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We are thinking green this month. What better time with St. Patty’s Day around the corner and Earth Day just a month away? Giving us a chance to talk about the green paper initiatives and all the green papers we have to offer you each and every day for your printed communications.
Did you know that paper is one of the most recycled products used in the United States? With a recovery rate of more than 57 percent that equals 340 pounds per capita. Food for thought when only 18% of the three million tons of electronic waste in the U.S. is recovered. Plus, it requires 10 percent less energy to manufacture paper with 30 percent recovered fiber as part of the mix -- not to mention 25 percent less wastewater and 6 percent less greenhouse gas emissions.

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Are you thinking green for you and your company? You may want to utilize a paper that comes from sustainable sources. Look for paper that is certified by organizations that track chain-of-custody of raw and processed materials from the forest to customer. These organizations such as FSC®, SFI® and PEFC® certify that the paper materials are harvested and manufactured using fiber that is from responsibly managed forests. Olmsted-Kirk is a FSC® certified paper merchant. We are audited annually to remain in compliance with our certification. As a certified merchant, we offer many FSC® certified papers. Printing on a paper with recycled content is another option for companies. We have options from 10% - 100% post consumer waste in economical to luxury brands. We're happy to find you the right fit for your needs.

Contact your Olmsted-Kirk paper representative for more information on our recycled, certified or green products. For even more information on keeping a green balance, take a look online at Verso's EdLivesHere Issue #13.

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Our extremely vivid and bright line of paper - ASTROBRIGHTS® has just been updated and refreshed with a new swatchbook. This collection of twenty-five boldly colored text and cover papers has expanded weights and even duplex colors. Utilize ASTROBRIGHTS® when you need to brighten up your print projects with a true punch of color. Did you know when you add color to your business documents, they return the favor with better response rates +20%*, better retention rates +18%* and readership improves by as much as 40%*? A great reason to go bold and bright.
ASTROBRIGHTS® have been around since 1969 - the height of the space race, Apollo 11 and the moon landing. That’s the reason for those out-of-this-world color names — Lift-Off Lemon, Solar Yellow, Lunar Blue. More about that in this Neenah Paper Behind the Scenes video with Chuck Hodgdon, originator of the ASTROBRIGHTS® brand.

The expanded colors are now offered in an wide variety of weights - 50, 60, 70 Text plus 65, 80 and 100 Cover. The most intriguing weight would be the three 135 lb. Duplex colors - Solar Yellow/Bright White and Terra Green/Bright White and Solar Yellow/Terra Green. And if you are looking for the densest black, look no further than Eclipse Black. Need a matching envelope? Don’t worry, standard envelope sizes are available plus we can easily and quickly get you any of thirty-three style and sizes from the mill with a 3-5 day making time. It’s so easy. ASTROBRIGHTS® are economically priced and FSC® certified because forests matter.


*Statistic Sources from the Color Marketing Group and the American Paper Institute.

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Our live’s here at Olmsted-Kirk are bound to paper. This simple material enchants us each day. We believe that paper has a voice and your audience responds to it. We’ve been supplying our clients with a wide selection of stocks for the past 110 years. We believe paper is as critical to print design as ink, images and typography. This Valentine’s Day we are happy to shout it out by using the hashtags #WeLovePaper and #OKlovesPaper. Join us.

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