Thursday September 15th

8:00 – 9:00 AM               Registration

9:00-12:00 PM                Paper Savvy – An interactive introduction to paper in Book Manufacturing                     

Have you heard that we’re going paperless?  Why can’t you get paper for your books? What’s the deal with paper and the climate crisis?  Why is 80# cover heavier than 80# text?  Why is paper so expensive?  What’s the difference between FSC, SFI, PEFC, etc.?  Join us to become paper savvy.

Attendees will never look at a sheet of paper the same.  Topics addressed will include:

  • Paper Manufacturing
  • Paper Properties
  • Paper Impacts


Lee Reichel

Lee is MIDLAND’S Sample Department Manager and Environmental Compliance Officer.  With 36 years of experience and a BS in Forestry from the University of Illinois, Lee has been leading the Paper Savvy class since 1995. 

Bill Rojack

Bill is VP at MIDLAND where he directs the company’s Book Publishing platform.  As a compliment to Lee, Bill brings specific book market perspective to Lee’s paper seminar.                                   

12:00-1:00 PM                 Lunch & Networking

1:00-2:00 PM                  Printing and Publishing Panel – Issues Facing the Book Industry Today

                                        SPEAKERS TBD

2:00-2:30 PM                  Break

2:30-4:00 PM                  Roundtable Discussions – Publishers, Printers and Suppliers

4:00-6:00 PM                 Cocktail Hour & Manufacturing Table Top Exhibits


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