27 Mar 2015
Our “semi-custom” boxes make it easy to get custom printed boxes to market, quickly and at minimal cost. Our client is able to avoid the cost and delay of having a custom cutting die made by using one of our available stock cutting dies. Some items like box design or even board thickness are pre-determined by the cutting die on hand, but the client still selects the board and ink colors for their graphic design.
www.PoochPartyPacks.com selects a size
Pooch Party Packs was ready to launch their new subscription box for dogs and after considering many options, they agreed our very popular 12-1/4” X 9-1/4” X 4” box is the perfect size. The box style is a secure front lock die cut mailer with dust flaps, and our cutting die is set up for standard B-flute board.
They were in need of a good graphic artist with packaging experience and we supplied the name of one with a great recommendation. The resulting design was an eye catching outside print on Kraft with cute graphics in red. Within two weeks of us receiving final art, the customer’s finished boxes were on a truck and on their way.
Unexpectedly the nice people at Pooch Party Packs had a new opportunity and were in need of a smaller box for a special promotion. Fortunately we had available a cutting die that makes a slightly smaller 11” X 7” X 3-1/2” mailer box but is otherwise identical. Having already been through the process once with art and color approvals, we were able to quickly adjust the graphics from the larger box to fit the smaller one and had their new box ready to ship in record time.
We may not have a cutting die on hand for every application and size but the variety and selection we have helps us to satisfy 90 to 95% of the applications that come our way. Give us a call at 815-609-3600 or email Salazar Packaging for more information.
19 Mar 2015
We knew this would have a negative impact on some of our customers who ship lightweight, bulky products such as bedding, pillows, etc. However, it also hurt a few of our vendors, for example – Geami who is best known for their Green Wrap Ready rolls of incredibly protective and very ecofriendly paper.
The colorful rolls of pre-expanded material were a customer favorite but shipping them via UPS, FedEx, or USPS became cost prohibitive. Gone is the variety of colors but we still have two great options available for you:
Geami Ready Roll Ex Box
This is the perfect solution to overcome the dim weight and rate issues because the material inside is not pre-expanded, so it is very compact to ship. One case of Ex Box material is the equivalent of five cases of the old pre-expanded paper (750’ per case compared to 150’ per roll) which makes it affordable to use and to ship. The following video shows how the Ex Box system works so you can see how easy and convenient it can be.
It is available on our Globe Guard® green packaging store in either white interleaf tissue on BROWN die cut Kraft paper, or in white interleaf tissue on WHITE die cut Kraft paper. Both are stock items and currently ship anywhere in the continental USA via UPS ground service for a very low $10.00 per case.
ExBox in stock and available at www.GlobeGuardProducts.com
Geami Pre-Expanded Rolls
For those who really prefer their Ready Wrap rolls pre-expanded, we are able to provide white interleaf tissue on Brown Kraft die cut paper, however, the minimum quantity is one pallet/ 25 rolls. You will not find that product on the store because the shipping cost varies greatly depending on where it is shipping and the delivery requirements at the ship-to address. If you are interested in learning more about this product, please call our customer service team at 815-609-3600.
As always, we will continue working with our vendor partners to supply you with the best and greenest packaging products at the lowest possible cost. You can contact us via email if you prefer and we can also discuss other internal and protective packaging options as well including partitions, die cut dividers, molded pulp and molded foam
If you prefer, please contact us via email at Globe Guard Products.
13 Mar 2015
We are always proud of the work we do and if it is not right, it simply does not ship to our customers. There are times however, especially when we are working with a non-profit organization that are even more careful than usual about board quality, color matching, and overall workmanship. We also take a little extra pride in the finished product because we know it is helping a good cause.
As their web site points out, today over 3,000 men or women will join the three million people who are incarcerated in the United States. The statistics are astonishing and depressing, making this national problem appear to be beyond repair.
Time 4 Forgiveness is an organization of people determined to reverse that tide by developing greater understanding through a book they offer inmates, The Ravine. You can learn more about the book at their web site and if/when you read the book, you will understand the need to share it with others, especially the men and women who live in prison.
They needed a shipping container to mail out books and our very popular 9” X 6-1/2” X 2-3/4” was the perfect size to accommodate multiple copies of the paperback book they distribute. Without the cost of delay of a custom cutting die, we were able to get custom printed mailer boxes to them within a couple of short weeks, just in time for their launch.
The process is designed to be fast and simple, especially for first time buyers of branded packaging. Each step is designed to be efficient to minimize cost, and precise to avoid any mistakes. Others may attempt to make custom printed branded packaging an incredibly difficult and expensive task but most of our customers are pleased to find out the cost, in many cases, is actually lower due to increased purchase quantities. Remember the minimum for custom printing boxes is 1,000, so the net end result can be a lower cost per box compared to that unprinted stock box they have been using.
Whether the challenge is a product or web site launch date, a costly trade show, or an important customer presentation, we can usually help you make it happen.
Contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 815-609-3600 do discuss your specific needs.
6 Mar 2015
We have had the privilege of helping to create many sharp, unusual boxes but this may be one of our best. Check out www.Anime-Bento.com to see some of the coolest Anime products available from Japan.
Perfect Semi-Custom Branding Application
It turned out our 9” X 6-1/2” X 2-3/4” box was the perfect size so we were able to help them save money and time. A new cutting die for a custom size can cost hundreds of dollars but in this case, the time we saved was even more valuable because of a show deadline they were trying to make. Not having to make a cutting die meant we could make their print plates and their boxes, and were able to ship the order within two weeks of approved art. They received their boxes in time and their product and packaging were quite a hit at the show.
Probably; because we now have over forty dies and box sizes available for you. Keep in mind the mailer boxes shown on the store are only the ones we decided to make and stock. If you tell us what size you think you need, we will gladly give you three or four available sizes that are in that same range. And if we do not have anything close, we may even consider adding it to our inventory, if we think the size will fill a void in our line up and the size will have broad appeal to others.
The Subscription, E-Commerce Shipping Box Specialist
With well over one hundred boxes launched (see our gallery), we have the experience and resources to help you with yours. Printing inside or outside? Kraft or white board? Custom molded pulp, molded foam, molded plastic or die cut corrugated inserts are available as well. So essentially, whatever you need, you can find in one company.
Please email Salazar Packaging or call us at 815-609-3600 for answers, details and samples.
27 Feb 2015
If you are in one of the many areas of the country who have suffered through unusually nasty winter weather this year, it may be hard to believe spring is only a few weeks away. For us in the Midwest, spring is often times a very short season because we tend to fast track right into summer.
So for all of you who ship perishable products ranging from medicine to meals, the time to review your temperature controlled packaging need is now. The good news is that our stock cooler boxes are on sale through March 31, 2015.
We are pleased to offer three distinct categories of cooler shipper boxes :
The program is not as complicated as it may appear and we are more than eager to answer any questions you may have. This are ideal products for anyone who seeks an eco-friendly alternative to EPS Styrofoam coolers.
Please contact us at Globe Guard Products or call us at 815-609-3600 for more information.
19 Feb 2015
EZ Green Pak, is a terrific packaging product that saves packing time and labor. It has been a very popular product on our www.GlobeGuardProducts.com green packaging store and now thanks to a new program we created with the manufacturer, we are pleased to offer this with one low, flat price plus free shipping.
There are two different versions of EZ Green Pak for different applications:
EZ Green Pak MINI (packed two rolls per case)
Please contact us at Globe Guard Products or call us at 815-609-3600 if you have any questions on either product. Also, please keep in mind there is additional savings available on full pallet (40 case) orders.
5 Feb 2015
A quick visit through our green packaging store or our gallery will show you some of the most popular sizes we have for subscription and e-commerce applications. The available sizes include but are not limited to our:
5-13/16” X 5-3/4” X 1-15/16” – ideal for jewelry and other small items
7” X 7-1/8” X 2-1/4” a great size for pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and even E-juice packaging for shipping
9” X 6-1/2” X 2-3/4” – a very popular size for subscription boxes of all types
12-1/4” X 9-1/4” X 4” – our new large capacity lock front, die cut mailer that is ideal for shipping anything from full size snack foods to pet toys.
All of these sizes and more are all available to our customers who use our stock dies to make their custom printed boxes, saving time and money in the process.
One of the most unique designs we have is what we refer to as our label mailer that is 11-1/8” X 8-5/8” X 1” and what makes it unique is that it can open horizontally like a low profile jewelry box or vertically like a book. We originally created it for a shipper of expensive label stock but since then this box has been used to ship anything from tee shirts to award plaques. It is very well designed and virtually crush proof making it safe for brochures, documents and valuable specialty papers.
Our Next Stock Size Could Be Yours.
We are always looking for a new stock size to add to our cutting die and perhaps our stock mailer box inventory. Even if your needs are unique, let us know because if it has the potential to be used by other customers and if we do not already have a very similar size, we might be interested in adding it to our available list, making it free to you. When in doubt, or if you are curious if we can make the size you need, please call us at 815-609-3600 or contact us at SalazarPackaging.com
23 Jan 2015
These paper mailer envelopes are one of our most popular products for e-commerce because they are ecofriendly and a great packaging solution for everything from apparel to paperback books. Most of our tee shirt and clothing shippers use our mailer envelopes to reduce container, void fill, and shipping cost, compared to RSC and die cut mailer boxes. Now through February 28th, we are pleased to offer this product line at a minimum of 10% off our regular low prices.
What Makes Unpadded Paper Mailer a Green Packaging Solution?
Whether you monitor waste by weight or by volume, our mailers are light weight, can be compacted easily and can be recycled anywhere paper waste is gathered. They are 100% recyclable and most (the Kraft ones) are even made of 100% recycled content including 90% post-consumer waste (PCW). They are a much greener alternative to plastic mailer bags and envelopes and nearly as water resistant.
