Blueline Blog

If you are passionate about paper, then you'll love Blueline, our design blog. It's a window into the world of Domtar paper, the creative process, design trends, printing techniques and the decidedly non-linear journey to producing a finished piece. We'll be keeping it fresh, informative, fun. Please pop in often.

The ABC’s of Office Productivity

If you are anything like the kick-butt administrative professionals in our office, your responsibilities go beyond just ordering office supplies. The projects you are faced with on a daily basis are wide and varied, requiring you to be agile and efficient. ...

The Declaration of Print

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all design is not equal, but that all creatives are endowed with certain unalienable rights, that among these are the pursuit of creativity, printing and paper. To secure these rights, innovation and ideas are instituted among creatives, deriving their powers from pencil and sketchbook and brought to life through their imagination. To prove this, let...

Designing for Digital Marketing Media

With technology changing so quickly, designing for digital marketing media has become an expectation.  From interactive websites to animated videos and 3D effects, it’s difficult not to be fascinated with the capabilities and talent behind these creations.  Despite the cool factor, if a website, video or social post does not achieve the goals and objectives set for that design, the...

The Power of Print in Higher Education

HOW PRINT CAN HELP YOUR SCHOOL STAND OUT The higher education market has become increasingly competitive in recent years as schools contend for prospective students. Students, however, aren’t the only audience that schools must reach.

Customer Experience and the Rise of Print Marketing

The customer experience is at the forefront of many marketing conversations. Customer expectations have changed so much in recent years with the rise of technology. While technology has evolved, some core principals haven’t changed and that is having a personal relationship with your customer. Print marketing excels in this area because it can be personalized, dynamic and it’s tactile. Many...

Sustainability Beyond the Forest

Earlier this month over 100 countries celebrated World Environment Day, the date set aside by the UN to encourage the protection of our shared planet.  This year’s World Environment Day theme was similar to that of Earth Day 2018 – “Beat Plastic Pollution”. ...

3 Projects Enhanced by Heavyweight Papers

Ask any creative about their preference on paper weight and they’ll tell you—the heavier, the better. Maybe it’s the significant amount of substance it adds to the printed piece, or maybe it’s the additional options for post-press techniques—either way, there’s just something about heavyweight papers that graphic designers absolutely love. ...

Selecting the Right Paper for the Print Job

Selecting the right paper for a project shouldn’t be an afterthought. Yet for many creatives that’s exactly what happens. Designers begin with a concept and most dive right into the design phase, without giving much consideration to how the process of print itself will impact their design. ...

Differentiated Storytelling with Wake Forest University

Crafting highly customized communications is not for the faint of heart. Paper, production and design all play an essential role in the storyteller’s arsenal. Nowhere is this more prominent than higher education marketing. The pressure in this challenging market is even more pronounced because you have to talk to not only students but the community that composes a school’s broader support...