Political direct mail: a slate of impressive paper candidates!

A Slate of Worthy Paper Candidates for Political Direct Mail

With COVID-19 concerns limiting door-to-door canvassing efforts and large rallies for Election 2020, political direct mail is more important than ever. We’re proud to stock a slate of worthy paper candidates, each one earning our vote for effective direct mail that meets USPS® thickness business‑reply requirements!

MacGregor™ XP Coated Cover from Mac Papers

We’re admittedly a bit partial to this candidate! Available exclusively from Mac Papers, the MacGregor™ XP coated cover product line includes gloss and silk items guaranteed to meet USPS® 7pt and 9pt requirements.

MacGregor XP combines high-quality surface, bulk and stiffness, providing the ideal balance of runnability and printability to deliver superior results at a competitive cost. MacGregor XP retains excellent whiteness and brightness, and ensures outstanding reproduction and superior ink holdout.

Win with a warrior this election season by selecting MacGregor coated cover! Click here to download our product guide and visit our Sample Center to request a swatchbook.

Tango® Paperboard from WestRock

Tango® paperboard from WestRock is an ideal choice for political direct mail, known for the sturdiness and stability to impress.

  • Guaranteed to meet USPS® minimum requirement of 9pt thickness
  •  Superior folding, die cutting and finishing
  • Recyclable
  • Made in the USA
1 Consumer study conducted by independent research firm for WestRock. 2 Sturdiness based on Tango C2S Taber Stiffness measure compared to coated free-sheet at equivalent cover weights.

Opus PS® Premium Paper from Sappi

Sappi’s Opus PS® premium paper can score a victory – before the polls even open!

  • Premium paper proven to increase messaging recall
  • Gloss finish with stunning brightness
  • Guaranteed to meet USPS® 7pt and 9pt minimum business-reply requirements
  • 10% recycled fiber and 100% recyclable
  • Made in the USA with union labor

Springhill® Paper from International Paper

Springhill® 90 lb. Index manufactured by International Paper is a durable stock that can be relied on for political direct mail. The time-tested candidate meets the 7pt thickness requirement of the USPS®.

You’ll find a mailer printed on Springhill Index plus a door hanger and a ballot printed on Accent® Opaque in International Paper’s Election Season Voter Guide available from Mac Papers.

Request Samples and Swatchbooks

Contact your Mac Papers account manager to help you choose the right paper or paperboard. Visit our online Sample Center to request samples, swatchbooks and promotions, including the items highlighted below. In addition, Domtar has developed Ballot Stock Paper and Envelope Guides. Click here to download.

  • International Paper’s Election Season Voting Guide
  • Sappi’s NEW Opus swatchbook
  • WestRock’s Sturdy Moves People promo filled with compelling direct mail and other print samples
  • Mac Papers’ MacGregor swatchbook

Mac Papers Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Mac Papers Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Ron Crowell brings over 25 years of finance leadership and extensive M&A experience to role

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 9, 2020) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the southeastern United States, announced today the addition of finance executive Ron Crowell as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Crowell joins the company as Greg Gay, Mac Papers’ CFO for the past 10 years, transitions into retirement.

Crowell brings over 25 years of finance leadership to the role, most recently as CFO for APR Energy, a Jacksonville-based global provider of power solutions. Prior to joining APR Energy, Crowell served as Senior Vice President of Finance for World Fuel Services, Inc. for approximately six years.

“I’m thrilled that Ron has joined our leadership team,” stated Rick Mitchell, Mac Papers President and Chief Operating Officer. “In addition to extensive finance expertise, Ron brings a wealth of M&A experience – skills that will greatly assist Mac Papers in its strategic growth trajectory.”

Gay has accepted an independent director position on the Mac Papers Board of Directors for Monomoy Capital Partners, the private equity firm that acquired Mac Papers earlier this year.

“I greatly appreciate Greg’s many valuable contributions during his tenure at Mac Papers, especially his excellent work and partnership through numerous acquisitions and the recent sale of Mac Papers to Monomoy,” stated Mitchell. “We are pleased that Greg will continue to be involved with the business through his new role on the Mac Papers Board.”

About Mac Papers

One of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States, Mac Papers is a trusted distribution partner for paper and print, packaging materials and equipment, wide format products and equipment, facility supplies and office products. The company also converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes at its state-of-the-art converting facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The First Coast city is also home to Mac Papers’ headquarters office. Founded in 1965, Mac Papers operates branch locations and retail stores throughout the Southeast.

Mac Papers is owned by Monomoy Capital Partners, a private equity firm with $1.6 billion in committed capital that invests in middle-market businesses in the manufacturing, industrial, distribution and consumer products sectors. To learn more, please visit macpapers.com.

