Alan NeSmith

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How Our Polycoated Paper Offers Durability and Versatility

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Mar 27, 2024

If you’ve ever come across a sturdy piece of paper that appears to have a waxy or shiny coating on one or both sides, then you probably have a  polycoated paper. Its special design and durability makes this paper versatile for a number of different business uses and industries, from foodservice to steel production to packaging and shipping.

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Tags: Custom Paper Ideas, Freezer Paper

Why Does Steak Paper Come in Different Colors?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Feb 27, 2024

Steak papers are a very durable display option to help reduce spoilage of meat, poultry and fish. Our colorful steak paper can also help meat, poultry and seafood stand out 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

Do You Know the Difference Between Flexographic and Offset Printing

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Jan 30, 2024

Every printing job requires a different set of needs. Black and white newspapers and colorful flashy signs don’t use the same printing process, and it’s important to know why. At Oren, we use the best printing process for the different types of paper products we offer. Two of the most popular printing processes are flexographic and offset printing. We utilize a 72" wide multi-color flexographic printing press. Here are some helpful ways to distinguish which printing process will be used for your next order.

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Tags: Flexographic Printing

Make an Awesome Spider out of Black Kraft Paper

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Thu, Sep 28, 2023

There’s a spooky holiday at the end of October where ghosts, witches, costumes and candy are the stars of the show. The superstitions and eerie traditions of Halloween allow us to embrace the creepy side of life for a night. What is more frightening than spiders? Here at Oren, we are taking on Halloween this year, paper style. Check out at this fun and easy way to make a decorative spider out of black kraft paper for your Halloween festivities this year.

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Tags: Kraft Paper Uses

How Can Oren's Converting Help You Succeed?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Sep 13, 2023

Quality, price, lead-times and capabilities are the top reasons for choosing a paper converting company for your products/needs. Oren International has has more capabilities under one roof than most convertors. This allows us to supply almost every paper product needed for your success. Our wide variety of converting equipment allows us to meet all of your needs. From printing, sheeting, and slitting to poly coating as well as finished items such as tubes/cores and SOM Bags. Here is a look at what we can do for you:

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Tags: Paper Converting

Do you know the difference between Butcher Paper and Freezer Paper?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Aug 22, 2023


Paper is paper, right? Not necessarily. Although butcher paper and freezer paper can be used for similar purposes in the food service industry, that doesn’t make them the same thing. Custom paper products not only help improve a restaurant’s image, but they also help staff to prepare and serve food safely and easily. It's essential to choose paper products carefully and stock your restaurant with the items that will keep your business running smoothly and efficiently.

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Tags: Food Service Paper, Butcher Paper, Kraft Paper Uses

You Should Keep Butcher Paper on Hand for These 6 Occasions

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Jun 28, 2023

As professional paper converters for the last 25 years, we’ve seen the paper industry change and grow. This has given us the ability to discover more effective and creative uses for the paper we convert. That’s why we think just about everyone can benefit from having a roll or two of butcher paper on hand at all times.

In fact, we think it’s right up there with duct tape and WD-40 as a staple product, and it’s a necessary supply for any commercial food service location as well.

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Tags: Butcher Paper, Kraft Paper Uses

What is Dye Sublimation Tissue?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Jun 20, 2023

Dye-sublimation printing (or dye-sub printing) is a term that covers several distinct digital printing techniques that involve using heat to transfer dye onto a substrate.

The sublimation name was first applied because the dye makes the transition between the solid and gas states with only slight liquefication  before adhering to the substrate. An integral part of the process is the tissue paper that prevents that dye gas from damaging the heat press belts, and heated rotary drum calendars.


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Floor Board - Custom Vs. Plain: Now you have an economical option

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Apr 11, 2023

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 the option to customize the rolls with your logo. When the time comes to select the paper to protect the surfaces around your home or construction site, it’s important to note that we can now add custom printing as a low-cost option. Our newly installed rewinder has an inline 1-color printing station.

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Tags: Industry News & Tips

Spice up your Spring Parties with Pink Butcher Paper

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Thu, Feb 02, 2023

Spring is only a few weeks away, and that means more time to enjoy outdoor activities. After the pool parties, trips to the beach or camping adventures are over, it’s time to eat. One easy way to entertain guests and soak up the sun is with a cookout. Hosting a party doesn’t have to be expensive.

Believe it or not, you can take on dinner and décor all with paper. Find out how a roll of pink butcher paper can help you serve dinner in style. 

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Tags: Butcher Paper, Kraft Paper Uses, Custom Paper Ideas