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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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“Chalkboard Wishes” 100% Recycled Christmas Gift Wrap and Bags Are Here!

Chalkboard Wishes Collection

     Everywhere you go on Pinterest, the chalkboard theme is huge! Nashville Wraps’ customers have loved the chalkboard look when we did our “How To Gift Wrap with a Chalkboard Look” blog post. Well now we are bringing the look to our new exclusive Christmas bags “Chalkboard Wishes”.

    At a recent trade show, Dallas Market Center buyers flipped over the entire Chalkboard Wishes Collection which features the popular chalkboard look with “Merry Christmas”, “Peace” and “Joy” text that looks handwritten on the bags. These paper shopping bags are made in the USA from 100% recycled fusion kraft paper. This collection includes coordinating 90-100% recycled gift wraps, gift Read More

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

Custom Printed Shopping Bags – A Great Way to Advertise Your Brand!

Custom Printed Paper Shopping Bags

Nashville Wraps probably sells more shopping bags to independent retailers than just about anyone. Customers agree that our bags are a great way to brand their store image. For a limited time, our printed shopping bags are on sale!

From designer collections to our solid color kraft bags, we can hot stamp your store name or logo on the bags in-house for just pennies a bag. It’s a smart way to spend your advertising dollar since your customers will be walking billboards for your business.

Most of our paper shopping bags and many of our plastic shopping bags are made from recycled materials. We have lots of bags that are … 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

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