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Four Things You Probably Did Not Know About Custom Printed Corrugated Mailer Boxes

Context Media 11x12x2 mailer box

We freely share the information we have gathered along the way and here are a few things that usually get a quick “I didn’t know that” from our customers and friends.

  • The Long Dimension is Not Always Across the Front

In most designs that you see out there, the box length is from the front (left corner to the front right corner) and it happens to be the longest dimension of the three (L x W x H) . Mailers are made that way primarily for ease of opening and removal of the product being shipped.

However, in some applications like the one shown in the photo, the product will … Read More

Shipping Boxes that WOW with Bright, Flood Coat Printing

stock 8-9-4 box printed in and out

As the late night radio deejays used to say – The hits just keep on coming! We can relate to that in the area of great looking, custom printed e-commerce and subscription boxes. We continuously help new customers create packaging that communicates; sometimes sweet and softly, other times, loud and boldly. One of the ways to help accomplish that is with a flood ink coverage that creates an eye-catching overall color tone to any graphic art design.

What is a flood coat print?

Definitions may differ, but for us it is an edge to edge print of any one color, with 75% or more ink coverage. In most cases it … Read More

My Grand Box subscription program selects Salazar Packaging for their new custom printed mailer box

My Grand Box

We have been very fortunate to have helped now hundreds of brand owners create custom printed corrugated e-commerce and subscription boxes, but few are as unique or will be enjoyed as much as the newest www.mygrandbox.com

This box is designed for older people such as parents and grandparents and is a great gift idea as Memorial Day and Father’s Day approach. What senior or loved one does not enjoy receiving a surprise box of “free stuff” carefully selected for them?

We liked the idea so much that we were eager to do the work and add this one to our rapidly growing line up of great looking, subscription boxes. We … Read More

Pookis Mahi Selects Salazar Packaging for New Package Design

2 colors on white semi-custom print

When this fast rising star in the single serve coffee business contacted us, their needs were quite simple:

  1. Create a great looking box to protect their products during shipment
  2. Make it as eco-friendly as possible
  3. Design it in such a way that it could be approved by Amazon for their Frustration Free Packaging® certification

Oh yes, it would be great if it reduced their cost and we could deliver in about three weeks. Not too much to ask if your packaging supplier is Salazar Packaging, Inc.

Great Custom Branded Two Color Design

If you check out their recent press release and their very cool web site www.pookismahi.com , you will … Read More

Custom Printed Packaging Options for Shipping Apparel

One color on Kraft box and matching envelope

We have been making eco-friendly, custom printed packaging for clothing and soft goods for years and there is no right or wrong when choosing between mailer envelopes and mailer boxes. However, recent changes in shipping weight and rates have forced everyone to reevaluate how they ship out their apparel products for e-commerce customers.

DIM Weight and the impact on shipping cost

Dimensional weight and rates have become a hot and not too favorable topic for shippers of all sizes because now size really does matter when it comes to shipping. Delivery services like UPS, FedEx and USPS who used to only consider weight when determining shipping rates, would only penalize … Read More

Globe Guard® Light Rate Box Ideal for Jewelry and E-Juice Packaging

5 different prints on Light Rate Mailer Box

Sometimes it takes time for a good idea to a catch on and the same holds true for box sizes. Four years ago in January of 2011 I wrote a blog post (see first link below in related posts) talking about the new box that we were adding to our inventory that is the exact same size as the smallest USPS “Flat Rate” box. We determined that a Flat Rate box is a great deal if you are shipping out something heavy but if it is light, well… not so much.

Light Rate Box Grows in Popularity

Perhaps it is the recent changes in rates by UPS, USPS and FedEx … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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