Sabine Lenz

Sabine Lenz

Sabine Lenz is the founder of, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.

Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.

Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the “paper queen” who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge. Presents: Beatie Wolfe NFC Album Deck (Video)

Singer/songwriter Beatie Wolfe completely redefines two things we kinda thought we already knew: music dissemination and paper. That’s because in addition to CD and digital download, her new album, “Montagu Square,” has been released as a deck of NFC paper cards, each of which plays one of her songs when tapped by an NFC-enabled smartphone. Presents: The Make a Splash Invitation (Video)

When you’re trying to rustle up the dollarydoos necessary for a zoo’s housing and research of a family of sea lions, it helps immensely if you can bring their personalities to life in your fund-raiser invitation. With clever diecuts and a dash of gold foil, Australia’s Another Colour did this wonderfully in their "Make a Splash" piece for that country’s Taronga Zoo.