Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 27

Binding the Nation Together / From the Beginning – Meeting in Philadelphia in May of 1775 – more than a year before we declared our independence from Great Britain – the Second Continental Congress created the position of Postmaster General and conferred the title on Ben Franklin – and effectively established the U.S. Postal Service.  …

The Importance of Chain-Of-Custody

Graphic Communications has recently renewed our long-standing commitment to the three major Chain-of-Custody standards: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).

Why is Chain-of-Custody such a critical consideration to a paper sourcing policy? It certifies that the fiber used in …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 20

USPS Notice of PRC filing – 2017 Promotions – The Postal Service filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to establish the 2017 Promotional Program.  The 2017 program would consist of six separate promotions that would be held throughout the year. The Postal Service is seeking approval early to provide mailers with sufficient …

Paper Recovery Hits a New High

Paper recovery has increased virtually every year since 1990, and in 2015, it reached a record high of nearly 67%.

Recycling paper is a common activity, with bins in the majority of public facilities, offices, and homes, but do you ever wonder how far recycling can go? The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that paper can …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 19

Advertising Mail Future Prospects in Five Scenarios – The future of advertising mail has not been predetermined, but advertising mail must be positioned as complementary to Internet advertising.  The USPS and the mailing community have started down this path with creative initiatives, but more needs to be done. Otherwise, like most other forms of traditional …