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Nashville Wraps Offers Many Choices for Legal Bags

Green Way Nashville Wrap

When the city of Austin, Texas implemented a ban on single-use bags in 2013, local retailers had to make major changes in their packaging. The Austin bag ban required retailers to offer either reusable bags, paper bags made from at least 80% recycled paper or plastic bags with a minimum thickness of 4.0 mil. Gift shop Monkey See, Monkey Do was on board with the change. General manager Steven Almaguer says, “Austin is definitely environmentally progressive in several ways and part of the city’s motivation for the bag ban was the amount of litter we see along the highways.”

“I chose Nashville Wraps because they’ve got every bag and box … Read More

Custom Printed Subscription Boxes, Do Not Have to Be Boxes

Branded mailer envelopes for clothing

It may sound silly or even counterproductive for one of the top providers of custom printed mailer boxes to suggest using a different form of packaging but we do it almost every single day. There is a mistaken perception out there that a box is the only way to go but many of our customers find mailer envelopes can provide numerous benefits including:

  1. Compared to boxes, mailer envelopes are usually less expensive to buy
  2. Envelopes are typically less expensive to store and ship (inbound)
  3. They are usually less expensive to ship to your customer (out bound)
  4. Require less labor and ancillary package
  5. In many cases, have lower minimums for custom
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E-Commerce and Subscription Boxes that Make a Great Impression with Unique Inside Prints

Luxily one color on white inside print

If you look at some of the top custom printed boxes, many have been printed by us and most of those have great looking inside prints. Whether it is a well worded message, a simple thank you or an eye catching random repeat print, our customers continue to show off their creativity, inside the box where it will do the most good.

Why Do We Recommend Inside Prints over Outside Prints?

No matter how beautifully we print your box and how carefully you pack it, it typically arrives at your customers showing considerable road wear. Finger prints, smudges and scuffs are all obvious, especially on a white box, compared to … Read More

Non-GMO Packaging and Labeling

NGP Licensing Agreement Template

If you shop in or supply to natural food stores, you’ve probably seen products labeled “Non-GMO” or “GMO-Free”. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, and refers to food that has been artificially altered at the genetic level. Common GMO foods include soy, canola, corn, and sugar beets. The Non-GMO Project website has more information about GMO foods, and they offer the only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food in the US.

Because GMOs are a relatively new science, the foods altered in this way could potentially contain unknown risks that could affect us and our environment. Biodiversity is one of the things that is put at risk by … Read More

Compostable Packaging For Entrepreneurs

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It can be challenging to find just the right eco-friendly solution for your packaging needs. At PURE Labels we have worked hard to create the perfect compostable packaging solution!

If you have an eco-friendly brand, it makes sense that the companies that supply you with goods and services should also be sustainable. Your eco-friendly supply chain demonstrates to your customers that you are sincere about your commitment to sustainability.

Our cellophane bags are made from wood cellulose fibers sourced with sustainable forestry principles. They meet FDA requirements for direct candy and food contact, and they are compostable. Combined with PURE Labels compostable labels you have an ideal and affordable compostable Read More

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

Additional Green Resources and Products

  • Jonah Coyote Design
  • Sustainable is Good
  • Zing Green Products
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Green America
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