How inspired do you want to be?

Don’t miss your chance to be inspired, gain new insights, and enjoy access to crucial, hands on tools and resources to bring your exceptional print creations to life.

 

Magazine

A publication-only subscription with bonus inspiration

PRO

Our premium membership at the best value

PRO VIP

Premium membership together with our curated box

USA & Canada only

 

$79 / year

$239 / year

$349 / year

 

$79 billed annually

Special Launch Price
$59

$239 billed annually

Special Introductory Price
$189

$349 billed annually

Special Introductory Price
$279

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PaperSpecs, the MagazineA source of design inspiration to have and to hold PaperSpecs, the Magazine PaperSpecs, the Magazine PaperSpecs, the Magazine
SwatchbooksFrom more than 50 mills (free for PROs) Swatchbooks from more than 50 mills Swatchbooks from more than 50 mills
Mill promotionsHard-to-get samples delivered to your door (free for PROs) Mill promotions and hard-to-get samples delivered to your door Mill promotions and hard-to-get samples delivered to your door
Paper FinderFind, compare, order sample sheets Comprehensive database of more than 5,500 papers Comprehensive database of more than 5,500 papers
WebinarsLearn from industry experts Free webinars with industry experts Free webinars with industry experts
PRO-level tips and insightsDesign and print greats share expert techniques Tips and techniques from the pros Tips and techniques from the pros
PRO ConciergeOn standby to answer your questions PRO concierge on standby to answer your questions PRO concierge on standby to answer your questions
VIP Inspiration BoxCarefully curated and delivered quarterly VIP Inspiration Box, delivered quarterly

Magazine

A publication-only subscription with perks

$79 / year

$79 billed annually

Special Launch Price
$59

Subscribe Now
PaperSpecs, the MagazineA source of inspiration to have and to hold

PRO

Our premium concierge service at the best value

$239 / year

$239 billed annually

Special Launch Price
$189

Try it free

View quarterly pricing
PaperSpecs, the MagazineA source of inspiration to have and to hold
Swatchbooks from more than 50 mills (free for PROS)
Mill promotionsHard-to-get samples delivered to your door (free for PROS)
Paper FinderFind, compare, order sample sheets
Webinars Learn from industry experts
PRO ConciergeOn standby to answer your questions

PRO VIP

Access to exclusive samples and content

$349 / year

$349 billed annually

Special Launch Price
$279

Try it free

View quarterly pricing
PaperSpecs, the MagazineA source of inspiration to have and to hold
Swatchbooks from more than 50 mills (free for PROS)
Mill promotionsHard-to-get samples delivered to your door (free for PROS)
Paper FinderFind, compare, order sample sheets
Webinars Learn from industry experts
PRO ConciergeOn standby to answer your questions
VIP Inspiration Box Carefully curated and delivered quarterly

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the free trial work?

In this over-promising world of ours you may be skeptical about all this. We would be, too, but also intrigued.

From helping hundreds of PaperSpecs PROs every day, we know you and your creativity will profit immensely from being a member of our special community.

If you’ve never had a PaperSpecs PRO membership before, you’ll get 7 days of free unlimited access to the membership area. You can cancel or upgrade online at any time; if you don’t cancel before the trial ends, your paid membership will automatically begin. Your membership will include access to information about more than 5,500 papers, as well as paper samples, mill swatchbooks and promotions.

What does the VIP box include?

To quote Rule29 Founder Justin Ahrens, “This box is like a creative’s birthday surprise.” Every quarter you will receive a specially curated, Sabine approved, very inspiring package (VIP). This is a box of paper indulgence designed to grant you access to hard-to-get printed pieces, limited-edition promotions, and to put the hottest paper samples in your hands, keeping you on top of what’s trending.

PaperSpecs Magazine

This limited-edition magazine – printed on high-quality paper and beautifully designed (naturally) – is meant to be kept on the print lover’s shelf in perpetuity, a source of design inspiration and information to be read and enjoyed again and again. Published quarterly, each issue is built around a theme – from the wonders of foil to embossing, die cutting and … chocolate? (You have to wait and see how we pull this one off 😉

How long are your contracts?

PaperSpecs PRO plans are paid quarterly or yearly. We make it simple to start — and stop — your service at any time.

Is there a discount for yearly service?

Yes, we offer discounts on up-front long-term commitments. Yearly PaperSpecs PRO and VIP memberships feature a 30% savings over the quarterly pricing.

How do I sign up?

You start with a free 7 day trial. We do collect your credit card information when you sign up, as you will have full access to all membership features, including ordering swatchbooks and mill promotions. Your credit card will not be charged for 7 days.

How do I cancel?

Canceling PaperSpecs Magazine or PRO and VIP memberships is an easy and no-questions-asked process. It’s done online right from your site manager.

Can I switch plans?

Yes, at any time in your website manager. When upgrading or downgrading your website plan, you will receive either a pro-rated charge or refund, depending on the cost of your new membership.

I am already a member and want to upgrade

If you are on a membership plan set up prior to April 2017, please contact our concierge for help with your upgrade.

What are PRO Tips?

If it is trending, new or noteworthy, you will find the facts and insights right here, brief and to the point. Digital silver printing? Budget friendly binding techniques? We are on top of what helps you make your creative life easier. And we throw in the odd check list and cheat sheet as well…

Free Swatchbooks and Mill Promotions

Chances are that 30% of your swatchbooks are outdated. Ensure you have the most up-to-date swatchbooks – even those hard-to-get ones – right now. And while you are at it, order hot-off-the press mill promotions free – all part of the PRO experience.

Can’t I get swatchbooks and promotions elsewhere?

In some cases yes. In most no.

If you have a mill or merchant rep that looks after you extremely well, they will be happy to provide you with the books you need. In most cases though, our members tell us that we give them access to more mills (more than 50) and our listings are more timely (we list new swatchbooks and promotions as soon as they become available).

Some of the mills offer swatchbooks directly on their website, but you pay an average price of $12 per swatchbook and often a charge for shipping.

What Webinars do I have access to?

Listen to industry experts as they share their knowledge in our nearly 100 on-demand webinar recordings. From letterpress printing to engraving. From digital technologies to pop-up magic.

What is the Paper Finder?

Wasabi green, recycled with a linen finish? No problem. Get unlimited, instant access to our searchable online Paper Finder database covering more than 50 paper mills. Find the perfect paper for your project within seconds, then see and feel it by using your own swatchbooks, or request samples right from the Paper Finder.

How can the PRO Concierge help?

If you are wondering how to locate a specific paper, order a swatchbook or need prnting advice, our PRO Concierge is standing by to help you with your paper queries and answer all your questions.

Have more questions?

Our concierge is available Monday through Friday 8am – 6 pm Pacific Time.
Visit our Contact Us page to contact her.

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