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25 Sep 2017 E-Commerce and Subscription Packaging for Children

E-Commerce and Subscription Packaging for Children

Boxes for Kid's products, e-commerce, subscription packaging, Children's e-commerceWe make a tremendous number of packaging containers for children’s and baby’s clothing, but in addition to all of those, we also make boxes for games, toys, and activities. They range from early childhood development focused boxes to complex science and STEM programs.

Whatever the product being shipped, the packaging objective remains the same: the product to the recipient safely and securely, at minimal expense. Ideally in a box that is bright, interesting, and visually pleasing to the child receiving it.

There are two basic types of corrugated boxes for kids’ e-commerce and subscription boxes:

Die cut mailers – they have a lid that is attached at the back and they open like a cigar or presentation box. They are a low 1,000 box MOQ for most applications and you can select from our list of over 150 stock cutting die sizes.

RSC style shipping boxes –  these are traditional shipping boxes with four flaps on top and four flaps on the bottom. These are low cost and particularly effective when other, smaller boxes are shipping within.

We can further customize your kid boxes with custom printing outside, custom printing inside (die cut mailers only) and child friendly carrying handles that kids love.

Boxes for kid's products, e-commerce, subscription packaging, Children's packagingFor a quick price estimate, all we need is a few details:

  1. Quantity being ordered (1,000 MOQ)
  2. Size – length X width X height
  3. Board color (in and out) white or natural Kraft (brown)
  4. Number of ink colors inside and/or outside

This will enable us to give you a surprisingly accurate estimate that will prove true unless you decide to change any of the critical specs.

Feel free to contact us via email at Salazar Packaging with any questions or call us at 630-551-1700. Kids love receiving packages and we can help you make a great impression that begins at the unboxing experience.

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https://salazarpackaging.com/packaging-for-e-commerce-apparel-and-how-to-minimize-the-cost/

https://salazarpackaging.com/e-commerce-subscriptions-packaging-books/

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22 Aug 2017 Packaging for E-commerce Snacks, Candy and Treats

Packaging for Candy and NutsPackaging for E-commerce Snacks, Candy and Treats

One of the fastest growing areas of e-commerce is snacks, ranging from health-conscious options to some that are just delicious and do not claim any health benefit at all. In either case, they taste good and satisfy a need with a product that thanks to ecommerce and subscription programs, can be conveniently delivered to your mailbox.

What’s hot? E-Doughble! 

e-commerce packaging for candy and snacks, Salazar PackagingLiterally everything including nuts, candy, and pastries is selling. One of our most unusual and recent success stories is our friends at www.edoughble.com Check out their website to see the delicious flavors and box assortments they offer of their edible cookie dough products.

It was the variety of gift pack options that made their packaging a challenge. Different size containers, different counts, with and without flavor packs. You can see just a few of their most popular combinations from the attached photo.

We reviewed all of their products and combinations, and helped them create a packaging design that uses only two different size boxes and six different inserts to minimize the number of packaging SKU’s and reduce their overall packaging costs. Branding and efficiency was the goal, and the end results speak for themselves.

Packaging that Communicates, Literally from Soup to Nuts

e-commerce packaging for candy and snacks, Salazar PackagingThe products we have helped to create packaging for include various types of domestic and imported candy, nuts of every type and size, nutrition bars, and chocolate in every size and shape.

If you need to create a package design that is going to be protective as well as eye catching, please call us at 630-551-1700 or email us at Salazar Packaging. We know how to maximize the unboxing experience for your customers while minimizing the overall e-commerce and subscription packaging cost for you.

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26 Jul 2017 Packaging for E-commerce Apparel and How to Minimize the Cost

Mailer boxes and envelopes for clothing, Salazar Packaging, e-commerce, Packaging for E-commerce Apparel and How to Minimize the Cost

Shipping clothing can be challenging because of the number of order variations that are possible. Whether you are shipping organic baby clothes or lingerie, tee shirts or dress shirts, each order can potentially be different, impacting the type and size of packaging required, as well as shipping weight costs. Are you shipping e-commerce orders of one single item or bulk shipping wholesale orders? Here are a few tips to help you minimize your costs:

Not all clothing requires a shipping box

As you can see from the photos included in this post, mailer envelopes are a great solution for smaller items being shipped. For example, dozens of tee shirt shipping customers use our unpadded paper mailers because they are relatively low cost, very green, and can be branded in very small quantities.

