| ICO2N does a lot of printing and we were looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint as reducing carbon emissions is our business. We did some research and discovered Step Forward we had also heard about printing on straw at the GLOBE 2014 Conference. When we received the paper we were a little skeptical as we didn’t know how it well the printing would come out but we are glad to report that the quality is amazing. Most people cannot event tell we use straw paper. We will definitely continue to use Step Forward!
|Typically, recycled paper and the liquid ink from fountain pens is a recipe for disaster. Not any more folks. No nightmarish feathering, ghosting, and bleeding with Step Forward. It’s by far the best writing experience I’ve had with a multi-use paper (even when compared to expensive 32lb laser and bagasse papers).
Writes well on both sides of the page, AND across the grain. So it’d be great for binding your own notebooks and journals. That is, until Step Forward starts making notebooks and journals. Which I hope they do soon. Fountain pen users of the world will rejoice.
|How wonderful to get a free sample of something I use so often- paper!! My family loves how eco-friendly the paper is and how eco-conscious the company is! I’ve also had very positive email interactions with employees at Step Forward Paper- they are so nice! This paper is as high quality as any other inkjet printer paper I’ve used! It’s EXCELLENT! It seems SLIGHTLY less bright than other papers of the same brightness level, but still looks 100% white! Nice feel in the hands and so far it seems to feed through the printer better than many other papers! I’d DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this paper and plan on buying it at Staples very soon!
|This paper rocks!!! As soon as I received it in the mail, and saw the quality, feel, and look, I couldn’t believe it! This paper is amazing! Knowing that using this paper is saving trees!!!! We NEED to be using this paper! Instead of trees! PLEASE Help the environment! I’m recommending this paper to everyone I encounter! I’m super stoked about this paper! Thank you!
|I have just had the chance to try Step Forward paper today, when I was printing some packing slips. I am sold!
I was very impressed with the look, feel, and quality. My company is based around environmental stewardship–it’s one of our core values–so needless to say, now that your product is on the market, there is no reason for me to buy regular paper again. As soon as I run low of my current stock, I will be purchasing your paper from Staples.
Thank you for creating this awesome product!
Greenaby Body Care
|I’m very impressed with Step Forward Paper – the quality is immediately apparent upon opening the package. If you want to make a good impression either for a meeting, presentation or for everyday use, this is an excellent product.|
|Step Forward paper is a step in the right direction! As a national association of farm advisors, we have given out samples of the paper to our members — farm advisors — at conferences and they are very excited to learn that wheat paper is now available. Their clients have a new market for their crops. It is an annually renewable source that will help save forest degradation as well.
Looking forward to production happening in Manitoba!
Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) Inc.
|I was first made aware of the new STEP FORWARD PAPER when someone sent me the video footage with Woody Harrelson extolling the awesome virtues of this new and more sustainable paper. This paper is made with 80% of the waste by-product of the wheat crops, and the other 20% being Forest Stewardship Council certified fibres. Since my own involvement with agri-waste in the creation of handmade papers has made me seek out companies who are creating these “kinder” papers for the commercial marketplace, I was immediately a fan!!
Prairie Pulp and Paper has actually accomplished what some have dreamed of doing for years – producing a quality product from crop waste. I learned that STEP FORWARD PAPER was available throughout Canada, being circulated by the Staples Stores. I simply had to have this unique paper and see for myself how they had carried out their goal to produce a sustainable and desirable product for the general public.
After receiving my sample, I couldn’t wait to run it through my copier and see how it performed in a typical office usage. I was impressed with the brilliant white, #92 and elemental chlorine free, with a crisp weight of 21#, and how it ran through the copier without any clogging or accumulation of dust/lint.
But I am especially impressed with the ethic and ideology of Prairie Pulp and Paper to produce a paper that is “kinder” to our forests and waterways, utilizing a waste product and, thereby, giving the farmers a second cash crop from their harvest.
The paper has earned the Rainforest Alliance certification, as well as the Forest Stewardship Council seal.
Living in the States, I was delighted to hear the good news that STEP FORWARD PAPER would now be available through the Staples Stores of the U.S. and have checked in with my local Staples to confirm that this is indeed true.
Keep up the wonderful work you do as you accomplish your goal of helping to make a better planet for all of us through your stewardship of all our resources – especially our wastes…
Shirah Miriam “Mimi” Aumann
Branson West, MO, USA
We’re now using your paper for all of our office printing. We use it with a Samsung SCX-4729FW as well as an HP Officejet Pro 8500 A910.
It has worked very well with both machines and we’ve never had any problems. We’re very happy with the product and like to know it supports a good cause.
|I was given a sample of Step Forward Paper a couple weeks ago, which I began to use immediately, as I had run out of paper. Too bad the sample size is so small! I’ve used SFP in my printer and for taking notes, and I am entirely satisfied with the product…looks/feels/prints/writes like standard paper, but I feel good about using it. My friends don’t believe me when I tell them it’s eco-friendly wheat paper! Really impressed with this product…definitely something I will be buying again!|
|I was very impressed with the quality of Step Forward Paper. It feels great knowing that I am using sustainable paper and making a good use of our planets resources. I recommend this product to my friends and co-workers, more people need to be using it!|