Pulp Magic: Archive

Has the Demise of the Printed Book Been Exaggerated?
By Paper Checkoff Tags digital tactile books

Mark Twain, one of the best selling authors in American history, once famously quipped “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The same can be said for the printed book and traditional bookstores. According to Publishers Weekly, face-to-face book sales ...

Mark Twain, one of the best selling authors in American history, once famously quipped “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The same can be said for the printed book and traditional bookstores. According to Publishers Weekly, face-to-face book sales are staging a comeback. The trade magazine reports that sales of printed books sold through …

Mark Twain, one of the best selling authors in American history, once famously quipped “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The same can be said for the printed book and traditional bookstores. According to Publishers Weekly, face-to-face book sales are staging a comeback. The trade magazine reports that sales of printed books sold through …

Have Yourself an Environmentally-Friendly Christmas
By Paper Checkoff Tags recyclable environment holiday

Each year, between the end of November and late December, the tide of packages delivered by FedEx, UPS and the post office turns into a tsunami.   These three shippers will handle more than a billion packages from Black Friday until ...

Each year, between the end of November and late December, the tide of packages delivered by FedEx, UPS and the post office turns into a tsunami.   These three shippers will handle more than a billion packages from Black Friday until Christmas this year.  Most if not all of those one billion packages are packed in …

Each year, between the end of November and late December, the tide of packages delivered by FedEx, UPS and the post office turns into a tsunami.   These three shippers will handle more than a billion packages from Black Friday until Christmas this year.  Most if not all of those one billion packages are packed in …

The Accidental Birth of Christmas Wrapping Paper
By Paper Checkoff Tags hand-written communication cards stationery holiday

This time of year we tend to reacquaint ourselves with wrapping paper.  Depending on your mood (and your proximity to Christmas Eve) wrapping gifts for the holidays is either a joy or a chore but the range of paper wrapping ...

This time of year we tend to reacquaint ourselves with wrapping paper.  Depending on your mood (and your proximity to Christmas Eve) wrapping gifts for the holidays is either a joy or a chore but the range of paper wrapping options is dazzling.  It’s unbelievable that Etsy, the eCommerce craft store, boasts more than 30,000 …

This time of year we tend to reacquaint ourselves with wrapping paper.  Depending on your mood (and your proximity to Christmas Eve) wrapping gifts for the holidays is either a joy or a chore but the range of paper wrapping options is dazzling.  It’s unbelievable that Etsy, the eCommerce craft store, boasts more than 30,000 …

Saying It With Paper
By Paper Checkoff Tags hand-written communication cards

We have a tradition in the Hansan family.   When any of us has a birthday we mark the event with a multitude of cards in all shapes, sizes, and sentiments.  Some are funny and others are serious but taken together ...

We have a tradition in the Hansan family.   When any of us has a birthday we mark the event with a multitude of cards in all shapes, sizes, and sentiments.  Some are funny and others are serious but taken together they capture the full range of the heart’s emotions. I’m sure this is not unique …

We have a tradition in the Hansan family.   When any of us has a birthday we mark the event with a multitude of cards in all shapes, sizes, and sentiments.  Some are funny and others are serious but taken together they capture the full range of the heart’s emotions. I’m sure this is not unique …

Thinking Outside the Box
By Paper Checkoff Tags imagination recyclable

Suppose you had just hollowed out a Swiss mountain for your home and wanted to install a guest room that reminded you of a medieval library.   What material would you use?  How about cardboard? That seems to have been what ...

Suppose you had just hollowed out a Swiss mountain for your home and wanted to install a guest room that reminded you of a medieval library.   What material would you use?  How about cardboard? That seems to have been what went through the head of Jeroen van Mechelen of JVM Studio, a Dutch architecture and …

Suppose you had just hollowed out a Swiss mountain for your home and wanted to install a guest room that reminded you of a medieval library.   What material would you use?  How about cardboard? That seems to have been what went through the head of Jeroen van Mechelen of JVM Studio, a Dutch architecture and …

What I Learned at Domtar
By Paper Checkoff Tags environment books

I always learn something new when I visit a paper mill.  Recently I traveled to Bennettsville, South Carolina to see Domtar’s Marlboro Mill, which I learned, is the newest paper mill in the country.  It was built in 1990, which ...

I always learn something new when I visit a paper mill.  Recently I traveled to Bennettsville, South Carolina to see Domtar’s Marlboro Mill, which I learned, is the newest paper mill in the country.  It was built in 1990, which also tells me there hasn’t been a lot of new paper mill construction in the …

I always learn something new when I visit a paper mill.  Recently I traveled to Bennettsville, South Carolina to see Domtar’s Marlboro Mill, which I learned, is the newest paper mill in the country.  It was built in 1990, which also tells me there hasn’t been a lot of new paper mill construction in the …