Sappi Fine Paper North America

2015 BIA Annual Conference Is Co-Locating With the 2015 Print Leadership Summit
January 30, 2015

The binding community will come together with printers to exchange ideas and shape the future of the graphic arts industry at the 2015 BIA Conference and 2015 Print Leadership Summit, both co-located in Minneapolis this year. All BIA Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend the co-located conference's main stage keynote sessions and certain breakout track sessions. Registration will open mid-February.

Classic Color Cops Sappi Printer of the Year Award
June 20, 2014

BOSTON—Sappi Fine Paper North America announced the Printer of the Year and 11 Gold Award winners of its 17th North American Printer of the Year. This award recognizes innovation and excellence in print, with nominated materials produced on Sappi papers across eleven categories of work. These winners were chosen as the most outstanding print submissions from approximately 1,700 entries this year.

Commentary: A Shortage of Coated Paper? You've Got to Be Kidding!
May 15, 2014

Why are paper companies suddenly announcing price increases for coated paper, and why is the biggest printer in the United States worried about possible paper shortages?

SAPPI surprised nearly everyone late last week by announcing a $40/ton price increase on coated freesheet (CFS) in the United States. Then Verso delivered an even bigger shock this week with $40 hike not only on CFS but also on coated groundwood (CGW), which is in even greater oversupply than CFS.

Let’s look at the rather cryptic statement from a recent R.R. Donnelley filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sappi Announces Call for Entries for the 2014 North American Printer of the Year Awards
March 5, 2014

Sappi Fine Paper North America is seeking entries for the 2014 North American Printer of the Year awards, a competition that recognizes print excellence and innovation across 10 categories for work produced on Sappi papers. In addition to esteemed recognition, judges will select one Printer of the Year among 10 of this year's Gold Award winning finalists to receive up to $20,000 in design support and 5,000 lbs of paper towards marketing and brand initiatives.

Minnesota's Largest Paper Mill Now Churning Out Pulp for Textile Mills
October 30, 2013

In a hopeful sign for the state’s forest industries, Sappi Fine Paper in Cloquet, MN, announced Wednesday that its $170 million conversion from making pulp for paper to making pulp for clothing has been successful. The mill reached its production goal of 1,050 tons per day of what’s known as chemical cellulose—in September.

The new pulp, which is the hottest forest industry product on the market, is generally sold to textile mills in Asia, blended with other materials and made into thread. Fast-growing demand for the product has outlined one possible future for a forestry industry struggling with the terminal