“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.”
Imagine this: you have a great idea for a new widget. It will revolutionize the whole world of widgets! You drain your savings, beg your parents for just one more loan (you promise you’ll pay them back, with dividends!), and you manufacture a small batch. Now, what about packaging?
Just a few years ago, you may have reached the end of the line (if you wanted a functional, high-quality package, that is). Package manufacturers weren’t equipped to produce smaller quantity orders, and as a result, you may have had difficulty finding a packaging supplier.
However, today is a different story, especially in the folding carton industry. Technology has changed at a rapid pace. With the advent of digital printing presses (that don’t require custom printing plates for each job) and other new technologies, we are approaching a time when all folding carton manufacturers will be ready to take on low volume work. Today you might even be able to get an order as small as 50 cartons. (If you want an idea of the latest digital technology, take a look at the great number of products displayed during drupa 2016 this past June.) In short, there is hope yet for packaging your widgets!
In this way, the folding carton industry supports product innovation across the globe, and we couldn’t be happier doing so. Start-ups and small businesses fuel the world’s innovative spirit and bring new ideas to life. Now, thanks to our industry’s own technological advancements as well as our dedication to serving as many markets as we can, these small, innovative companies have access to beautiful, sustainable, and affordable paperboard packaging.
Widget innovators of the world, keep on creating! When you’re ready to share your next big idea, the folding carton industry will make sure it gets to your customers.
P.S. Want to learn more about the latest updates in digital printing and low volume capabilities? Join us for our upcoming Technical & Production forum, August 24-25!