How much can you save by choosing a sheet one grade below?

On average, you can expect 12% savings when you move one grade lower.

So, once you have a sheet in mind, also ask your supplier for a printed sample of the best sheet one grade below and compare.

Mills are known to upgrade the quality of a sheet. Even though it could pass for a No. 1 grade, if the mill has no offering in a No. 2, they will market it below its actual value to complete their offerings. Marketing is everything. And you can reap in the savings.

But, don’t get me wrong, there are times, when only a premium sheet will do. When your piece has a longer livespan and a high end feel, when multiple runs through the press and finishing are required …

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You’re chasing deadlines, answering e-mails and running to the next client meeting. How could you possibly take the time to …

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