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Empire Properties goes green with new business cards

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Designer Mike Rosado of Empire Properties has selected French Muscletone 140# cover for the latest printing of the company’s business cards. This is an especially appropriate choice considering that Empire owns and manages a large number of historic commercial properties in downtown Raleigh, and this is the heaviest card stock we offer. “This business card is as thick as a brick!”

Muscletone is manufactured by your green printer’s favorite eco-friendly paper mill, French Paper Co. in Niles, MI. The mill is powered entirely by the company’s onsite hydro plant. Almost all of the papers produced at French contain 100% post-consumer recycled fiber.

We appreciate Empire’s move to green printing in their promotional materials, as well as their mission to recycle some of Raleigh’s oldest buildings into wonderful new spaces for restaurants, bars, offices and shops.

Pictures of Green Printing Open House

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Our local customers (and some from a few states away) will remember the open house we held with Jerry French and his cohorts at French Paper Co. Your green printer has just come across some pictures that we thought we’d share with you. They are posted on AIGA’s website.

We had a great time, looked at lots of awesome recycled paper swatches, perused a retrospective of French Paper Co. posters and promos from years past, ate BBQ, drank PBR, listened to an awesome performance by Regina Hexaphone and met lots of great creative professionals. New Page Paper and Lindenmeyr-Munroe helped put the party together.

We’re planning another open house event, so keep your eyes glued to the Green Printing blog for updates.

Yes, we know Charles Anderson’s artwork is offensive to vegetarians

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

As we expected, we have gotten a couple of derogatory emails about the artwork that Charles Anderson created for our open house invitation. The art depicts a pig that has been happily sliced up for your consumption. Hey, the pig’s happy, so can’t we all just get along???

Seriously, we do understand that there are vegetarians and animal rights activists within our green printing customer base. And honestly, we did think the art was a bit over the top. But after all, if Chuck at CSA wants to use this as an opportunity to espouse his vegetarian views, who are we to censor him? And anyway, it’s French Paper’s branding, not ours, so send your complaints to them why don’t you? Better yet, come tell Jerry French in person just how tasteless you think his agency is.

Freedom is freedom folks. You can’t please everyone. We might choose to take a safe road with our own marketing materials, but we have to hand it to French for going out on a creative limb. It’s one of the things we admire about this renegade little recycled paper mill. They walk their own road. And quite honestly, we think it’s hilarious. If it makes you think twice about your choices, great! That’s what good design should do.

We hope to see you Thursday, so come see us on the 18th and join the debate. We’ve got plenty of veggies for you.

Meet Jerry French at the Open House on Sept. 18!

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Since most of you have gotten your printed invitations by now, and the secret is officially out, we can post our news item about our big event on Thursday Sept. 18. Please come by, meet the owner and mascot of the best little recycled paper mill in America, and check out how our industrious staff is transforming (what was) a derelict dump of a building into a warm, sustainable and vibrant work environment! This is the green printing event of the year!

Here are the details:

The open house will start at 3:00 with a wine and cheese reception and gallery show. A retrospective of French Paper marketing will be on display throughout the offices and plant. The show will include print ads, posters, packaging and promotionals. Mill representative Talmadge Pearson will be your guide and story-teller as you walk through the history of the French Paper brand. Swatch books, promos and fabulous chotchkies will be available.

At 6:00, Lindenmeyr Munroe will host as Cooper’s Barbeque serves up their legendary pork and chicken, along with all the traditional southern fixin’s and plenty of iced tea. Visit our outside bar for cold delicious malt beverages.

At 8:00, local originals Regina Hexaphone will entertain with their beautiful brand of Rock/Folk/Americana..

The event is co-sponsored by:

Lindenmeyr Munroe is the paper merchant that has newly moved into the Raleigh market servicing the Raleigh/ Durham market, the Triad market, and eastern N.C. They are actually stocking French Paper.

French Paper – Family owned and operated since 1871, French is this country’s smallest and most innovative independent paper mill. Jerry French is the company’s fifth generation president. Jerry’s son Brian joined French Paper this year marking its sixth generation.

NewPage Corporation is a coated mill that will also be in attendance showing their newest products-Paige Rosenberger will be their rep at the event.

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