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Plastic Bag Bans At Large Retail Stores: Are You Prepared?

Los Angeles recently became the largest city in the United States to implement legislation banning the use of plastic bags at specific retail locations.  The new law applies to not only grocery stores, but also big-box stores such as Target and Wal-Mart that have their own dedicated grocery sections.  Starting July 1, the ban will extend to also encompass smaller stores such as minimarts.  Customers now have very limited options: bring your own reusable bags, or pay a $.10 fee for each paper bag requested.  Businesses that refuse to comply face such hefty fines that the question "Paper or plastic?" is quickly disappearing from common parlance.   

Prime Paper Online is well aware that plastic bag bans are quickly spreading across the nation, and we are here to help your business during this transitory period!  Customer demand for reusable bags is at an all time high.  Prime Paper Online provides a wide variety of reusable bags in a multitude of colors and sizes.  Grocery Totes; Snap Totes; Executive Totes; Thermo Totes; Zipper Totes - these products and more can all be found at Prime Paper Online.  Interested in custom packaging options?  You should be.  Creating a custom reusable bag with your business' logo or slogan is a practical choice that will increase your branding, comply with new environmental regulations, and add profit to your bottom line.

Browse our inventory at http://www.primepaper.com/reusable-bags!!!

Looking For Paper Shopping Bags?

Prime Paper Online is here to meet all of your paper shopping bag needs!  Plain stock, custom printed - whatever your need may be, Prime Paper Online has the items you want in stock and at unbeatable prices.  Our custom printed paper shopping bags come in a variety of different paper densities, starting at 120 gsm (grams per square meter) and increasing in weight all the way up to 180 gsm.  Customization options for our paper shopping bags also extend to the color (both white and natural kraft are available) and look (choose a hi gloss or matte finish).  Whatever your preference may be, we have the specific bag you're looking for. 

We offer the finest and most up to date imprinting processes available to help you achieve your personal vision when it comes to creating custom merchandise.  Flexographic Ink; Foil Hot Stamp; Silkscreen, Heat Transfer - all of these processes are available to you, either on their own or in combination.  

We work with our customers to prevent hassles or delays when it comes to ordering custom paper bags.  Please be advised that there is a lead time (5-7 weeks for domestic bags, 9-12 weeks for imported bags) for ordering custom paper bags, as well as minimum quantities required for manufacturing.  There is also a printing plate charge for custom artwork depending on the number of colors and methods employed.  Our staff has years of experience when it comes to these facets of custom ordering, and we can help you with any and all questions. 

Browse our inventory at www.primepaper.com/paper-bags, and don't forget that Prime Paper Online is a one stop shopping destination, so make sure to check out our extensive assortment of cloth and plastic bags! 

The Origins Of Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated packaging is the largest segment of the packaging industry in North America.  More than ninety-five percent of all products in the United States are shipped in corrugated boxes, and corrugated paperboard accounts for more than half of all the paper recycled in the US.  Where did this staple of modern shipping get its start?  To find the answer, we’re going to have to travel back in time to the 1800s…

An infantile form of paper corrugation was first patented in England in 1856 as a liner for the tall hats that were in fashion during the time period.  It wasn’t until 1871 that New Yorker Albert Jones received the first US patent for corrugated paper board, which he proposed as a shipping and packing material.  Jones’ original patent was for a single-face corrugation (a sheet of corrugated paper lined on one side with flat cardboard paper).  Single-face corrugated board was used for wrapping and protecting bottles and glass lantern chimneys.  In 1874 Oliver Long improved upon Jones’ initial design by inventing corrugated board that was lined on both sides, thereby inventing the corrugated board that we’re familiar with today.

The concept didn’t quite catch on initially, but by 1890 corrugated cardboard boxes were in general use.  It was initially utilized for packaging fragile materials like pottery containers and glassware, and further gained in use and popularity when farmers began to use corrugated boxes to protect their fruit and produce from bruising.  Today corrugated cardboard has become so commonplace that it is pretty much ubiquitous as the preferred material for boxing and packing.  You can find a wide variety of corrugated boxes among the over 2,500 packaging, shipping and industrial products offered by Prime Paper!