Paper, the foundation of what we do.
Paper was dramatically impacted last year because of the pandemic and now that things are on the upswing again, there is a lot more demand and much less supply.
This means paper mills are operating at nearly 100% of their capacity, which means they are making what has been used most historically and selling paper only to those who have bought that paper the most historically (also known as allocation.) When Mills are less busy, they can make a given requested paper within a few weeks.
Now, any given paper may not be able to ship for 6 weeks or 16 weeks.
So the importance of planning ahead is at the forefront, especially if you’re trying something new. Whatever your piece may be, we will find a stock that works for you.