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Check out the latest Team Chatter articles below, part of our newsletter dedicated to sheet printing, which highlight Appvion products, carbonless paper/printing news, digital paper/printing news and any Team Appvion exclusive contests or offers.

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Celebrating 60 Years: NCR PAPER* brand carbonless
Celebrating 60 Years:
NCR PAPER* brand carbonless

What a year it has been!

Even as 2014 winds down, we continue to celebrate our 60th anniversary and our successes. As part of the celebration, we asked Team Appvion members to tell us why NCR PAPER* brand carbonless remains their top choice. We want to share some of the testimonials we received throughout the year.

"We have been using NCR PAPER* brand carbonless for 25 years and we always have great results. There is no reason to change." Danette – Le Roy, NY

"We have used other carbonless paper brands, but prefer the quality of NCR PAPER* brand carbonless. It runs through press and glues the best." Lanelle - Humble, TX

What began as a search for receipt paper with less mess, turned up a “no carbon required” product that revolutionized the business forms industry. Appvion has helped carbonless paper maintain its relevance by adapting it to new applications for an array of digital and electronic equipment. Digital carbonless paper is ideally suited to produce on-demand multipart forms such as medical forms, credit applications, invoices, routing and packaging slips, and purchase orders via digital and laser printers.

NCR PAPER* brand carbonless paper has been exclusively manufactured by Appvion since 1954 and has remained the #1 brand of carbonless paper in the world. The company has sold more than 14 million tons of the products since it was introduced.

Check out more member reviews on our Testimonials page and to learn more about the history of NCR PAPER* brand carbonless visit Team Appvion.

Thank you again for helping us celebrate 60 amazing years!

Prepare Yourself, Zombies Could Be in Your Print Shop!
Prepare Yourself, Zombies Could Be in Your Print Shop!

Ready for a terrifying twist to our Haunted Print Shop campaign? In our next chapter of 'Print That Screams', we're coming to get you!

Have a deadly stare? Dangerous snapshot? Lethal look? Email us your selfie at info@teamappvion.com and we'll give you the chance to see what you'd look like in a zombie apocalypse world! We'll randomly draw 20 photos to "zombify" and make into posters, printed on our Fluorescents — perfect for a ghoulishly fascinating display in your print shop!

And don't forget, at Halloween or any time of year, Appvion is DYING to help make your print jobs SCREAM with attention-grabbing Fluorescents!

With our six INTENSELY bright colors that are fade-resistant and three to four times brighter than uncoated alternatives, Fluorescents will positively increase visibility and help create IMPACTFUL marketing materials such as banners, flyers, sale signs, mailers, posters, price tags, POP displays and more!

Our Fluorescents are available in 8 and 10 PT stock and can be printed on digital and offset presses. Some can be purchased in cartons with as little as 100 sheets. They're sure to GRAB attention and SCREAM your message for all to see!

Backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Fluorescents by Appvion is your versatile, risk-free solution to meeting the demand for Fluorescent printing substrates.

So take a stab at using Fluorescents and see how they make your print jobs SCREAM!

For additional information and samples of Fluorescents, visit teamappvion.com/fluorescents.

Contest rules: http://www.teamappvion.com/zombieselfie/rules/

Print That Screams: The Resurrection
Print That Screams: The Sequel

Did last year's Haunted Print Shop campaign make you SCREAM? Are you dying to share a new terrifying tale with us, or perhaps you missed out in 2013? We've resurrected 'Print That Screams' and are giving you another chance to tell your tale of terror in 'Print That Screams: The Sequel.'

At Halloween or any season, don't forget to make your print jobs SCREAM with attention-grabbing Fluorescents by Appvion!

Our six SHOCKINGLY bright colors are fade-resistant and three to four times brighter than uncoated alternatives. Fluorescents will definitely increase visibility and help create IMPACTFUL marketing materials that are sure to GRAB attention such as banners, flyers, sale signs, mailers, posters, price tags, POP displays and many more! They're available in 8 and 10 PT stock and can be printed on digital and offset presses. Some can be purchased in cartons with as little as 100 sheets.

Backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Fluorescents by Appvion is your versatile, risk-free solution to meeting the demand for fluorescent printing substrates.

So take a stab at using Fluorescents and see how they make your print jobs SCREAM!

For additional information and samples of Fluorescents, visit teamappvion.com/fluorescents.

Have an alarming account to articulate? Share your Haunted Print Shop story with us now.

Print That Screams: The Resurrection
Print That Screams: The Resurrection

I was working late and alone, and went to the basement to make sure that the doors were locked. I turned on a small light just enough to see... I got about five feet from the door and from behind me I heard a small girl's voice clearly ask, "Can you come out and play?"

This is just one story we've resurrected from last year's Haunted Print Shop campaign. Click here for more eerie tales...

Whether it's Halloween or any time of year, Appvion is DYING to help make your print jobs SCREAM with attention-grabbing Fluorescents!

Our Fluorescents are available in 8 and 10 PT stock and can be printed on digital and offset presses. Some can be purchased in cartons with as little as 100 sheets.

With our six INTENSELY bright colors that are fade-resistant and three to four times brighter than uncoated alternatives, they will certainly increase visibility and SCREAM your message for all to see. They're sure to GRAB attention and create IMPACTFUL marketing materials like banners, flyers, sale signs, mailers, POP displays, posters, price tags and many more!

Backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Fluorescents by Appvion is your versatile, risk-free solution to meeting the demand for fluorescent printing substrates.

So take a stab at using Fluorescents and see how they make your print jobs SCREAM!

For additional information and samples of Fluorescents, visit teamappvion.com/fluorescents.

Have a terrifying tale to tell? Stay tuned for more chances to make us SCREAM in the coming weeks.

