Category: Misc.

Blister Cards: Not For the Faint of Heart

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You see them everywhere. They are in bait shops, hardware and grocery stores, pharmacies, and almost every possible retail outlet… what I am talking about is the handy and ubiquitous blister card, those little paperboard and plastic packages that both seal and display the actual product while hanging from a type of display. Because of their abundance it would be safe for the average consumer to assume that producing blister…

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IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Come to Cable, WI

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It is easy to take good health and unlimited mobility for granted. Occasionally, we all go through periods in which we feel less than optimal. Whether it is due to an injury or illness, any limitations to your expected activity level can make you feel unbelievably frustrated and despondent, but once it passes you gain a higher level of appreciation for good health. Memories are short, though. Once back to…

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David Olson: A Gentleman and a Tireless Advocate for Business

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  I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Minnesota Chamber of Commerce president David Olson. After undergoing several rounds of aggressive treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, David had been given a clean bill of health from his doctors. If it wasn’t for his hair loss related to these treatments I never would have known he was sick because he never stopped working. He shouted out a spirited…

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What does a label actually do?

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You see them everywhere, yet you probably don’t give them much thought. Just take a moment and look around you. If you start to look for them, you will start to see the vast expanse and impact that labels have on our daily lives. But why have you never noticed them before? Labels are often given very little attention because they are seen as commonplace. Consumers have become so used…

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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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