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Strapping A Small Package

Strapping A Small Package

By on Sep 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Strapping affords the owner of a package increased durability and strength for the particular package or packages. Strapping helps hold a box in place, limits the amount of play on flaps, secures the box against opening up prematurely, secures the content, and also helps protect against theft. Using strapping on every package seems to be one of the most intelligent things the owner of the package could do, but very few packages are sent securely strapped nowadays. The only logical reason for this occurrence is that people either don’t know how to strap a package, or they believe strapping is only for larger boxes. Strapping is easily done, and strapping a small package is easier than strapping larger packages. Even oddly shaped packages can be strapped to ensure increased durability and strength. All you require to firmly strap a small item is the inexpensive hand-strapping tool. Available from Design Packaging & Tapes, a hand-strapping tool is cheap and easy to use. A hand-strapping tool is made up of a handle, a base, a fastener (the apparatus at the base of the tool and closest to the user), and a tensioner (the two wheels on the front end of the tool). To strap a package simply hold down the strapping band within the fastener, leaving enough band on the tailing edge to be used to seal the two sides of the strapping. Loop the strapping around the package where you need it tightened. Thread the leading edge of the strapping through the two tensioner wheels at the front of the tool. Using the handle as a ratchet tool by pushing it up, the tool pulls on the strapping, tightening it around the entire package. Using a seal and crimping tool, crimp the seal around both the leading and tailing edges of the strapping from just in front of the strapping tool. Press down hard on the handle. This will cut the strapping and effectively leave your package securely sealed by strapping. This easy process takes longer to write down on a blog than it is to actually do in real life. Make sure that you know what’s involved in strapping a small package. If you regularly send small parcels and packages, then make...

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Overseas Courier Packaging

Overseas Courier Packaging

By on Sep 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re sending something overseas via courier service, it is usually a good idea to package the item carefully. Many items get damaged on their trip across borders, and there should really be no excuse for this, unless of course the plane crashes or the courier warehouse gets set on fire. But disasters aside, here are a few tips to consider the next time you’re packaging an item that is being sent overseas. Find yourself a solid box within which to place the item. Overseas courier packaging starts with the box, so make sure its extra-thick, extra-sturdy and corrugated. Make sure to protect the corners and edges of your box. Edge-protectors and corner-guards will ensure that those vulnerable parts of the package are stable and won’t crumple and break when the package is being moved. Make sure that there is no space within the package for the item to move, and in the same vain ensure that the item is properly cushioned. Take a look at Design Packaging and Tapes’ long list of packaging goods, such as wriggly worms, bubble wrap, polystyrene shapes and foam pieces. These will ensure cushioning and stability. Protect surfaces from scratches by wrapping metal or plastic items in a plastic sheeting. Paper can also do this job well, but it often leaves behind a little more filament. Make sure that all electronics are covered in a non-static wrap. If there are small individual items within one box, make sure that each item is individually wrapped and protected with cushioning. This is especially important if the items are crockery and china. Glass items that are exceptionally fragile can be help together with adhesive tape. Masking tape can also hold cracked glass within a frame so that it does not damage the picture or painting which it is protecting. Look after your package that you’re sending overseas. Ensure the correct overseas courier packaging and your item will get where it needs to be damage free. If you regularly have packages couriered then make sure you have your hands on the best packaging supplies. Contact Design Packaging and Tapes...

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Christmas Packaging Supply Orders!

Christmas Packaging Supply Orders!

By on Sep 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Design Packaging and Tapes would like to request that if you have any outstanding bulk packaging supply orders to be made before the Christmas rush, that you make them as soon as possible. Design Packaging and Tapes is often inundated with requests, quotes and orders within the month of December. We understand that it is during December that our clients have their own orders that they themselves need to meet. But if all of our valued customers all request more high quality packaging supplies during the last months of the year, we are simply too overwhelmed to help everyone. We find that our clients are particularly desperate for corrugated cartons, stock boxes, slotted boxes and die cut boxes at this time of the year. In the case of die cut boxes, customers usually require a level of customization for the boxes. This often prolongs the manufacturing process, and severely limits the number of orders that we can accept. The same is true for packaging labels and protective wrapping, paper and boards. Packaging supply orders made in October will give Design Packaging and Tapes enough time to fulfill any order of any quantity. With time on our hands we can ensure that your packaging supply orders are met when required. Make sure that you contact Design Packaging and Tapes today to avoid the Christmas...

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On-The-Box Advertising

On-The-Box Advertising

By on Sep 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your business requires large volumes of packaging supplies, you’re probably got an important marketing tool at your disposal. Boxes, and other packaging, can be branded, giving your product and brand a little more exposure. What would seem so unique about branded boxes though? Well, a particular brand message can be directly conveyed to your target market. If you own a pizza fast-food restaurant then box advertising can convey a little ‘thank you’ message for the customers purchase. Extra product information can also be printed onto the box. For example, if you own an internet shopping service, and you’d like to relay a little ‘returns policy’ information to the client, a small message can simply be branded on the side of the box. Think of the box as being the canvas for a product information and thank you letter attached directly to the item. Box advertising is one of the most reliable forms of advertising. You can assure yourself that your advertisement message is being read by the customer, providing you with the opportunity to influence them and reserving that possibility of a future purchase. Your advertising message can also differ according to the product within, giving you the chance to target specific demographics ie. those people most likely to purchase that product. Box advertising is also cost efficient. You’re going to need packaging supplies anyway, so why not use the opportunity to add some marketing flair at a fair price. This option of advertising costs a lot less than maintaining a billboard or printing and distributing fliers. Make sure that you spruce up your packaging boxes with a bit of brand advertising. It would be a shame not to. If you require packaging suppliers in Johannesburg or Pretoria, then make sure you contact Design Packaging and Tapes. We can also discuss a box branding strategy with you to come up with an effective box advertising...

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Packaging Essentials For Your Business!

Packaging Essentials For Your Business!

By on Sep 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Every business needs to be equipped with a few packaging essentials. Whether you plan on storing items (a happenstance in every office) or you are planning on sending a package somewhere, it is important that items are protected. A few office essentials could mean the difference between sound or damaged assets. Every office needs to be equipped with a few slotted or stock boxes. Made from corrugated cardboard, a stock box is the perfect packaging tool for use in the office. The boxes can easily be stored away and out of sight in their empty and flattened state, but will just as easily be able to store and protect files, books and papers in easily piled squares when filled. Your business should have a dedicated tape drawer. Ensure that you have a collection of packaging tapes on standby to seal boxes or stick down any number of items. These cheap acrylic tapes can be used in a multitude of formats, and your collection of tapes can be supplemented by a few rolls of masking tape as well as filament tape for all those items that need to be bundled by a more heavy-duty bind. A few rolls of double-sided tape also have plenty of uses in the office. A bag of packaging shredded or tissue paper will complement office tasks brilliantly, and will assure that paper and cardboard made items do not suffer age-related damage and discoloration. You’ll be wanting to keep some in the storeroom as part of your office packaging supplies. If you handle product within your office, as do many suppliers of goods rather than services, then also have a healthy store of bubble wrap. Make sure you contact Design Packaging and Tapes if you require these important office packaging supplies. We are suppliers and custom manufacturers of packaging suppliers that will fulfill your every office...

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