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.

3 Relationship Building Rules for Working with Printers

By nature, I’m in the business of relationship building. It’s hardwired into my DNA and this particular trait has been invaluable as I’ve worked with printers on my many print jobs over the years. I’ve always considered printers to be a valued partner that can make the difference between a project being good or great. Over the course of many print projects, I have developed the...

The Secret to Getting a Good Price

When it comes to print and paper, the options are endless. You can choose from coated or uncoated, smooth or vellum, text or cover…the list goes on and on. When you really think about it, that's the beauty of print - each project is a custom made to the specifications given. But custom doesn’t require breaking the bank either. ...

Coordinating with Colored Paper

Using colored paper provides an eye-pleasing and creative solution to your organization woes I don’t know about you, but the number of emails, proofs and proposals that come across my desk can be a bit overwhelming at times. In addition to this, I am also faced with dilemma of figuring out...

The Designer Behind #IPD17 – International Print Day

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who participated in International Print Day this year! Over here at Domtar, we had a blast participating in the event and seeing print lovers from all over the world unite via social media. ...

The Versatility of Cougar

Your Paper Selection Matters On a late summer trip to Kansas City,  I was able to visit several design companies and commercial printers with Marie Langdon, of Midland Paper and Tom Grever, the Domtar rep who manages the...

Intersection of Tech and Forestry – Windsor Paper Mill

Domtar's Windsor Paper Mill continues to support the local community with new innovation making this the intersection of tech and forestry This year, millions of Canadians celebrated the country’s sesquicentennial, that is, the country’s 150th anniversary. That means the Confederation that unified modern-day Canada happened way back...

Help Print Trend the Planet–Celebrate International Print Day!

This Wednesday, October 18 is International Print Day. This year’s theme is THE PRINT EXPERIENCE. Using the #IPD17 hashtag, you can join print lovers from around the world in declaring your love for print and meeting other like-minded professionals through social media. Feel free to share what you think makes print a beloved and invaluable part of today’s media mix. ...

Imagine A World Without the USPS

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail or a card, “Just Because”? A world without the USPS would make this an easy reality for us. Despite the growth and popularity of online interaction, I’m sure most of us would say that receiving a letter or a card from an old friend would be a welcome surprise. Now, can you imagine not...

Cougar Paper – 45 Years and Still Evolving!

I am always pleasantly surprised when I attend a gathering of printers and designers – everyone recognizes and LOVES Cougar.  It makes me smile when I am told that Domtar products are very good, but the preferred paper is from “that Cougar mill."  They seem confused when I reply with a smile and a thank you! We work very hard to make sure that Cougar retains that brand loyalty as...