The Ultimate resource for graphic designers

PRO Membership

What If You Could Design Innovative Printed Pieces That Wow Your Clients … Every Time?

PaperSpecs PRO membership gives you access to the latest swatchbooks, hands-on tools, tips and insights. In short, it is the ultimate resource for everything a designer needs in print design to create compelling printed pieces.

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

Psssst… And as An Extra Special Bonus, Join Us For Our Live Event In New York And Get 50% Off Your Ticket

PaperSpecs Live is THE one-day conference exclusively for Graphic Designers, featuring cutting-edge print samples, inspiring talks by industry experts, and insightful conversations.

Join us and your fellow creatives for an incredible day of inspiration, education, and ample paper and print samples.

This all-day extravaganza promises to reignite your passion for print and push your creative boundaries, with renowned speakers from Kevin Shaw to Matteo Bologna, you don’t want to miss a moment.

Plus, the latest printing and finishing techniques will open your eyes to new possibilities and give you a competitive advantage.

When a paper rep asks me where I got this sample, I know I’m on the cutting edge. PRO membership is such a great resource and it helps me to expand my knowledge. It allows me to expand on what I can create.

Laney Hall
Platypus Papers

The PRO membership is an excellent resource and a wealth of knowledge to all print and packaging designers. I value the time I save by having one complete source to turn to.

Rosslyn Kasman
Kasman Design

Your Clients Are Counting On You.
And It’s Your Job to Help Them
Be Distinct and Get Outstanding Results
With The Print Designs You’re Creating.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been a graphic designer for a while, here’s the truth: Digital fatigue is real.

Now more than ever, printed pieces cut through the clutter. And being able to create innovative printed pieces is the most important asset you can have in your business.

But, like hundreds of creatives who have joined the PRO membership, you might have trouble staying in the know when it comes to the latest paper options, new print technologies and what is trending in print design. Or you don’t know where to start.

If that’s the case — PRO Membership is the resource you need to always be in the know and spend your time doing what you do best. Be creative.

Are you ready to enhance your creative freedom and create innovative, compelling printed pieces that wow your clients?

What’s Inside The
PRO Membership


Swatchbooks and
Print Samples Galore

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

02 / exclusive events

Surround yourself with
like-minded creatives

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 digital cutting), or go behind the scenes of a stunning print project.
  • [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

03 / PRO Concierge

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!

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

resource library

The Gold Standard of How-Tos

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 have drastically changed their offerings in 2022), 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 PRO members.

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

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 [unboxed] events including your special sample box* (a $100 value)
  • 50% off your Live event ticket This all-day extravaganza promises to reignite your passion for print and push your creative boundaries (a $114 value)

*Free shipping applies to addresses within the U.S.

Become a PRO Member Now:
Doors are Closing!

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.
And one of these times is right now!

Don’t miss out. This is your chance to become a PRO member with the added bonus of a 50% discounted Live event ticket.

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.

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 virtual events – webinars, Deep Dives and [unboxed] events- 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, Sylvamo), as well as the smaller ones (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 [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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