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Why Chipboard Is Irreplaceable: 10 Uses for This Great Product Wed, Nov 28, 2018 5:00 PM GMT

It’s impossible to overstate the ubiquity and usefulness of chipboard in our daily lives. From furniture to picture frames, chipboard (or “cardboard”) is the Swiss Army Knife of paper products. It’s so versatile. These paper products are so indispensable that we barely think about them – like air. We couldn’t live without air, yet we don’t really acknowledge its existence. In our homes and industries, chipboard’s quiet contribution supports our daily lives.

The Resurgence of the Printed Book Mon, Nov 26, 2018 5:00 PM GMT

In the early 1990s, rumours of a new way to read books were starting to circulate. Digitized versions of books became available on the internet, and clunky precursors of the now ubiquitous e-readers were developed. By the early 2000s, e-books and e-readers were here to stay, and everyone said this would be the death of the printed book.

Cannabis Packaging — A New Market for Paperboard Wed, Aug 29, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

The upcoming legalization of cannabis use throughout the country of Canada has opened a new opportunity for paperboard businesses: both for product development and packaging for legal marijuana products. However, both producers and packaging suppliers have to abide by a few rules.

Durable Indoor/Outdoor Cardboard Signage for Business Tue, Aug 21, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Cardboard and numerous types of paperboard can do more than protect your shipped products from the elements or transport your pizza. It is invaluable as a material for signs and business promotion.

How Die Cut Boxes Reduce Costs Wed, Aug 8, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Die cutting is a process that uses a machine to cut various materials (e.g. paper, cardboard, and chipboard) into specific shapes with strategically located slots. The material can then be folded and (using the predetermined slots) assembled into a variety of structures.

Avoid Damage with These Packing Tips Mon, Jul 23, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

It’s always important to pack boxes carefully in order to avoid potential damage to the product. Damage will often increase the cost of returning and replacing a product. This can reflect poorly on your company, especially if it is an important item to your customer. To avoid the hassle of damaged items, use these tips to pack your boxes more efficiently.

Six Benefits of Sustainable Packaging Mon, Jul 16, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

There are several methods of reducing packaging costs. One of them is the use of sustainable packaging. Going green is an asset for your business, considering all of the benefits. Here are some of the greatest advantages of sustainable packaging and how they can be applied to your business.

Ways to Lower Packaging Costs Mon, Jul 9, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Modern businesses need to consider several factors to remain competitive. One these details is the company’s packaging costs. Good packaging is an excellent way of promoting a brand and ensuring customer satisfaction. Quality packaging can be costly. Fortunately, there are some strategies to lower costs without compromising packaging quality.

Why Your Company Needs Custom Packaging Fri, Jun 22, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Custom packaging can be a great asset for a business, especially for smaller businesses. Instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach, custom packaging lets you tailor boxes and to better promote your brand. Here are some ways your company can benefit from using custom packaging.

Cover Designs to Help Books Fly off the Shelves Tue, Jun 19, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

It’s true: we judge books by their covers. For a significant number of people, the cover is one of the determining factors when purchasing a book. It is often the packaging that captures the attention of potential readers. When choosing between different covers of the same book, a reader will often reach for the one with a better design.

Five Creative Ways to Reuse Old Cardboard Wed, Jun 13, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Saving old paper and cardboard products isn’t just environmentally friendly, it can save time and money by reusing them in your home or office. These uses for cardboard products can make your life more convenient and economical.

Saving money, and more reasons to switch from corrugated to chipboard Mon, Jun 11, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

For slip sheets and many other applications, chipboard is often a better alternative than corrugated.  Here’s the top 5 reasons why you should switch today...

How Skid Liners and Layer Pads Protect Your Goods Tue, Jun 5, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Skid liners, also known as slipsheets and layer pads, are corrugated cardboard or chipboard that can be placed on top of pallets or between items stacked on them. Naturally, businesses that require shipping of items appreciate these sheets — they can protect various items safe from damage during transit in many ways.

2018 Packaging Trends Sat, May 19, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

The package is the first point of contact your customer has with your product. As a general rule, packaging has to be informative, instructional, and should reflect the value of the item to consumers. Effective packaging goes beyond the basics and offers the consumer an “experience.” It’s what distinguishes your product from other brands and can mean the difference between the purchase of your item or getting left behind on the shelf.

Tabletop Gaming: Alive in the Digital Age Tue, May 15, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

The gaming industry, with video and technological advances, has witnessed the advent of numerous innovativations in the past decade alone. Enhanced graphics and high-definition displays altered video games with realistic visuals, improved gaming experience, and playability. 

Furniture You Can Make from Cardboard Mon, Nov 27, 2017 5:00 PM GMT

Furniture made out of chipboard is usually much more affordable than pieces made with other materials. However, it can be just as sturdy. Chipboard is often used when a person wants some furniture but is on a tight budget. In this instance, a “crafty” or handy person can make their own furniture with cardboard!

How to Make Your Own Boardgame Wed, Nov 22, 2017 5:00 PM GMT

Board games can be fun to play. Whether with family or friends, it’s a great indoor activity for children and adults alike. There are thousands of board games on the market; some are based on books, TV shows, Disney princesses, and movies. Some of the oldest board games were said to have been found in the crypts from the first Egyptian dynasty.

What is chipboard? Wed, Nov 15, 2017 5:00 PM GMT

Chipboard (otherwise known as “cardboard”) is a stiff and heavy duty kind of paper. It usually comes in two types: corrugated and non corrugated.

Benefits to Using Custom Paperboard Mon, Nov 6, 2017 5:00 PM GMT

Paperboard is a popular product, used by many businesses, large and small. It is known for its versatility and customer appeal. Paperboard (also known as “cardboard”) is a popular alternative to wood and plastic...