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Speed: Disruptive Force of the Future

March 14, 2019

The race is on! Consumer demand has fundamentally changed the way we shop, assess value, and evaluate the return on our individual time. Why would anyone go to a movie rental store, when you can rent or stream a movie with a few clicks of the remote? When is the last time you’ve even seen a ...

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The BoxMaker Joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS)

January 03, 2019

The BoxMaker, a Pacific Northwest leader in custom packaging solutions, has joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). APASS members are prepared to assist Amazon Vendors with the design and supply of packaging materials in accordance with Amazon Certified Packaging ...

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Flexo vs. Digital Print for Labels: Which Should You Choose?

December 13, 2018

Gutenberg’s creation of the printing press in 1440 is often considered one of the most important inventions of all time. The printing press opened the doors of rapid production and made possible the wide distribution of written materials and information, which for the first time could be ...

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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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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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Litho Lamination vs. Digital Print for Retail Packaging

July 05, 2018
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Digital Print: Not Just for Short Runs

June 14, 2018

Is this a sprint or a marathon?

Since becoming commercially available for packaging, digital print has been positioned as a great solution for low-volume short runs. Think: prototyping, limited editions, and brief marketing campaigns. If you need it yesterday and you only need a few, digital ...

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Brand Color Management: How Can G7 Certification Help?

May 17, 2018

Color Matching Matters to the Brand Experience

Consistency plays a major role in the success of any brand. As you build trust with your consumers, providing a consistent experience each time they interact with your business is key to maintaining brand loyalty. From a product packaging ...

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Folding Carton vs. Corrugated Packaging for Retail

December 07, 2017

Folding Carton vs. Corrugated - What’s the Difference?

Both folding carton and corrugated (which you may refer to as “cardboard”) are widely used in the packaging world, and you see them every day in the retail aisle. But what’s the difference, and when should you choose one over the other?

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