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Bubble It!

Okay, we may not be starting the bubble wrap jacket craze (yet), but we are still crazy about bubble wrap. Bubble wrap has been getting a bad rep lately from companies talking big about environmentally-conscious packaging. But, we are here to tell you bubble wrap is here to stay for good reason. Made-on-demand options, curbside recyclable features, historical success in packaging valuable products – air filled packaging is a tried and true method of getting your products safely to your customer the first time. Plus, it is easily reusable! Made…

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Now Partnering with H. B. Fuller for Adhesives

We are excited to announce our new partnership with one of the top adhesives companies in the world, H.B. Fuller. We still represent other adhesive manufacturers including Gluefast, 3M, and Technical Adhesives. Two of H.B. Fuller’s pillars of success are customer-focused innovation and collaborative problem solving. We at Colony always keep the customer as our main focus and aim to deliver solutions to problems, not just products. Because of their expertise in the adhesives market and customer-focused sensibility we are confident our partnership will add another avenue of success for…

Manufacturer Highlight: Ranpak Paper Cushioning Systems

Deciding on the best void fill solution for your application can sometimes feel like a shot in the dark. But, knowing how each solution works to protect your product can be a big benefit to the decision making process. There are positives for paper, bubble, foam, and air pillows, but today’s post is all about paper void fill in the form of Ranpak cushioning. Ranpak has been around for 46 years and is the leading manufacturer and innovator of kraft paper cushioning and void fill. Their machines have been perfected…

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Thermal Transfer vs Direct Thermal Labels

A common question we are asked is, “hat is the difference between thermal transfer and direct thermal transfer label printing?” Well, it’s all in the name to start, but there are a lot of considerations a company should review before making the decision on which system to go with. What’s in a name? Thermal transfer printing uses a heated ribbon to produce durable, long-lasting images on a wide variety of materials. But, when it comes to direct thermal printing no ribbon is used. Instead, the image is printed directly onto…