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Fresh Off The Press
Fall is in the air! Welcome to the 2018 3rd edition of Fresh Off The Press, presented by Schumann Printers, Inc. This issue features news regarding Costco's recent success with publication membership models, Sappi's new sustainable Sappi Verve brand, and proposed postal changes for marketing mail. Enjoy.

Schumann Printers, Inc. News
Schumann Printers, Inc. Sponsors Local Veteran Fundraising Event

Every year, Nation of Patriots organizes a national effort that pays tribute to, and honors, all of America’s Armed Forces - Past, Present, and Fallen. This past weekend, Schumann Printers, Inc. was pleased to be a sponsor for The Nation of Patriot's Junior Patriot Tour.The Junior Patriot Tour event is for children between...
Schumann Printers, Inc. Officially Becomes A Seamless Acceptance Mailer

Participation in the Seamless Acceptance process is limited to mailing and mailers that meet specific requirements for mail preparations, barcoding, and electronic documentation. Schumann Printers, Inc. Postalsoft department has released a statement in regards to what our customers who furnish mail lists need...
Print Industry News
Heidelberg Invests in Digital Postpress with MBO Group

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is taking over the international MBO Group in a bid to further expand its offerings in the growing market of postpress operations for digitally printed products. The move will also...
Print Offers Big Rewards to Membership Models

This past year, The Costco Connection—the monthly print magazine that retail giant Costco produces for its $120-per-year Executive Members—increased its circulation to 13.2 million, making it the third-largest circulation...
Xerox has Upgraded its Brenva HD

The innovation in the Brenva platform is not only a productivity boost but it also means more applications for the customer, one of which is the extension of the range of paper substrates that can be used. Using a new duplex speed kit, which will come as standard...
Paper Industry News
AF&PA Statement on Trilateral
Trade Agreement

AF&PA supports a modernized trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada and is encouraged that negotiations have produced a positive result. We are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in America where $9.6 billion (45 percent) of our pulp...
Sappi Launches Verve , S ustainable DWP

Building on its reputation for quality, service and responsibility, Sappi today moved to strengthen its leadership in the dissolving wood pulp (DWP) market with the launch of the Sappi Verve brand.Demand for DWP continues to grow as consumer preference...
Tight Paper Market Will Continue Squeezing Publishers

At the beginning of next year, magazine publishers will be paying about 25% more for paper than they did just 18 months earlier -- assuming they can find any paper to buy. Magazine-quality paper is in such short supply that some publishers, unable to obtain...
Postal Industry News
Proposed USPS Mail Changes Could Affect Industry

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced a proposed rule change to its Mailing Standards for Marketing Mail, which could have ramifications on promo firms.The notice of the rule change, issued by the USPS in the Federal Register, would limit all USPS Marketing Mail...
Post Office Mail Truck Decision Delayed as Prototype Rolls On

The U.S. Postal Service’s multibillion-dollar program to create a new fleet of advanced design mail trucks remains in the prototype testing stage, even though the agency had expected to have a decision by now.
The Postal Service once said that it would announce a winner...
27 Senators Sign Off to Keep USPS in Government Control

At least 27 senators from both parties think that Congress should act to ensure that the U.S. Postal Service remains under federal control rather than being privatized, according to a resolution introduced in the Senate Sept. 18.The Trump administration’s... 
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