Term: paperboard packaging
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Pick Paperboard Like a Pro

3/4/2019

A few weeks ago, we blogged about four common types of paperboard and how to use them. This time we’re sharing the most important properties of paperboard. These characteristics affect performance, printability, and so much more. By understanding these basic variables and how they can help or hinder customers’ design goals, converters can easily choose the right kind of board for every job. 

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Get Ready for the 2019 Student Design Challenge

2/15/2019

 

PPC teams up with the American Forest and Paper Association each year to put on the Paperboard Packaging Alliance's Student Design Challenge. This competition allows students from leading packaging programs to tackle real-world design problems and show off their skills—all through the canvas of renewable, recyclable paperboard.

 

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How the First Valentine’s Day Heart Box was Made

2/4/2019

When you’re shopping for your sweetheart in the coming days, you’ll be sure to see the bright red, heart-shaped boxes full of chocolates and other goodies on the store shelf. It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without them, right? Coming from the paperboard packaging industry, these heart boxes are certainly near and dear to our hearts. But how exactly did they come about?

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4 Types of Paperboard and How to Use Them

1/21/2019

Our industry lives and breathes paperboard. The thick paper substrate can be transformed into any number of designs, from simple tuck cartons to intricate, sculpted packages that impart a sense of luxury and wonder. With all that versatility, it’s not surprising that there are many types—or grades—of paperboard to choose from, each with different prosperities, strengths, and weaknesses.  

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2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

1/7/2019

Pantone recently announced its 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral. Each year Pantone analyzes color trends and societal shifts to make their selection, and 2019’s orangey pink hue is meant to offer warmth and positivity.

 

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