Most soft goods don’t require it, but if you feel you need a more moisture resistant or padded mailer envelope, our poly mailers are a good option and can also be custom printed at a higher MOQ. See minimums “related post” link below.

Compared to boxes, mailer envelopes are:

  • Lighter in weight, reducing inbound and outbound shipping costs
  • Less storage space for you
  • Less waste for your customer

Shipping Boxes for Wearing Apparel

Mailer boxes and envelopes for apparel, salazar packaging, e-commerce packagingThere are times when the order size, the type of customer (bulk wholesale), or the application requires a corrugated shipping container. For example, you may be able to minimize wrinkling of the garments being shipped by utilizing a box rather than a flat mailer.

Most clothing shipped in corrugated containers ship in die cut mailer style boxes. That is the type of box that has an attached lid and opens like a cigar box. This makes packaging and unpacking easier, and visually is a better presentation compared to an RSC style box. For branding purposes, the inside lid of the die cut mailer creates a great billboard and a great spot to say thank you or reinforce your brand image.

For larger, bulkier orders, an RSC style box may be the best option and can be printed in a low, 1,000 MOQ. That is the type of box that has four flaps on top and four on the bottom (typical moving box design) and is sealed with two pieces of plastic or paper tape. If you require this type of container, we offer two good pieces of advice:

  1. Resist the temptation to save a few cents on a lower grade, thinner, corrugated box made of 32 ECT corrugated board. 200# test corrugated is unnecessary for many applications, but for clothing, which is unexpectedly heavy, it is worth minimal additional cost to make sure the boxes do not rupture when dropped.
  2. Much product damage occurs when the recipient decides to open an RSC with a sharp knife or scissors. Since we make all our RSC’s to order, we can easily extend the flaps if necessary to prevent your customer from inadvertently damaging the product you ship.

I would say very few companies have the experience and success we have in making shipping containers for soft goods and apparel. Whatever your product or objective, one of our branded packaging advisors is available at no cost, at 630-551-1700 to discuss your requirements. Or if you prefer, contact us via email Salazar Packaging.com   and visit our gallery to see more of our work.

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Assorted box sizes on hand

19 Jul 2017 How many different size e-commerce shipping containers do you really need?

Assorted box sizes on hand, eco-friendly packaging, e-commerce packaging, subscription packaging, How many different size e-commerce shipping containers do you really need?

They say variety is the spice of life but in packaging, it can hurt your bottom line if the wrong decision is made. The typical e-commerce shipper has two options:

  1. Utilize more, different sizes for an exact fit approach
  2. Minimize the number of different sizes and adopt a few or one size fits all approach

The benefits of using various size containers

The most obvious benefit is that the box better fits the product being shipped so there is less room for the product to move and additional/ancillary packaging such as void fill can be minimized or eliminated. The product can add strength to the packaging so you are less likely to experience crushing and exterior (outside/in) damage.

You are minimizing box size, which minimizes board weight and that has a positive effect on storage, as well as inbound and outbound shipping costs.  Customers are less likely to complain about excessive packaging which can be a key issue depending on your product and customer base.

The benefits of minimizing the number of shipping containers you use

There are really two advantages of using fewer sizes:

  1. Fewer packaging SKU’s to manage, purchase, and inventory
  2. Theoretically – a lower cost per unit due to increased purchasing quantity and lower price

There is no question that using fewer sizes can save time and space and you don’t have to worry about having the right size shipping container in stock. It is also true that purchasing (for example) 4,000 of one larger size container is going to cost less (per box) than purchasing 1,000 of that same size.

However, the key question is always going to be about order/purchase volume in relationship to size. Since order size discounts diminish (in terms of percentage) as the order size increases, at some point ordering several sizes MIGHT prove less expensive compared to a larger order of one (larger) size container. In other words, make no assumptions, let us help you do the math and determine what is really in your best interest.

Excessive, over sized packaging example, oversized packaging, e-commerce packaingSo, what is the best e-commerce packaging option for you?

