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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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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

Do You Understand the Importance of an Industrial Packaging Distributor?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Nov 16, 2022

Customers that use paper in an industrial packaging environment may be misinformed about their options. Therefore, they are using a paper grade that’s not necessarily fully meeting their needs, or they’re unaware of the various options available to them. Here at Oren International, we work with a variety of the top Industrial Packaging Distributors throughout the country. We keep their team members up to date with our latest paper options, and converting capabilities. 

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NEW Pasteles Paper from Oren International Exceeds Expectations

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Nov 08, 2022

Making and serving pasteles during the holidays is a Puerto Rican tradition and is a popular dish in many Latin America and Caribbean countries. Pasteles are savory treats that are typically the product of a family team effort. Each person in the family, even the youngest, is assigned a job of grating, mixing, stuffing, or wrapping. Pasteles are made with pork or chicken and adobo stuffing. Then they are encased in a green plantain or yuca masa and wrapped in banana leaves. Finally, they are wrapped in a specialty paper that is engineered to withstand the boiling process. Traditional pasteles are boiled, not steamed. Hold your pasteles together with the best quality pasteles paper, available from Oren International. We have created a premium 12"x12" Oren's Original Pasteles Paper for all your holiday inspired cooking.



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Tags: Food Service Paper

Brand Your Food with Custom Printed Freezer Paper

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Sep 14, 2022

Freezer paper is a polyethylene coated paper with many uses.  At Oren International, we offer Sentry Brand freezer papers in White and Natural colors, which are specially crafted to conform to the shape of the food item being wrapped, while the poly coating zips moisture in to prevent freezer burn.  Freezer paper is often used in delis, restaurants and grocery stores as a quick-serve sheet to wrap sandwiches, deli meats and cheeses. 

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Tags: Food Service Paper

A Few Things You Need to Know About Paper Converting and the Environment

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Aug 23, 2022

Many organizations today are aware of the importance of their impact on the environment, and take steps toward a more “green” approach. With this interest in preserving the environment, paper usage is often a hot topic. The ultimate question is: are paper products hurting or helping the environment?

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Tags: Paper Converting