Suttle-Straus Hosts Paper Show Event for Paper Lovers


On September 20, 2018, Suttle-Straus in Waunakee, WI, hosted a Print Production and Paper Show for local graphic designers and marketers. This open house style event hosted 160 customers and prospects and showcased the company's wide range of capabilities.


Attendees were provided a program map and went on a self-guided tour through the facility with 12 stops featuring paper mills from across the country including:

  • Nekoosa
  • Domtar
  • CTI Paper USA
  • Sappi
  • International Paper
  • Mohawk
  • Finch
  • Monadnock
  • Laird Plastics
  • Neenah

Each tour stop gave visitors the chance to learn more about the mill's offerings and to collect free samples and swatch books. Suttle-Straus teamed with many of the mills to create custom print production pieces specifically for the paper show, including a perforated magnet photo frame, a two-sided notebook, origami paper hearts, a set of 10 posters, and die-cut paper robots.

Two photo-op stops offered a Paper Show Instagram frame and a "I ❤️ Print" 3D display.

The final stop was a Creative Throwdown gallery where guests could network with the teams from non-profits Design Madison and Madison Reading Project, plus view all 34 submissions to our Wisconsin-themed poster design contest held earlier in the summer. Graphic designer Cassie Redmond walked away with the grand prize of a framed poster print and a brand new Apple iPad. You can see all of the poster submissions in our Facebook album.


Throughout the facility tour, Suttle-Straus showcased its capabilities in offset printing, die-cutting, folding, creative services, wide format printing, mailing, digital printing, and other innovative marketing solutions.

A reception at Octopi Brewing down the street offered a cool beer and snacks after the map route had been completed.

Overall, the Paper Show was a huge success. Reactions from attendees and vendors were overwhelmingly positive. Because of how well it was received, Suttle-Straus will plan to host this event for the local design community again in the future. Interested in seeing more photos from the event? Visit our Facebook page.

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Maeghan Nicholson

Maeghan is the Director of Marketing at Suttle-Straus. A journalist at heart, she has used her writing skills to develop corporate thought leadership campaigns designed to make business-to-business connections. In her role, she manages all aspects of marketing and advertising, from website updates and content creation to conferences and events.
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