Simply put, it comes down to usage volume. What does the order mix look like? Here is an example I often use when helping a customer review their options:

If the largest necessary size is only 12% of your volume, and you buy one size container, large enough to accommodate that and all your smaller product sizes, you are over packaging 88% of the time. That is probably not in your best interest because you are not likely to ever save enough money on the large box to make up for all the over packaging costs you are going to experience. Not to mention that your green minded customer may wonder why you are using an extra-large box to ship an extra small product.

Does that make sense? If not, one of our branded packaging advisors can quickly walk you through our process and help you determine what is really in your best interest. Yes, we sell “packaging that communicates” that looks great, but equally important is that it is eco-friendly, and at the lowest possible cost to purchase and use.

Contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 for a free cost analysis of your specific application.

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15 Jun 2017 Packaging for Shipping Gifts

Packaging for Shipping Giftsgift packaging, award packaging, welcome kit packaging,

We tend to think of gift giving as a holiday thing or perhaps a special event such as an anniversary. The fact is that people and companies ship out a wide variety of gifts throughout the year as tokens of appreciation, an award for accomplishment or even just an intro or “welcome” kit. There are many reasons why you would want to ship a gift out to the recipient and even more reasons why the shipping container you use is important.

  1. A gift should appear thoughtful and personal. Not just an item thrown in a box filled with foam peanuts.
  2. A gift should arrive clean, orderly, and intact. Nothing ruins a moment or kills the WOW factor like a damaged gift.
  3. A gift should be brand consistent. A subtle reminder of where it came from is perfectly acceptable and expected.

Gift Packaging Application – Primary or Secondary? 

In some cases, we create over packaging that contains the already existing gift item packaging. The simple corrugated book fold shipper shown in the photo below provides the strength the internal (purple) box needs during the shipping cycle. Keep in mind most primary or initial packaging is NOT designed to ship individually via UPS, USPS or FedEx. The over shipper provides protection and eliminates the need to apply tape or labels directly in the gift, once again enhancing the unboxing experience.

Book fold shipper, Salazar PackagingIn other situations, like the Golub gift below, we eliminated most of the initial packaging and replaced the manufacturer’s lightweight paperboard box with a corrugated container that looks great and holds up in shipping. The result is a branded gift that ships with a totally customized, branded box for a first class look. When done correctly, a custom box will impress, protect, and add value to the recipient than the gift.customized packaging, gift packaging, welcome kit packaging

To discuss your specific project or needs with our people who make “packaging that communicates”, please contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700. We would love to help you create packaging that is as unforgettable as the gift you are giving.

 

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When Shipping Containers Matter

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21 Apr 2017 Buyer’s Guide for Mailer Envelopes for E-Commerce and Subscription Applications

mailing envelopes for e-commerceEven though we are best known for our beautifully printed and incredibly functional mailer boxes, we also custom print and brand a variety of mailer envelopes. As we often say, even a subscription “box” does not really have to be a box. So if you determine a mailer envelope will satisfy your shipping needs, the question becomes – which one?

There are many styles and combinations to choose from, most are good, but a few are bad. To some extent the decision is influenced by the following three factors:

  1. The amount of protection the product being shipped requires. Cushioned or non- cushioned?
  2. The type of graphic design and printing you want. How many ink colors?
  3. How many you are prepared to order? Every type has a different minimum.

Material Options for Mailer Envelopes

We can most easily divide mailer envelopes by the material used to make them.

Plastic mailer envelopes – like any form of plastic, it is available in a variety of compositions in terms of recycled content and recyclability. Not all films are created equally, yet most can be printed beautifully, but usually have a higher minimum. (See minimums blog post below)

mailer envelopesPaperboard mailer envelopes – they are often called rigid mailers or Stays Flat® mailers and are designed for products that you want to make sure do not fold or crease during shipment. They are available in a variety of board thicknesses and colors, and styles and are often used for documents, calendars, books, etc. They print up beautifully, have a relatively low minimum and are even available with windows if you want the product or ship-to address showing.

Paper mailer envelopes – also available in a variety of paper finishes and composition, some with heavy recycled content and others with almost 100% virgin paper content. Generally they are relatively inexpensive and have a much lower MOQ for custom printing compared to plastic. However, they are usually printed on flexographic equipment like corrugated boxes are, and have the same limitations of design, and colors. (See “flexo friendly” post below).

