Media – Paper – 2

Our next topic is writing paper. This is the paper used for office copiers and printers, and for general writing purposes. It may be used as letterhead, although sometimes letterhead is printed on text weight paper. Writing paper is generally 20# or 24#. Most often it has a smooth finish for going through office printers… Continue reading Media – Paper – 2

Media – Paper

Paper: a simple word for a complex entity. There is a nearly endless variety of papers differing by weight and texture. All paper is made from drying a simple slurry.  But just as in any recipe, the ingredients make a difference. Some paper is made from fresh pulp, some from recycled paper, some have rag… Continue reading Media – Paper


  Ephemera is a strange word to some people. You don’t hear it much in today’s conversations. So what is ephemera?  According to Merriam-Webster: 1 : something of no lasting significance —usually used in plural 2 ephemera plural : paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but… Continue reading Ephemera


Next Wednesday is Valentines Day. People will celebrate love with cards to spouses, children, other relatives and friends. The merchant statistics for Valentines Day are staggering. According to ABC News for 2017 Couples will exchange 190 million greeting cards during Valentine’s Day, according to the NRF. Americans are expected to spend $1 billion on cards,… Continue reading Valentines

Burgeoning Spring

Tomorrow is Groundhog day, traditionally the day when a hibernating rodent predicts how long winter will last and when spring will begin. With the arrival of spring, we anticipate many special occasions. February gives us Valentines Day. Easter arrives on April first this year. Mothers Day in the middle of May is followed by Memorial… Continue reading Burgeoning Spring