Paper, Packaging & Printing

Black Algae Ink: The Next Big Thing in Eco-Friendly Packaging
September 9, 2022 at 10:33 am

As the promotional industry looks for new ways to be environmentally conscious with its products, finding natural dyes and inks are becoming more common. EcoEnclose, which makes sustainable packaging for e-commerce brands, is using the ink on branded packaging tape and on shipping boxes.

White Castle Goes 'Night Castle' With Glow-in-the-Dark Merch, Special Packaging
July 19, 2022 at 10:17 am

You don't have to be Harold or Kumar to know that White Castle is a popular destination for late night (miniature) burger cravings. And the revered fast food brand is now leaning into that reputation with special "Night Castle" packaging and merchandise that really commits to the late-night theme...

California's New Plastic Packaging Law Is the Strictest in the U.S.
July 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law in the state that all packaging must be recyclable or compostable by 2032 in an effort to cut plastic packaging by 25 percent. It also requires 65% of all single-use plastics be recycled in that same 10-year window. “Our kids deserve a future free of plastic waste…

Pizzacast! Community College of Philadelphia's Kris Henk on Pizza Box Marketing, QR Codes and More
July 6, 2022 at 8:40 am

They say the quickest way to a college kid's heart is through pizza. That's why Community College of Philadelphia has been advertising on pizza boxes throughout the City of Brotherly Love. Kris Henk, executive director of marketing for the school, joined the show to tell us all about it. Plus, Sean and Brendan discuss Netflix's smash-hit new "Stranger Things" merch and more...

Canada Introduces Sweeping New Single-Use Plastics Ban
June 27, 2022 at 1:07 pm

In an effort to curb plastic pollution, the Canadian government has prohibited the manufacture, import, sale and eventual export of six single-use plastic items: checkout bags, cutlery, food service products containing "problematic plastics," straws and more. The ban on importing will come into effect in December 2022, with the sale prohibition going into effect December 2023...

Univenture’s Clear EnvyPak Envelopes Get USPS Approval for Wafer Seal Closures
May 23, 2022 at 3:07 pm

Univenture Inc., Marysville, Ohio, announced that its EnvyPak envelopes have received wafer seal approval for automated letter rates. Now with USPS wafer sealing approval, EnvyPak clear envelopes are compatible with a wider range of printer and mail house automation capabilities. The result is a reduction in postage and...

H.I.G. Capital Completes Acquisition of Pixelle Specialty Solutions
May 23, 2022 at 11:09 am

H.I.G. Capital, a private equity firm that owns promo supplier Koozie Group, has announced that one of its affiliates has completed the acquisition of Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC. Pixelle is a producer of specialty substrates for label products, commercial and digital printing, and more...