Unisource Awards Challenge Grant to The Print Council

WASHINGTON, DC—Dec. 6, 2010—The Print Council is pleased to announce that the Unisource Worldwide Matching Challenge Grant has resulted in $100,000 of new financial support from the industry—along with adding 15 new supporters to the council ranks.

According to Print Council Executive Director Ben Cooper, “We are thankful for the support of Unisource and pleased that many current sponsors and first-time supporters have participated in this grant process. This additional support will fund new initiatives as well as support the ongoing programs of The Print Council, such as the Print in the Mix clearinghouse of print market research and the successful Print Delivers seminars.”

“This challenge grant program was designed for the print and paper sector with one primary goal in mind—to unify around the promotion of the industry so everyone benefits in the long run,” said Unisource CEO Al Dragone. “With this additional funding, I am confident that The Print Council will continue to strengthen its efforts to support paper-based communications. They will offer ongoing programs to educate both our own printing industry as well as the creative design, media and marketing communities about why it’s a sound decision to continue to include print in their overall marketing mix.”

The Print Council thanks the following long-time supporters for their additional contributions: Appleton Coated, HBP Inc., MSP Digital Marketing, NewPage and Stern’s Printing and Engraving.

In addition, The Print Council thanks and welcomes these new supporters for their generous contributions: AIPPM, Bennett Graphics, Canvas Magazine, CRW Graphics, Dome Printing, Hewlett Packard, IPW, Millmar Paper, Neenah Paper, PennLitho, PrintingForLess.com, ProGraphics, Suttle Straus, Think Patented, and West Linn Paper.

About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.

Unisource Worldwide, Inc., (www.unisourceworldwide.com) is a leading independent marketer and distributor of commercial printing and business imaging papers, packaging systems and facility supplies and equipment in North America. Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., Unisource is one of the largest private companies in the United States and offers the most comprehensive suite of products and services in the industry. With approximately 5,000 Team Members – including sales, customer service and technical support specialists; approximately 85 distribution centers; and a fleet of “Big Red” trucks—Unisource Worldwide can deliver what your business needs when and where you want it—locally, regionally and nationally.

About The Print Council
Through education, awareness, market development, advocacy and research, The Print Council serves the industry to develop, maintain and increase the market for printed materials. The Print Council can be contacted through Ben Cooper, Executive Director, at (202) 973-5977, by e-mail at bycooper@wms-jen.com on the web at www.theprintcouncil.org. Print in the Mix clearinghouse of print media effectiveness is freely available at www.printinthemix.com.

Source: Press release.

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