Unisource to Host 24th Annual Chicago Paper Show

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Unisource Worldwide will host its annual Unisource Chicago Paper Show on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the historic Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago. The event attracts approximately 1,000 of the leading designers and commercial printers from around the Chicago area, which is one of the leading graphic arts markets in the U.S.

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“We’ve put together another exciting event and are excited about using the power of social media to drive awareness and create buzz for the show,” said Andrew Dembitz, Director of Specification Unisource/Chicago.

Unisource Worldwide will host its annual Unisource Chicago Paper Show on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the historic Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago.

The Unisource Chicago Paper Show is the nation's largest graphic design event sponsored by a paper distributor. The well-established show – an exclusive, invitation-only event – attracts approximately 1,000 of the leading designers and commercial printers from around the Chicago area, which is one of the leading graphic arts markets in the U.S.

“Unisource has a long history of commitment to the vibrant Chicago graphic arts community,” said Andrew Dembitz, Director of Specification Unisource/Chicago. “We’ve put together another exciting event and are excited about using the power of social media to drive awareness and create buzz for the show.”

The 24th Annual Unisource Chicago Paper Show will include these featured exhibits and keynote presentation:

  • Keynote Presentation: Russ Maki, President of Graphic Conservation Co., will discuss the company’s extensive work in the highly specialized area of paper conservation, further supporting the importance and permanence of paper as a communication medium.
  • Chicago 50 Corporate Communications Show: Featuring annual reports, corporate brochures, and sustainability reports representing 50 of Chicago’s finest companies and institutions.
  • STA Archive Poster Retrospective: Displaying 20 posters for the Society of Typographic Arts’ Archive Competition designed by Chicago’s foremost designers and firms.
  • French Paper through the Years: Showcasing a collection of historical promotions, photographs, and memorabilia documenting French Paper’s 142-year history.

The show will include environmental exhibitions by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. ® (SFI). Other exhibitors include Munro Campagna Artist Representatives and some of the world’s leading paper mills: CTI Paper USA, Domtar Corporation, French Paper, groupo Portucel Soporcel, MACtac (a Bemis Company), MeadWestvaco, Mohawk Fine Papers, Neenah Paper, NewPage, ReichPaper, Sappi Fine Paper, Scheufelen, and YUPO.

Again this year, proceeds from show admission will benefit Marwen of Chicago. Marwen provides high-quality visual arts, education, college planning, and career development programs – all free of charge – to Chicago’s underserved youth. Over the years Unisource has donated more than $100,000 to Marwen through the Unisource Chicago Paper Show.

Those unable to attend the show can follow the events via Unisource’s social media channels. Updates will be posted on Twitter (@Unisource_UWW) with the hashtag #24papershow. Photos from the event will be posted to the Unisource Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UnisourceWorldwide. In addition, you can follow Unisource’s Andrew Dembitz and his musings on the paper, print, and design community in Chicagoland on Twitter (@Unisource_CHI).

About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., headquartered in Norcross, Ga., helps enterprise-level companies improve bottom-line performance by providing innovative, sustainable, highly efficient solutions across the life cycle of core business operations, including product packaging and fulfillment, paper and print management, general supply chain and logistics, and facility supplies solutions. Unisource has offices and operations in key locations around the world, and is currently ranked as one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. With a global workforce of approximately 4,300 team members located throughout business units in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia; and more than 12 million square feet of supply chain capacity and a fleet of “Big Red” trucks based at approximately 90 locations across North America, Unisource is a partner to many of today’s leading global organizations. Unisource can be found online at http://www.unisourceworldwide.com.

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