Reich Paper is proud of our commitment to offer environmentally responsible specialty papers to designers, printers, and connoisseurs of fine paper for over 50 years. Founded in 1958 by Daniel O. Reich, the company today is international in outlook, but remains a small, family-owned and customer-focused business. Our mission is to create and offer the highest quality old world papers with the innovation and needs of the new world in an environmentally sustainable way. Reich Paper is FSC and Rainforest Alliance Certified. We also offer tree free papers including our SAVOY and AVEO lines. FSC certified - Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. Being FSC certified shows that Reich Paper complies with the highest social and environmental standards on the market. Reich Paper has achieved FSC® certification for CT, SHINE, ODEON and DIGITAL product lines (except SAVOY Digital which is made from cotton and AVEO which is made from sugar cane stalks, otherwise known as Bagasse). These product lines are recyclable, biodegradable, acid free and elemental chlorine free. Rainforest Alliance Certified - The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. Products, like Reich Paper, bearing the Rainforest Alliance seal originate on--or contain ingredients sourced from--Rainforest Alliance Certified farms or forests. These farms and forests are managed according to rigorous environmental, social and economic criteria designed to conserve wildlife; safeguard soils and waterways; protect workers, their families and local communities; and increase livelihoods in order to achieve true, long-term sustainability. In addition to these certifications, Reich Paper is proud to offer two lines of Tree Free Papers:
SAVOY is tree free and made from 100% recovered cotton from the textile industry that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Because cotton is naturally brighter white than wood, the cotton paper making process requires less bleach and other chemicals than papers made from wood. It also requires far less water processing and far less energy. SAVOY is archival, acid free, recyclable, biodegradable, and elemental chlorine free. SAVOY blends old world elegance with new world sophistication making it the perfect choice for a wide range of projects from greeting cards and invitations to hang tags and luxury packaging. Though originally designed for letterpress stationery, SAVOY also offset and digitally prints beautifully. Its strong formulation, yet soft flexibility allow for strikingly clean and crisp folding, blind embossing, foil stamping and engraving.
AVEO ( A Very Environmental Offering) is a tree free paper manufactured from 90% sugarcane stalks after they are crushed to extract their juice to make sugar. This sustainable and renewable resource, also known as Bagasse, has traditionally been burned or placed in a landfill. AVEO is recyclable, biodegradable, acid free and elemental chlorine free. The balance 10% of AVEO is made from linen and hemp, which are byproducts of the textile industry. These materials would also end up in a landfill if they were not used to make AVEO. The linen and hemp are added for increased strength and better foldability. AVEO can be used for: Offset Printing Letterpress Printing Digital Printing Foil-Stamping Scoring & Folding Engraving Thermography Die Cutting Calligraphy Laser Printing Envelope Conversion AVEO 80# text and matching envelopes are ink jet and laser compatible although pre-testing is recommended. Like most paper mills, Reich Paper sells our products through authorized paper merchants. If you are looking for small quantities of our paper or envelopes, you can purchase directly on-line. Our products are readily available throughout the US and Canada, and are stocked in several locations for quick delivery. Whether you are a designer, printer—or just love paper—we are available to answer any questions you may have about purchasing or working with our environmentally friendly specialty papers and envelopes. Please contact us if you need any additional information. Happy Earth Day!