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“Flexo Friendly” Art Design for Subscription and E-commerce Boxes

Awesome Check Box Ticked Red

We have the pleasure of working with a wide variety of graphic artists with amazing talent. However, many of them are used to working on the internet creating digital graphics for web sites and web pages. Even the ones who have worked in packaging typically create designs that are offset or digitally printed on fine paper, labels, or paperboard such as cartons or display cards.

Printing directly on corrugated board, on a flexographic press is different because it uses polymer print plates that pick up the water based ink and deposit it on the board, much like a rubber stamp and ink pad work together.

What Makes Flexographic Printing Different?

The “plate to board” process may make it difficult to print SOME fine details and characters to be printed cleanly. … Read More

Holiday Sneak Peek of Green Way Gift & Gourmet Packaging

Holiday Preview 2015

Nashville Wraps is so excited to release our new Christmas collections including 9 new exclusive Green Way® gift and gourmet packaging products. We will share some of our favorites in this post.

Our 2015 Holiday Preview Catalog features the festive new Chalkboard Snowman Collection. These adorable shopping bags are made from 40% recycled paper with coordinating 90% recycled gift wrap, 100% recycled tissue, gift basket boxes and gable boxes. This collection coordinates with our fun Chalkboard Snowflake Collection.

The playful No Peeking! Collection will add excitement to your holiday gift packaging. Customers will love the anticipation the Do Not Open Until December 25 tags bring in the design. Made in the USA, these bags are made from 40% recycled white kraft paper. This collection includes coordinating 100% recycled Read More

Unusual Sizes, Great Branded Shipping Box Results

Classic white on Karft design on 11x7x3.5 mailer

I have written much about some of the most popular size boxes we have printed including the 7-1/8 x 7 x 2-1/4, 9” x 6-1/2” x2-3/4”, 8-1/2” X 9” X 4”, and of course our very versatile 12-1/4” x 9-1/4” x 4”. Our list of available cutting dies and box sizes has mushroomed to over 45 dies and growing. Some of the newer sizes we have done recently include:

www.lit-cube.com – check out their very cool web site and see what is making them a great new “book geekery” subscription box. They chose our rarely used 11” X 7” X 3-1/2” lock front mailer and created a beautiful, natural white wash look with a white ink design. Great products deserve a great looking box that people are sure to notice.… Read More

Easier and Faster Online Shopping

Pure Labels EcoFriendly Custom Printed

Eco-Friendly Labels at the new PureLabels.com website!

 

The new and improved PureLabels.com ecommerce site is live!   Enjoy faster load times, less ‘clicks’ to order eco-friendly labels, and a fun shopping experience. If you use a mobile phone, tablet, or other mobile device, we’ve even improved the mobile shopping experience also for your favorite ecofriendly labels.

Trusted Source for EcoFriendly Labels

Trusted Ecommerce Site for Wholesale Eco-Friendly Labels

As the leading adhesive labels website, we work hard to provide the broadest and most authentic variety of adhesive label options. We know you care about sustainability for your labels and packaging, and that real solutions that are genuine and work are essential.

The experience of shopping for eco-friendly labels is even better now at PureLabels.com

Give it a try and experience:… Read More

Four Things You Probably Did Not Know About Custom Printed Corrugated Mailer Boxes

Context Media 11x12x2 mailer box

We freely share the information we have gathered along the way and here are a few things that usually get a quick “I didn’t know that” from our customers and friends.

  • The Long Dimension is Not Always Across the Front

In most designs that you see out there, the box length is from the front (left corner to the front right corner) and it happens to be the longest dimension of the three (L x W x H) . Mailers are made that way primarily for ease of opening and removal of the product being shipped.

However, in some applications like the one shown in the photo, the product will present better if the longer dimension is front to back so that something like a title or photo is positioned … Read More

Polka Dot Packaging is Sizzling Hot This Summer!

Polka-Dot-Coral

If you are looking for a great summer packaging, our Polka Dot Collection is perfect. This charming group features large white polka dots on five vibrant colors: Coral RoseTurquoiseCitrus, Red and Black. You can change color groups to go from season to season.

These shopping bags are made from 100% white kraft paper and are part of our Green Way brand of eco-friendly packaging. The polka dot tissue paper is made from 100% recycled paper. The best part of the beautiful 90% recycled gift wrap is that it’s reversible with white dots on one side and color dots on the reverse. And to top that, the bags, tissue and gift wrap are all made in the USA!

We’ve had so many requests for coral, … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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