'Dunder Mifflin' copy paper, inspired by 'The Office,' now for sale
Now you can really turn your office into "The Office."
The website Quill.com, which is owned by stationary business Staples, has begun selling copy paper branded under the name Dunder Mifflin, Inc., the company at the center of NBC's hit mockumentary series "The Office," as part of a licensing deal with the network.
A carton containing 5,000 sheets of paper, sized 8-1/2 x 11, retails for a discounted price of $34.99, which is as of Tuesday, November 29, cheaper than a non-branded container of paper that the company currently offers online for a $39.99. The website plans to sell the "Office"-branded product at its discounted price until Jan. 31, 2012.
You can also purchase it at the NBC Online Store, which also sells other "Office" products, such as mugs.
The Dunder Mifflin paper reams also contain slogans from the show, such as "Limitless paper in a limitless world" and "Quabity First," a Quill.com statement said.
"At first blush, you may think this was obvious; licensing paper, to a paper company, but really it was quite ingenious," Kim Niemi, Senior Vice President of NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group, was quoted as saying. "Now, the fans of 'The Office' can finally get the authentic paper that Dunder Mifflin sells every day."
Free samples of "Dunder Mifflin" copy paper are set to be distributed by branded trucks in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles between December 13 and December 15. A Twitter account has been set up for the service - @DMPaperTruck.
In September, "The Office" began its eighth season - its first without Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott, manager of the Scranton, PA branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, since the show's debut.