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The Folding Carton Manufacturing Process

A cornerstone of secondary packaging is the paperboard folding carton. Paperboard stock is specifically formulated to crease easily and some stocks are purchased for their crack resistance properties. The most significant advantage of folding cartons is that they can be shipped flat and then assembled upon arrival, making them an incredibly space efficient alternative to…

Automotive Print & Packaging Innovations: How to Get More Traction

In an industry like the automotive industry, innovation is monumental to staying ahead of the competition. New features, new technology and consumer demand push car manufacturers to constantly rethink every model. Constant updates and upgrades to last year’s model makes for a faster, more efficient and high-tech automobile. When consumers have such high expectations, it’s…

Considering Exotic Printing Substrates? Read this First.

Exotic substrates can instantly take packaging from ordinary to the next level. They not only add a unique touch to your packaging, but they also add instant appeal and a touch of luxury that is hard for standard, untreated substrates like paperboard to achieve. Their exotic nature alone makes any packaging, be it a rigid…

Fast 5 Facts on Presses

From their earliest beginnings, printing presses have revolutionized the world. Take Gutenberg’s first press. The simple invention of movable type led to the first mass production of books in Europe. Today’s printing presses are, of course, much more advanced. Still, they continue to revolutionize the way we think of print. Here are 5 facts about…

How to Increase Open & Acquisition Rates with Innovative Printing Effects

At JohnsByrne, we are well known for our innovative, high-impact direct mail solutions. These highly decorative and structurally unique products are designed to help your programs stand out. When you need results, our team will help you get your message noticed. We serve many of the nation’s leading financial, automotive and retail companies with credit…

Packaging Colors: What They Say About Your Brand

At JohnsByrne, we understand that when it comes to the communication function of packaging, color is one of the most significant components for attracting customers. Visible from a greater distance than other elements, such as copy, shape and graphics, color is vital to packaging. The greatest reason for this is that the psychology of color…

Achieving Success in B2B and B2C Banking and Financial Marketing

The most-successful marketing techniques don’t focus on what consumers need; they focus on what consumers want. A successful credit card marketing strategy is no different. It’s more than simply calling a card “gold” or “platinum” or casting a celebrity in a commercial. We’re not saying those strategies aren’t successful, but at JohnsByrne, we know that…

Must-Haves For Paperboard Food Packaging and Sleeves

Products are photographed and documented like never before, and people love to share their opinions on them with their social networks. According to Michela Vallalta, director of consumer intelligence for Tetra Pak, with consumers of every age and class—including celebrities, presidents, and even the pope—documenting their opinions and the daily moments of their existence with…

Printing and Packaging Terms to Know, Part 2: Coatings and Varnishes

Many clients don’t realize just how many options they have when it comes to printing. The possibilities are virtually limitless when you choose a company that has advanced printing equipment and a skilled printing team. One way to create more memorable and unique effects is to use and combine different varnishes and coatings. But how…

5 Retail Holiday Packaging Ideas to Consider for 2015

For the holiday season, when consumers are already inclined to buy, think about ways to make your packaging part of the product experience. By utilizing custom options, you can create a long-lasting, memorable encounter for your customer base, encouraging them to cross off an item from their gift list with your product. Whether it’s changing…