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Taking The Weight Off of Your Shoulders: A User-Friendly Guide to Paper Weights

Posted June 22nd, 2010 by in News

Paper weights tend to be a confusing topic for people who are not in the printing business. Paper weight is not how much the piece of paper actually weighs, but rather the thickness or sturdiness of the paper. The weight is measured in U.S. pounds, often abbreviates as lb. or lbs. 500 sheets of a given type of paper determines the number in weight.  The basic size of the paper determines its category type.

The different types are classified in multiple ways:

  • Bond paper = 20 lb.  bond (ex. office copy paper)
  • Translucent bond paper = 29 lb. bond (ex. basic envelopes)
  • Writing paper = 24 lb. bond (ex. stationery)
  • Text paper = 50 -120 lb. text (ex. brochure or flyer)
  • Cover paper = 50 – 130 lb. cover (ex. business or greeting card)

When choosing the weight of paper necessary for a specific product, the amount of ink that will be used is something to keep in mind. The paper weight has virtually little to no effect on the quality of the image, but a project with a heavier amount of ink would require a heavier type of paper. Different projects require different weights. It’s best to consult with a professional, like a Cerium Group staff member, to see what would be the most economical, efficient and quality paper solution dependent upon your needs.

“Kids helping Kids” Haiti Benefit Concert

Posted February 10th, 2010 by in News

Due to weather ….. we did not participate Sat. Feb 6th but look forward to Sat Feb 13  working with Fellowship Christian Church leader, Karen Flaugher @ the Upper Valley Mall providing free T-shirts for every $20 donated to rebuild the “House of Hope Orphanage” in Haiti. We believe the T-Shirts, “Kids helping Kids” sends a valuable message of “thanks” to the young people in our community – reaching out to the young people in Haiti. They will have a Free Concert performed by kids 6 – 17 years old …. Thanks for letting us be a part of this community concert.  Tracy and Lynette will be volunteering … come by to see them !

Haiti Benefit Concert “kids helping kids”

Posted February 5th, 2010 by in News

The Cerium Group is looking forward to working with Karen Flaugher Sat Feb 6 @ the Upper Valley Mall providing a free T-shirt for every $20 donated to rebuild the “House of Hope Orphanage” in Haiti. We believe the T-Shirts, “Kids helping Kids” sends a valuable message of “thanks” to the young people in our community – reaching out to the young people in Haiti. Thanks for letting us be a part of this free community concert to watch local children perform.  Tracy Dunsdon and Lynette Amato will be volunteering … come by to see them !

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2010

Posted February 5th, 2010 by in News

This has been a really cool year for us, in addition to being nominated for the Wittenberg Entrepeneurial Business Award we have also been nominated for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year for 2010!

We have some awesome competition, including Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springboard Group and Gillam Lawncare & Landscaping.

The Small Business of the Year award will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on February 25th, along with awards for Business of the Year and Minority Owned Business of the Year.

Thanks again to all of our customers and vendors as this recognition would not be possible without all of you!

The Cerium Group Nominated for the 13th Annual Entrepreneurial Business Award

Posted January 20th, 2010 by in News

The Cerium Group is excited and honored to be nominated for the 13th annual Entrepreneurial Business Award (EBA) through the Wittenberg Center for Applied Management (WittCAM). On Friday January 15th, we were informed we are 1 of 7 finalist for this award.

The Entrepreneurial Business Award (EBA) recognizes and encourages the entrepreneurial spirit and practices of local-area companies by recognizing businesses that have implemented innovative ideas to better serve their customers, enhance the skills of their employees, improve their competitiveness or benefit the community. This award is a student directed and managed project through the WittCAM program. We are hopeful to be awarded this honor by WittCAM and will keep you all updated as the process unfolds.