Paper Products

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.

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...

Diversified Labeling Solutions CEO Jim Kersten on the Paper Shortage, Opportunities in the Fast-Growing Labels Market and More
March 23, 2022 at 11:03 am

It hasn't captured national attention the same way as inflation or shipping delays, but the ongoing paper shortage has been called an "existential crisis" by some in the print industry. What's happening and what does it mean for distributors? Jim Kersten, CEO of Diversified Labeling Solutions, joined the show to fill us in and talk opportunities in the fast-growing labels market...

'Got Milk' Campaign Goes Modern With NFT Promo Using Scratch-Off Labels, QR Codes
January 14, 2022 at 9:47 am

We all know the "Got Milk" campaign by now. We've seen countless posters of sports and pop culture heroes with milk mustaches. To adapt to the times, the Milk Processor Education Program is adding NFTs to the campaign as a way to attract modern-day consumers, and using printed products to deliver them...

2021 Supplier Excellence Awards Showcase: Warwick Publishing Co.
December 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Warwick Publishing Co. has been a fixture in our Supplier Excellence Awards, and this year added to its lengthy list of wins with another Silver in Greeting Cards and a Finalist appearance in Calendars. To do that, the St. Charles, Illinois-based supplier had to overcome a number of challenges...

Pantone Announces 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri
December 9, 2021 at 11:37 am

Pantone has revealed its 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri, a bluish purple the Pantone says "displays a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit." The Pantone Color of the Year is a hue that the Pantone Color Institute believes encapsulates the general theme or feeling of society going into the year...