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Make it POP: The Art of Retail Display

April 25, 2019

In brick-and-mortar retail, today’s consumers shop much differently than how they did 10 years ago. Armed with smart phones in hand, they compare prices, seek out product reviews, and instantly get the opinions of their family, friends, or social network to help them make a buying decision. With ...

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A Budding Industry: Creating Effective Cannabis Packaging

April 19, 2019

Cannabis has had a long and complicated history in the United States. Washington became one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in December 2012, making it legal for medical purposes and for adults over 21. Currently, 9 other states and the District of Columbia have joined the ...

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UV-Curable Inks vs. Water-Based Inks for Digital Print

February 15, 2019

Ink is an important but sometimes overlooked component of the digitally printed packaging equation. The printing process delivers pigmented ink to the substrate and binds it to the surface, resulting in a desired artwork or graphic result. Different inks are used for different types of packaging ...

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Foam-in-Place: Taking Protective Packaging to the Next Level

December 20, 2018

The Importance of Protective Packaging

Imagine you’re shopping online for a gift. You finally come across exactly what you’re looking for and decide to make the purchase. A week later, your order arrives, but you’re devastated (and frustrated!) to find that the product has been damaged during ...

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What You Need to Know About Co-Branded Packaging

November 29, 2018

Capitalize on Recognition with Co-Branded Packaging 

In today’s competitive online and retail landscape, shoppers have more choices than ever before. As a result, brands are constantly challenged to find innovative ways to connect with consumers and stand out from the crowd. 

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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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VHB™ Tape: A Flexible and Dependable Bonding Solution

May 24, 2018

Not All Bonds are Created Equal

Movement, transportation, and extreme temperature conditions all put stress on the bonds that hold products and manufactured goods together. From planes, trains, and automobiles to horse trailers and highway signs, many objects designed to move are bonded with ...

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Custom Packaging Delivers More to Your Business

February 15, 2018

Welcome to The BoxMaker 

Custom packaging delivers more to your business. Save time, control costs, and ultimately improve your company. The BoxMaker develops custom packaging programs for businesses in the Pacific Northwest.

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Industry Spotlight: Craft Beer and Cider Packaging

February 08, 2018

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we not only love to drink beer, but we also love making it. Washington and Oregon are home to two of the largest communities of craft brewers in the country, and their growth won’t be slowing anytime soon. As craft brewers scale their business, the right packaging ...

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Making the Case for Flexible Packaging

December 14, 2017

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You may have noticed during your trips to the grocery store that you’re finding more than square boxes in the aisle. From diet supplements to favorite snacks, brands are jumping on the flexible packaging ...

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