Mother’s Day 2020

Mother’s Day 2020

Looking for ways to express your love and appreciation to mom this Sunday? There are so many meaningful and creative ways to show you care with paper! Our friends at Domtar Paper and The Paper and Packaging Board have shared a few that are perfect for Mother’s Day:

Click here to download fun coloring sheets for kids and grownups!

Click here to download pretty printable cards ready for a heartfelt note!

Click here for a how-to guide for handcrafting pop-up cards!




Incorporating Inkjet into Your Print Strategy?

The paper experts at Mac Papers understand that digital printing, especially production inkjet, is a dynamic and growing market and compatible papers, inks and software are rapidly evolving to keep pace. That’s why our team members continue to hone their digital knowledge, including training at our branch locations with experts from Canon Solutions America and Domtar. 

“Our goal is to educate the Mac Papers team on the capabilities of today’s latest production inkjet technology and its impact on this rapidly growing print market,” said Lucy Perez-Sierra, senior marketing specialist for media at Canon Solutions America. “This collaboration with Mac Papers improves our ability to provide our joint customers with a wide variety of media types for printing diverse applications.”

As interest in digital printing and production inkjet accelerates, investment in the latest equipment by commercial printers of all sizes continues to grow. Printers understand that to remain relevant they must either compete with, or complement, today’s expanding digital channels.

“More commercial printers have incorporated inkjet into their overall print strategy,” stated Jay Abraham, Technical Sales Manager from Domtar. “These training sessions position Mac Papers as the ‘go to’ resource for customers interested in expanding their inkjet production.”

The evolution of papers, inks, and software is starting to keep up with production inkjet equipment technology. Workflow is also evolving at a rapid pace, making it easier to support the growth of inkjet printing.

“As inkjet printing technology evolves, Mac Papers continues to provide the best products and services to our customers. And through ongoing training and education of our sales force, we remain an industry leader for value-added solutions,” said Scott Riley, director of digital papers and media for Mac Papers. “We are grateful to have partners like Domtar and Canon as new print technology comes to market in 2018 and beyond.”

For more information about digital printing, contact your Mac Papers account manager or go to macpapers.com. Let us help you grow your inkjet business.




Keeping an Eye on Packaging ROI

The experts at Mac Papers are well versed on the many shipping-related factors that can impact your bottom line, from package design and assembly to inventory management and DIM weight considerations. We’ve pulled together a short list to help you keep an eye on ROI.

  • Right-size primary packaging – Is wasted space costing you? A small change to primary packaging can ensure you use the correct size packaging which in turn will reduce waste and lower your shipping costs.
  • Maximize your secondary packaging – Redesigning secondary packaging can also improve ROI. Consider whether you can you ship more product on fewer pallets by safely redesigning the case size to add another layer of product to each pallet.
  • Save time and money through automation – While manually assembling 2,500 cases a day would take two people nearly 14 hours non-stop, an automatic case sealer taping a modest 10 boxes per minute can accomplish the same result in only four hours.
  • Understand DIM weight – Since many carriers apply dimensional (DIM) weight pricing to ground shipments, reducing package dimensions or volume while ensuring adequate protection of contents is essential.
  • Manage your inventory – Effectively managing inventory will allow you to free up warehouse space, redeploy labor resources and lower overall business expenses.

“Our experienced packaging professionals are adept at helping businesses navigate all of the factors listed above,” said Chris McCabe, vice president of packaging at Mac Papers. “By surveying your operation, we can locate the trouble spots, identify opportunities and develop solutions customized to your needs, from packaging materials to equipment.”

For more information, contact packaging@macpapers.com.




New Wide Format Demo Centers: Now in Orlando with Nashville to Open Next

While the ISA Sign Expo was taking place a few miles away at the Orlando Convention Center, Mac Papers opened its third wide format print and graphics demo center. We are pleased to announce the development of a fourth center – this one in Nashville, opening on June 27. Like their Jacksonville and Atlanta-area counterparts, the Orlando and Nashville demo centers offer hands-on demonstrations from leading suppliers, including Roland and Mutoh, as well as finishing equipment and substrates that perform best with each piece of equipment.

According to Marty Davis, director of wide format and graphics for Mac Papers, “Similar to our other demo centers, the Orlando location showcases the latest solvent and dye sublimation wide format print equipment. Each demo center gives customers the opportunity to interact with wide format experts who are familiar with the wide range of formats and graphics produced on the latest equipment from industry leaders.”

Wide format printing is a growing market for commercial printers and sign and display shops. As part of its ongoing commitment to the wide format market, Mac Papers plans to operate a demo center within a four-hour drive of all the areas it serves throughout the Southeast.

In addition to equipment and substrates, Mac Papers also provides training, services and support to help customers maximize the effectiveness of their wide format equipment. The company’s wide format experts will analyze all stages of workflow, from creation to pressroom, then recommend ways to optimize the entire process.

All Mac Papers wide format demo centers are open by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule a visit and demonstration at any of the centers, call 844.MAC.WIDE (844.622.9433), or email wideformat@macpapers.com.




MPEC’s Award-winning Flexography Printing

Mac Papers Envelope Converters (MPEC) has won the Flexographic Technical Association’s highest award for Excellence in Flexography in the envelope category. MPEC was awarded 2018 Best of Show and Gold for its printing of the “Welcome to TruGreen” envelope. MPEC’s entries swept the process printing category, also winning Silver and Bronze. 

Overall, MPEC won the following awards in different envelope categories:

  • Best of Show Award: Process Print – Uncoated Envelope
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards: Process Print – Uncoated Envelope
  • Silver Award: Screen Print – Uncoated Envelope

According to MPEC Vice President and General Manager Bob Tees, “Printing the TruGreen envelope presented numerous challenges, but our team was up to the task. We are very proud of our people and the quality results they consistently achieve.”

Since 2011, the team at MPEC has received numerous awards from the Flexographic Technical Association, including awards for Best of Show in 2014, 2015, 2016 and now 2018.




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