Pulp Magic: Archive

Catalogs Bring Quiet to Christmas Craze
By Mary Anne Hansan Tags paper paper and packaging industry magazines catalogs

The frantic run-up to Christmas easily makes the Scrooges among us say “Bah, Humbug!” Not me–I think it’s great! There’s nothing like getting lost in holiday music, wishful advertisements, shipping deliveries and endless commotion! There’s another Christmas tradition that I ...

The frantic run-up to Christmas easily makes the Scrooges among us say “Bah, Humbug!” Not me–I think it’s great! There’s nothing like getting lost in holiday music, wishful advertisements, shipping deliveries and endless commotion! There’s another Christmas tradition that I enjoy as much as Christmas cards: holiday catalogs! I turn to these magazine-like pages to …

The frantic run-up to Christmas easily makes the Scrooges among us say “Bah, Humbug!” Not me–I think it’s great! There’s nothing like getting lost in holiday music, wishful advertisements, shipping deliveries and endless commotion! There’s another Christmas tradition that I enjoy as much as Christmas cards: holiday catalogs! I turn to these magazine-like pages to …

It’s the Most Wonderful Unboxing Time of the Year
By Mary Anne Hansan Tags recyclable paper and packaging industry renewable resource packaging cardboard

I received my first post-Thanksgiving holiday order today, and immediately I was filled with anticipation about the gifts I ordered. Would the gifts be cherished as much as the effort that went into my careful selection? Would the recipients who ...

I received my first post-Thanksgiving holiday order today, and immediately I was filled with anticipation about the gifts I ordered. Would the gifts be cherished as much as the effort that went into my careful selection? Would the recipients who opened my gift be as excited as I was when I first inspected my purchase? …

I received my first post-Thanksgiving holiday order today, and immediately I was filled with anticipation about the gifts I ordered. Would the gifts be cherished as much as the effort that went into my careful selection? Would the recipients who opened my gift be as excited as I was when I first inspected my purchase? …

History of Voting with Paper
By Mary Anne Hansan Tags paper paper and packaging industry packaging

When you vote this Election Day, it’s good to remember that you’re taking part in a ritual of democracy with a rich history. In the United States, the methods of voting have evolved significantly but one thing has remained constant ...

When you vote this Election Day, it’s good to remember that you’re taking part in a ritual of democracy with a rich history. In the United States, the methods of voting have evolved significantly but one thing has remained constant – Americans cast their votes on paper. Paper ballots have been used in this country since before there was a ...

When you vote this Election Day, it’s good to remember that you’re taking part in a ritual of democracy with a rich history. In the United States, the methods of voting have evolved significantly but one thing has remained constant – Americans cast their votes on paper. Paper ballots have been used in this country since before there was a country.

Your Brain Loves Paper
By Mary Anne Hansan Tags paper imagination paper and packaging industry

What’s so special about paper? For one thing, your mind and body love it. Humans have evolved a sense of touch so powerful that we easily forget its influence on us. But there’s a growing body of scientific research in ...

What’s so special about paper? For one thing, your mind and body love it. Humans have evolved a sense of touch so powerful that we easily forget its influence on us. But there’s a growing body of scientific research in the field of haptics that strongly suggests the tangible nature of paper makes it a remarkably effective communications medium.

What’s so special about paper? For one thing, your mind and body love it. Humans have evolved a sense of touch so powerful that we easily forget its influence on us. But there’s a growing body of scientific research in the field of haptics that strongly suggests the tangible nature of paper makes it a remarkably effective communications medium.

Unboxing the Future of Packaging
By Mary Anne Hansan Tags paper and packaging industry packaging cardboard

It’s not hard to see that paper-based packages like boxes and digital technology enjoy a synergistic relationship. Each one needs the other to deliver on and enhance the customer experience. In fact, as one packaging trends observer put it, you ...

It’s not hard to see that paper-based packages like boxes and digital technology enjoy a synergistic relationship. Each one needs the other to deliver on and enhance the customer experience. In fact, as one packaging trends observer put it, you could say we’re living in the golden age of packaging.

It’s not hard to see that paper-based packages like boxes and digital technology enjoy a synergistic relationship. Each one needs the other to deliver on and enhance the customer experience. In fact, as one packaging trends observer put it, you could say we’re living in the golden age of packaging.

Writing Longhand on Paper Is the Key to These Fiction Writers’ Success
By Mary Anne Hansan Tags hand-written communication books

With Labor Day coming up, I’ve been feverishly trying to catch up on my summer reading. I confess I have an affinity for fiction and Elin Hilderbrand’s novels, like this year’s “The Rumor” that have earned her the title “the ...

With Labor Day coming up, I’ve been feverishly trying to catch up on my summer reading. I confess I have an affinity for fiction and Elin Hilderbrand’s novels, like this year’s “The Rumor” that have earned her the title “the queen of the summer novel.” Even more remarkable than Hilderbrand’s ability to turn out two …

With Labor Day coming up, I’ve been feverishly trying to catch up on my summer reading. I confess I have an affinity for fiction and Elin Hilderbrand’s novels, like this year’s “The Rumor” that have earned her the title “the queen of the summer novel.” Even more remarkable than Hilderbrand’s ability to turn out two …