Tuesday, October 4, 2011

French Paper - An American Original

 I print my onward business cards, jewelry tags, postcards and signs. There are less expensive ways to print things, like Vista Print, but I like the flexibility of being able to change things as needed and also the cool papers that are out there. This year when I updated Beadware's look I found some new papers to use. I have had difficulty finding them ins stores to restock so I went online and found the paper mill that makes the paper, I pulled the company description off their Facebook page.......

Established in 1871, the French Paper Company is a sixth-generation, family-owned American company. And after 140 years of continual operation, French has not only persevered in an industry notorious for corporate acquisitions, name changes and outright shutdowns, they’ve emerged as one of the strongest, most consistent paper brands around.

As one of the last remaining small, independent mills in America, French Paper takes their direction from customers, not corporate bean counters. They spend their days improving product lines instead of the bottom line. And when they talk about the quality of their stock, you can be sure they mean their papers, not shareholder value.

Long recognized for their iconic designer paper brands including Speckletone, Dur-O-Tone, Pop-Tone, and Construction, their impact on the design world has been enormous. Their environmental footprint, however, is tiny. French uses no petroleum in the manufacturing of their papers, and instead generates their own clean, renewable energy. Hydroelectric generators installed on-site in 1922 have saved over one million barrels of fossil fuel to date. And French was an early pioneer of recycled, 100% post-consumer, and other environmentally friendly sheets.

Today, French Paper continues to innovate by becoming the first mill to go beyond pulp to provide not only distinctive papers, but the equally amazing images to use on them. By offering the world's most extensive and highly regarded free digital design resource, French has created a powerful new means to enhance the work of creative people everywhere.

If you need paper in your work check out http://www.frenchpaper.com

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