Navigating Sustainability for Embellished Packaging

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Have you ever wondered what you or your customers can do with your decorated, embellished packaging and printed materials post-use? Once you really start digging into the topic, it becomes apparent that the word ‘sustainable’ has many meanings. It seems as if the rules for sustainable packaging are constantly changing and it is so very […]

Sustainable Packaging Needs Warrant Digital Printing Solutions

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Sustainability is one of the hottest topics in the world of packaging today. Companies proactively seek ways to define sustainability, outline targets, and develop sustainable packaging to meet their objectives. The packaging industry is predicted to surpass $230 Billion by the year 2030. Meanwhile, companies are pressured to meet sustainability goals. Packaging is very visible, […]

Packaging and Printing: It’s More Than What Meets the Eye

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Packaging and printing: it’s more than what meets the eye. In today’s world, packaging is everywhere and used for almost everything — be it the cereal box in the local grocery store or the packaging used to contain your dreaded COVID test kit. With that said, printing is so important in the packaging process One […]

How Many Printers Does It Take to Print a Light Bulb?

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Q: How many Printers does it take to print a light bulb? A: You don’t know, you don’t print light bulbs… right? Because anyone can print a light bulb. You don’t want to be in the light bulb business. If you are, then you compete with everyone – including online discount light bulb printing factories. […]

Forget Winter, Earth Day Is Coming. Prepare for the Paper Battle!


Greetings tree killers. Oh, you don’t believe you’re still considered a tree killer? You rock your FSC seal and use recycled paper and believe that gives you a pass? Think again. April 22nd is Earth Day, the Red Wedding of “alternative facts” regarding the use of paper and print. You have been sitting in the stands […]

3 Reasons to Celebrate Print This Earth Day


Earth Day 2016 (April 22) is nearly upon us, and maybe I’m crazy, but Earth Day has always been one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. There’s just something about being outdoors, soaking up the sun’s rays while getting dirty, and making the world a slightly more beautiful place – even if those flowers will […]

Misconception 3: Print Is Bad For The Environment

Here we have reached our last, perhaps most concentrated, misconception that print is bad for the environment? If you use toilet paper, paper towels, or buy packaged goods in the store (thinking cereal or anything else packaged in paper), then you are actually buying reminisces of recycled paper products. There is a lot of distorted […]

Get Ready For International Print Day (#IPD15) October 14, 2015!

INTERNATIONAL PRINT DAY 2015, A 24-HOUR SOCIAL MEDIA EVENT, TO EMPHASIZE THE INDUSTRY’S LOVE FOR AND DEDICATION TO PRINT AND PAPER Print, paper and design professionals encouraged to share their awesome examples of print and marketing via social media and help CMYK love trend the planet! THE PRINTERVERSE – Print professionals around the world are being […]

#UKvUSA: Who Really Chooses Paper?

Welcome to my blogging duel with TEAM UK’s Matthew Parker. If you have been following along you can skip right to the post… and if you are just joining us, here is some background… Matthew and I haven’t always seen eye to eye when it comes to Print Buying. He comes from the UK procurement […]

Top 5 Tips for InkJet Success

If you aren’t already working with an inkjet web press, this is a great time to get onboard the inkjet train. Productivity, print quality and a world of new product options await those who embrace the technology. However, as powerful as it is, there is some planning to do to become as successful as possible. […]

Paper and Packaging Industry Joins Together to Launch National Consumer Campaign

Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds™ Campaign Looks to Increase Appreciation and Demand MCLEAN Va. (July 8, 2015) – The Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds ™ consumer campaign launches July 8 with a $20M investment in paid and earned media between July and December funding this cross-platform campaign designed to slow the […]

Eco-Friendly Books Can Be Planted And Grown Back Into Trees!

From Design Taxi – By John Yong To educate children on where books come from, publisher Pequeno Editor and agency FCB Beunos Aires have created eco-friendly books that when planted, will grow back into trees. Called ‘Tree Book Tree’, the books are made from acid-free paper and ecologically-friendly ink—the pages also contain jacaranda seeds. When planted, the seeds will eventually germinate from the […]