Alan NeSmith

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Know the Difference Between a Tube and a Core?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Dec 21, 2021

We at Oren produce a multitude of paper products and paper components, including Tubes &  Cores. Two words you are likely to hear, often used in the same sentence, are “tubes” and “cores”. Paper cores and tubes are often a cost efficient alternative to other more expensive materials such as plastic, metal, and wood.  While these related items are similar in shape and use, they do have certain features, both in design and technical composition that distinguish one from the other.

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Tags: Paper Converting

Improve Your Hunting Season With Camo Printed Freezer Paper

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Fri, Nov 12, 2021

As hunters everywhere gear up for hunting season, now is the time to prepare for it with the right tools. Beyond the equipment needed for the hunt, it’s important to stock up on the necessary materials to preserve meat after the adventure. Using high quality freezer paper is the most economical way to store meat, game, fish and poultry in the freezer for extended periods of time. Freezer paper’s poly coating keeps moisture inside to prevent freezer burn and conforms to the food item being wrapped.

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Tags: Food Service Paper

Floor Board Vs. Floor Paper: Which Option is Best For You?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Thu, Oct 21, 2021

If you’re in the market for heavy-duty paper to cover surfaces during a construction or renovation project, you may not even realize you have options. But when the time comes to select paper to protect the surfaces around your home or construction site, it’s important to note that there are a variety of materials you can choose, and that different products are suited for certain scenarios.

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Tags: Industry News & Tips

Top 10 Ways Teachers Can Use Kraft Paper in the Classroom

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Emerging out of its stereotypical role as picture frame liner and stepping into the spotlight as so much more, we present to you, the amazing uses of Colored Kraft Paper

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Tags: Kraft Paper Uses

The Best Uses for Chipboard

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Also known as cardboard or paperboard, Chipboard is thick board made from recycled paper fibers. The material is produced in a variety of grades from very thin to very thick to create different products. Chipboard, made by pressing layers of recycled fiber together to form a larger piece of material, is also affordable and an eco-friendly alternative to other manufactured materials. Here are four of the best ways to use chipboard.

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Tags: Paper Converting

What is "Butcher Block" Paper?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Butcher paper is now a necessary fixture of any restaurant, 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: Food Service Paper, Butcher Paper

5 Types of Kraft Paper Keeping Restaurants Safe

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Kraft paper is an important ingredient being used by many restaurants today. Its diversity, efficiency, custom ability and affordability make it a perfect one-time sanitary use in eating establishments.

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Tags: Food Service Paper, Kraft Paper Uses

Pre-Cut Table Top Covers = Better Look & More Savings

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Fri, Oct 11, 2019

A glass of Merlot and a Porterhouse Steak make the perfect pair. But if red wine and spills are creating a linen nightmare for your restaurant, consider topping your cloths with tabletop paper. You’ll save lots of money on cleaning costs, plus customized tabletop covers can improve your dining room’s look and feel for diners.

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Tags: Food Service Paper, Custom Paper Ideas

Why the Different Colors for Steak Paper?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Oct 09, 2019

Steak papers are very durable and inhibit the spoilage of meat, poultry and fish. Colorful steak paper can also enhance the appearance of meat, poultry and seafood in grocery, butcher or deli display cases. The right color of food service paper can make a great impact on the presentation of fresh fish or Prime Angus steak in your butcher case. Not only do the various colors look nice, they actually were created for specific uses.

Here are some of the most common colors of steak paper and what they are used for:
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Tags: Food Service Paper, Butcher Paper

One Way to Save Money on Custom Tray Liners and Sandwich Wrap

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Tray liners and sandwich wrap help restaurants be efficient in cleanliness and packaging, but changing the types and sizes of food service paper your establishment buys can also bring big savings.

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Tags: Food Service Paper