We asked. You answered!
We asked. You answered!

In our ongoing efforts to better serve you, we recently sent out our 4th annual communication survey, requesting insight from Team Appvion members into their research and media preferences, which ultimately influences purchasing decisions.

Our 2014 survey asked Team Appvion members how often they use print and online resources as a means of gathering product information prior to making a purchase — "Always," "Sometimes" or "Never." The results aid us in continually improving the way we reach you, our valuable Team Appvion members!

Check out the survey results below, which reflect the "always" and "sometimes" responses combined, along with some of the highlights and trends from the past few years!

Highlights:

  • Websites have been the #1 resource used by our printers since 2011. Email, trade magazines, and direct mail continue to be other top resources used by our printers.
     
  • The use of social media channels (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, blogs, LinkedIn and Twitter) has grown 121% from 2011 to 2014:
    • YouTube 36%
    • Facebook 31%
    • LinkedIn 26%
    • Blogs 15%
    • Twitter 13%

YouTube experienced the largest increase between 2013 and 2014 at 5%.

  • While utilization of social medial channels has increased, we see that Team Appvion members continue to reference trade magazines and direct mail as some of their top choices, revealing that physical printed pieces are still a highly valued resource to our printers.
     
  • In analyzing the percent changes between 2013 and 2014, our data shows printers continue to utilize multiple resources "sometimes," as opposed to limited resources "always" to increase their industry and product knowledge. This trend will likely continue as printers are offered more and more credible resource channels.
Since 2012 we've been asking our members about their ownership and use of smartphones and tablets in their jobs, in order to gauge whether these devices are being used by printers to seek information from online resources. The results below show a continued upward trend in usage from 2012 to 2014.
  • Ownership of smartphones has increased from 53% to 69%.
  • IPad (or other tablet) use has increased from 25% to 39%.

Appleton Digital™ Paper-Film-Paper will go the distance for you!
Appleton Digital™ Paper-Film-Paper will go the distance for you!

The secret's out and it's time to spread the word!

Have you ever had a print job that required a durable substrate, but polyester or other synthetics were too expensive? Does the application need to be tough, but not last forever? Look no further than Appleton Digital™ Paper-Film-Paper!

A cost-effective alternative to synthetics, Appleton Digital Paper-Film-Paper features a paper-film-paper construction that is tear-resistant and more resistant to water that paper alone. It converts like paper and prints with ease without special inks or set ups. These products are manufactured using a patented solventless paper-film laminate process that results in stability and flatness for consistent runnability and overall durability.

Appleton Digital Paper-Film-Paper is available in 12"x18" size sheets, as well as other sizes for both digital and offset printing, and is available in low sheet-count quantities for short-run digital jobs. It can be punched, perforated, embossed, die-cut, scored, folded, sewn, laminated and coated ... making it an ideal low-cost alternative for many applications like menus, fishing maps, racing bibs, student journals, POP displays, ID cards, etc.

To discover all of the advantages of Appleton Digital Paper-Film-Paper, check out this brief video in our Resource Center. Also, don't forget to visit our Get Tools page where you can download sell sheets and samples.

Appvion Products Engineered for Excellence ... and HP Indigo!
Appvion Products Engineered for Excellence ... and HP Indigo!

Superior image quality, whether running on digital or offset equipment, it's what every printer strives to accomplish.

As print technologies continue to evolve, new HP Indigo press capabilities put the highest quality images at your fingertips. But without the right paper, your printing equipment won't reach its full potential.

Appvion has a wide portfolio of products designed specifically for HP Indigo presses. Our paper delivers superior image quality and reliable, consistent performance across both offset and digital platforms.

NCR PAPER* Brand Superior for HP Indigo has earned a 3-star rating from RIT's HP Indigo certification and is guaranteed to run clean. The result: excellent adhesion and intensely clear images. Available in 12" x 18" sheets.

Appleton Digital™ Paper offers a wide variety of durable substrates built to run on HP Indigo presses and are available in low sheet-count quantities for short-run digital jobs:

  • Appleton Digital™ Polyester
  • Appleton Digital™ PVC
  • Appleton Digital™ Synthetic Paper for HP Indigo
  • Appleton Digital™ Paper-Film-Paper
  • Appleton Digital™ Pressure Sensitive

To learn more about Appvion products designed for HP Indigo presses, contact your Appvion sales representative, or locate an authorized distributor near you.

You can also find our sell sheets and samples in the Team Appvion "Get Tools" area.

Congratulations to Our Winner of 50" Flat-Screen TV!
Congratulations to Our Winner of a
50" Flat-Screen TV!

To honor 60 years of NCR PAPER* brand as the #1 brand of carbonless paper, Appvion celebrated by giving away a 1950s-style tumbler with the NCR PAPER* brand anniversary logo and a chance to win the grand prize of a 50˝ flat-screen TV.

Congratulations to our lucky 50" flat-screen TV winner:
Harry Choi, Owner/President, Centerpointe Graphics
La Palma, California

Harry was very surprised and excited when representatives of the Kelly Paper and Appvion sales team unexpectedly dropped in to announce the news. "I can't believe I won," he said. "I have been purchasing NCR PAPER* brand Superior for the last 10 years, and this is really exciting to win the TV."

Since 1954, Appvion has been the exclusive manufacturer of the #1 brand of carbonless paper in the world, selling more than 14 million tons. What started as a niche product has transformed the business forms industry, and 60 years later carbonless paper continues to play a key role in communicating business information.

Thank you to all who entered the promotion. We hope you enjoy your 1950s-style tumbler.

And thanks again for making us the #1 brand of carbonless paper for 60 years.

To learn more about NCR PAPER* brand carbonless, visit the Get Tools page on Team Appvion.

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