Finch Paper and New Leaf Paper Announce Strategic Partnership for Leading Recycled Uncoated Paper

Beth Povie
Marketing and Communications Director

(518) 793-2541; ext. 5482

Finch Paper becomes the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of 100% PCW recycled New Leaf Ingenuity.

Glens Falls, NY – February 15, 2016 – New Leaf Paper signed a partnership agreement with Finch Paper to manufacture and distribute New Leaf Ingenuity, its market-leading 100% PCW recycled uncoated paper. According to New Leaf founder, Jeff Mendelsohn, “by streamlining the supply chain with Finch, our customers will gain improved availability and service, enabling us to best support the rapid growth in demand.”  

New Leaf Paper markets commercial printing papers that carry the highest-level of environmental certifications. Founded in 1998, New Leaf Paper has built a market for 100% recycled papers among corporations, universities and other institutions wishing to showcase their environmental stewardship. “Ingenuity and Ingenuity Digital are receiving top marks from our design and print customers across the country,” said Jeff Mendelsohn, New Leaf Paper Founder and Chair.

As a recognized environmental steward, Finch Paper produces a broad range of value-driven uncoated printing and converting papers including New Leaf Ingenuity made with 100% pcw fiber. “We co-developed this remarkable printing grade with New Leaf in 2014 and are pleased to offer easy and affordable access through our distribution partners” said Greg Maio, Finch Paper Vice President Sales and Marketing. Effective February 22, 2016, all sales orders for New Leaf Ingenuity will be handled directly with Finch Paper and its distributors.

New Leaf Ingenuity is a premium uncoated printing grade featuring 100% post-consumer fiber, 96-brightness and an outstanding print surface with high ink holdout for vivid colors and detail. With a complementary Digital line, New Leaf Ingenuity is stocked and sold by Finch Paper in a full-line of 60 lb. text to 130 lb. double-thick cover. New Leaf Ingenuity carries the FSC® Recycled label, is Green-e certified, and made process chlorine free.   

About Finch Paper
Finch Paper LLC is a leading, privately-owned and vertically integrated paper manufacturer specializing in high-bright, uncoated papers for North American printing and converting markets. Using advanced manufacturing systems, Finch produces a broad portfolio of opaque, text and cover and digital papers for multi-press environments, including recognized brands such as Finch Fine®, Finch Opaque, Finch ThruPut Wove and Finch Inkjet Pi.

Finch Paper was the first integrated paper manufacturer in the United States to receive both the Forest Management and Chain-of-Custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council® and Sustainable Forestry Initiative®. Finch is one of only a few paper companies that continues to manage forests. Finch papers are made using two-thirds renewable energy produced by on-site hydroelectric and cogeneration facilities and has been a responsible, sustainable New York State manufacturer for more than a century. To learn more, visit

Finch Paper, visit, call (800) 833-9983 or contact your local Finch Paper merchant.

About New Leaf Paper

Jeff Mendelsohn founded New Leaf Paper in 1998 with the mission of leading a shift toward sustainability in the paper industry. The company developed a unique approach to business, embedding its social and environmental values into every product line and every business relationship.

New Leaf Paper's innovative strategy solved the classic "chicken or the egg" dilemma between the supply side and demand side of the paper industry which had previously inhibited change. Leveraging a collaborative business model and the strength of the company's mission, New Leaf Paper achieved an unrivaled track record of leading product innovation and developed the market for truly environmentally responsible papers in North America.

New Leaf Paper was first to market with 100% post-consumer papers of unparalleled brightness and printing specifications, including the first-ever 100% post-consumer recycled coated papers, book publishing papers and more. Its product innovation and market success has caused major paper manufacturers to take notice and to enhance the environmental design of their products -- indirectly widening New Leaf Paper's environmental impact. Thus, the company's business activity both generates immediate environmental benefits and serves the company's greater mission by pioneering markets and shifting the behavior of its competitors.

New Leaf Paper also led the paper industry in quantifying the benefits of using post-consumer recycled fiber, with the New Leaf Paper Eco Audit. From 1998 through 2009, New Leaf Paper saved the following resources by manufacturing paper using post-consumer recycled fiber instead of virgin fiber.