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Taking the Mystery out of Creating Folding Carton Specs

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In a series of upcoming blogs we will focus on the theme of developing carton specs, what are the technical considerations along with some inside information on how the process works in hopes that this information will be useful to some fledgling entrepreneur out there trying to bring a great new consumer product to market. At every trade show we attend, we encounter potential customers who are just starting out…

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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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One Thing That Will Never Go Away

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I had done all of the previous research. I knew exactly what model I wanted and I knew that the store I was driving to had it in stock. As I walked into the store I was greeted with a, “Hi. Can I help you find anything?” I politely declined as I motored towards the electronic department. Again, I was greeted and asked if I needed help. I found the product that I wanted…

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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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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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