Category Archives: Boxes

To Kemi or Not to Kemi – Making your custom printed shipping box graphics stand out!


We are constantly looking for new ways to help our customers create some of the most attractive shipping boxes being sent. These include how to maximize color as well as layout effectiveness. One of the ways we can help accomplish this is with the use of Kemi white or “white top” boards.

Escape Monthly – always looking to improve!

The team that owns and operates this unique subscription box program is one of our favorites because they never sit still or rest on their laurels. Not only do they offer one of the coolest subscription programs available, (they give away free trips) they also understand the importance and … Read More

Warby Parker Selects Globe Guard® Shipping Boxes for New “Home Try-On” Program

Warby Parker HTO box exterior

To call Warby Parker a supplier of eye glasses and Globe Guard a supplier of boxes are gross understatements because both companies are so committed to excel in markets where many competitors feel good is good enough. Warby Parker understands the container they use to deliver their products to their customers is more than a shipping box, it is in fact a communication tool and a presentation box. At Salazar Packaging and Globe Guard Products we are thrilled they chose us to help satisfy their branding objectives as well as their lofty standards.

A great new way to buy eyewear!

The Warby Parker Home Try-On program is a wonderful idea … Read More

Custom Printed Boxes – the Inside Story

One color print on white inside

Custom Printed Boxes – the Inside Story  

While we help our customers create some of the most beautiful and memorable shipping boxes you will see anywhere, we absolutely hate what USPS, FedEx and UPS do to them. They always look fantastic when they leave the shipping location but are usually less than perfect when they arrive at the recipient’s home or office. Many of our customers have discovered that a great solution is to print the inside of the box, in addition to the outside or in some cases, in lieu of printing the outside.

Unzipped Citizen – Smart Branding Where It Won’t Be Missed

Let’s face it, smaller … Read More

Expect Higher Prices on All Green, Sustainable Packaging in 2014

Rising packaging prices

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on our sister blog site Inside Sustainable Packaging giving readers an idea of what they can expect to see this coming year. If you want to read the whole post, please check out: but one of the key points I made is that most green minded packaging buyers will likely refocus on source reduction to combat rising prices; in other words – use less.

2014 Increases Already being Announced

The increase notices have come fast and furious and are not shy. While 2 to 4 % might have been acceptable in tougher times, many manufacturers are attempting to catch up with … Read More

BiziBubble Combines Stock and Custom Boxes for New Subscription Program

Bizi Bubble custom and stock refill packs

It is not an unusual problem for subscription and sample marketing programs but often times the product being shipped to new subscribers is different than what is shipped to repeat customers. Not necessarily better or worse, but likely different in terms of content and/or dimensions.

Or the product dimensions and order sizes vary resulting in a shipper box being either too large or too small. This can present a real dilemma and greater unexpected startup (print plate and cutting die) costs for a company who wants to custom brand their boxes.

BiziBubble – a neat subscription program for women

Feminine hygiene products are necessary but not always easy or convenient … Read More

Holstee Proves Basic Black Graphics Can be Green and Effective

Holstee one color on Kraft stock mailer

So much has been said recently about how colorfully we are able to print our corrugated boxes, the fact our boxes are green and eco-friendly is nearly forgotten. Most of our brown die cut mailers are still made of 100% recycled content and most of our brown RSC style shipping boxes remain 100% PCW recycled content.

When we print them, we use only water based inks, making all of our boxes 100% recyclable, biodegradable, repulpable and even compostable. Compared to many packaging and shipping alternatives, there truly is no better, greener or more ecofriendly packaging container or solution.

The Packaging Should “Fit” the Product and not Just Dimensionally

Depending on … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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