Our mailers are available in natural Kraft (brown) or white. Different mailer envelope sizes are also available in flat or gusseted which expand into a three dimensional envelope to better accommodate varying product thicknesses or weights.
All of them feature the “peel and seal” strip for fast closure that eliminates the need for additional tape. They are also packed in cases for easy, compact storage, ideal for office or home based businesses.
Custom Printing in Small Volume Quantities
One of the things people love most about this product line is the fact that it can be custom printed in a very low one case quantity. You do not have to order thousands to have them branded and the typical art/plate cost is $125 or less. It is a very economical way to get into branded packaging, even for start-up companies.
Samples Available Upon Request
If you are not sure they are right for you, simply let us know what size(s) you are considering and we will be glad to send you samples for your review. We will also be glad to answer any questions you may have if you contact us at Globe Guard Products or call us at 815-609-3600.
15 Jan 2015
We regret to inform you that the manufacturer of GreenWrap Ready Rolls has announced that they will no longer be available in the wide variety of colors that we have all enjoyed. Certainly one of the most colorful, green packaging items in the industry, the product simply did not sell enough to support the inventory required and the new dimensional weight (DIM) shipping rates made it impossible to ship it effectively.
Remaining Inventory Still Available
Please check out our green packaging store because available colors will be listed as long as inventory remains. Keep in mind the number of available rolls varies and is subject to prior sale. Assume there is stock remaining when you enter your order but we will notify you if the color you want has sold out.
Up to February 12, 2015, there may be some LIMITED opportunities for special, larger orders if the paper combination you want is available. For example, let’s say you want 10 cases of lavender tissue on white Kraft. If there is sufficient remaining stock of both paper and liner on hand, the manufacturer will make the ten cases for you.
This will be handled literally on a case by case basis and is an option, only if stock remains.
Ready Rolls will continue to be available in a standard 20” wide roll that is 150’ long and only in a brown paper with white interleaf tissue. In addition the “expand on demand” product – ExBox, will also continue to be available in brown and white and white on white color combinations.
Please do not hesitate to contact us or call us at 815-609-3600 if you have any questions. The situation and available inventory are changing daily so please let us know what your needs are and we will try to help you.
12 Jan 2015
A quick stroll through our new photo gallery section at our Salazar Packaging web site quickly shows the great variety of looks and designs we have helped our customers create. The minimalists typically prefer very little ink and the use of soft, subtle colors. Others believe in creating a memorable design by using lots of ink in bright or dark colors. Neither approach is wrong, as long as it is consistent with your products and brand.
Here is a closer look at some more recent boxes we’ve done that have created great looking boxes by using our semi-custom box sizes and adding their own bold graphic designs.
Wellpod – you can never go wrong with basic black, especially for a cosmetic or beauty product. The problem is that black or any solid dark color can prove difficult to print using a flexographic process on corrugated board. Wellpod trusted us with the packaging for their new beauty product line and the results were terrific using our standard 9x6x2 top lock mailer shipping box. Their site is worth waiting for and will be ready for business soon at www.wellpodbeauty.com
Bush & Leavenworth – they describe themselves as a clothing brand designed for creative people and they are quite consistent down to their shipping boxes. They took our basic 13x13x3 box and created a great looking mailer box with minimal copy outside and great graphics inside – all in a beautiful dark brown. Check out their site which is equally unique and eye catching – www.bushleavenworth.com
Joe’s Brew Club – If you are a coffee lover you will undoubtedly enjoy their product, site, and new box. They took our stock 8x9x4 box, and by using screens, created a very attractive three color look using only one color, minimizing ink and print plate cost. Please visit their site at www.joesbreclub.com
Skosh Box – This new DEKA box program delivers full size Japanese snacks to their subscribers. They also used our very popular 9x6x2 box but probably created the brightest design we have ever printed. You think the bright yellow exterior is bold until you open the box and realize the inside turquoise is even bolder. You can learn more about their program at www.skoshbox.com
What is semi-custom packaging?
Essentially it is using a box size that we already have a cutting die for to save time and money. We have over forty available sizes so we can usually satisfy almost every dimensional need, avoiding an additional one week delay for cutting die manufacturing, not to mention the typical $600 to $800 cost.
The minimum run is only 1,000 boxes and we can usually ship a first time order within two weeks of receiving final, approved art.
Not quite ready for custom printed packaging?
Take a look at the stock die cut mailers sizes available on our green packaging store at www.GlobeGuardProducts.com. These mailers are available in one bundle minimum quantities (usually 25 or 50 boxes) and can be easily branded using labels you can print on an as needed basis. It also makes the transition to custom printed boxes much easier, later when you are ready.
Contact us at www.SalazarPackaging.com or call us at 815-609-3600 for a confidential, no cost, and no obligation review of your needs.