Raffia, Ribbons & Bows, Oh My!

In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy uses a gingham hair bow to pull back her hair into pigtails. Today, I believe a modern Dorothy would choose a more environmentally friendly way to tie her hair. Perhaps she’d even go as far as using a natural ribbon like raffia. What Is Raffia? Raffia is made from the dried palm leaves of the [...]

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Passion Makes Dreams Come True

The story of Laura and Guardian Angel Thrift is one of true inspiration. Laura began telling me about her business by describing it as, “A burning desire to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research.” She started Guardian Angel Thrift and in less then two years had to expand to a second location. Her local community caught on [...]

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10% Off Holiday Packaging for Christmas in July

Despite the record heat here in upstate NY we are in the Christmas Spirit. Mostly because we like giving gifts, (but also because our fall catalog will be coming out next month and we need to make room in our warehouse for all the holiday packaging) we are offering 10% off all winter holiday packaging.Just use the coupon [...]

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Great Bargains On Packaging!

We have great deals every day in our bargain packaging category on closeout packaging. If you happen to consider yourself an above average bargain hunter though, you’ll want to subscribe right now to our weekly email newsletter. It gives you the first notice of upcoming sales, current discounts and info on the latest and [...]

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Because a Brand Adds Value

The Eleventh Hour is a local boutique gift shop here in Rochester and is a loyal custom packaging customer of ours. We recently asked Sue (the owner) why she continues to print her packaging. She gave us many reasons why she is confident that custom printing adds value to her business“We have chosen to get our bags and [...]

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Should you Ink Print or Hot Stamp?

What’s the Difference?The big difference between Hot Stamping and Ink Printing that you will see is the way it looks. Hot Stamping is the process of heating up a colored foil and melting it to the bag or box, this gives you a shiny embossed look. Ink printing on the other hand is actually writing in ink on your packaging [...]

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Learning From our Customers

This is a new feature here where we are going to show off some of the great things our customers are doing with custom printing. We believe we have the best customers around and like to use any excuse we can to brag about them, and we hope this will give you some ideas about what custom printing can do for your [...]

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Fast Bows Great Packaging

Adding a bow to your gift can make all the difference in the way your packaging looks. Some bows can look great but also be difficult to tie, or just be too time consuming when business is busy. Here are five bow options that are fast and don’t sacrifice on looks. It doesn’t get any faster then Satin Stretch Loops If a [...]

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Custom Printed Packaging Made Easy

Many small business owners that we talk too, shy away from custom printing because they think it’s too hard for them to figure out or they don’t have the technical abilities to get it right. Sound Familiar? The truth is custom printing your packaging is easy, there’s just a few simple steps that anyone can do (and if you [...]

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Start Your Engines | 5 Steps to Start Growing Your Business

I was talking with some friends a while back. One of them was lamenting over the idea of starting to exercise again, he works at his computer all day (as many of us do) and really the only exercise he gets is walking from the car to the office and back at the end of the day. His complaint was that he was so out of shape [...]

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