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Round-up of protective solutions for employees & customers

Solutions for Protecting your Employees, Customers, Guests and your Business

As workplaces and public spaces open back up, short-term and longer-term protective solutions are needed. Mac Papers offers a full range of what businesses need to keep employees safe and productive, provide a comfortable and healthy environment for guests and customers, and ultimately help keep your operation open and running smoothly.

  • Personal protective equipment

  • Hand care products & dispensers

  • Non-contact thermometers & temperature screening system

  • Cleaning chemicals, disinfectants, supplies & equipment

  • Floor/wall/window graphics & sign stands

  • Industrial tapes for marking & containment

  • Paper & synthetic media for menus & high-touch items

  • Self-seal envelopes

  • Pressure-sensitive labels


Mac Papers offers KN95 and disposable face masks as well as face shields for industrial and non-medical use. We also stock disposable gloves.

RESOURCES: Click here for details on the face masks/shields and visit our online catalog for our full glove offering.


Hand soaps and sanitizers as well as hands-free dispensers and tissues and towels are essential needs for all businesses and facilities. You can count on Mac Papers and our relationships with key industry suppliers including Georgia-Pacific and Gojo for the products you need. We also have an ample supply of hand sanitizers in pump and gallon sizes in stock and available now.

RESOURCES: Click here for details on hand sanitizers available now to order and visit the Facility Supplies section of our online catalog for our full offering of products and dispensers.


From non-contact infrared thermometers to have on hand at your workplace for employees to a high-tech body temperature screening system designed for high-volume traffic areas and crowds, the experts at Mac Papers have you covered with a range of solutions.

RESOURCES: Click here for details.


Maintaining a clean, safe facility has never been more important. From disinfectants and cleaning chemicals to mopping and floor care supplies, janitor carts, waste baskets and can liners, you can rely on Mac Papers for high-quality products that get the job done.

RESOURCES: Visit the Facility Supplies section of our online catalog to browse available products.


An abundance of directional and informational graphics are needed for employees and guests. Mac Papers has a complete line, from easy-to-apply and remove durable floor, wall and window graphics to our exclusive line of Argent® wide format banner materials and rigid board. We also offer a wide variety of banner and information stands, including one that does double-duty with a hand sanitizer unit.

RESOURCES: Click here to download a PDF of our General Formulations wide format graphics guide; click here to download an overview of banner and information stands available from Mac Papers; and visit our Argent website.


Mac Papers carries industrial tapes from leading manufacturers Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) and Shurtape that are ideal for a wide variety of demanding applications, from aisle marking for foot-traffic and social distancing management to bag sealing and containment.

RESOURCES: Click here to read IPG’s containment tapes overview and visit our online catalog for our full offering of tapes and adhesives.


To ensure the highest level of protection for patrons, many restaurants are changing to single-use paper menus or plastic substrates that can be wiped down with alcohol or disinfectants between uses. Hotels are also addressing high-touch items such as privacy hangers and bedside amenities. Mac Papers stocks a wide variety of paper and synthetic media from the top suppliers.

RESOURCES: Click here to read our blog post.


Easy-seal envelopes that provide a secure seal without the need to apply moisture can reduce contact and help avoid potential health and hygiene concerns. Our new Manta™ #10 envelopes offer a reliable self-seal solution.

RESOURCES: Click here to read our Manta™ envelope announcement.


Ideal for a myriad of applications, labels are especially useful now for communicating important or reassuring information to customers. Consider a “sealed and protected for your enjoyment” label on a to-go food order, a “sanitized for your safety and comfort” sticker at the hotel room entry or rental car door, or a tamper-evident seal on a package. Mac Papers offers the full line of Spinnaker pressure-sensitive products for digital and offset printing and we are proud to stock the best sellers under our Starboard Tack™ brand. Through our packaging line of business, we also offer a wide variety of labels that are well-suited for these applications.

RESOURCES: Visit our online catalog for Starboard Tack products and other labels available for next-day delivery from Mac Papers.

Hospitality: paper & synthetic media for high-touch items

Hospitality: Paper and Synthetic Media Options for Menus and Other High-touch Items in Restaurants and Hotels

As restaurants, hotels and other establishments in the hospitality industry re-open in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, there is a heightened need to address all customer touchpoints in an effort to minimize transmission of the virus, keep guests reassured and safe, and provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Everything from menus and placemats to keycards and door hangers should be considered.


Many restaurants are transitioning to single-use paper menus, replacing them at each table turn. As the new Paper Menu Playbook from International Paper highlights, there is a wide range of papers suitable for any type of dining experience, from quick service to high end.

