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Paper Shortage – What It Means for You & Your Business

You may have heard recently of some disruptions in the global supply chain affecting all sorts of businesses. While global supply chain disruptions have been common throughout the pandemic, we here at CW Print + Design thought we would answer questions you may have about the recent paper shortage and how it might affect you and your business.

1. What is causing the shortage?
A variety of factors have caused disruption in the supply chain – notably a wood and raw material shortage as well as decreased domestic paper production due to mills lacking raw materials and/or workforce to maintain pre-pandemic levels of production, and an increased demand for packaging materials over traditional paper.

2. Will this cause prices to rise?
Like other businesses, pricing will likely increase across the printing industry by 5-16%. We will continue to take steps to provide the most affordable and high-quality options for your printing needs, but please bear with us as our costs increase due to this shortage.

3. Will this affect CW Print + Design’s ability to meet demand or complete large projects?
We at CW Print + Design have taken all steps possible to stock up on the supplies we need to make it through this shortage. We do not anticipate this to affect our ability to complete projects in a timely manner, but we do recommend getting your projects to us as early as possible in case of any unexpected delays.


Like many in the print industry, the pandemic has affected our business but serving our customers and community is still our highest priority. Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns, we are here to help.

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