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3D Printing: Fad or the Next Packaging Frontier?

October 31, 2019

The packaging industry is changing every day. Cutting-edge technologies like augmented reality and smart tags are revolutionizing the way that brands engage with consumers and consumers interact with products. One of these technologies could be 3D printing — an innovative manufacturing process ...

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Exploring Augmented Reality for Product Packaging

October 10, 2019

Packaging was once seen merely as a vessel to carry a product — only to be inevitably thrown away, repurposed, or recycled. However, cutting-edge technologies like digital print and variable data are redefining the role of packaging into an engaging and personalized consumer experience. These ...

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Variable Data Print for Labels Part 2: Supply Chain

October 04, 2019

What is Variable Data?

Imagine you’re launching a new brand of hot sauce before the holidays. You plan to send out your product to ten retail locations throughout the region. For tracking purposes, you would like to add a batch number on each label to correspond with the ten locations. Thus you ...

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Variable Data Print for Labels Part 1: Product Marketing

September 19, 2019

What is Variable Data?

Imagine going to the hair care aisle to pick up your favorite shampoo. Instead of finding a row of identically designed labels, bottle after bottle, what if every bottle featured a unique graphic? As a shopper, your eye would be attracted to the difference, and you would ...

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REFT vs. RETT: Which is the Right Box Style for Your Brand?

August 22, 2019

There’s a wide variety of corrugated box styles available for shipping and retail packaging. Two common styles you’ll likely come across are Roll End Front Tuck (REFT) and Roll End Tuck Top (RETT) boxes. At first glance, these two styles may appear to look and function similarly. However, brands ...

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Boost Product Security with Tamper-Evident Packaging

July 26, 2019

The Dangers of Counterfeiting and Product Tampering

Counterfeiting and product tampering is a dangerous (and costly!) problem in the retail marketplace. According to a report from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, counterfeiting costs the United States up to $600 ...

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Understanding the Steel Die Cutting Process for Packaging

June 21, 2019

At The BoxMaker’s corrugated production facility just outside of Seattle, WA, we are capable of producing just about any item on your corrugated wish list — from a tiny mailer for headphones to a king-sized mattress box.

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Using Durable Labels for Consumer Goods and Industrial Applications

June 06, 2019

We interact with product labels every day. Labels deliver key information that can help us in many ways, from a food label providing nutrition details to a shipping label specifying a box’s final destination.

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Meet the HP PageWide C500 Digital Press

May 16, 2019

Print for corrugated packaging has come a long way in the past several years. Once dominated by traditional methods such as offset litho-lamination and flexography, the tides are turning in a new direction. Increasingly, brands are recognizing the importance of creating a unique packaging ...

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Litho Lam Printing vs. Digital Printing for Retail Packaging

April 04, 2019
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