Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Fox River Teton
- This 2007 blog offers a little information on Teton:
One graph states as follows:
Neenah is contemplating how to position and how to move forward with; Crushed Leaf, Valley Forge, Parchment, Voice, EverGreen, Gainsborough and Teton. They state they will "extract the strengths moving forward" from these brands and position them appropriately.
What exactly that means I'm not sure. It doesn't say they are "discontinued," but neither did Neenah promise to "fully support" them as they did with some other former Fox River brands.
There is no longer any mention of or links to "Teton" as an active brand at neenahpaper.com. Nor is it any longer stocked by my local supplier.
If it is still being made I'd love to know who carries it at this point, in what weights/colors, and how it can be ordered.
>Not sure where this information about Teton came from, but my supplier called the mill and they said that it was not being discontinued.
>Austin, Texas 78722
- --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "digitalletterpress" <bradley@...> wrote:
> Not sure where this information about Teton came from, but my supplier called the mill and they said that it was not being discontinued.
As for the Pastelle rumor, a customer ordered some Pastelle cover from a local paper distributor and was told that it was going to be discontinued in the future, and whether specifically true or not, it is part of the same dismal trend. At the last local paper house the discontinued printing papers have been replaced with digital paper. Even many of the letterhead sheets are going to "digital finish" which takes most of the texture away.
--Eric Holub, SF
From: Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@...>
Sent: Fri, January 15, 2010 10:28:35 AM
Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Fox River Teton
Lone Ranger: "Tonto, we're surrounded by Indians! It's looking Hopeless!"
Tonto: "What d'you mean 'WE' Kimosabe???
(Apologies for the dated, culturally insensitive references...)
On 15 Jan 2010, at 1:36 AM, bielerpr wrote:
> Well, the problem isn't just this, it's also because we, as consumers continually fail to support the good products. Curtis Mills didn't fail because they were bought out by the corporates, they failed because we failed, we did not support their efforts to produce fine quality commercial papers. Just like the type foundries failed as we preferred to buy Monotype or Linotype because they were cheaper. How many continual posts does one have to look at on Briar Discussions to come to the realization that we letterpress folks are a hopeless lot. Folks would rather make their own pathetic bases than buy a precision Bunting or even a Boxcar base. DIY is King. Cheaper is better, cheapest is best. Folks seriously consider the plastic "Letterpress Machine" as an economically viable printing press. Why take the easy out and point the finger at the usual suspects? And somehow feel justified? We are responsible as well. And we deserve this.
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