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ALL unpadded paper mailers are on sale, 20% off!

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For the very first time ever, ALL of our very popular unpadded mailer envelopes are on sale at 20% off. This pricing will be offered only through the end of the year and expires on December 31, 2015.

Favorite Packaging for Tee Shirts and other Clothing

Our brand owner customers have long loved this product because it is 100% recycled content making it one of the greenest packaging options available. They are light weight, compared to using corrugated boxes for order fulfillment, but yet they are plenty rugged and will hold up through the shipping cycle.

Our year end clearance includes white and Kraft (brown), flat or gusseted, and every Read More

Natural Sinamay Packaging for your Sustainable Brand


What is Sinamay?

Interested in finding a new, fresh & easy natural look for your packaging? Need it to be affordable and high quality? Available immediately?

Organic and natural sinamay could be the answer! Sinamay is made of woven strands from the manila hemp plant (tree-free) to make an all-natural mesh fabric that our artisans use to create beautiful mesh ribbons, bags, and totes. Distant Village Packaging is a leading importer of sinamay products from the Philippines and stocks a complete range of ready-to-ship sinamay packaging, bags, and envelopes. Eco-minded clients just love the experience of high quality sinamay used in creating a variety of beautiful packaging gems!

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Corrugated Shipping Box Choice: white or natural kraft (brown) board

same print and color on white and brown board

“Don’t you have any colored boxes?” is a common question from e-commerce and subscription box brand owners looking for shipping boxes that are lavender, black, hot pink or just about every other possible color. The fact is that the only two “standard” (non-printed) colors for corrugated board are white and natural Kraft which is essentially brown. Every other color has to be printed on the board, usually on Kraft board, but sometimes printing over white board is the better option.

The advantages of natural Kraft (brown) corrugated board

The biggest advantage is that it is natural and does not have to be printed or processed into that color. So the … Read More

Eco-friendly Packaging for the Medical Marijuana Industry


As you may know, the legal marijuana industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. To date, four states have legalized retail marijuana, twenty-three states have legalized medical cannabis, and the industry is expected to grow further over the next five years.

There are many facets of the industry, including but not limited to – CBD edibles, prescription medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana. These new businesses bring with them some new sustainable packaging challenges, and each type of product has it’s own packaging and labeling needs requiring packaging expertise, especially as laws and regulations change and evolve.

Packaging Challenges

Due to the nature of the industry, … Read More

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

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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? 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. Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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