Paper, Packaging & Printing

5 Packaging Trends You Should Leverage in 2021
December 7, 2020 at 11:39 am

Let’s be real, this year has been one full of unpredictable events and unique challenges. Many markets and industries have had to fight harder than they ever have, while others were able to swing a massive growth in product sales and leads. If we’ve gained any takeaways from these highs and lows, it’s that we…

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: 'Milk Pong' Tables, Coffee Mugs and More
November 18, 2020 at 11:22 am

We're in that weird limbo now where no one quite knows what holiday to decorate for. Halloween decorations seem out of place, and jack-o-lanterns have rotted. It's still just a little early to go full-on with the December holidays, but some people are doing it anyway. And Thanksgiving doesn't quite have the decoration-ready nature of…

New Jersey Just Became a Potential Promo Sales Hot Spot This Week
November 5, 2020 at 11:24 am

There have been two major legislative decisions this week in Jersey, both of which have potential repercussions for the promo industry. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, paper bags, plastic straws and other plastic packaging. And the state voted on Tuesday to legalize recreational cannabis in the state...

Over It? Revisiting the Promo Industry's Overruns Debate
November 4, 2020 at 9:08 am

Overruns have long been a standard part of doing business in the promo industry, but not everyone is on board. We talked to distributors and suppliers to learn the reasons behind overruns, identify strategies for dealing with them and attempt to settle a surprisingly philosophical question they pose. Plus, we ask if the economic fallout from the pandemic rekindled the debate...

Burger King's New Reusable Packaging for Burgers and Drinks Is Pretty Groundbreaking
October 23, 2020 at 11:04 am

Burger King is trying out reusable packaging at a few locations next year through a partnership with the Loop platform. Loop is a collective effort from companies like Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Unilever, PepsiCo and more to limit waste by offering products in reusable packaging. Customers in Tokyo, Portland and New York will get to…

The Future of Packaging Is Recycled and Eco-Friendly
October 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

The world is moving toward a more eco-friendly future. We’re biking more, we’re limiting our single-use items like water bottles and bags, and packaging has become more minimal and constructed with more eco-friendly materials. It’s something we noticed at the 2020 PPAI Expo—a major shift toward sustainable material like paper and other recycled/recyclable materials, and…

10 Promotional Signs, Banners and Display Products That Really Get the Message Across
October 13, 2020 at 12:49 pm

Businesses are looking for ways to make sure people know they’re open and that customers can feel safe visiting. That’s why signs, banners, mats and floor decals have shined lately. These products were always mainstays in the promo industry, but now they’ve taken on new roles and new importance. Here are 10 to keep in mind for future orders...

Joint Catalog From Two Iowa Promo Suppliers Highlights Industry Favorites
October 1, 2020 at 11:00 am

Tru Art Advertising Calendars and Cedar Crest Manufacturing have announced the release of their paired catalog, “Paper to Pen.” The collection features items from Tru Art’s newly-expanded line of non-dated products and a selection of pens from Cedar Crest’s line carefully curated to complement them. The catalog serves as a convenient one-stop shop for a…