of a white Christmas, and hopefully some new ties, Larry couldn't believe that
Carol had actually given him a present wrapped in glittering gold...|
Larry would have to wait for Santa. Luckily, you don't have to wait to improve
your present status. Simply insist on foil products and you can't go wrong. From
festive colors to exciting embossed patterns, the shimmering beauty of foil will
make your next design project sparkle no matter what the season.
Larry: there really is a Santa and there are plenty of fabulous foils for you!
goodness' sake, don't "foil" around in learning the latest about foil
and metalized polyester papers. To make your visual communications shine, be sure
to read the rest of PaperView for more dazzling details on foil. Happy Holidays!
you were little and your mom made chocolate chip cookies that she'd wrap in "tin
foil" for your school lunch? Come lunchtime, you knew right away that almost
anything mom wrapped in shiny silver foil just had to be good.
mom's cookies, just about everything looks good when it's packaged in foil. From
food packaging to POP displays, the applications for foil are seemingly endless.
Take this holiday season for instance. You may be receiving greeting cards that
have decorative foil or arrive in foil lined envelopes. Exchanging gifts? Chances
are, some of the presents may be wrapped in foil. And, if you're celebrating New
Year's Eve in a big way, your party hat will probably be decorated with foil.
Paper Company has been doing a good job of converting good foil for quite a while.
Since 1925, the Massachusetts based company has produced unique specialty papers.
According to Gretchen Lunsford, the firm's Marketing Manager, "Hazen Paper
is excited to be celebrating our 75th anniversary. We look forward to our next
75 years!" Located about 90 miles west of Boston, Hazen is an industry leader
in producing a variety of decorative foil laminated and paperboard materials.
The company consists of three main divisions: laminating, coating and printing,
month's edition of PaperView is printed on Hazen Paper's 60 lb. laser printable
bright gold C1S foil, a laminated foil product. Lamination is one of Hazen's major
activities. Extremely thin foils, metalized polyesters, and holographic films
are laminated, or glued, onto different base stocks. Stocks include C1S, SBS or
substrates as light as 30 lb. to as heavy as 30 pt. board. Although Hazen has
over 13 colors available including such traditional colors as bright and dull
golds and silvers, they also can offer custom colors in minimum order quantities
as little as 6,000 sheets of 26 x 20. For their stocking grades, 500 sheets of
26 x 40 is the minimum product order.
understand Hazen's coating operations, imagine it's cold outside. To protect yourself
from chilly temperatures, you put on a coat, right? The same logic applies to
coatings that are applied to paper. Acrylic, vinyl and polyurethane are all different
top coatings that Hazen applies to protect and enhance finishes. Some other special
coatings include FDA approved coatings for food packaging, anti-static coating,
and grease proof coatings. To alleviate frequent concerns about scratching, Hazen
has even developed a line of scruff resistant coatings. Along with coating, Hazen
performs color printing. With three Gravure printers, Hazen can colorize foil
or film to practically any color. Attractive metallic and pearlescent pigments
are available too.
most striking of Hazen's product offerings, however, are their gorgeous embossed
patterns. From sparkling
snowflake patterns to a wide assortment of fascinating geometric patterns, Hazen's
embossed accents are great for gift wrap or box wrap. When you want your next
design project to look good, don't forget foil!
Factory: Watercolor of Hazen Paper Company's Holyoke, Massachusetts mill.
Paper: 30 lb. - 100 lb., Board: 8 pt. - 30 pt.
Assorted Golds, Assorted Silvers, Cerise, Christmas Green, Christmas Red,
Copper, Evergreen, Ice Blue, Light Pink, Medium Blue, Valentine Red
Assorted Coatings Available, Custom Colors Available, Recyclable.
on 60 lb. Bright Gold Foil
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look at the people who make, market and use paper...
the new millennium brings, one thing will surely remain: the age old challenge
of shipping products to the customer in a timely and economical fashion. Despite
the latest in distribution technology, certain transportation factors like traffic
congestion never seem to improve.
truck stops here:Badger's Al Steffen.
the paper industry is lucky to have people like Al Steffen, Traffic Manager for
Badger Paper Mills. Since 1968, Al has been at the forefront of minimizing Badger's
shipping slowdowns. In an interview with PaperView from his office in Peshtigo,
Wisconsin about 50 miles north of Green Bay, Al shared some of his insights into
the shipping world.
With winter in the Midwest, just how much does severe weather like a major snowstorm
affect Badger's shipping schedule and what, if anything, can you do to minimize
such weather related delays?
We advise our customers to give us some sort of advance notice, if possible, on
any special rush orders. Of course, if there's a big blizzard, the whole system
slows down but usually only for a day or two. Once the roads are cleared, we're
back on track.
Traffic congestion is obviously a problem in many of your major Midwest markets
like Chicago. What do you do as a traffic planner to help minimize this problem?
Since deregulation of the trucking industry in the early 1980's, we've put our
business on bid. By consolidating freight carriers, our dock congestion has dropped
quite a bit, so we can ship orders more efficiently. Since our customers now inventory
less paper, over 95% of our shipments are just-in-time deliveries. So, like with
the weather, any advance notice helps.
When it comes to shipping, we've all heard the usual excuses from the "truck's
broken down" to "they can't get a hold of the driver." What's the
strangest shipping story you've ever encountered at Badger?
I handle household moves for our employees. Several years ago, we had a new employee
moving from Alberta, Canada down here. They had a full truckload of furniture.
After a week, the truck hadn't arrived. I kept checking with Mayflower, the carrier.
Mayflower couldn't find it. The truck just disappeared.
Was the shipment ever found?
Yes, the trailer, and all the furniture, was found abandoned at a truck stop in
Billings, Montana about three months later. The truck driver, and the tractor
were gone, but at least the furniture was fine!