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#32 in the Top 50! We’ll Take It!

We are honored to be selected as #32 on Print + Promo Magazine’s Top 50 Distributors list! We have an amazing team who make it all happen and unbelievable customers who trust us with their brand.

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Navigating Art Requirements

Did you know when it comes to art files, there are such things as “good files” and “bad files”? At City Paper Company, we’re taking all the guess work out with a quick tutorial to help with understanding the file formats that are needed to make your promo and print items look amazing.

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Last Minute Gift Guide for the Techie

If you are shopping for a techie this holiday season, there is a plethora of options. We scoured our favorite list of vendors to help comprise this list of twelve amazing- and out of the box ideas for the techie on your list!

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Last Minute Food Gift Ideas!

If you’re looking for gift ideas for the holidays, you can’t go wrong with a gourmet food gift. Add your brand color for a subtle reminder or choose a custom printed box or ribbon to make your gift a branded surprise!

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City Paper's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

As we near the end of September and begin the month of October, City Paper is launching a new campaign called 31 Days of Pink Promo. Many people are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we want to dedicate this time to spreading awareness, facts and reminders for people to take care of their breast health.

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Creativity is the name of the game

Creativity and strategic creative thinking can sometimes take over a planning meeting and usually happens when we least expect it. Dare I say we never plan for it? At the risk of bragging, our creative team consists of a group of Don Draper’s, sans all of his drama. We never know which corner our next great, critically strategic idea will come from or who will throw it out there and most of the time, it’s a collaborative team effort.

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Moving into the next 120 years

It’s hard to believe that City Paper is entering its 121st year in business. Our company looks nothing like the one we were founded as in 1897. Long gone are the top hatted men and horse carriages once used for our local deliveries.

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The Layered Style Guide

Trends aren't just in retail, they're appropriate for the workplace too. Even business casual can even be confused for "athliesure" these days. And let's face it, we spend the majority of our time in our "work-wear" so we should fee confident, but also comfortable.

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A Reflection on 2017...

As I take in these last few days of 2017, it's hard not to reflect on the past 363 days and all of the joy, challenges, celebrations, obstacles, and success this year has brought. City Paper Company celebrated its 120th anniversary this past July. We hit a milestone of longevity that most family businesses could never dream of and we did it the only way we know how...with an awesome logo!

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