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Alter Ego Business Cards

Fantasy business cardsWhat better way to cap off hectic back-to-back trade shows (UnderConsideration’s Brand New Conference and Graph Expo 2014, of course) than with MOO’s whimsical promotion of its Square Business Cards using seven famous possessors of dual identities. Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) is just the beginning.

“These new business cards have been …

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IKEA’s ‘BookBook’ Video Wins Award

IKEA 'BookBook' video wins Graph Expo award.Anyone with the slightest fondness for print walked a little taller and smiled, smiled, smiled after first seeing IKEA’s video for its latest catalog. Gently sending up all those Apple ads, they introduced us to their “BookBook,” and we’ve been using the phrase ever since. And this week, More »


Special Report: Graph Expo 2014

Graph Expo 2014Graph Expo (Sept. 28 – Oct. 1) is a massive industry event highlighting digital, inkjet, offset, flexo and hybrid print technologies, which means we are so there. More specifically, intrepid PaperSpecs founder Sabine Lenz is there seeing the sights and swapping thoughts with industry luminaries. (And hopefully grabbings some swag for the loyal troops back home, hint hint.) …

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New Relyco Inkjet Papers

REVLAR Waterproof Synthetic PaperThe Graph Expo show has been the launch site of a number of new production inkjet paper offerings, including a comprehensive line from Relyco. According to the company, these are “specialty coated to deliver the industry’s most superior image quality and lowest cost per print (often less than $0.01 per print).”

Here’s the lineup, straight from the PR murmurings:

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Appvion Debuts Inkjet Paper

Appvion high-speed inkjet paperThe runup to Graph Expo 2014 has seen a flurry of inkjet paper introductions, with Appvion coming out slightly ahead of the curve with this news: the launch of Appvion Treated High-Speed Inkjet Paper. Designed for web-based inkjet printing, the new sheets have been qualified on Ricoh, Screen and Canon-Océ presses among others. The treatment allows for the use of …

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Brand New Conference Tag

Brand New Conference tagThis week we’re “oohing” and “aching” in Chicago at UnderConsideration’s fantastic Brand New Conference. You know you’re in for a good time when even the name badges floor you. Oh those name badges… In all, there are 700 of these beauties…all handmade! And all are printed on Plike papers from

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