PAPER CONVERTING BLOG

6 Different Ways Colored Kraft Paper Can Bring Your Projects to Life

Posted by Mark Jones on Tue, Apr 13, 2021

You may already know that Virgin Natural Kraft paper, Virgin White Kraft paper, or Natural and White Recycled Kraft paper are used in a variety of industries for packaging, wrapping, dunnage, or crafts. Schools, churches, and households seek out Kraft paper for bulletin boards, school supplies, and artwork. Now, as we enter spring, colorful paper is used even more to dress up crafts. At Oren International, we now offer colored Kraft paper options to brighten up your projects.

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Tags: Kraft Paper Uses, Custom Paper Ideas

6 Reasons Why Pink Butcher Paper has no Equal in the BBQ Arena

Posted by Oren International on Fri, Apr 02, 2021

If you’re a BBQ restaurant, grocer, or butcher, you are well aware of the popularity of pink butcher paper. Pink Butcher paper is currently the number one requested paper when it comes to Texas-style meat smoking. Here at Oren International, we make sure our clients receive the high quality food service paper they need. It’s a hard grade to make but having the right color and grade of pink butcher paper is important to your food presentation. If you’re considering pink butcher paper for cooking, presentation, or wrapping fresh cuts of meat, be sure to ask for Oren International Pink Butcher paper for the highest quality there is.

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Tags: Food Service Paper, Butcher Paper

Use Flexographic Printing To Take Your Restaurant Branding to the Next Level

Posted by Mark Jones on Fri, Mar 19, 2021

brick-house-tavern-tap-drink-menu-tampaStanding out from the competition can be difficult no matter what industry you're in. In the restaurant game, it's a matter of success or failure. 

One of the best options available to restaurant owners is the use of branded paper products to take advantage of items you have to provide anyway, like table coverings, basket liners, or sandwich wraps. Many restaurants do this by adding an eye-catching logo, an informative and compelling offer, or some other piece of branded content of interest to customers.

Using logo paper or any other form of branded paper in your restaurant is a great idea. It's effective at making your restaurant stand out among your competition, and it's one the easiest marketing efforts for your business. 

The best option: flexographic printing

To keep printing costs down and get a high-quality custom printed paper product quickly, your best bet is to take advantage of flexographic printing.

In a nutshell, flexographic printing is the 21st century equivalent of the old letterpress printing methods that churned out newspapers and books for centuries. However, instead of a solid, heavy plate of movable type, flexo uses a cheaper and lighter flexible relief plate.

What's interesting about flexo printing for restaurants is that the ink used is of a lower viscosity than other printing options. That means shorter drying times which translates to lower overall cost and faster turnaround on your printing projects.

As a leading flexographic printing company, we know there are endless ways to use flexo printing to produce eye-catching branded paper products for all types of uses. Because it's less expensive and faster than other options, you can experiment to find what works best for your restaurant, and you can change things up as you see fit.

We offer a wide range of flexographic printing options to cover your needs, and our paper experts are here to help you pick out just what you need. If you're interested in more information about the flexo process for restaurant branding, we definitely recommend reading our guide, The Insider's Guide to Flexographic Printing.

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How Oren International Supports National Manufacturing Day

Posted by Oren International on Fri, Oct 02, 2020

Manufacturing is one of the many thing s that has contributed to America’s success and it continues to propel our country’s economy. Today, U.S. manufacturing is responsible for producing 18.2 percent of the world's goods. Manufacturers contributed $2.33 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2018, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.


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Tags: Paper Converting, Industry News & Tips

Why Black Kraft Paper is The "New Black" for Fall

Posted by Mark Jones on Tue, Sep 08, 2020

The cooler temperatures and colors off fall can be a breath of fresh air from the sweltering summer heat. At Oren International, we keep up with the seasonal trends, especially when it comes to paper. Black kraft paper is used for a variety of applications like backing for picture frames. But, if the picture framing industry is the only correlation you make with black kraft paper, its time to take a tour through the possibilities.

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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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Bring Your Projects to Life with Colored Kraft Paper

Posted by Mark Jones on Tue, Sep 01, 2020

You may already know that Virgin Natural Kraft paper, Virgin White Kraft paper or Natural and White Recycled Kraft paper are used in a variety of industries for packaging, wrapping, dunnage or crafts. Schools, churches and households seek out Kraft paper for bulletin boards, school supplies and artwork. Now, as we enter spring, colorful paper is used even more to dress up crafts. At Oren International, we now offer colored Kraft paper options to brighten up your projects.

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Tags: Kraft Paper Uses, Custom Paper Ideas

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

Create a Sweet Piece of Meat: Perfect Brisket Starts With Pink Butcher Paper

Posted by Mark Jones on Thu, Aug 13, 2020

The popularity of brisket smoking has absolutely skyrocketed in the last few years. Riding the wave created by Aaron Franklin, celebrity BBQ expert and owner of Franklin Barbecue, this classic Texas Barbecue dish is being savored by carnivores worldwide.

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Why We Love Custom Food Service Paper

Posted by Mark Jones on Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Restaurants, delis, butcher shops and grocery stores have historically used paper to wrap sandwiches, package cuts of meat, line baskets and trays, and cover tabletops. Because paper plays such an important role in the food service industry, it has evolved with style over time. Today, paper is custom printed to fit specific orders and helps add some color to food presentations. At Oren International, we offer only 100% FDA approved butcher and Kraft paper to the food service industry. Here are a few of the reasons we love custom food service paper. 

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Tags: Food Service Paper