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What Customers Really Want from Industrial Packaging Distributors

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Customers that use paper in the industrial packaging space may be misinformed about their options. Therefore, they are using a stock that’s not necessarily meeting their needs, or they’re unaware of the variety of options available to them.

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Is Your Paper Converting Order Starting to Feel Like Groundhog Day?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Fri, Feb 02, 2018

When placing regular orders for any number of business supplies week after week, or month after month, the process can become monotonous and it can be easy to get stuck in a rut. That certainly goes for ordering paper products too. It’s not surprising, considering that when businesses find a product that works, they may very well keep ordering the same thing over and over.

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Tags: Paper Converting

Do You Know About These Unique Kraft Paper Uses?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Kraft paper. It’s white, brown, and mundane, right? Well call us biased, but we’d answer that question with a resounding “no!”

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Top Questions to Ask for Your Next Paper Order

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Ordering paper is a function of business that often becomes routine no matter the industry. Whether for restaurants, corporate offices, retail stores, or shipping logistics, after awhile, the same order is placed repeatedly, week after week or month after month. If you’re the person ordering paper for your business, your options are limited to what you’ve been doing.

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Tags: Custom Paper Ideas, Flexographic Printing, Food Service Paper

You Don't Need to Think Outside the Box Thanks to Paper Converting

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Boxes. While we largely take them for granted, where would we be without them? They can hold garbage or precious gifts, breakfast cereal or diamond rings, and everything in between.

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Paper Converting Trends for 2018

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The digital revolution has changed the face of paper and printed media industries forever. As a result, there has been a lot of consolidation of paper mills, printers, and paper converting facilities over the past decade. If the market isn’t strong enough to sustain them, paper converting facilities close their doors, or get bought up by larger entities. And that trend for consolidation of paper converting facilities shows no signs of slowing in the new year.

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Tags: Custom Paper Ideas, Paper Converting

How to Master Printed Holiday Wrap Like the Big Retailers

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Once again, the holiday season is upon us. As always, this is an exciting time of year for customers and retailers alike. And what would the holidays be if not for the gift wrap in which retailers package their wares? They’d look very different indeed.

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Tags: Kraft Paper Uses, Flexographic Printing

Freezer Paper or Parchment Paper? How to Understand the Differences

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Where would the world of food be without paper? It’s essential to all aspects of food service — from delivery, to storage, to presentation. There are a number of different FDA-approved papers that are specially manufactured to suit very specific purposes in food preparation and service, but it can be easy to confuse different types of stock or to wrongly assume they are interchangeable.

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Tags: Freezer Paper

What Do You Really Know About Butcher Block Paper?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Sep 13, 2017

What is it about butcher paper that makes it a necessary fixture of any deli, grocer or backyard BBQ? While extremely versatile, the secret behind this specialty paper goes beyond its use as a food basket liner or makeshift placemat.

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Tags: Butcher Paper, Food Service Paper

Kraft Vs Craft: The Secret to Kraft Paper for Your Craft Projects

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Sep 06, 2017

If you’re the artsy type and enjoy DIY and other projects, then you’re probably very familiar with kraft paper. And if you’ve wondered why it’s “kraft paper” vs. “craft paper,” you’re not alone. Many people often change the spelling of kraft paper to craft paper, believing it is more accurate, or that kraft is simply a branding play on the word craft. But in reality, there is a reason for the use of the word kraft.

So, let’s take a look at the origins of the word craft, starting with a basic definition of the word craft.

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