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2014 Millcraft Smelt Fry Event

Yesterday, I attended my first Millcraft Paper Smelt Fry Event in Cincinnati, OH. I was told that this event was iconic in the Cincinnati area and now I know why! It started over 30 years ago as a mere backyard fish fry and has grown into the most heavily attended paper show in the area. Over 1000 people, including designers and printers were invited and there was an amazing turn out. We...

Paper Trick or Paper Treat?

If you are on a budget and need a costume in a pinch then I say choose trickery. Trick all of your friends and family into thinking you spent a lot of time and/or money putting together your Halloween costume. How you ask? Well with paper of course. Paper has many important qualities based around scientific facts; educational studies and it’s sustainable features but…sometimes paper can be just...

Jill DiNicolantonio – PARSE & PARCEL

As someone in paper marketing, it is very important to me that the creative community has access to the swatchbooks and promotions that they need to make good paper choices. The number of specification reps in the market has declined over the years and it has become increasing more difficult to reach the design community. That was one of the main drivers for us launching this site...

What’s New at Graph Expo

After spending 6 hours walking the trade show floor at Graph Expo this week, I finally found an offset press. There was only one at the show. I hear this was one more than last year! ...

Graph Expo 2014 – Print is Alive and Wins Again

For anyone who thinks that print is dead, just take a walk through the Graph Expo trade show floor and your perception will completely change. This week, I had the opportunity to check out the new machinery and technology that the major manufacturers had to offer. While it can be quite overwhelming, it was exciting to see all of the innovation and evolution that is occurring in our industry. ...