Tag Archives: eco friendly packaging

Is Global Sourcing for Custom Packaging Really a Good idea?

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Please understand, I agree we all benefit from a global economy, and to some degree, I sincerely believe competition makes us all better. I do however get upset when I hear about packaging companies that do not deliver what they “sell” leaving customers hurt and disappointed. This seems to happen more often than not when buyers, eager to save money, purchase packaging made overseas at what appears to be a great price.

A Bad Week for the Other Guys

Last week I spoke to two customers who were calling in search of a quick solution for a serious problem. Both were in a bind and about to blow a deadline, … Read More

Photo Barn: Packaging Solutions for Cool, Creative Products

Photo cube or ornament gift box and one pack

If you are looking for very unique holiday gift ideas, please check out www.PhotoBarn.com. Their wide assortment of custom printed and custom size wooden products presented us at Salazar Packaging a presentation and protection challenge, especially when you consider the different quantities a customer might order.

Photo Cubes and Ornaments

Two very popular products typify this packaging challenge, because a customer can potentially buy as few as one, the very popular four pack, as many as sixteen or anything in between.

The goal was to create shipper boxes and internal packaging that would not only look good for the customer, but also be efficient to pack during their very … Read More

ALL unpadded paper mailers are on sale, 20% off!

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For the very first time ever, ALL of our very popular unpadded mailer envelopes are on sale at 20% off. This pricing will be offered only through the end of the year and expires on December 31, 2015.

Favorite Packaging for Tee Shirts and other Clothing

Our brand owner customers have long loved this product because it is 100% recycled content making it one of the greenest packaging options available. They are light weight, compared to using corrugated boxes for order fulfillment, but yet they are plenty rugged and will hold up through the shipping cycle.

Our year end clearance includes white and Kraft (brown), flat or gusseted, and every Read More

Natural Sinamay Packaging for your Sustainable Brand

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What is Sinamay?

Interested in finding a new, fresh & easy natural look for your packaging? Need it to be affordable and high quality? Available immediately?

Organic and natural sinamay could be the answer! Sinamay is made of woven strands from the manila hemp plant (tree-free) to make an all-natural mesh fabric that our artisans use to create beautiful mesh ribbons, bags, and totes. Distant Village Packaging is a leading importer of sinamay products from the Philippines and stocks a complete range of ready-to-ship sinamay packaging, bags, and envelopes. Eco-minded clients just love the experience of high quality sinamay used in creating a variety of beautiful packaging gems!

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Corrugated Shipping Box Choice: white or natural kraft (brown) board

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“Don’t you have any colored boxes?” is a common question from e-commerce and subscription box brand owners looking for shipping boxes that are lavender, black, hot pink or just about every other possible color. The fact is that the only two “standard” (non-printed) colors for corrugated board are white and natural Kraft which is essentially brown. Every other color has to be printed on the board, usually on Kraft board, but sometimes printing over white board is the better option.

The advantages of natural Kraft (brown) corrugated board

The biggest advantage is that it is natural and does not have to be printed or processed into that color. So the … Read More

Eco-friendly Packaging for the Medical Marijuana Industry

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As you may know, the legal marijuana industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. To date, four states have legalized retail marijuana, twenty-three states have legalized medical cannabis, and the industry is expected to grow further over the next five years.

There are many facets of the industry, including but not limited to – CBD edibles, prescription medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana. These new businesses bring with them some new sustainable packaging challenges, and each type of product has it’s own packaging and labeling needs requiring packaging expertise, especially as laws and regulations change and evolve.

Packaging Challenges

Due to the nature of the industry, … Read More

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  • Jonah Coyote Design
  • Let's Go Green
  • Squishy Press
  • All About the Future
  • Sustainable is Good
  • Zing Green Products
  • Teragren
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Wabnitz Editions
  • Green America
  • Promotional Product Soltutions
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