Plastic Free Retail Packaging

Plastic Free Retail Packaging

Plastic Free Retail Packaging

The product I’m featuring this week is a simple die cutting job that reduces the need for plastic in hanging retail products. If you walk down a store aisle, the vast majority of products hanging on hooks have a plastic hanger.

Plastic Free Retail Packaging

Plastic hangers are not only more expensive than paper hangers, but are not recycles as easily.

Plastic Free Retail Packaging

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Save your customer a pile of money by not using a plastic hanger and be environmentally friendly! Please give us a call to discuss any retail packaging jobs that have crossed your desk.

 

Cost-effective Small Run Information Wheel Charts

Earlier this year, I did a video that focused on large runs of  eyelet-free information wheels (also called wheel charts or spinners). For large jobs, that’s a great option, but what about runs that are smaller than 5,000 units?

We’ve figured out an effective method to make small runs of Wheel Charts, without the high cost! If your customer is looking for a recyclable, metal free option for information wheels, please give us a call!

Wheel Charts

Wheel Charts

Wheel Charts

 

FOLDER WITH SPINNER

This looks like a typical Folder from the outside, so why is it featured in this email? I’m showcasing this piece because it’s highly unusual inside. Upon opening the Folder, the user sees a “handle” that can be moved up and down. The action of moving the “handle” replicates the movement of the breaker boxes being marketing by the folder.

FOLDER WITH SPINNER

 

FOLDER WITH SPINNER
FOLDER WITH SPINNER

This piece required die-cutting, eyeletting the “handle” to the Folder and final hand assembly. We used a Brausse die cutter and one of our numerous eyeletting machines. We were able to do the entire job in-house, saving the client time and money. Do you have a client that wants their Folder to stand out? Give us a call to talk about what features we can add.

Vinyl Binders

We produce screen printed vinyl binders.  Of course the volume has dropped dramatically but there is still a need for them.  Vinyl binders come in hundreds of capacities, sizes and styles.  The trend for metal ring binders is always from vinyl material to be printed, film laminated paper which is glued and “wrapped” around board.

The benefits of vinyl ring binders over a “case wrapped” ring binder are four fold

  1. Vinyl binders can be easily produced with “clear pockets” attached (or sealed) to the spine, or outside or inside of the cover (See pictures #1 to #9)
  2. If litho quality graphics are wanted a full sized “litho printed” sheet it can be “trapped” or “sealed” to the outside front cover (or in addition the spine and/or the outside back cover) (See picture #10)
  3. For customization a full colour litho printed can be easily added or removed from the front cover in which is called an overlay binder
  4. Some clients want the front cover or both front and back covers “padded.”  The covers have a “cushion” effect.  This effect is much harder to produce in a litho wrapped case binder (See picture #11)

Vinyl Binders

Vinyl Binders

Vinyl Binders

Pockets have a wide range of costs.  If pockets in pictured #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #8, #9 would cost X cents each, pockets in picture #1 and #7 would cost 10 times as much because the expensive pockets are sealed at a completely separate sealing operation.

Vinyl Binders

The metal rings in binders come in different styles. (See picture #12)

Vinyl Binders

 

The latest change in the market is the increasingly frequent customer requests for “coloured” metal rings.  We can supply a whole range of colours…shiny, matte or dull. (See picture #13)

Vinyl Binders

Picture #14 is a screen printed binder

Vinyl Binders

Features

Benefits

  • Easier to add pockets than other binder
  • Styles such as polythene and case wrapped binder are easier to personalized with digitally printed sheets “trapped” to the outside of the front cover

P.S. We stock 100’s of vinyl colours (See picture #15)