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The BoxMaker Improves Efficiencies with New Eterna Maxcut Die Cutter

October 02, 2018

Eterna Maxcut Die Cutter Will Enhance Capabilities

The BoxMaker, a Pacific Northwest leader in custom packaging solutions, has announced the purchase and installation of an Eterna Maxcut Auto-Platten Die Cutter, the latest in a series of investments made by the company to enhance their ...

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The BoxMaker Announces the Purchase of HP PageWide C500 Press

September 26, 2018

Bringing the First HP PageWide C500 Press to the West Coast

The BoxMaker, a Pacific Northwest leader in digitally printed packaging solutions, has announced its purchase of an HP PageWide C500 Press, bringing the first ground-breaking post-print HP digital corrugated press to the West Coast.

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Cider Packaging That Drives More Than Sales

September 19, 2018

Cider on a Mission for Good

As Oregon’s largest craft cider producer, the employees of 2 Towns Ciderhouse have great passion for their craft as well as their community. This passion is evidenced not only by the quality of their product, but also by their commitment to give back to local ...

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How to Prepare Your Artwork File for Digital Printing in 4 Steps

September 13, 2018

Every great custom package begins with a creative design. Providing a design that can be properly translated from the print file onto the final finished piece is critical to achieving a finished product that reflects the design as it was envisioned. As such, proper file preparation is essential ...

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Three Major Packaging Trends for Fall 2018

September 06, 2018

The days are getting shorter and temperatures are cooling down — this can only mean that fall is just around the corner. As we swap out our shorts and sandals for sweaters and boots here in the Pacific Northwest, fashion isn’t the only thing that changes with the new season. Today’s consumers ...

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Improve the Customer Experience with Connected Packaging

August 30, 2018

With a click, swipe, or double-tap, today’s consumers have a seemingly limitless wealth of knowledge at their fingertips. In fact, research shows that 60 percent of people use their phone while shopping to compare products and prices. As a result, packaging must adapt to meet this increasing ...

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Cheers to Innovative Craft Beer Packaging Solutions

August 23, 2018

A Pacific Northwest Craft Brewing Staple

Founded in 1993 by Mac Rankin and Jack Schropp, Mac & Jack’s Brewing Company is a craft brewing staple in the Pacific Northwest. Mac & Jack’s began as a humble home brewery in Jack’s garage and has quickly grown in prominence and popularity over the ...

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Spot Color vs. CMYK for Packaging Design – What’s the Difference?

August 17, 2018

When working with a designer to prepare print-ready artwork files or handing off your designs to the manufacturer when placing your packaging order, you may be asked if your artwork contains spot colors or if it’s been converted to CMYK. These are common print industry terms that refer to how ...

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Packaging Overruns & Underruns Explained

August 10, 2018

When it comes to the custom manufacturing of high-volume packaging orders, minor fluctuations in the final number of units produced against the exact volume that was ordered is a common event. In certain circumstances, you may receive a small additional quantity on your order, otherwise known as ...

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Holiday Packaging 2018: Now is the Time to Plan

August 02, 2018

Seasonal summer packaging trends are last week’s news. This week begins the month of August and it’s time to turn your attention to the 2018 holiday season. From back-to-school and Halloween to Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the holidays are a series of major events for retail brands and ...

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