What paper market trends do you anticipate for 2023 and beyond?

The paper market has been unpredictable for the past few years. It began during 2020 as a consequence of lockdowns and changing needs in paper products. While the pandemic is over, the industry is still recovering. In this episode of Ask the Experts, PCI Group President and Owner Chris Kropac shared insights [...]

How have rising paper costs impacted in-plant budgets?

Paper costs have increased since 2020 due to the pandemic and supply chain issues. Leading paper suppliers are now producing less paper, and increased pricing remains a challenge for those companies that don’t purchase large volumes. As a result, there’s been a significant impact on in-plant budgets for materials. In this episode [...]

2023 Paper Costs Preview: What to Expect and How to Save Money on Print and Mail

Have you been watching the volatility of paper costs? While it’s a fundamental resource, it’s also one that’s availability has been contentious. With high demand and low supply, prices increase. As a result, you may have seen budgets for paper rise in 2022, especially around print and mail operations. To prepare you for what’s ahead, [...]

Reduce Mail and Envelope Print Paper Costs by Standardizing Envelopes

Paper is a key building block of print and mail operations. Using the right paper materials in today’s highly specialized, ink jet printing process, is essential to delivering highly reliable print and mail outcomes.. As a result of supply chain issues, the pandemic, and other factors, paper costs have been rising since 2020 and [...]

Will Rising Paper Costs Impact Your In-Plant Budget?

Paper is one of the essential resources that most businesses need. It’s easy to take it for granted, but the last few years have presented volatility in the commercial paper industry. When a product lags in production and becomes scarce, costs go up. As a result, budgets have to adjust, which means other things get [...]

Cut Costs in 2023 with Mailing Services for Business

While we live in a digital world, companies still print and mail a large volume of statements, invoices, and other documents. It’s a complex operational process that’s also expensive. As organizations look for ways to cut costs, mailing services for business is a leading way to do so. Find out how in this post. Postage [...]

Commercial Paper Market Trends: What’s the Outlook in 2022?

Raw material costs continue to rise due to supply chain issues and the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand is high, and supply is still catching up. The material that’s critical to transactional print and mail that’s most in flux is paper. Paper prices increased 6-15% in 2021, so what does the future hold for paper market [...]

Paper Market Sees Increased Pricing, Adding Cost of Paper to Print and Mail

The pandemic, supply chain issues, and other factors are impacting many raw materials, including the paper market. These added costs are impacting a variety of industries that need them. That also translates to likely higher prices for print and mail operations. With lots of other numbers changing on your budget, how will you minimize [...]