Swatchbooks, Tools and Insights That Help You

Design Innovative Printed Pieces That Wow Your Clients

Even on a tight budget. Even on a short print run.

PaperSpecs PRO membership is the ultimate resource for everything a designer needs in print design.
Join the waitlist and be the first to know when membership doors open again!

Designing Compelling Printed Pieces Should Not Be A Hit And Miss

Without the right resources you need in order to create printed pieces that wow your clients, it is going to cost you…

  • Your clients won’t be happy
  • You’ll wonder if you are designing to your full potential
  • You feel limited by the capabilities of your local printer
  • You’ll be frustrated by tight budgets and short print runs
  • You’ll keep feeling like a “design imposter”
  • You’ll worry that you miss out on new print technologies

You don’t have to fake it till you make it. Join the PaperSpecs PRO membership and get everything you need to create compelling printed pieces. Even on a tight budget. Even on a short print run.
You’ll always know how to utilize the best paper options and printing techniques to wow your clients and have them coming back for more.

Swatchbooks and
Hands-On-Tools

Being able to touch and feel a paper before you spec it is crucial. But chances are more than 50% of the swatchbooks on your shelf are outdated.

Add to this that many of your favorite mills are changing their offerings drastically right now. Not to worry, we’ve got your back.

Your PRO membership includes access to

  • The latest swatchbooks from more than 60 mills. From the well-known mills you’ve come to know and trust, to boutique and specialty paper lines.
  • Hot off-the press print promotions to see first hand what the latest papers and print technologies can do.

Our mission is to ensure you know what’s hot, new and trending, and you get samples in hand ASAP.

The best thing about the PRO level of PaperSpecs is unquestionably the access to the swatchbooks and promos. That is incredibly useful and helpful.

Ulfras Floyd
Production Manager

I’ve been a PRO member for several years and, as a 1-person business, I most appreciate the free swatchbooks and promotions to keep my ideas flowing and my paper cabinet up-to-date.

Lorelei Greifenstein
Edgewood Creative

Whenever You Need Help,
We Are All Here

As a graphic designer you are wearing one too many hats – but you don’t have to go it alone.
Get clarity, community, and all the support you need for each season of your print design journey. Whether you’re relatively new to print or a seasoned pro. Whether you have paper or print related questions.

Your membership includes access to our

  • PRO Concierge (a real person) who is standing by to answer your printing and paper questions
  • Exclusive PRO member Facebook group where you can connect with your fellow PRO members

You’ve got an army of print designers who have great advice, tips and solutions, and who want to help you create the most compelling printed pieces!

“I sincerely wanted to thank you for your help today, it was absolutely tremendous. The training videos, the concierge service, the promotional items, and all the other services you provide have much more value than I would expect from my annual membership. Thank you, PaperSpecs!”

Pablo
Production Manager

Thank you very much for the recommendations and advice. It’s not often you find people who answer your questions so quickly and in such detail, and I greatly appreciate it! I’ll definitely be a long-term member.

Laura Aguilar
Moxy Corporation

Insights You Can’t Get
Anywhere Else

Being a graphic designer is an ongoing journey, not a one-and-done process. Because your clients will likely change, and paper and print technologies evolve (did you know that many of your favorite mills are drastically changing their offerings this Fall?), you need resources and support as you start new projects.

You’ll also get access to a massive library of over 300 hours of written and recorded content, exclusive to our PRO members.

Explore new techniques or jump in for a refresher as you go.

Insights

Exclusive Live Events

For greater creative success, surround yourself with like-minded creatives. PRO members have exclusive access to

  • Members-only Deep Dive Sessions that help you discover new technologies (from AR to laser cutting), or go behind the scenes of a stunning print project
  • Live [unboxed] events – 3 hours of hands-on paper, print and design inspiration that will help you supercharge your print projects – including a special pre-shipped sample box.

There is nothing as invigorating as surrounding yourself with like-minded creatives.

Everything was amazing! The breakout rooms, albeit short, were fun yet informative. (No time for the awkward “anyone have any questions?” situation.) The keynote speaker was informative and personable. And the box was EXQUISITE! Thank you so much!

Tracey Steele
Art Advertising

The Live [unboxed] event was extremely insightful and pulled together a broad group of people which, for independent designers who may not have much of a network to begin with, is very helpful.

Dustin Ames
Art Director

Here Is What You Can Look Forward To In Your
PRO Membership

  • Free swatchbooks and promotions from over 60 mills
  • Private Facebook group – a place where you can ask questions, get feedback, and make lasting friendships
  • Regular members-only Deep Dive sessions going deep on a specific topic or behind the scenes of inspiring print projects with industry experts
  • Insights and resources, over 300 hours of written and recorded content exclusive to our PRO members
  • PRO Concierge (a real person) standing by to answer your printing and paper questions
  • Free access to PaperSpecs Live [unboxed] events including your special sample box* (a $100 value)

*Free shipping applies to addresses within the U.S. and Canada only. A US$27 shipping fee (per box) applies to all other international addresses.

As featured in

Hi, I’m Sabine.

An award winning graphic designer with more than 20 years experience working in Germany, Australia and the US, I am passionate about paper and print – and great design of course – and want to share this passion and my knowledge with other designers and brand owners.

I have experienced first-hand the gap that exists between what designers know – what you and I learned – about paper and print and what is actually possible when you look at paper trends and advances in print technology today.

The PRO membership is the kind of resource and community I wish I’d had throughout my design career.

A place where you can hang out with like-minded designers, ask questions, get tips, insights and have access to the latest swatchbooks and promotions.

Be The First To Know When Doors to PRO Membership Open!

We like to focus our time and energy on our PRO members – sourcing the latest swatchbooks, creating insightful content, answering their questions and providing an overall amazing PRO membership experience. So we only invite new members into our community a few times a year.

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when doors to our PRO Membership open.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your membership can be canceled at any time. But, we are sure that you’ll be like most of our PRO members and stay around for years.

All our live events – webinars, Deep Dives and Live [unboxed] – are being recorded so you can revisit a section or listen to a session you have missed at any time.

There are no set times, so now is the best time to join.

YES. Paper mills and suppliers love working with our PRO members and are happy to provide their swatchbooks and promotions to them.

We currently feature more than 300 items. Some of them limited editions you will not find anywhere else.

This is your “one stop sample center” as one of our PRO members likes to call it.

Our PRO members have access to samples from more than 60 paper mills and suppliers.

This includes the well known mills you’d expect (Mohawk, Neenah, Sappi, International Paper), as well as the smaller ones (Reich Paper, French Paper, Gmund). We share samples from packaging grades (Eska, Ecological Fibers) to stunning samples from suppliers (Kurz Foil, Taylor Box) and many more.

Our PRO members have access to free swatchbooks from over 60 companies, hot-off the-press promotions, frequent members-only Deep Dive sessions, on-demand webinars from industry experts, PRO Tips, insights and cheat sheets.

We also have a dedicated concierge to answer your printing and paper questions, and exclusive access to our social community.

And let’s not forget… FREE access to our LIVE [unboxed] mini design conference (with more samples)!

Yes, you can join wherever you live. BUT, please be aware that our mill partners typically only ship swatchbooks and promotions within North America.

We are happy to answer your questions. Please email us at [email protected]

The PRO membership is a special place. It’s meant for creatives from all walks of life, from solopreneurs to in-house designers, from brand managers to studio designers. If you are eager to create compelling printed pieces, the PRO membership is for you.

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