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Premium Paperboard - A Reliable and Responsible Alternative to Plastic

Whether it be for a paper bag, gift card, boxed packaging of various shapes and sizes, Spectro is a reliable alternative to plastic. No need to sacrifice strength, finish and colour payoff to make the responsible choice! continue reading download

Augment Your Toolkit by Embracing AR

How can paper become an extended version of the real world? The Answer: through technology, enabled by virtual visuals, sounds, or other sensory stimuli. Put simply, through augmented or virtual reality. continue reading download

Why modern marketers shouldn't ignore traditional marketing channels - and how to make the most of direct mail

When marketers forget direct mail, they risk forfeiting impressive returns continue reading download

3 Innovative Ways to Use QR Codes

Not one single trend has experienced a surge during the pandemic as much as QR codes. Once a laughing matter, QR codes rose from the untapped depths of the marketing toolkit and have made their way to the forefront of modern business strategies for many. continue reading download

Guidebook for Talking to Your Customers About Digital Printing

Learning how to effectively communicate your strengths and benefits to potential customers is one of the best skills to learn and there are a few tips that can make your education that much easier. continue reading download

Icons of Touch

The thicker the wrapper, the more we're prepared to pay. But is it really that simple? Charles Spence, Professor of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, reveals the science behind the 'multisensory packaging' boom. continue reading download

Choosing the Right Paper and Print Process

Materials speak, materials communicate - are your materials on-message? The paper and process(es) you choose says a lot. continue reading download

The Rise And Rise Of Print Books

The pandemic has driven sales of print books to their largest figures in a decade. We find out why more readers are turning to print, and what titles they are reading. continue reading download

What sets Ariva's Carbon Neutral Program apart from the rest?

Our carbon neutral program is two-tiered with a focus on long-term sustainability, helping neutralize unavoidable emissions for our exclusive coated partner Sappi and Domtar brands manufactured at the Windsor Mill. continue reading download

Paper can make your holidays more memorable and exciting!

Find various seasonal applications for some of Ariva's top performing Sappi lines. continue reading download

5 Ways Printers Can Build Customer Loyalty During Covid-19

It's a great time for printing businesses to step in and build loyalty with both new and existing customers. continue reading download

Respect the Five Second Rule

Sappi's new promotion highlights the importance of the first impression. With only five seconds to convince customers to read your mail, Sappi web and sheet-fed covers demand a closer look. continue reading download

The Perfect Arsenal of Products for Business Communication During a Pandemic

Ariva can provide you with a multitude of products and substrates for your specific communication needs. Below are our top 5 categories of products that will help you communicate to your customers, employees and visitors during this uncertain time. continue reading download

Top 5 Tips For Transitioning to a Work-From-Home Environment

Due to recent events, more of us are now working from home than ever. So how do you uphold a work/life balance and remain productive in a transitioning work environment? continue reading download

A Unique Way to Economically Maximize Your Brand Impact

Sometimes going back to the basics and evaluating how you can make the most of what you already have can lead to a wealth of ideas. continue reading download

Are you Confident You Have the Right Packaging Tape?

Is your company using the right packing tape? That may not be a question you've considered, but it should be. continue reading download

Paper Makes Cents

Feeling like an origami sheep in a digital herd? Designers innately understand the value of communication on paper. continue reading download

Embossing Basics - Different Dies for Different Effects

We all love the way an embossed feature on a printed piece adds texture and highlights areas that warrant additional focus. continue reading download

Customer Experience and the Rise of Print Marketing

The customer experience is at the forefront of many marketing conversations. Customer expectations have changed so much in recent years with the rise of technology. continue reading download

Service & Family

Over 30 years of servicing my customers here at Ariva, the relationships I have built are like family to me. continue reading download

Data Driven

Take a look around—I'll bet that up and down Main Street, or your street, you'll see signage, table tents and in-store displays. continue reading download

Print is Back: Understanding the Role of Paper in Business Today

In April 2011, Canadian Business ran an article suggesting that paper is "rapidly fading from our lives." While it may have looked that way then, it's certainly not the case now. continue reading download


Did you know that digital music revenue didn't surpass the revenue of physical music until 2014? continue reading download

Why Not Accessorize Your Printed Project With a QR Code?

These strange little QR squares have been around for a while, but they're not getting the recognition they deserve. So let's take the mystery out of these cubes and show you the value they bring to the digital experience. continue reading download

SAMPLE THIS - How printers and designers can take advantage of paper samples

Right up there with equipment, ink, messaging and graphic design, choosing the right paper is integral to the success of any printed piece. continue reading download

The Prerequisites to Handling and Avoiding Complaints

In the production of printed products there are many variables that enter the equation. It goes without saying that trouble will occur from time-to-time, and it is not a matter of how, it's a matter of when. continue reading download

Thinking Inside the (Corrugated) Box

Practical, economical, renewable and highly recyclable, corrugated material has stood the test of time for more than a century as a go-to packaging solution in almost every product category. continue reading download

Sappi Shares the Papermaker's Perspective on Sustainable Forestry

As an industry leader with decades of field experience and technical knowledge, we are compelled to show how sustainable forestry results in healthier forests and abundant wildlife. continue reading download

Welcome to the industry, rookie.

As a 20-something year old that went straight from a university classroom to a cubicle located in the heart of the paper and print industry. continue reading download

Print - The Essential Brand Storytelling Tool

When thinking of brand storytelling mediums, it's certainly expected to get excited over all the latest digital advances. continue reading download

Printing On Synthetics - How To Avoid Disappointment

Have you ever been less than impressed by the outcome of digitally printable synthetic substrates? If so, you're not alone. continue reading download

Embracing Print With a Clean Conscience

While digital media may appear to make the marketing world go round, paper is very much alive and well, and so is Canadian forest management. Want proof? continue reading download