 4 reasons why you should up your social media game.

Three Tips to Get Started With Production Ink...

Production inkjet technology is opening doors for designers & marketers when it comes to audience targeting. This series offer key tips to get you started.

Intersection of Tech and Forestry – Windsor...

Domtar's Windsor Paper Mill has been in manufacturing and making paper since 1864. Today it is it is also in the forefront of technogy.

How to Read a Paper Swatchbook

Understanding how to read a paper swatchbook can make a big impact in understanding the basic of paper. We provide the basics and much more in our blog.

Resource Alert: Domtar Paper on Podcasts from...

Introducing Podcasts from the Printerverse starring Domtar Paper's Brand Manager Ashley Maydak.

Witnessing Responsible Forestry First-Hand Fi...

Industry leaders in sustainability takes a field trip the Southern Appalachian of NC with the Appalachian Woodlands Alliance to learn responsible forestry.

How Paper Shade Can Impact Your Print Project

When the paper shade is considered early in the design process, paper can actually be the “fifth” color in a four-color print project.

How Domtar Security Papers Fight Fraud

Providing your customers with security in their check paper stock is vital to your business. Learn how security papers fight fraud and how we protect you.

Paper + Pixels = 3 Irresistible Mail Technolo...

We enjoy learning about innovative print marketing trends and the Irresistible Mail campaign by the USPS, featuring interactive mail has been our favorite.

The Power of a Paper Letter: Letter from Birm...

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

3 Ways Direct Mail Improves Your Omni-Channel...

As a vital part of an omni-channel strategy, mail is more powerful than ever. Learn how direct mail is evolving and what tactics you should explore.

Why Choose Digital Printing

Digital printing has grown and paper manufacturers have developed more options to choose from. Here are a few reasons why you should choose digital printing

Make Good Ideas Great-The Difference in Offic...

What makes one office paper brand better than the next? Learn more about how your choice in office paper can make a difference in your business.

The Top 3 Most Popular Paper Planners

The paper planner business is booming despite the rise of the digital agenda. Here are the top three most popular planners on the market.

The ABC’s of Office Productivity

Increasing office productivity is an administrative professional’s main goal. Reach it with ease! Stay organized, wrangle that budget and more with paper!

4 Reasons Why Moms Love Paper

Mother’s Day is a special day on which children present their mothers with flowers, but more importantly, creative cards! Here are the reasons why moms love paper!

Pantone’s Color of the Year and Lynx Cream ...

Pantone has picked Living Coral as its 2019 color of the year. Check out how Lynx Cream White accentuates Living Coral by adding dimension and texture.

5 Planning Tips for Administrative Profession...

We know that you, the administrative professional, are a consummate planner who is always looking for ways to get ahead of the curve. You

Color Coding with Color Paper

Using color paper can be a creative and interesting way to stay organized. Check out how you can add a little excitement and structure to your workday!

Paper Brightness, Basis Weight and Paper Opac...

What do terms like paper brightness, basis weight and paper opacity mean? How can they help you understand the properties of the office paper you use every day?

The Power of Print in Higher-Education Market...

The higher education market is highly competitive. Discover how universities are using print to expand their multi-generational & international marketing reach!

4 Tips for Selecting a New Printer

New year, new print shop! Here are a few tips on how to go about selecting a new printer for all of your business’s needs in the coming year.

5 Tips to Get Started with an Omni-Channel St...

Putting together a cohesive omni-channel marketing strategy can be challenging. Discover how to overcome pitfalls and get back on track!

Augmented Reality in Print–Top Four Things ...

Delving into augmented reality can be intimidating, but effective-- especially when combined with print. Discover how to use AR in your next print project!

4 Reasons Why Choosing the Right Paper is Cri...

There are many benefits to using production inkjet printing, but choosing the right paper is critical to ensuring that your print project run smoothly.

8 Steps of the Paper Making Process

Many of us use paper every day, but don’t know how it’s made. Discover the steps of the paper making process from the wet end of the paper press to the winder.

Paper Opacity vs Show-Through

Although it may seem that paper opacity & show-through are the same, be aware of the differences before choosing paper stock for your next project.

Tried and True Non-Tech School Supplies

When shopping for back-to-school, it's easy to forgo school supplies like planners & dictionaries. Discover why you shouldn’t write them off just yet!

7 Embossing Techniques for Your Next Print Pr...

Embossing is versatile and will get any print project to pop. Heighten your brand by downloading our helpful print guide featuring 7 embossing techniques.

Media Mix Marketing and Budget Allocation Tip...

It's budget season and you're being asked those tough questions. Here are some tips to get you started on planning your marketing and budget allocation.

How Print Fits into your Cross-Generational M...

With the expansion of marketing tools & options comes the need to develop a cross-generational marketing strategy. Reach multiple generations with print today!

How to Choose the Best Paper for Your Brand

We all know that elevating and maintaining your brand is critical, so give branded print products a shot! Discover how to choose the best paper for your brand.

The Importance of Using a Paper Dummy

Did you run into a printing snafu? Odds are, you probably didn’t use a paper dummy. Read more to find out how using a paper dummy can save you time and money!

A Graphic Designer’s Four Tips for Writing ...

It feels nice to be recognized for the hard work you do, so here are some thank you letter writing tips you can use to maintain professional relationships!

3 Uncoated Paper Myths

Uncoated paper myths circle the industry, but rumors can be misleading. Learn more and enhance your next print project with uncoated paper.

Five Stats on How Print Media is Growing in 2...

With the rise of digital media, there's a fear that print is becoming obsolete. Break down the facts and discover why print media is as influential as ever.

The Modern Printer: 3 Tips to Grow Your Busin...

2018 the print industry reported over $84.0 billion in sales. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you grow your business in 2019 as a modern printer.

Print Solutions: Achieving a Deep, Rich Black...

Achieving an even and rich black on uncoated paper can be a challenge. Here are quick tips to help you achieve eye-catching solid ink in your next project.

Print Strategy: 4 Helpful Print Solutions

Project management is a constant challenge when it comes to executing marketing campaigns. Here are 4 tips to help streamline your print solution component.

Print Solutions: Which Line Screen Should I U...

Get creative when printing uncoated paper! With the advice of a professional printer, learn how using a variety of line screens can make your print project
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