Cushioned or non-cushioned mailer envelopes

Does your product REALLY require protection and cushioning? It may seem like a silly question but one we are obligated to ask because cushioning adds multiple costs (shipping inbound, storage, shipping outbound, etc.) and in many cases, the protection is totally unnecessary. A great example is the number of people who ask for a “bubble mailer” to be used to ship out tee shirts or other soft goods.

When a product and application does require cushioning we usually suggest poly bubble lined mailers because they are lightweight and effective. The down side from a branding perspective is that they always have a high MOQ for custom printing.

Mailer envelopes, boxesIn need of an ecofriendly mailer envelope solution?  

It is in this area of cushioned mailer envelopes where we have to draw the distinction between the green and not so green options. There are two different types of padded or cushioned mailer envelopes we do NOT offer:

  1. Paper/poly laminates. Unlike poly mailers with poly lining that can be recycled with other plastic bags, envelopes that are paper on the outside but bubble lined inside will always end up in a landfill. Even though both materials used (poly and paper) are technically recyclable, they cannot be when they are laminated together and not able to be separated.
  2. Paper with shredded paper filling – often sold as a green solution, they are bulky and heavy which can add considerable shipping cost. They also have a high minimum for branding and if you have ever accidently ripped one, you understand why many customers do not like them. In my book they rank right behind foam packing peanuts on the list of packaging people love to hate.

Mailer envelope options can appear overwhelming especially when you add features such as easy open strips, peel and seal adhesives, gusseted versus flat, even “two-way” envelopes designed to ship back and forth. However, we have a branded packaging advisor standing by and eager to help you choose and maximize your branded packaging investment. Call us today at 630-551-1700 or contact us via email at www.SalazarPackaging.com.

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27 Mar 2017 Salazar Packaging Celebrates 10Th Anniversary

Salazar Packaging Celebrates 10 Years

I could share a lot of history about our unique company we started ten years ago in the dining room of our home, but I realize it does not really matter to anyone but those of us who have lived it.

What is important is that thanks to a lot of good friends, manufacturing partners, and most of all to our many customers, we survived a tough and difficult economy by providing exceptional quality, and service and creating a company that is by all accounts, different.

Transparency is Key

We learned early when people order custom packaging from us, they are actually trusting us with their brand, their company, and in some cases their future. To earn that trust, we have created a company that is wide open in terms of what we do and how we do it.

Our web sites and especially our blogs are industry leaders in terms of information sharing. The goal is always helping our customers make informed decisions about their packaging and delivering the best, greenest, and most attractive packaging possible at the lowest potential cost. We believe in providing options so that a customer will never be surprised or experience regrets because of their lack of packaging experience.

Experience Matters

We had a distinct advantage when we started our company; my wife Lenora and I had over thirty years of combined experience in the packaging industry. With a firm grip on materials and applications, we also had the contacts within the industry to identify the best of the best in terms of manufacturing partners. We understood that it was not practical or possible to try to do everything well so we carefully chose our in–house capabilities and were even more selective when determining the people we could count on to supplement our efforts with specialized technical and productivity know how in many locations around the nation.

The first ten years have been amazing and we have gained a long list of customer friends and helped create some of the industry’s best looking boxes.

We also no longer operate out of our dining room. Perhaps the best one word description of how we feel is perfectly communicated by the painting below that now adorns the lobby our new customer service center. All we can say is thank you!

Salazar Packaging, eco-friendly packaging, green products

Please call us at 630-551-1700 or email us at Salazar Packaging to discuss your packaging objective, and how can help you accomplish it.

 

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07 Mar 2017 Are Brown Boxes More Eco-friendly Than White Boxes?

kraft box, white box, eco-friendly, Are Brown Boxes More Eco-friendly Than White Boxes?

That is most definitely a FAQ from our green minded customers and the answer is definitely yes, probably, in most cases. If that answer seems vague or non-committal, it is by design. The fact is there are many different ways to look at any packaging product’s greenness, and even more ways we can impact the natural sustainable features of packaging by what we do to it. Allow me to explain.

