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Early Christmas morning, Angela and her brother Christopher thought they heard something stirring in the living room. Quietly, they went downstairs and tiptoed over to the fireplace. Suddenly, the children dropped to their knees and covered their eyes to avoid a blinding glare of light from the chimney. Unbeknownst to them, Santa's sleigh had presents wrapped in bright silver..

Had Angela and Christopher almost caught Santa Claus sliding down their chimney? Or was Santa just readying his reindeer for takeoff? Since the kids had closed their eyes, only Santa knows for sure. But now, you'll know how easily Acrylic Coated Foil can brighten up your graphic designs.

Brightness aside, it's true: Acrylic Coated Foil is striking, vibrant, and oh so festive, too!

Just imagine what a valuable gift Acrylic Coated Foil will be for next year's print projects. To insure that your future communications don't get foiled, be sure to read the rest of PaperView for a more shining summary of Acrylic Coated Foil.

It's the middle of winter. Arctic winds sweep across the Midwest. On almost every street corner, there are slushy snow piles as high as a house. Who doesn't have cabin fever?

Luckily, there seems to be a sure cure for the winter blues, especially for those fortunate enough to live in Plymouth, Indiana. As crazy as it sounds, the people of Plymouth can always dream of next year's Labor Day weekend as an antidote for even the worst winter weather.

Every September since 1967, Plymouth has hosted the Marshall County Blueberry Festival. What's billed as the country's biggest blueberry bash, it's a three and a half-day celebration featuring everything from blueberry pancakes to blueberry soda pop. Practically everyone in Plymouth, including most businesses, participate in the festival. Foil Laminating donated foil that was used to decorate last year's Habitat for Humanity parade float.

When it comes to decorating, Foil Laminating knows its stuff. Established in 1989, Foil Laminating is already one of the nation's laminating leaders. That's certainly no surprise to Norma Zentz, a member of Foil Laminating's Inside Sales team, who says that the firm's goal is simply to "be the best laminating company in the USA."

Many of Foil Laminating's products like Acrylic Coated Foil are used in cosmetic boxes, food containers and, of course, gift wrap. To produce such items, the company laminates or glues very thin rolls of foils, metallized polyester films, and holographic products onto an assortment of paper and board stocks. Then, the foil needs to be colorized, or tinted. Finally, any number of environmentally safe, water-based coatings like acrylic are applied to improve the finished products' appearance as well as printability if need be.

This month's edition of PaperView is printed on Foil Laminating's Acrylic Coated Foil. Thanks to their excellent in-house color matching system, Foil Laminating can produce Acrylic Coated Foil in virtually any Pantone color. Not only will your communications shine, but you'll definitely improve sales. Company Vice President Andrew Wake agrees, believing that "upgrading your packaging to a hologram or a foil will make it sell." Remember: no matter what the season, foil can brighten up any design project!

It's a foil thing: Foil Laminating's headquarters.

Acrylic Coated Foil

Paper: 15 lb.-100 lb., Board: 7 pt.-34 pt.

Sheet Sizes


Custom Colors Available

Assorted Coatings Available, Assorted Substrates: C1S, C2S, Clay Coated Newsback, SBS

Shown on 60 lb. C1S Acrylic Coated Bright Silver Foil.


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

Joan Lichtenstein

To say that Joan Lichtenstein's workplace is a zoo wouldn't exactly be an exaggeration. Like any paper mill, Resurgence Handmade Papers is a bustling place and things do tend to get a little crazy. Unlike most mills, however, Joan's company has over sixteen animals on the premises! Amazingly, Joan believes that her "mill menagerie" actually helps calm one's nerves, thus helping to increase productivity. Something must be working, because the Davenport, Iowa, native has been producing some beautiful papers since 1994. In an interview with PaperView from her office in Billings, MT, Joan shared some of her insights into the handmade paper world.

Handmaiden: Joan Lichtenstein of Resurgence Handmade Papers.

PV: How did you become involved in papermaking?

JL: When I was in graduate school at the University of Iowa, I saw an advertisement for an open house at the Center for Paper. I'd always loved papers and was intrigued.

PV: Besides uniqueness, what other consumer benefits are there to using handmade rather than machine-made papers?

JL: Handmade papers give consumers so much more value. You can buy exactly what you want in terms of color, weight, finish, and sizing in any quantity you like. Also, handmade paper is linked with our cultural past. Do you think William Shakespeare would have written so passionately on plain 20 lb. copy paper?

PV: It seems like you can make paper out of just about anything, like flowers, petals, and leaves in just about any color. How would a client order their own custom handmade paper?

JL: It's actually pretty easy to order. Really, the most important thing is that the client needs to convey what the paper's end use will be so that we can design a custom paper that meets their needs.

PV: What would you consider the most difficult part of your production process?

JL: Color matching can be difficult. Sometimes, fiber from the same source will have variations that affect color.

PV: OK, so the animals at your workplace help reduce stress. Anytime when the opposite is true?

JL: On occasion, one of the animals gets cranky and picks a fight with another!

A look at the historical development of paper...
Where's The Wite-Out?

Great Britain, 1714: English engineer Henry Mills was issued the first patent for a typewriter. The only problem was that his supposedly working prototype didn't work! In fact, handwritten correspondence was still faster than a number of subsequent typewriter devices that were developed through the mid-nineteenth century. Then, in 1867, three Milwaukee inventors - Christopher Latham Sholes, S.W. Soulé, and Carlos Glidden - designed what would later become the first practical typewriter. Remington began marketing their invention in 1874.

Assorted paper trivia...

Mail It: In 1847, the U.S. Post Office issued the first adhesive postage stamps.

Paper Jet: The first commercially successful inkjet printer, Hewlett-Packard's HP 2225 ThinkJet printer, was introduced in April 1984.

Holiday Inn: Guests at Holiday Inn's Chicago City Centre use about 12,000 sheets of stationery a year at the 500-room hotel.

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

A. Doctor

B. Coated Paper

C. Laminated Paper

1. A _____ blade extends across the face of a paper roll. The device keeps the surface of the roll clean from excess pulp and other production debris.

2. When a paper grade is produced by fusing together two or more layers of paper, it's known as _____ .

3. Clay is usually used in the manufacture of _____ to improve its appearance and printability.

Quotations involving life and paper...

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."

Elizabeth Bibesco


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