Inside Sustainable Packaging

21 Jun 2012 The Globe Guard Reusable Box Sealer (GGRBS) is the Perfect Box Closure for Work in Progress (WIP)

Since we launched the Globe Guard® Reusable Box Sealer late last year, our customers have found numerous unique applications for this new product that temporarilyholds an RSC style box closed. One of the most popular uses is for “work in progress” which is essentially unfinished...

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27 Apr 2012 SeaOtters.com Uses Branded, Custom-Printed Packaging to Draw Attention to Their Cause

Sea otter in oil spillWe help our customers communicate through their packaging, but few jobs we’ve completed are as personally satisfying as the work we recently did for www.SeaOtters.com. Spend a few minutes on their web site and you’ll understand why this organization is so concerned about the health and well being of this endangered species. This is an organization that deserves and needs our support, and I encourage you to visit their site to “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
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10 Apr 2012 Luna Sandals and Globe Guard® Corrugated Mailer Boxes – Minimalist Footwear with Maximalist Branding

Luna SandalsWhen you first call Luna Sandals and are greeted by a recording of the friendly voice of the company owner and founder, introducing himself as Bare Foot Ted, you realize you are connecting with a unique company. Ted and many of his staff are accomplished “barefoot” runners, and it was that passion for his sport that led him to create the premier huarache style sandal. I encourage every reader to visit the www.lunasandals.com web site and store to get a little flavor of this company, their people and the products they make.
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06 Mar 2012 Steve’s Real Food’s New Packaging – An Eco-Friendly Packaging Solution Able to Serve as a Shipping Box and a Retail Package

[caption id="attachment_3287" align="alignright" width="246"]Sophie and Gateway SOPHIE AND GATEWAY[/caption] We are dog people. Our kids grew up with dogs as pets, so not surprisingly our grandkids are now growing up with dogs at their side. The dog in this picture is our beagle mix Gateway, who we picked up as a pup from a shelter almost eight years ago. Gateway has helped us raise, love and protect five grandchildren between the ages of two and five including the youngest, Sophie, who is shown in the picture playing with her “buddy” since birth.
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15 Dec 2011 Unique Companies Deserve a Unique Packaging Look

[caption id="attachment_3083" align="alignright" width="258"]Gwen Frostic custom printed tape GWEN FROSTIC CUSTOM-PRINTED TAPE[/caption] The internet is an amazing information-gathering tool. However, it also has the ability to make every product a commodity and every company appear the same under one broad heading or Google search term. We are truly blessed to work with a wide variety of incredibly gifted and unique people and companies. We are also proud to be able to help them communicate and demonstrate the difference they offer through their packaging. When “Unique” Is an Understatement Gwen Frostic Prints is one of those incredibly unique companies started by an amazingly dedicated and talented lady and continued by people who loved her and her work. I will not attempt to recap the life of Sara Gwendolyn Frostic, but I do encourage you to visit www.GwenFrostic.com and learn more about the person, her art and the company she founded.
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07 Dec 2011 Sustainable Retail Packaging for Candy – SWEET!

[caption id="attachment_3067" align="alignright" width="300"]100 percent recycled content retail cartons 100% RECYCLED CONTENT RETAIL CARTONS[/caption] The term “so good it melts in your mouth” is over-hyped and so over used it has nearly lost all meaning. However, it really is an accurate description of the candy product made by one of our newest Globe Guard customers. Barbary Brix is a San Francisco-based company that makes candy the way it used to be made before high-production equipment and cost-saving recipes became the norm. Check out the delicious assortment of unique flavors they offer on their online Barbary Brix candy store. My wife was almost immediately addicted to their “Salty Dog” flavor, and as one who enjoys nuts with his caramel, I am now a huge fan of “The Prospector.”
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23 Nov 2011 Custom-Printed Stock Mailer Boxes FAQ

[caption id="attachment_3031" align="alignright" width="205" caption="Stock custom-printed 7x7x2 corrugated mailer"]Stock custom-printed 7x7x2 corrugated mailer[/caption] We are very quickly becoming a leading source for stock size die cut mailer boxes that can be custom printed with YOUR name, logo, return address, etc. The photos included in this post show off two of our most popular stock mailer sizes that have been custom printed to create an attractive and unique look. What’s the benefit of utilizing a stock size? We are able to save our customers time and money if we can avoid making a cutting die and are able to use one of the dies we already have on hand. Depending on a number of variables, a new cutting die for a mailer of this type can cost $500 to $800. What is at times even more important is that using an already made die saves time, in most cases a minimum of one week.
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30 Sep 2011 Green Packaging Solutions: Seven Things You Probably Did Not Know about Corrugated Partitions

HD Volcano Island box with double wall partition and perimeter air cellCorrugated partitions are an excellent green packaging solution because, just like corrugated boxes, they typically have a high recycled content, are reusable, 100% recyclable/repulpable, biodegradable and even compostable. Also, when they are designed and used properly, they usually minimize or eliminate the need and use of other, less green, products.
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