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Sustainability

Creative Recycling

I’ve recently gotten more serious about recycling. I go through 2 – 3 plastic water bottles just about every day. And every day I place the empty bottles in a bag just outside my kitchen door in my garage. But what happens when that bag gets full? Do I know where my nearest recycling drop

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Packaging 101

Thinking Outside the Box

Yes, I really said that.  I know it is one of the most overused clichés’ in the past 10 years, but hear me out, it really applies here.  If you are an internet retailer, or a large consumer of boxes, to ship your products to your customers in, I am asking you to reconsider and

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E-Commerce

You only get one Chance to Leave a First Impression

Those of us in the packaging industry are often noticing things that those outside the packaging industry notice less frequently. Around the holidays many of us get a variety of things sent to us in the mail.  The quality and type of the packaging varies quite a bit. Some items I received came in a basic

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Packaging 101

Is a Mailer just a Mailer?

Awe, the month of Love.  Romeo said, “What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose … by any other name would smell as sweet.”  If a rose by any other name is still a rose, is a package by any other name still a package?  A box is a box is a box?  A

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Packaging 101

There’s an APP for that!

Apple® marketing is pretty amazing. The “there’s an App for that” commercial, really makes you think there is an App for everything. Come to think of it with over 40,000 apps available there probably is an App for everything. Even my kids have had a taste of the Kool-Aid and say “dad, there has to

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Shipping

Shipping Hardcover Books

I received a book in the mail and it came in a rigid cardboard package. It was probably the hardest to open package I’ve ever received. There were no easy tear pull tabs, just one perforated line down the middle of the mailer. So I proceeded to rip the mailer in half along this perforation.

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E-Commerce

Santa’s Busy Helpers – Good News for the Economy

When it comes to shipping packages, no other time of year comes close to the volume shipped in the month of December. On December 13th, FedEx expects to ship 17 million packages in one day, or more than double their normal daily volume. UPS will ship close to 120 million packages the week leading up

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Packaging 101

The PACJacket System

As most people are making out a list of what they desire this upcoming holiday season, my recent list, up until last week, included the “pros” and “cons” of buying a new furnace and air conditioning system to replace the dated systems that exist in my home today. My biggest “pro” is not to spend

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Packaging 101

So You Want to Get Noticed!

If you send out various mailings to promote your business, documents, photos, and product literature try using a rigid paperboard mailer. PAC’s rigid paperboard mailers are called MailJackets. They are recycled paperboard envelopes that are strong, rigid and printable. Why would I use a Mailjacket over a traditional envelope?   Studies show that people will open a rigid document mailer over

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Packaging 101

It’s Time to Save Money!

Does your product need to be shipped in a corrugated box with tape and void fill?  If your product is a soft good, non-breakable item, or already packaged in a durable primary package it may not need to be shipped in a corrugated box.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received an item

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