Twin Rivers Customizes Publishing Papers to Target Religious Text Applications

Premium Hybrid and Freesheet Offering Delivers Value and Quality

Madawaska, ME, October 08, 2014 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Understanding the challenges facing religious publishers and printers, Twin Rivers Paper Company tailored a portfolio of lightweight Premium Hybrid and Freesheet papers to deliver value and quality for spiritual scripture, inspirational non-fiction and study guides.

“Whether it is paper cost, supply chain logistics, quality or ease of doing business, publishers and printers are being asked to do more for less in delivering evangelical materials around the world,” said Robert Hutchins, Product Manager. “As an experienced supplier, we know this market. For the last 20 years our Freesheet grades set industry standards while our Premium Hybrid papers are driving market innovation.”

With an 80+ year legacy of papermaking, Twin Rivers is one of the primary North American manufacturers of lightweight opaque Freesheet papers, a category widely used for scriptural applications because of strength and printability. Understanding the market need for options, Twin Rivers pioneered the Premium Hybrid category, formulated with the optimal blend of Groundwood and Freesheet fiber to deliver opacity, strength and value.

“Our Premium Hybrid papers have transformed other publishing markets like financial printing and reference. We know once religious publishers and printers become more familiar with our blended products they will appreciate the unique benefits of the offering. Premium Hybrid can translate into a significant advantage for a publisher,” added Hutchins. “Our papers provide options that support brand image while stretching budgets to expand reach.”

Core papers for religious text applications include Custom Brite® and Bridge Supreme®. Custom Brite is a Freesheet paper available in 22-40 lb. basis weights while Bridge Supreme is a Premium Hybrid paper available in 18-38 lb. basis weights, with added hybrid capability extending up to 40 lb. Both grades are designed for this technical application; optimizing readability, performance and aesthetics.

Additionally, Twin Rivers manufacturers a robust line of publishing papers that can be engineered to meet the needs of a wide array of applications. The company is known for its lightweight manufacturing flexibility, excellent service platforms and willingness to co-develop customized solutions. Paper characteristics including fiber furnish, bulk, basis weight and brightness drive a needs-based approach to paper selection.

For more information, visit our Religious Market webpage or call us at 800.920.9988 and ask for our Religious Papers Overview.

Contact-Details: Dave Deger
Vice President, Strategy and Marketing
(207) 523-2355


Twin Rivers Paper Company is an integrated specialty paper company that manufactures packaging, label and publishing products for targeted markets and applications. The company has operations in Maine and New Brunswick.

The company recently became Associated Members of the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA) an international non-profit organization dedicated to the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide.

For more information, visit us on the web at

Gateway to Big Sur presented by Hyatt Carmel Highlands and The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival to Kick Off on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Chefs and Wineries Announced

Carmel Highlands, CA, October 08, 2014 – Hyatt Carmel Highlands, located at 120 Highlands Drive in the Carmel Highlands, long known as the legendary location for culinary talent and host of the world famous Masters of Food and Wine will serve as the lead sponsor and host of the opening event of the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival.

Tickets will be on sale through EventBrite for $125.00. Tickets can be purchased at

Join us on Thursday, November 6th from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for the Gateway to Big Sur presented by the Hyatt Carmel Highlands and Big Sur Food and Wine Festival. The Gateway to Big Sur entices the palate in a celebration of local flair and regional flavor in the epicenter of culinary innovation.

Here is a preview of some of the top caliber restaurants that will be participating:

Restaurants to include:
• 1300 on Fillmore
• Andres Bouchee
• Aubergine
• Bernardus Lodge
• Big Sur Roadhouse
• Black River Caviar
• Carmel Valley Ranch
• Cuvaison
• Dosa San Francisco
• Esalen Institue
• Grasing’s
• jennini kitchen + wine bar
• la Balena
• Mundaka
• Pacifics Edge – Hyatt Carmel Highlands
• Passionfish
• Porters in the Forest
• The Cheese Shop
• The Preserve
• The Hitching Post II
• Treebones

Wineries include:
• Albatross Ridge
• Birichino
• Calera Wine Company
• Chanin
• Chappellet Vineyard
• Cold Heaven Cellars
• Continuum (Carlo Mondavi)
• Crocker & Starr
• Dirty & Rowdy
• Domaine Select – 1st Winery
• Domaine Select – 2nd Winery
• Foxen
• Galante Vineyards
• Hartley Ostini
• Kunin
• Liquid Farm
• Madeleine Winery
• Maison Marques and Domaines – Roederer Champagne
• McIntyre
• Morgan Winery
• Mount Eden
• Paso CAB Collective
• Paul Lato Wines
• Perception
• Pisoni
• Shared Notes
• Tablas Creek Vineyard
• Talbott Vineyards
• Talley Vineyards
• Vineyard Brands
• Wedell Cellars
• Wind Gap Wines

Hyatt Carmel Highlands will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this event on November 6th to our charity partner the Big Sur Health Center.

The 2014 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival takes place November 6 – 9 throughout the coast of Big Sur. For more information, please contact Toby Rowland-Jones at 831-667-0800 or, or visit

Background on Pacific’s Edge:
Pacific’s Edge is an award winning, glass-walled restaurant with spectacular ocean vistas. Our “California Coastal” cuisine provides the freshest local ingredients, meats and seafood, with dishes that meld a seasonal focus with sophisticated comfort food in a convivial ambiance that makes it appealing for everyday dining or any special occasion. Pacific’s Edge has received AAA 4 Diamond awards year after year, and has been named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the United States by Zagat and one of the Top Ten Restaurants with a View by USA Today. Wine Spectator has lauded our wine list throughout the years with both Grand and Best of Award of Excellence awards.

About Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917, Hyatt Carmel Highlands features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 Ocean View rooms and 5 Garden View rooms. In addition, Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers spectacular dining at the award-winning Pacific’s Edge restaurant and California Market, 4,800 square feet of meeting space, in-room spa services, heated outdoor swimming pool, three spa tubs and a StayFit fitness facility. Situated only four miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, weddings, honeymooners and privileged travelers for nearly a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands is recognized among the world’s finest hotels as part of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s 2009 “T+L 500” World’s Best Hotels.

Media Contact for Hyatt Carmel Highlands and November 6 Event:
Contact Marci Bracco Cain (831) 747-7455

Media Contact for Big Sur Food and Wine Festival:
Contact Toby Rowland-Jones – 831-667-0800–

For Media Interviews or Media Tickets for the Thursday, November 6th event at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands, contact Marci Bracco Cain, Chatterbox PR (831) 747-7455 or

Marci Bracco Cain
Carmel, CA 93923