Category Archives: Boxes

Domestic Packaging Suppliers Have Much to Offer

Trucks are always faster than ships

Those of us who have been around the packaging industry for any length of time watched as jobs and manufacturing went overseas, quickly followed by packaging. Our claims of better quality, faster deliveries, etc. fell on deaf ears as buyers were increasingly attracted to Asia, lured by the great deals that seemed to be available everywhere outside the USA. I recall one particularly excited buyer who said “Free tooling, delivered pricing, comparable quality at less than half the price, how can I possibly resist?” Many did not try to resist but many of those same companies and buyers are now bringing their manufacturing and/or their packaging home again.

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E-Commerce and Subscription Boxes – Keeping it simple and green!

custom printed mailer box, one color on Kraft

We have done a tremendous number of multicolor RSC and die cut mailer boxes of every style, size and shape. However, there are times when our clients prefer a minimalist approach to branding. Let’s face it, is there a more effective or minimal branding than the iconic Amazon “smile”?

Keeping it simple and avoiding multiple colors can make a lot of sense from several perspectives including mailer box cost as well as flexographic print plate cost. That does not mean the end result has to look plain or boring. Check out these recent boxes we helped our customers create:

Groovy Lab in a Box – their design makes maximum use … Read More

NEW! Enhanced Digital Print for Packaging Capabilities

multi-color without plates

We are constantly adding new manufacturing partners and potential solutions to our lineup because our customers’ needs are always changing and expanding.

Most of the printing we do on corrugated board and paperboard is high speed flexographic, resulting in great results at the lowest possible cost. However, there are times when more is needed in terms of flexibility or image quality and digital printing fills a very important void for high quality but short run applications.

No Cutting Dies? No Printing Plates? No problem!

While flexographic printing is by far much more economical on a cost per piece basis, it can also be expensive from a startup perspective because the … Read More

ALL Globe Guard® RSC STOCK boxes priced for clearance!

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Sad but true. We are discontinuing our program of stock RSC style shipping boxes.Here are a few of the questions we have already been asked:

Are all Globe Guard® 100% recycled content RSC boxes no longer available?

The only part of our program that is being eliminating is the stock boxes. We can still custom run plain or printed boxes as ordered in any size or board grade.

What is the minimum for a “custom run”

In most cases the minimum is 1,000 per size whether they are plain or printed. Let us price printed boxes for you and you will be surprised how relatively inexpensive they can be. In … Read More

Resource Guide and FAQ for E-Commerce and Subscription Box Programs

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It is a very exciting time when contemplating creating your own internet business but it can also be an extremely stressful time because there is much more involved than it appears. When we launched our first e-commerce web site in 2008, we suddenly realized how much we did not know, and the importance of learning it all quickly to avoid unnecessary costs and delays.

We have enjoyed working with the subscription box market for several years and have assisted over forty different companies from concept to successful launch. They ship everything from healthy snacks to DIY jewelry designs and we are proud to say our customers stand out in an … Read More

100% Recycled Jewelry Gift Boxes in Pretty Bright Colors!

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Our new Eco Tone Jewelry Gift Boxes are a big hit with customers this spring. They come in gorgeous matte colors like Blue Jazz, Citrus Serenade, Orange Tango and Calypso Pink also available in Chevron.

These eco-friendly boxes are made in the USA and contain 100% recycled box board (80% post consumer on average). The non-tarnishing ultra white synthetic cotton filler used to protect your jewelry is 100% recycled.  Its solid color paper wrap material is 100% recycled, Process Chlorine Free (PCF), and manufactured with renewable hydroelectric energy.

The Perfect Favor Box

Not only can these pretty boxes be used for jewelry, they also make great favor boxes for … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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