Green Packaging has always been a matter of perspective

Some people look at packaging strictly from a source perspective. What percentage of it is made of recycled content and what is that source. Post-consumer waste is rated much higher (greener) than post production waste, and that is better than virgin material.

Others are more concerned about packaging in terms of how easily it can be reused or if necessary, how it can be disposed of and/or recycled. As most people know, paper based packaging is typically much easier to recycle compared to plastic based packaging but it varies depending on a number of factors including type, and how it is printed or laminated.

Enhancing the Customer Experience

Making the box look sharp does not always mean making it more expensive or complicated. We apply the KISS principle as much as possible because we know that over designing a shipping box adds cost and in most cases makes it less eco-friendly. Adding costly finishes to any box almost always has a negative impact on how it can be recycled and re-pulped so we prefer to increase the proverbial “WOW factor” by using screens, well printed colors, and last but not least – good substrates. No one can create a great looking print on cheap or substandard board, but it does not have to be expensive; just consistent.

Why we usually suggest brown board for a box exterior

MOST board with a white side in or out, is NOT 100% recycled content. White is typically virgin paper, that does not make it bad, in fact it makes for a great printing surface, but it is definitely not green if the goal is to use as much recycled content as possible.

In addition to the obvious green benefit, brown board is typically 5 to 6% less expensive compared to white board. Darker colors, such as dark blue, brown, and black print beautifully over natural Kraft Board, as do lighter colors like white and most pastels. However, the main reason we usually suggest brown board has nothing to do with relative greenness or material cost.

Simply put – brown boxes arrive looking better. Whether you ship UPS, FedEx or USPS, every box you ship is handled countless times and each time it ends up a little dirtier and beat up. This rough handling is much less obvious on brown board than it is on white board.

eco-friendly shipping box, custom printed boxHowever, the box interior usually arrives in perfect condition!

This is why we have become a leading designer of e-commerce boxes with interior prints. People can’t wait to open a box that just arrived, and we make sure they are greeted with a great looking box that creates the enhanced experience which is the goal of most shippers. That interior inside lid of a die cut mailer is a great printing surface for anything from a brief thank you to product use or assembly instructions, and can be inexpensively printed where they are not going to be missed or lost.

We believe this is such a great marketing tool that we have made it easy for companies to add or change an interior print, long after the box is first launched or printed. (see first related post below) It is never too late to make a great and memorable impression.

custom printed boxes, flood coatWhite exteriors for flood coat designs

If a graphic design is going to require edge to edge (flood coat) printing, we will usually recommend that printing is done on a white surface rather than brown. Natural (brown) Kraft varies in color so anything printed over it may also reflect that same shade variance. So the easy way to achieve beautiful solid color is to print it over white board.

That also makes reverse printing much easier, creating white copy that really pops. If you check out some of the boxes in our gallery, they look like they are printed white ink over a solid color but the reality is that they are a solid color ink printed over white board. The end result creates a much sharper two color look using only one color ink and one print plate.

If all this sounds complicated, it is, but not for people who do this day in and day out. We know how to create the best looking package at the lowest possible cost and will help you accomplish whatever your goals might be whether they are about color, cost, sustainability or even weight reduction for minimizing shipping costs.

Contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 to discuss your specific needs.

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28 Feb 2017 Sustainability and E-commerce Packaging

e-commerce, sustainable packaging, Salazar Packaging, Sustainability and E-commerce Packaging

The impact e-commerce is having on the environment is a very hot topic and it should be as we all witness the shift from big box/ brick and mortar retail to internet shopping. Highly respected Packaging Digest and Environmental Leader both recently wrote about an excellent white paper published last month by Bob Lilienfeld of Ameripen and Kyla Fisher, founder of Three Peaks Sustainability. (Link below)

http://ameripen.org.s192845.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/White-Paper-Optimizing-Packaging-for-an-E-Commerce-World-FINAL-1-18-17.pdf

Whether you are new to e-commerce and just getting started or even if you have been at it for years, it is a white paper definitely worth reading.

After helping to create and launch hundreds of successful e-commerce boxes we offer the following suggestions from a practical rather than technical perspective:

With growth comes responsibility

We have had the pleasure of watching some of our clients grow from shippers of a few hundred orders per month to tens of thousands. It stands to reason that the more product you ship, the more packaging you use that ultimately ends up in the waste stream. For that reason, we will always suggest to do it right the first time or as early as possible in the design process.

