Paper Matters Blog

Honoring Small Businesses

To help celebrate small businesses we’re sharing our tips on building your brand as a small or family-owned business.

Unwrapping the Mystery: Candy Wrappers

Did you know that there’s a science to constructing the perfect Easter basket? You've got to have hard candies, baked goods, tons of chocolate, and,

Celebrate National Wildlife Week by Taking Ac …

Have you seen an influx of animals with party hats? Noticed bands of furry friends celebrating outside? That’s likely because we’re in the midst o

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

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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.

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!

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.

The Importance of Paper in the Classroom

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

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.

The Paper and Packaging Board’s New Sustain …

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 really means.

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.

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 piece

Making Your Affordable Print Look Amazing

It should come as no surprise that marketers are going to have to rethink how they communicate to customers in 2021.

Why Paper Formation Matters in Print Quality

If a paper is well-made, it usually has even paper formation which yields better print quality. Discover how paper formation can elevate any print project.

Paper Finishes for White Paper, More than Mee …

When we talk about a paper’s finish, we are referring to the tactile feel of the sheet itself. Paper comes in a pretty wide range of finishes. Read more and stay informed.

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.

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.

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.

5 Planning Tips for Administrative Profession …

Get ahead of the curve with these amazing tips for administrative professionals. Find out how to become the workplace rock star you were always meant to be!

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?

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.

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.

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!

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

Paper: The Traditional First Wedding Annivers …

Finding the perfect first anniversary gift is never easy. That's why we believe in simple gestures-the traditional first wedding anniversary gift of paper!