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FSC Certified Folding Carton Boxes

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FSC-Certified packaging continues to rise in popularity, and we are producing more FSC-Certified packaging than ever.  Elevate Packaging is one of the few packaging companies using only FSC-Certified papers to create custom folding carton boxes and rigid set-up boxes.

Often we are asked what is FSC certified paper, and what are the benefits of choosing it over conventional paper — especially when the latter may be less expensive?

FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, an organization that works to promote the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. The Forest Stewardship Council sets standards for forest products, independently certifies that these standards have been met, and bestows labels upon the products … Read More

What Type or Style of Custom Printed Corrugated Shipping Container Is Best For You?

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This is one of the first questions we ask any new inquiry about custom printed packaging and potential customer because that answer helps us determine everything from print plate cost to of course, container price. Occasionally a caller will question the need for all of our questions but as I remind people, you are no longer buying “off the rack”, and ordering a box that is already made and sitting in someone’s inventory. Since we print corrugated board, BEFORE it is converted to boxes, we can essentially make your box to your exact specifications. That gives you complete control and flexibility. There are many variations, but here are a few … Read More

Our Halloween Gift Bags Are Both Fall and “Green” Friendly!

Fall Bags

We are so ready for fall here at Nashville Wraps. It’s such a beautiful time of year, and we are happy to be able to offer eco-friendly packaging for your retail store this season. We have lots of designs and colors, and we wanted to share with you some of our favorites.

 

Our Geo Graphics Collection is made from 40% recycled post-consumer content and made here in the USA. They are 100% recyclable and available in bulk, mini-packs and assortments.  They come in fun fall colors like orange and black and can be mixed or matched for a Halloween theme group. The coordinating tissue paper is 100% recycled and … Read More

Enhancing the Customer Experience with Custom Printed and Branded Packaging

Customer Service Satisfaction Survey - Concept

I admit that I have finally reached the point in my career where almost everyone I deal with in business is younger than me; in some cases, much younger than me. I am enjoying it tremendously because I find the combination of my age and experience, mixed with their youthful energy and creativity results in some great looking and effective packaging. They come up with the most amazing original ideas and I show them how to best accomplish the desired outcome at the lowest possible cost. One of the things that I most enjoy about working with young, creative marketing people is their refreshing focus on the customer.

I agree … Read More

Compostable Packaging for Farmer’s Markets

A growing need for compostable packaging at farmers markets

A growing need for compostable packaging at farmers markets

Communities Drive Compostable Packaging Requirements

Farmers markets such at Boulder Colorado, Marin County, Austin, and Berkeley are some places leading this trend and have taken the higher ground to establish sustainable practices within their communities. Policies which require farmers market vendors to use compostable packaging, labels, and bags are becoming more common, as it is already in Europe. The initiative toward zero waste goes beyond recycling as the drive is to close the loop by reducing reliance on unsustainable and finite resources.

A focus to eliminate adhesive labels with plastics and plastic bags is at the heart of this important shift. … Read More

Shipping Clothing Dilemma – Branding Custom Printed Boxes or Custom Printed Mailer Envelopes?

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E-tailing is not just about books and music anymore, a rapidly growing percentage of clothing and soft goods are also being purchased over the internet. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t receive a call from someone debating which option – mailer envelopes or boxes – is best for them. The factors that we consider when making a recommendation include: the number of shipments per day, week or month, order quantity, the types of products being shipped, how they are being shipped, and the relative value of the products being shipped. That last point may sound unusual, but we understand that the needs of someone shipping a $20 tee … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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