Clampitt Paper

My Visit To Clampitt Paper Company

Clampitt Paper Dallas, Texas

One of the perks of being a blogger and working in online marketing is that I get to visit some really cool places from time to time! And on last week I had the pleasure of visiting Dallas’ own Clampitt Paper Company. Although I’d only recently learned of the family owned and operated paper merchant, they’ve been in business for more than 70 years, and have offices throughout Texas and Oklahoma, and in Albuquerque and Kansas City.

During my visit, I learned so much about paper and the companies that make them, especially Sappi (what a creative company!). I also discovered how little I know about paper. So I’m really interested in attending the Clampitt Dallas Paper School, which is a quarterly class where you can come and learn all about the basics of paper production, differences in coatings, and industry terminology!

While I was there I also picked up some very nice samples from:

Neenah Paper Royal Sundance Paper Collection

Neenah Paper Royal Sundance Paper Collection

Sappi's Peace, Love and Understanding McCoy Sample

Sappi’s Peace, Love and Understanding McCoy Sample Book

Cordenon's PLIKE Sample Book

Cordenon’s PLIKE Sample Book

But my most coveted sample was:

Sappi's Volume 5 of The Standard

Sappi’s Volume 5 of The Standard

Considered as one of the creme de la creme print design books, Volume 5 was especially nice since its focus is on Special Effects. Inside I found a “wide range of foils, emboss/deboss, engraving and thermography, a variety of coating and varnish techniques, strike-through, laser die-cuts, thermochromagraphy, lenticular, flocking, microencapsulated scents, phosphorescent UV coating, QR codes and augmented reality.”

With each turn of the page, I was just amazed at what can be done with paper, printing and creativity! My daughter also found the special effects  pretty impressive as well, especially the heat-sensitive thermochromatic key. I’m surprised she didn’t literally rub the color off! 🙂

Heat SensitiveThermo-chromatic Key

Heat SensitiveThermo-chromatic Key (before)

Heat SensitiveThermo-chromatic Key

Heat SensitiveThermo-chromatic Key (after rubbing)

I also love the Crane’s Fingerprint No 2 notecards, which I received as a parting gift. It’ll be really hard not to hoard these beauties. 🙂

Crane's Lettra Fingerprint No 2

Crane’s Lettra Fingerprint No 2 Notecards

Thanks so much to Crystal Bryant and the entire Clampitt team for their hospitality!

 

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