Paper Products

Promoting Higher Education
March 1, 2016 at 4:21 pm

College was an exciting time in my life. For me, a kid from suburban Central Pennsylvania, it was a time when I moved to an exciting city, made new friends from all over the country (and the world)…

City Paper Company Merges with ImageWorks
February 23, 2016 at 7:22 pm

City Paper Company, Birmingham, Ala., announced that it has merged with ImageWorks, a Birmingham, Alabama-based distributor. Rick Roth, president of ImageWorks, said in a press release that the company chose to join City Paper Company to offer more print, promotional products and marketing services to ImageWorks' network of customers. "The driving force behind this merger is…

PM Video Battle: Prime Line Versus Inskribo Promotional Products
February 19, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Promo Marketing’s Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership’s absolute favorite. (Next up: No matter how old we get, "Pizza Friday" always will be the happiest day of the week/month/year/life.) Last week, Prime Line won, so now it will challenge Inskribo Promotional Products. The winner…

European Union Approves Staples-Office Depot Merger
February 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Staples, Framingham, Mass., announced yesterday that it received approval from the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, to acquire Office Depot, Boca Raton, Fla. "This is a significant step, and we're very pleased the European Commission has approved this transaction," Ron Sargent, chairman and CEO of Staples, said in a press release.…

Warwick Publishing Co. Achieves Idealliance G7 Master Qualification
February 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Warwick Publishing Co., St. Charles, Ill., an industry supplier of desk calendars and paper products, has achieved G7 Master Qualification for the second year in a row. Idealliance, a nonprofit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications and standards, awarded the certification. Warwick Publishing Co., which is celebrating its 90th year in business,…

Evernote Shuts Down Branded-item Marketplace
February 5, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Evernote, the popular smartphone app for cross-platform note-taking, had tried its hand at physical products, like notebooks, backpacks and wallets. Now, after three years of selling these items, the company shut down its Evernote Market on Feb. 3. According to The Verge, some Evernote-branded items,…

Mohawk Named Official Converter and Distributor of Domtar Envelope Lines
February 3, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., has expanded the company’s envelope offerings and now is an official converter and distributor of Domtar Cougar, Lynx Opaque Ultra and EarthChoice Colors envelopes. “In an ongoing effort to provide the highest level of service and supply chain options for our merchant partners, Domtar is pleased to announce that Mohawk is now…

One Man Could Make More than $200,000 from Trump Buttons
February 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm

For Don Kriener, selling campaign merchandise is a family tradition. His father and grandfather sold buttons at JFK's 1960 inauguration. According to GQ, Kriener has been in the game since 1988. He sold $218,000 worth of Barack Obama buttons in 2008, making $60,000 in…

Drum-Line Expands Production Facility
December 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Drum-Line, Stuttgart, Ark., has completed construction on a building expansion. The facility added an additional 10,000 square feet, bringing the production facility to 85,000 square feet. The company primarily will use the additional space for calendar production. Drum-Line has seen growth in this category over the last five years. The increased space allows for more…

FTC Blocks Staples-Office Depot Merger
December 16, 2015 at 6:40 pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week filed a complaint, charging that Staples Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Office Depot Inc. would violate antitrust laws by reducing competition nationwide in the industry for "consumable" office supplies, including writing instruments, notepads, folders and paper products, sold to large-business customers. "The commission has reason to believe that the…