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Rigid Mailers New and On Sale!

Up to six colors custom print

We are happy to announce the addition of paperboard mailer envelopes to our Globe Guard Products green packaging store. Even better, they are on sale through the month of May, 2015!

Paper board, “rigid” mailer envelopes are a welcome addition to our product line up, helping to complete our already extensive line of mailer envelopes that includes padded (bubble) and unpadded poly mailers, padded paper mailers and our very popular unpadded paper mailer envelopes.

What are rigid mailer envelopes?

The best example of rigid mailer envelopes is the typical FedEx, UPS or USPS flat mailer. It is an ideal way to protect and ship flat, low profile products including CD’s, documents, paper samples, sheet music, photographs, calendars and even art prints. Compared to standard paper or plastic mailer envelopes, … Read More

Save 10% and More on Eco-friendly Adhesive Labels

ten percent off

If you’re seeking a great value and savings on your green packaging, including adhesive label stickers, read further.

PURE Labels offers the widest variety of sustainable and eco-friendly adhesive labels at 10% and more discount.

Savings apply to both custom printed or ready-to-print blank label sheets which may be printed at your home or office. A wide and complete variety of sustainable labels are available. Choose from 100% recycled, compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, and recycle-compatible. The labels and adhesives are made from organic, natural, vegan, tree-free raw materials. And, if social responsibility is key to your business, PURE Labels us socially-responsible fair trade produced paper and are the only adhesive label recognized by the Fair Trade Federation.

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There are 2 easy ways to get a 10% … Read More

Custom Printed Packaging Options for Shipping Apparel

One color on Kraft box and matching envelope

We have been making eco-friendly, custom printed packaging for clothing and soft goods for years and there is no right or wrong when choosing between mailer envelopes and mailer boxes. However, recent changes in shipping weight and rates have forced everyone to reevaluate how they ship out their apparel products for e-commerce customers.

DIM Weight and the impact on shipping cost

Dimensional weight and rates have become a hot and not too favorable topic for shippers of all sizes because now size really does matter when it comes to shipping. Delivery services like UPS, FedEx and USPS who used to only consider weight when determining shipping rates, would only penalize extremely over weight or oversized packages. The new rates however are based on total cubic inches so a large but … Read More

Spring Colors and Designs by Nashville Wraps


We are featuring a guest blogger this month from one of our favorite customers Anders Ruff Designs. Anders Ruff Custom Designs is an online business that specializes in stylish printable invitations, decor and party accessories. Their designs are unique and modern to help any hostess pull off a beautiful event with style and grace. Their blog also offers inspiration for planning birthday parties, weddings, bridal and baby showers and other holiday celebrations.

Since Easter is right around the corner, we love that our most of our gift basket shred is made from eco-friendly recycled paper to fill all your Easter baskets. Anders Ruff will show you in the video below using a cute idea for using our paper raffia. It is made from degradable and recyclable papers and … Read More

Branding or Re-Branding Your Subscription or E-Commerce Box


There are several important differences between a concept, yet to be launched program, and one that has developed a customer base and is growing steadily. For the brand new program with zero subscribers, we recommend reading the first related post below to help determine if branded boxes are truly in your best interest at this time.

This blog post is aimed at the program that has some experience and is certain about:

  1. the size of the containers they want to use
  2. the number of boxes they ship out monthly
  3. last but not least – their identity.

From Labels to Branded Boxes

We often recommend labels for a customer who is not certain about the three above points because custom branded boxes is a commitment and an investment. While labels can … Read More

Globe Guard® Light Rate Box Ideal for Jewelry and E-Juice Packaging

5 different prints on Light Rate Mailer Box

Sometimes it takes time for a good idea to a catch on and the same holds true for box sizes. Four years ago in January of 2011 I wrote a blog post (see first link below in related posts) talking about the new box that we were adding to our inventory that is the exact same size as the smallest USPS “Flat Rate” box. We determined that a Flat Rate box is a great deal if you are shipping out something heavy but if it is light, well… not so much.

Light Rate Box Grows in Popularity

Perhaps it is the recent changes in rates by UPS, USPS and FedEx but suddenly, this compact, lightweight box size (8-1/2” X 5-3/16” X 1-9/16”) we manufacture in attractive E-flute has taken off. … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

  • Let's Go Green
  • Promotional Product Soltutions
  • Jonah Coyote Design
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Green America
  • Teragren
  • Sustainable is Good
  • Squishy Press
  • All About the Future
  • Wabnitz Editions
  • Zing Green Products
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