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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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Managing Product Life Cycles with Digital Print for Packaging

July 13, 2018

What is the Product Life Cycle?

Every product introduced to market experiences a product life cycle that involves four progressive stages: introduction, growth, maturity, and decline. The speed at which a product moves through these stages depends on many factors. Depending on a product’s ...

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5 Ways to Reduce Labor Costs with Packaging

June 21, 2018

U.S. Labor Costs are On the Rise

In May 2018, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.9%. Add to this a healthy economic outlook and it’s easy to understand why labor costs are on the rise. Although many factors impact the total cost of packaging, labor can be one of the costlier components.

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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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50 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Packaging Vendor

May 10, 2018

Making the Right Choice: Choosing a New Packaging Provider

Change is never easy and choosing a packaging vendor can often be complex and time-consuming. For businesses of any size, ensuring that you are choosing a supplier who can deliver your goods in full, on time, and to spec has a ...

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How to Calculate Your Packaging ROI

March 15, 2018

The Cost of Packaging

In our last article we discussed how to calculate the cost of packaging, which outlined the obvious and hidden costs that you should account for when tabulating your packaging spend. But figuring what your packaging costs add up to paints only half the picture. You won’t ...

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How to Calculate the Cost of Packaging

March 08, 2018

What Determines the Cost of Packaging?

Many components influence and impact the cost of packaging. From the obvious costs (such as raw material and labor) to the hidden (such as warehousing and obsolete inventory), it’s important to take a step back and consider all of the factors when ...

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KLP: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Waxed Boxes

November 09, 2017

Waxed Boxes: A Traditional Solution

Corrugated waxed boxes (either coated, dipped, or impregnated liners) have traditionally been the go-to solution for hydro-cooling, top-icing, and high humidity storage. The process and product, however, is not an earth-friendly solution and the waxed boxes ...

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How to Manage Rising Costs in a Changing Business Landscape

October 12, 2017

The Rising Costs of Doing Business

There’s no question that one thing you can count on today is that the cost of doing business will continue to rise. From healthcare to utilities, labor and more, it’s in the best interest of every company to ensure they are operating as efficiently as possible ...

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Supply Chain Risk Mitigation – Are You Protected?

September 21, 2017

One of the greatest joys of being involved in the packaging industry is developing packaging designs that protect our client’s product throughout the shipping cycle, reducing supply chain risk. Many of the computer, electronics, and medical products we develop packaging solutions for are ...

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