Dispelling the “don’t print” myth

Dispelling the “don’t print” myth

Veritiv Print and Paper | October 16, 2019

Be a copycat! Terms like “Go paperless; save trees,” or simply “go green” can be misleading and spread falsehoods about printing and paper. Printing too much or too often doesn’t destroy trees and forests in the long term. Here’s the truth: North American forests are continuously replenished by sustainable forest management and considered a renewable resource.

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Unit load containment testing

Unit load containment testing

Veritiv Packaging | September 18, 2019

Packaging professionals too often address issues with breakage, damage, and loss (BD&L) by increasing the number of times a pallet is wrapped with film—temporarily addressing unit load failure, but driving up film usage and possibly labor costs. Utilizing different methods of palletized unit load testing can help uncover how primary and secondary packaging structures affect the overall containment performance.

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Your next marketing effort: mail it in

Your next marketing effort: mail it in

Veritiv Print and Paper | September 16, 2019

Admit it. You still check your mailbox when you get home. Sure, you may overlook most of the clutter, such as bills, credit card applications and the like, but every now and then something catches your eye. A well-crafted message on a postcard is still an attention grabber!
In our electronic marketing multi-channel world, a solid print component can easily be disregarded. But, direct mail is an invaluable method of generating consumer responses. And here’s proof:
75% of households usually read, scan, or read some of their direct mail advertising materials.1

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How to right size your can liner

How to right size your can liner

Veritiv Facility Solutions | August 29, 2019

Need help taking the trash out? Selecting the right can liners for your facility can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. However, any ol’ bag won’t do. Get to know these bag basics and choose your liners wisely! 
1. Determine the proper resin type for your application
LLDPE – recommended for sharper objects and will stand up to heavier, irregular waste
HDPE – recommended for paper and non-sharp objects with light to moderate transport needs
2. Determine how much weight your can liner needs to hold

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Food packaging predicament: flexible or rigid?

Food packaging predicament: flexible or rigid?

Veritiv Packaging | August 22, 2019

Flexible packaging is a fast growing packaging trend, but is flexible or rigid packaging right for your product and channel strategies? According to Jim Wynne, Director of Food Solutions with Veritiv, the answer may be both.

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The benefits of SBS paperboard packaging

The benefits of SBS paperboard packaging

Veritiv Print and Paper | August 19, 2019

In today’s packaging world, the choice of materials can be overwhelming. While plastic packaging has proven to be a very efficient packaging material, especially when it comes to keeping food fresh, Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS) paperboard is a more versatile and environmentally friendly option.
What is SBS paperboard?
SBS paperboard made from mostly hardwood, chemically pulped fibers that are bleached and refined. Here are some benefits of using SBS paperboard as your go-to packaging material:

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Increase your e-commerce fulfillment velocity

Increase your e-commerce fulfillment velocity

Veritiv Packaging | July 18, 2019

Now that almost every consumer expects next-day delivery, even when they’re ordering a complete living room set and flat screen TV, most companies are trying to increase their e-commerce fulfillment velocity. In fact, a recent FLEXE survey revealed that 56% of consumers now expect one- to two-day shipping from all businesses.1
So, with e-commerce moving toward a next-day model, how do you increase your fulfillment velocity to meet ever-increasing consumer demands? Here are three ways to get products in the hands of consumers more quickly and efficiently:

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PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MAIL STAND OUT

PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MAIL STAND OUT

Veritiv Print and Paper | July 15, 2019

Do crowded inboxes make you cranky? It could be time to step away from your computer, tablet or smartphone, and take a short walk out to your mailbox.
Physical mail is making a comeback, although it never really left in the first place. The tactile experience that physical mail provides never goes out of style. However, just like its email counterpart, it needs to be distinct and attract attention in its own unique way. Here are a few tips and strategies to make your physical mail and envelopes get noticed.

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3 steps to a cleaner and leaner facility

3 steps to a cleaner and leaner facility

Veritiv Facility Solutions | June 25, 2019

Improving results requires seeing cleaning as a holistic function of a facility. Some companies treat cleaning either as a simple housekeeping task or a necessary evil. This mentality often leads to neglecting processes, taking shortcuts and looking for the cheapest and easiest solution. The potential negative effects and expensive consequences far outpace any dollars saved upfront, and as a result, the whole facility suffers. Applying the same principles to cleaning as one would to any other critical facility function is the most effective way to experience positive results.

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Packaging design and the unboxing experience

Packaging design and the unboxing experience

Veritiv Packaging | June 19, 2019

Did you know 66% of consumers believe the packaging of their shipment shows how much the retailer cares about them and their order? “The unboxing video trend shows that today’s consumers value experiences as much as the product, making the unboxing experience more important than ever,” says Jim Ollmann, Director, Packaging Design and Engineering Solutions with Veritiv. “Visually appealing, protective, and easy-to-open packaging helps strengthen customer loyalty.”
Enhance the unboxing experience

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