Hotels welcoming back guests are also evaluating the need for single use paper items, from privacy hangers to room-service menus and bedside amenities. As our new Neenah/Mac Papers promotion filled with creative samples emphasizes, in the hospitality industry the guest experience is everything, and premium papers are an impactful way to reinforce and elevate brand. Plus, paper is an infinitely recyclable and sustainable choice.

Mac Papers stocks an extensive paper offering from leading mills Domtar, International Paper, Mohawk, Neenah, Pixelle, Sappi, and Verso.


Printing on plastic substrates that can be wiped down with alcohol or disinfectants between patrons is also a great option. Constructed to stand up to heavy use while still maintaining the flexibility of paper, synthetic materials eliminate the need for laminating.

Regardless of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or type of equipment used, Mac Papers has the right synthetic media for the job at hand. We’ve got our customers covered with products from the top suppliers including Arjobex, Blanks USA, Domtar, Graphix, Kernow, Masterpiece, Mohawk, Nekoosa, PPG, Yupo, and 4S Graphics.

Click here to view our plastic substrates overview.


Contact your Mac Papers account manager to help you choose the right paper or substrate. Visit our online Sample Center to request paper samples and be sure to look under the Promos and Packets tab to request the following sample kits or promotions:

  • Paper Menu Playbook from International Paper
  • Neenah/Mac Papers Hospitality Premium Papers Promotion
  • Blanks USA Plastic Papers Sample Kit
  • Mohawk Synthetics Guide

Long-term Leases & Long-term Commitment!

Long-term Leases & Long-term Commitment!

We want to clear up any confusion that may have been created by recent media coverage indicating that Mac Papers properties and warehouses have been sold.

While it’s true that Mac Papers’ new owners Monomoy Capital Partners (MCP) sold the real estate properties where many of our warehouses are located, the important fact left out of most of the articles is that MCP also immediately entered into long-term lease agreements with the buyer Spirit Realty. The transactions are simply a smart financial decision.

Bottom line: Mac Papers is here to stay. We’re operating at the same sites with the same strong commitment to our customers in all of our markets throughout the Southeast.

As an Essential Business, our distribution locations and envelope converting operation remain open through these unprecedented times. Stay safe and be well.

Mac Papers Operations Deemed “Essential Business”

All Mac Papers Operations Have Been Designated as "Essential Business" by CISA and Remain Open

Mac Papers continues to be fully operational.  As a number of states have issued Stay at Home or Shelter in Place orders, one of the exceptions consistently being made is people going to work to provide essential services or those in a critical infrastructure industry. We can confirm that based on CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) guidelines, Mac Papers operations qualify as Essential Business and remain open to serve your needs. In other words, our branch and envelope converting operations are deemed critical to the infrastructure, in a number of ways including as a distributor of supplies needed to support manufacturing, financial institutions, utilities, and packaging staging and distribution operations.

Keeping You Updated

We will continue to post updates on this section of our site and also to our news subscribers. As always, we greatly appreciate and value the opportunity to serve and partner with our customers and suppliers.

Thank you for your business. Please stay well.

Mini Mac Store Process (COVID-19)

Mini Mac Store Process (COVID-19)

Mini Mac Customers: We are Here to Serve your Needs!

In order to protect the health and well-being of our valued employees, customers and guests, we have implemented a social distancing process at our stores that enables us to continue to serve your needs safely and efficiently.

  1. Please call or email the store to place your orders in advance.
  2. Call us when you arrive.
  3. We will promptly deliver the items to your vehicle or place in our pickup cart.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during these unprecedented times. We greatly appreciate you and value your business. Stay healthy and be well!

Online ordering is available 24/7!

Did you know you can place an order on EZ Mac Connect and indicate pickup at your favorite Mini Mac location? EZ Mac Connect puts order functions and time-saving features such as favorites and product comparison at your fingertips 24/7. For more information and to request access, visit www.macpapers.com/onlineordering.

Mini Mac Contact Information

Midtown: 404.249.7229 | david.knapp@macpapers.com | minimacsatl@macpapers.com
Norcross: 770.446.9088 | eddie.watkins@macpapers.comminimacsatl@macpapers.com
Marietta: 770.424.1511 | debbie.barrett@macpapers.com | minimacsatl@macpapers.com

BATON ROUGE: 225.754.1801 | kenneth.wyatt@macpapers.com

ORLANDO: 407.629.0322 | louis.prano@macpapers.com

Miami: 305.885.3911 | millie.diaz@macpapers.com
Pompano Beach: 954.984.8722 | bear.parrish@macpapers.com

Clearwater: 727.441.8600 | pam.miller@macpapers.com
Ft. Meyers: 239.939.9948 | gary.price@macpapers.co