Paper Products

American Greetings Introduces 'Give Meaning' Campaign
May 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The greeting card industry is buzzing with anticipation for the quickly approaching Mother’s Day and Father’s Day holidays, but the new “Give Meaning” campaign from American Greetings, Cleveland, encourages everyone to celebrate not just holidays and occasions, but also the everyday things—people and moments in life that really matter. “Give Meaning” is a rallying cry…

Royal Mail Launches Bowie Stamps to Space
March 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

We've been wracking our brains trying to think of the perfect Bowie/space reference to lead in here, but the options are almost too plentiful, so we're just going to give it to you straight: A set of David Bowie commemorative stamps made their way to stratosphere via helium balloon as a memorial of his death…

NY Grocery Store Commemorates Biggie's Death With Bags
March 14, 2017 at 11:53 am

It's been 20 years since Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, also known as Biggie or Biggie Smalls, passed away. And the grocery store he worked at in his native New York City commemorated his death by releasing limited edition paper bags last week, according to DNAinfo. The "Biggie Bags" featured the rapper's face with the…

Finnish Agency Develops Heat-Sensitive QR Code Cups
March 7, 2017 at 2:43 pm

QR codes are a good way to promote customer engagement in the digital era. But, aesthetically, a QR code could use improvement. That's just what Huhtamaki has done on its Monaco Cup. The single-use paper cup, which is…

Scientists Create Reusable, Environmentally-Friendly Paper
March 2, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Reducing waste and pollution is a priority for the science and business communities alike. You know how the mantra goes: Reduce, reuse, recycle. Saving paper, especially, is a primary concern for many businesses. Businesses can reduce paper use by going online. They can recycle when they can. Now, scientists may have just found a way…

MTA, Supreme Co-Branded MetroCards Sell Big on eBay
February 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), which handles New York City and the surrounding area, issued special MetroCards co-branded with Supreme, a popular street wear company. New Yorkers could buy the cards for face value, making them no more valuable than the classic yellow ones, but the highly sought-after Supreme logo has boosted the special cards'…

Paper Calendar Sales Grow in Digital Age
January 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm

We're at a point in time now that everyone has at least one electronic device that has a basic calendar, if not more advanced planning apps and organizational tools. Despite this, The New York Times reported that the…

Foldable Bike Helmets Provide Branding Opportunity for Bike Share Programs
January 3, 2017 at 1:23 pm

Cyclists, especially those who are riding on busy city streets, should wear protective headgear. With the growing popularity of bike-share programs in cities, especially with urban commuters, it makes sense to create a similarly convenient and portable solution for head protection. Enter the paper, foldable helmet. Pratt Insitute of Design graduate Isis Shiffer designed the…

Catnip-infused Direct Mail Is Real and It Works
December 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm

The best way to create a sure-fire promotion is to give out a product that the end-users will actually use and keep. Or, if you can't do that, give them something they'll have to pry from the clawed clutches of their cats by sending them catnip-infused direct mail. Yes, this is real. The American Genius…

Gift Boxes Recalled Due to Risk of Mold Exposure
December 13, 2016 at 2:27 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced that Schurman Retail Group, Fairfield, Calif., is recalling one of its paper box products because mold can be present on the boxes, which can cause respiratory or other infections in those with compromised immune systems or lung issues. So far, Schurman Retail Group received nine reports of respiratory…