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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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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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The Promo Industry from a Designer’s Perspective

Everyday my inbox is flooded with product e-blasts… the latest pen with a light up message! ….the hottest gadget for your next trade show! …a notebook that smells like apples because the pages are made by using apple pulp!

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My first SPPA Showcase

I had a great time at my first SPPA Showcase. Being the newbie on the team, it was exciting to see the vendors and items that have only been on paper come to life. Actually touching and experiencing the products that clients order gave me a new prospective on what I do. We can get so caught up in the process that we lose sight of the end goal, providing high quality promotional items that help our customers brand their business.

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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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A Great Team Makes for a GREAT Company!

We are not perfect - no company truly is. That being said, we strive for perfection every day. It's a wonderful feeling when your employees are the ones who contribute their feedback to a survey that let's us know we are doing pretty great. Happy employees are what we believe it's all about and our goal is simply that our customers and vendors get to reap the rewards of that mindset.

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City Paper Podcast - Episode 2 - Drew Greer

City Paper Podcast - Episode 2 is now up! On this episode, we talked to the one and only, Drew Greer from SanMar. We learned a little bit about what new trends and styles are in now. Tune in to find out!

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