25Apr

After 15 years in the Direct Thermal Paper Market, and another 6 in the Printing industry, I have seen many new trends. I remember the days when the World Wide Web was going to replace Commercial Printing. The truth is it did make a negative impact for about a…

06Apr

The document linked below illustrates the increase in PULP that is used to make base paper for the direct thermal markets. These higher costs combined with the Colorformer Dye shortage are creating a perfect storm for historically high pricing. CLICK HERE to read the document. If you have any…

03Apr

On a statement released March 30, 2018, Appvion announced that it will be increasing prices 8 percent on Direct Thermal product shipments effective Monday, April 30, 2018. Click this link to read the full statement released by Appvion. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Brandon Kent…

27Mar

Just as two of the Chinese Leuco Dye makers are finally coming back on line, the industry has experienced yet another set-back with implications for the thermal paper market. One of the core components of Leuco Dye is a component called MAP. This chemical is now in short supply…

19Mar

Resulting from the global shortage of Leuco dye, which has impacted thermal paper pricing world-wide, Koehler Paper has announced a thermal paper price increase of 10-12%, effective immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Brandon Kent Vice President, Sales and Marketing Phone: (800) 289.8353 x 240…

07Mar

Appvion is continuing to suffer increased costs caused by the shortage of the colorformer dye in thermal paper. The 1st Quarter increases will continue through the 2nd Quarter and will be re-evaluated at the beginning of June 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at:…

14Feb

Please click the following link to access the news release on Appvion’s restructuring announcement: “Appvion Enters into Sale Agreement to Position Business for Long-Term Success” CLICK TO READ APPVION RELEASE If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at: Brandon Kent Vice President, Sales and Marketing Phone:…

09Feb

To Our Valued Customers: I’m writing to provide an important update on our business. Today, we have taken a big step toward concluding our restructuring process, ensuring a strong future for our business. Leading up to, and since our Chapter 11 filing, we have been working diligently with our…

09Feb

Please click the following link to access the letter from Olji Holdings Corporation regarding the details of their capital and business alliance with Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited. CLICK HERE TO READ LETTER If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at: Brandon Kent Vice President, Sales and…

30Jan

Please click the following link to access the letter from Kanzaki to its customers dated, January 22, 2018, regarding the status of thermal paper pricing and supply. CLICK HERE TO READ KANZAKI LETTER If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at: Brandon Kent Vice President, Sales…