Archive: May 22, 2014

A Die-Cutter Like No Other

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In past blog posts we have written on Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints and the related challenges packaging converters are now facing with quick set-up high-speed press equipment burying their finishing departments with WIP (work in progress) inventory. The advancements in press technology have moved the bottleneck downstream to the die-cutting and folding gluing departments. In order to avoid these potential bottlenecks, we made our most recent equipment acquisition, a…

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Short Run Packaging Niche

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Every trade show we exhibit at, we are guaranteed to hear “What are your minimums?” at least once. Most of the time this question is asked by start-ups who are looking to get a foot hold in their particular market by presenting their products with quality packaging. All of these people are looking for a simple answer, followed by a price. With all of the variables that go into a packaging job,…

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Making a Difference Through Design

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On a recent visit to the doctor I was asked the question, “Do you take a multi-vitamin”? After I confirmed what he already knew, I received a lecture on the health benefits from a simple daily pill. A few days later I was in a convenience store when I remembered what the Doc had said. With my ignorance on the topic, I strolled to the vitamin aisle and was quickly overwhelmed. There in front of me…

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