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What Is SIOC Packaging?

SIOC — or “Ships In Own Container” — is a way of packaging products for e-commerce and shipping purposes. SIOC packaging is when a manufacturer ships their product in its own original container as opposed to placing it in an additional box prior to sending it to the customer. Amazon has been pioneering SIOC packaging … Continued

Specialized Printing for Print Marketing Materials

In a world of ever-growing competition and the need to stand out from the crowd, specialty printing has become an increasingly popular tool for businesses looking to market their products and services. Adding unique elements to your prints through specialized printing techniques can make a huge impact on your print marketing. Ultraviolet (UV) coatings, embossing, … Continued

What Is a First Mile Sorting Center?

A first mile sorting center is the first place that a package is transported from the manufacturer, where it is categorized before being shipped out to its next destination, usually a distribution center or an online retailer warehouse before heading to the consumer.  How Do First Mile Sorting Centers Work? First mile sorting centers work … Continued

How To Use Inventory Scanning To Efficiently Manage Inventory

How can you use inventory scanning to efficiently manage inventory? By scanning a barcode designated for a specific product, you can cut down on wasted time, human error, and costs in your supply chain. The use of inventory management software along with the expertise of a Third Party Logistics provider or 3PL can help to … Continued

How and When to Use a Commercial Printer

Commercial printing is the production of printed material for businesses or commercial use. There are numerous applications for commercial print and there are several different techniques used in commercial printing.  There are also many benefits of using a commercial printer for your business needs, such as high print quality, the ability to produce customizations, and … Continued

How to Create Pop-Up Banners for Your Event or Business

Pop up banner printing or retractable banner printing is an advertising method in which a wide format print is displayed on a stand that can pop up quickly for events such as expos or conventions. Read on to learn more about the advantages of pop up banner printing and how this type of printing is … Continued

How to Create Metal Photo Prints

Metal photo prints are the finished product of an image transferred onto a metal substrate by way of a dye sublimation or inkjet printing process. The metal that is most commonly used is aluminum, although other metals can be used as well.  The book’s finish can be either glossy or matte, too. There are many … Continued