14 Aug 2015 Unpadded Paper Mailer Envelopes – Branded Packaging at Minimal Start-up Expense
Branded, custom printed packaging can easily be accomplished at minimal overall costs by utilizing our line of unpadded paper mailer envelopes. It has remained a customer favorite for years for a number of very good reasons that include:
- Low one case minimum quantities (usually between 200 and 500 depending on mailer size)
- Unprinted is a stock item and usually ships next day (see sizes here)
- Available white or Kraft
- Available flat or gusseted construction for thicker, bulkier products such as clothing
- 100% recyclable and 100% recycled content making it a very green packaging solution
Some hurdles for creating branded packaging are perceived but one that can be very real are start-up costs. They may include cutting dies, print plates, art charges, etc. depending on the type of product you are considering. For example – we usually estimate print plate charges for boxes at “between $400 and $600 per color”. In some situations, like a new company or product line, this may make switching to a custom print cost prohibitive.
On our custom printed mailer envelopes, the art/plate fee never exceeds $125 per color, per side. That makes it affordable for just about any company at any stage of development.
Custom Printed Multiple Sizes?
What happens when you need two or three different mailer envelopes because one size mailer envelope does NOT fit all?
If you can use the same copy and the same size on your art, we can create one print plate that fits all your sizes and minimizes your cost.
A perfect example – Bee Green Baby
They are a terrific source for beautiful infant apparel and have been a long time customer using three different size mailer envelopes. The largest is gusseted and the two smaller are flat mailers for smaller products or orders. (Note: they just added a fourth size and yes, we are using the same print plate)
They were able to design a one color, screened logo that can be printed vertically on all three sizes and look good as you can see in the attached photo. That means one size plate and only one plate charge for three different size custom branded packaging containers.
We truly work to help customers get into custom printed packaging at minimal cost. Boxes are not always the best product or solution and for those applications we have a full assortment of mailer envelopes that includes paper and poly, cushioned and not cushioned. Even if this is your first time, expect to get decades of packaging advice when you choose to work with us.
Please contact Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 to discuss your needs and application. I can assure you we have a solution for you that is affordable and will look great!