Understandably, brand owners are usually very focused on how their e-commerce packaging is going to look. Concerns often include graphics, colors, textures, sheen, etc. What we usually suggest is backing up to less exciting, but we believe to be equally important packaging purpose/function and structural design.

1.Understand the application

It may seem hard to believe but many of the people who decide they want a custom shipping container really don’t have a firm grip on what they are trying to accomplish or a complete understanding of the packaging requirements. For example, is it designed to be returnable? Also, how fragile the product being shipped is and/or how much it weighs can be critical. Balancing protection and presentation can be a huge challenge, especially if sustainability is important to you and your brand and you want to avoid redundant or over packaging.

2. Know the materials being used

All corrugated and packaging papers are not created equally and can vary greatly in terms of recycled content. Also important is disposal and how easily the material being used can be reused or recycled.

Keep in mind that the material should help you satisfy your sustainability objectives as well as the application requirements, and may also be impacted by the graphic design you have in mind. For example, coatings and laminates may add gloss to a print job but have an adverse effect on the recyclability of the material being used. Conversely, if a great finish is desired, the board specs can play a major role in the final appearance.

3. Seek expert advice

Avoid self-diagnosis of your packaging needs and do not hesitate to ask for the assistance of companies who do this day in and day out. Keep an open mind because your design partner may have something to offer that is better and less expensive than what you originally envisoned.

The person who created your logo for your web site might be an incredibly talented graphic designer but in most cases they lack packaging and structural design experience. Graphic designers rightly are focused on how packaging is going to look. A good structural designer is also focused on how it will ship, how it will store, how it will be assembled, how long it will take to pack and seal, shipping weight, and even the prepress cost such as required cutting dies.

Remember that the easiest and most effective way to reduce your costs and make your packaging as sustainable as possible is to simply use less of it. A good structural designer can prove invaluable in that effort.

To discuss the branding or rebranding of your subscription box or e-commerce packaging, please contact Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 for a no cost, no obligation review of your project.

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Stock Unpadded Paper Mailer Envelopes

15 Feb 2017 ALL Unpadded Stock Paper Mailer Envelopes on Sale PLUS Free Plates for Custom Prints!

Stock Unpadded Paper Mailer EnvelopesOne of our customers’ favorite alternatives to a shipping box is our unpadded, paper mailer envelopes.   This product has proven to be a winner, especially when shipping clothing and apparel.  A few of the reasons these have worked so well are:

  • They are relatively low cost
  • Custom printing is easy, with a low one-case minimum
  • They are easily stored and take up very little space
  • They can reduce outbound shipping costs compared to mailer and RSC boxes
  • They are available white or brown (kraft)
  • Wide selection of sizes including flat and gusseted
  • They are considered a green packaging product with 50% recycled content and they are also 100% recyclable with any paper waste

Stock Mailer Unprinted Envelopes on Sale through April 30, 2017

Every size, white or Kraft, UNPRINTED gusseted or flat, is on sale through the end of April with a savings of at least 10% on every SKU. You can see the complete selection on our Globe Guard Products green packaging store web site.


Free print plates for five or more cases until 4-30-2017Custom Printing Also Discounted and FREE PRINT PLATES!

We have already mentioned the low one case minimum for custom printing, but another first time hurdle can be the cost of print plates. They are typically priced low (compared to plates for boxes) and are a onetime expense, but that initial cost can add up, especially if you need more than one size mailer. Until April 30th, all print plates are free for orders for five or more cases, PER SIZE.

Most print plates cost between $75 and $125 dollars per color and per size so the potential savings is substantial and there is no better time to make the move to custom printed mailer envelopes. Even “low cost” labels can cost more per envelope, require labor and will never look as good as finished, branded mailer envelopes.

Please contact us at 815-609-3600 if you have any questions or email us at Salazar Packaging. With a full selection of mailer and shipping options, we are sure to provide you with the best solution for your specific needs.  Keep in mind the sale on unprinted mailers ends on 4/30/17 as does the free plates for the purchase of five or more cases.

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