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Since the day after Thanksgiving, all Holly talked about was the wonderful cashmere sweater she'd seen while window shopping with Nick. To Holly's horror, however, she didn't receive the sweater from Nick on Christmas Day, but..

Just what exactly was Nick thinking when he gave Holly a gift of paper rather than a sweater? Obviously, he wasn't thinking at all. Despite Nick's present problem, the fact remains that Kashmir, a premium matte paper, is indeed as luxurious as the beautiful cashmere sweater Holly never got.

Like cashmere, it's true: Kashmir is elegant, chic, and oh so desirable, too!

Although it's too late for even St. Nick to help poor Nick, you can easily enjoy the beauty of Kashmir anytime. When you need to present a fashionable print image, Kashmir helps you and your printed piece look their best every time. To learn more about how you can enhance your design style, be sure to read the rest of PaperView for a more radiant review of Kashmir. Happy Holidays!

They're closed for the winter now. The last customers were served on Halloween night. But by March of next year, Plainwell Ice Cream will be open once again, dishing out scoops of deliciously decadent flavors like "Island City Fudge." In describing why his small ice cream stand is such a huge success, owner Art Gaylord says simply that "good ingredients make good ice cream."

Plainwell Paper's color selection unfortunately doesn't include anything resembling chocolate fudge. But if you like vanilla, you should see their natural and cream colored grades. Much like their ice cream parlor neighbors, Plainwell Paper prides itself on using quality ingredients. They make rich-looking, smooth coated and uncoated papers like their Kashmir line which look as tempting as any ice cream you've seen.

Situated in its namesake town on the banks of the Kalamazoo River, the Plainwell mill lies roughly 150 miles northeast of Chicago. When it was established in 1886, Plainwell Paper was originally known as the Michigan Paper Company. Later, the mill was known as the Hamilton Paper Company. When a paper mill has been around as long as Plainwell has, though, it's typical for a mill to go through a couple of name changes. And being such a valuable facility, it's not unusual to have a mill like Plainwell go through several ownership changes as well.

From paper industry titans like Weyerhaeuser to Simpson, Plainwell has known many masters. In the process, the mill has mastered the art of producing dependable, good-looking papers known for their superior printability.

Along with coated papers like Kashmir, the mill makes kraft paper, clay-coated release liners, and uncoated specialty papers ranging from oil and grease resistant (OGR) label grades to menu paper stocks.

This month's edition of PaperView is printed on Plainwell's 80 lb. Kashmir Natural Cover with the Kanvas embossed finish. In addition to Kanvas, Kashmir also offers two other embossed finishes: Linen & Needlepoint. Available in white as well as natural, Kashmir is a premium coated grade that's also environmentally friendly. Besides containing post-consumer waste material, it's also produced process chlorine-free. Kashmir's soft matte finish gives photographs the best backdrop for accentuating color reproduction.

No matter what the project, be it an annual report, greeting card, catalog or brochure, Kashmir is the perfect paper when it comes to helping your next design project look luxurious. And, unlike any of Plainwell Ice Cream's flavors like "Island City Fudge," you can buy Kashmir all year round and without the calories!

Plain truth: If it's well made paper, chances are it's from Plainwell.

Weights 80 lb.,100 lb. Text & Cover

Sheet Sizes 8-1/2 x 11,11 x 17, 23 x 35, 25 x 38, 26 x 40, 28 x 40

Sheets/Carton Variable

Color Natural, White

Recycled 10% Post-Consumer Waste

Other Acid-Free, Embossed Finishes, Process Chlorine-Free

Shown on 80 lb. Natural Kashmir Embossed Kanvas Cover.


Maitreyee Angelo
A look at the people who make, market and use paper...

Television broadcasting and handmade paper seem about as different as summer and snow. Yet surprisingly, TV and paper actually have much in common. Just ask Maitreyee Angelo of Angelo & Associates, formerly Eastern Brands International. Once a national TV news anchor in India, Maitreyee now manages the North American sales efforts for several handmade paper operations located in India. Based in the Chicago area since 1984, Maitreyee travels across the U.S. promoting her beautiful collection of unique papers. In an interview with PaperView from her office in suburban Chicago, Maitreyee shared some of her insights into the handmade paper world.

As seen on TV: Maitreyee Angelo of Angelo & Associates.

PV: What are some of the commercial applications you've seen for your handmade papers?

MA: We've had many uses for our papers like journal covers, note paper, and greeting cards. Bags are a big item, too. We fabricate bags for stores, trade shows, and wine companies.

PV: Most of your handmade paper looks gorgeous, but is it printable?

MA: If the particular paper has even inclusions and the paper is well-calendared, standard printing works fine. Some of the lighter weights can even be laser printed.

PV: Tell us about your papermaking facilities in India.

MA: We employ both men and women. Ironically, the women handle most of the paper production while the men do all the detail work such as card assembly.

PV: What are some of the similarities you see between the broadcasting business and selling handmade paper?

MA: You have to smile a lot and be very knowledgeable. To succeed in either TV or sales, you also have to really love what you do and love people.

PV: You've had your 15 minutes of fame and then some, but do you miss being on TV?

MA: I miss the "high" of when the lights are on and you're on camera. During a live broadcast, the impromptu nature of the moment is exciting, especially when you're in rhythm and the production just flows. One thing I don't miss, however, are the late hours!

The Translation of the Best Seller

A look at the historical development of paper...

Cambridge, MA, 1661: Thanks to John Eliot, Cambridge strengthened its growing reputation as New England's center for printing and literature. A dedicated Christian minister, Eliot arrived in the colonies in 1631. By 1651, Eliot had organized a village of Native American converts near Boston. Ten years later, Eliot creatively combined the colonies' new print technologies with his missionary efforts. After translating the New Testament into the Algonquin Indian dialect, Eliot then printed the first Native American Indian Bible.

Assorted paper trivia...

Bless It: In 1793, an 800-seat church near Bergen, Norway, was partially constructed of paper. Built with a pulp material similar to plaster, the church was used until 1830.

Paper Bleach: Totally chlorine-free (TCF) bleaching uses hydrogen peroxide and oxygen to bleach paper, eliminating harmful chloro-organics.

It's A Wonderful Life: Mark Twain published The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876. The author's famous novel was the first book ever to be written entirely on a typewriter.

Test your paper terminology. The correct answers are secretly hidden somewhere in this newsletter. No peeking!

A. Slush Pulp

B. Brightness

C. Bleaching

1. ______ is the mixture of wood fiber and water that, due to its liquid state, can be easily transported during the pulping process.

2. Besides whitening, ______ is a pulping procedure that's also used to increase the chemical stability of wood fibers.

3. The light reflection property or ______of a paper affects a printed piece's overall brilliance and contrast.

Quotations involving life and paper...

"Religion should be our steering wheel, not our spare tire."

Charles L. Wheeler


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