Paper Distributor & Packaging Supplier

After more than 100 years in business, Midland has grown from a single Midwest location to a national paper & packaging company with offices from coast to coast.

This type of growth requires relentless effort and a continual focus on doing things right.

We bring the best products the best people and the best service to all of our customers in all of our business segments. Play the video to see how we do it.




Publication Papers

Midland National specializes in papers used for the publishing and direct mail markets. Our knowledge and experience in paper estimating, forecasting, procurement and logistics are unparalleled.


From warehousing and just-in-time inventory to simple automation and highly engineered solutions, Midland Packaging can design it, deliver it and support it all.

Commercial Printing

As the Midwest’s largest independent paper distributor, Midland Paper maintains its commitment to providing deep inventory, value-added relationships and solutions.

Specialty Paper & Film

Midland Specialty Paper and Film Division offers a comprehensive and innovative product lineup of the highest quality, affordably priced specialty substrates.


Midland Paper’s Customer Portal enables you to obtain pricing & current inventory, complete transactions and check your order status with just one click.

Sustainability is in our roots.

Development can and should be sustainable. At Midland, our commitment to sustainability and responsible resource management is at the core of everything we do. Meeting the needs of a growing world must be based on facts, data and education.

Recent Paperclips Industry News

29May 24

UPM Pulp and UPM Communication Papers reached a negotiated outcome

UPM Pulp, UPM Communication Papers and the Paper Workers' Union have reached a negotiation outcome in the collective labour agreement negotiations concerning UPM's Finnish pulp and printing paper mills. "We are pleased that we have reached a negotiated outcome on the new collective agreements and would like to thank the Paper Workers’ Union for the constructive and good spirit negotiations. The contents of the negotiation outcomes now achieved create a good basis for the development of our business in Finland," say Aki Temmes, Executive Vice President of UPM Fibres and Antti Hermonen, Senior Vice President, Operations of UPM Communication Papers. The new collective agreements will have a two-year contract period and will enter into force upon approval by the Paper Workers’ Union’s Board. The union has announced that their Board will discuss the negotiation outcomes at its meeting on 5 June 2024. Negotiations on the collective labour agreements for UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Raflatac and UPM Biofuels will continue.
29May 24

GLGA Announces Recipients of Fourth Annual Women in Print Excellence Award

The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) is proud to announce the recipients of its fourth annual Women in Print Excellence Award. The Women in Print Excellence Awards supports GLGA’s ongoing quest to recognize the contributions of women in the Midwest print, graphic arts, finishing and print packaging community as well as those women who support the print industry in a vendor or supplier capacity. Any woman working directly in print or in a vendor role supporting print who was in good standing with her company in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin was eligible to be nominated. The nominations were reviewed by a panel of female print professionals outside of the Midwest, who selected one recipient per state.
29May 24

U.S. Ad Market Expands For 13th Month In April (

The U.S. ad market expanded for its 13th consecutive month in April, rising 9.1% over the same month in 2023, according to the latest installment of data from Guideline's U.S. Ad Market Tracker. April also in the first month in quite some time to post an increase on top of a prior year increase, albeit a modest one: April 2023 was up 0.7% over April 2022. That said, the data indicates the U.S. ad market is well past its recessionary period and fully into an expansionary mode, with recent months rising at high single-digit increases or approach of surpassing double-digit ones.

Calculator Tools

At Midland we want to assist you in determining the best product for your print project. We have provided you with an array of paper conversion and usage tools.

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