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.

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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
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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
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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
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Hospitality: paper & synthetic media for high-touch items

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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.

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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
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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.

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Mac Papers Introduces Highlander™ Coated Cover

Highlander High Yield C1S and Highlander C2S serve printed packaging and folding carton markets

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 27, 2017) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast U.S., announced today that it is launching Highlander™ coated cover for packaging and high-end graphics applications. The product line includes Highlander™ High Yield C1S coated cover and Highlander™ C2S coated cover.

Highlander High Yield C1S coated cover offers the lowest basis weights in the industry, delivering significant savings in upfront costs and freight. Highlander C2S coated cover is engineered to hold up to the most advanced two-sided print techniques and was manufactured without optical brighteners, ensuring lasting visual integrity. Both products are FDA-approved for direct food contact, offer the same brightness in all calipers, and provide continuity of shade and excellent printability.

“Mac Papers’ introduction of Highlander coated cover is closely aligned with our commitment to help commercial print customers successfully compete in the growing printed packaging and folding carton markets,” said Printed Packaging and Paperboard Director of Sales, Graham Riley. “Highlander High Yield offers a significant cost savings advantage and both products have FDA direct food contact approval, further broadening the range of applications to the food industry.”

To learn more about Highlander coated cover and use the cost savings calculator, please visit macpapers.com/highlander or contact [email protected].

About Mac Papers

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Southeast U.S. The company is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, improve efficiency and increase their bottom line. The company operates 22 locations and 16 retail stores across nine states in the Southeast. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Our sister company Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes – over 14 million per day – utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or follow us on Twitter.

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NewPage Launches Anthem Plus: Available at Mac Papers

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (July, 29, 2013) – Mac Papers is pleased to announce that NewPage has launched a new economy coated sheet Anthem Plus, available after August 12, 2013 at Mac Papers locations. Anthem Plus will be replacing Anthem, Fortune and Gusto as NewPage’s economy coated sheet offering.


  • Made in the USA with pride
  • 90 Bright, Blue-white
  • Gloss, dull and matte finishes
  • 60 lb. text to 110 lb. cover
  • 7 pt. and 9 pt. calipers are guaranteed for postal applications
  • Press-ready mini skids and cartons
  • Chain-of-custody fiber: FSC®, SFI, PEFC
  • Matching Digital Product: Blazer Digital®

Please contact your local Mac Papers sales professional for additional information.

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NewPage Corporation
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Miamisburg, OH 45342


NEWPAGE LAUNCHES THE SMARTER ECONOMY COATED PAPER: ANTHEM PLUS MIAMISBURG, Ohio – July 29, 2013 – NewPage Corporation (NewPage) announced today Anthem® Plus™, the all-new, all-American economy coated paper built to perform in virtually every print application.

“Customers including merchants, printers and end users have been asking for a simplified economy sheet offering from NewPage with 90 brightness, a competitive price, good on-press performance and breadth and depth of inventory,” said Jeff Pfister, commercial marketing manager, economy sheets for NewPage. “So we listened to our customers and we went to work developing an improved product and service offering that meets or exceeds all expectations. The result is Anthem Plus.”

Anthem Plus offers a strong value proposition for all stakeholders in the supply chain. It has 90 brightness with a pure blue-white shade for beautiful printed results coupled with an unparalleled offering including gloss, dull and matte finishes ranging from 60 lb. text to 110 lb. cover. Anthem Plus has the broadest and deepest inventory commitment of any economy product available today and is stocked in press-ready mini skids and cartons for maximum efficiencies. Anthem Plus is chain-of-custody certified to the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC) to support sustainable forestry practices; and is made in the USA with pride which supports local economies and American jobs.

Until now, NewPage offered multiple economy sheet brands with different attribute packages and value propositions. These brands included Anthem®, Fortune® and Gusto®. With the introduction of Anthem Plus, NewPage will be discontinuing Fortune® and Gusto® coated sheets.

“Last year, we made a major shift at our customers’ request with the introduction of Sterling® Premium,” stated Steven DeVoe, vice president of Marketing for NewPage. “Sterling Premium shifted the definition of premium grades to reflect the times, delivering a better option for customers looking for premium print performance. Now we bring our customers another shift in our grade offering with the introduction of Anthem Plus. No other North American coated paper producer currently offers the breadth and depth of this line-up, and we are excited about the potential to continue to grow and evolve with our customers.”

To learn more about Anthem Plus and NewPage visit www.NewPageCorp.com. Or join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About NewPage

NewPage is a leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America with $3.1 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2012. NewPage is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, and owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These mills have a total annual production capacity of approximately 3.5 million tons of paper.
The company’s portfolio of paper products includes coated, supercalendered and specialty papers. These papers are used in commercial printing to create corporate collateral, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts and direct mail as well as in specialty paper applications including beverage bottle labels, food and medical packaging, pressure-sensitive labels and release liners. To learn more, visit www.NewPageCorp.com. All copyrights, trademarks, tradenames and logos mentioned or used in this publication are the property of their respective owners. # # #
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MWV Tango Addition

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (July 6, 2012) – MeadWestvaco is pleased to announce that their Tango Digital Cover C2S line has now been extended to include 16 Pt C2S. The entire line of Tango Digital Cover C1S and C2S is HP® Indigo certified, Kodak® Nexpress® certified and guaranteed to run on Xerox® iGen, Canon® ImagePRESS® and most other production volume digital presses.

The addition of the 16 Pt C2S to the Tango Digital Cover line is the latest in a series of product line extensions aimed at filling a market need for heavier caliper grades for digital printing. Our 16 Pt C2S Tango Digital has the same 92 brightness and clean-white styling as the rest of the Tango portfolio. The matching shade ensures a consistent look across a print campaign whether the pieces are printed on an offset or digital press.

Mac Papers Quick Copy

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (June 20, 2012) – We are very excited to announce a brand new packaging design for Mac Papers Quick Copy carton and ream wrap. In addition to NEW graphic design of Quick Copy, we also feature ColorLok® Technology that enables bolder blacks and more vibrant color reproduction. The 92 bright SFI® certified Quick Copy is specifically engineered for Digital, Inkjet, Laser and Copier printing devices.

Glatfelter Announces ExcelOne

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Dec. 29, 2011) – Glatfelter has announced a new and improved carbonless sheet that is guaranteed to run on offset presses, copiers, duplicators and inkjet printing devises. ExcelOne combines the best of Excel Heavyweight Offset and Xcelerator PLUS Digital.


  • Stiffer sheet with better runnability
  • 92 bright white 20 lb sheet
  • No change in padding adhesive
  • NEW ExcelOne packaging
  • Multipurpose carbonless without having to raise basis weight
  • No dual inventories required (offset & digital) – One sheet.
  • Cleanpress CF technology
    • Cleaner and greener CF sheet. Less VOC’s versus traditional CF grades.
    • Reduced solvent usage required during wash-ups
  • Advantage: Green
    • NatureSolv platform
    • SFI chain-of -custody certification
  • Excel SnapSet moves to ExcelOne SnapSet
  • 100% Glatfelter Performance Guarantee