Corporate Image(ination) is an event bringing designers from the Midwest, from graphic designers to packaging designers together to talk about designing and manufacturing packaging.
People will be able to go into the plant to see how products are made, attend design clinics, as well as talk to our product designers and staff about presentation product design.
Come talk to experts in presentation packaging, walk through of our production facility to see your projects being made, and speak with our team about projects you are working on.
Come hear expert designers speak:
Doug Grever of Neenah paper is giving a talk about Neenah Papers folding board. ”From the first sketch to the final fold, your brand packaging needs to be as premium and perfect as the product within. Neenah Packaging provides collaborative idea generation, personalized and hands-on consultation, and knowledgeable support throughout the packaging process.”
Working in Corrugate
Andy Dickman, a corrugate expert, will be discussing possibilities in corrugate boxes. Understanding the benefits and limits of corrugates can help you plan for your next box project. Learn how corrugate boxes are designed and built and all of the options for customizing corrugates. From full litho wraps with laminates and spot UVs to direct print, corrugates are versatile and strong enough to protect any product.
Finishing Options in Packaging
Logan Wittmer is speaking about finishing options for printed and cloth covered products. From textured papers to unique cloth, soft touch lamination and spot UV to debossing and foil stamping, Corporate Image offers a range of finishing options for your 3 ring binders, custom boxes and pocket folders.
Corporate Image(ination) Open House and Design Clinic
Come by and learn more about packaging designing and have a great time!
When: October 15th, 2015
Where: 1801 Thompson Ave, Des Moines IA 50316
We are glad you asked.
You pay attention to composting and what you eat, but what is the benefit to recycled and recyclable 3 ring binders or pocket folders? Can it help or is it just hype?
Using recycled paper has some large positive environmental impacts.
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves
So what does that mean for, say a recycled (100% post consumer waste) 3-ring binder? We did the math. Based on a 1.5″ D-ring binder (standard size), and the amount of 100% post consumer waste board we use, we came up with this:
ONE recycled 3-ring binder saves
Imagine a world where all 50,000,000 3-ring binders in the US (annual sales) were made from 100% recycled board. That saves 150,000,000 gallons of water and almost 3 million gallons of oil.
Compare that to a vinyl binder where you are using more oil based vinyl, generating more toxic byproducts and also creating something that can not be recycled.
Corporate Image and Naked Binder make our recycled and recyclable 3 ring binders, folders and tab dividers in the USA, so none of our product is shipped in from halfway around the world – saving more fuel and emissions.
Can a recycled and recyclable 3 ring binder, folder or tab divider make a difference? Yes it can.
Need more information on the benefits of recycling?
Economic Recycling Benefits and Facts
|Well-run recycling programs cost less to operate than waste collection, landfilling, and incineration.|
|The more people recycle, the cheaper it gets.|
|Two years after calling recycling a $40 million drain on the city, New York City leaders realized that a redesigned, efficient recycling system could actually save the city $20 million and they have now signed a 20-year recycling contract.|
|Recycling helps families save money, especially in communities with pay-as-you-throw programs.|
|Well-designed programs save money. Communities have many options available to make their programs more cost-effective, including maximizing their recycling rates, implementing pay-as-you-throw programs, and including incentives in waste management contracts that encourage disposal companies to recycle more and dispose of less.|
|Recycling creates 1.1 million U.S. jobs, $236 billion in gross annual sales and $37 billion in annual payrolls.|
|Public sector investment in local recycling programs pays great dividends by creating private sector jobs. For every job collecting recyclables, there are 26 jobs in processing the materials and manufacturing them into new products.|
|Recycling creates four jobs for every one job created in the waste management and disposal industries.|
|Thousands of U.S. companies have saved millions of dollars through their voluntary recycling programs. They wouldn’t recycle if it didn’t make economic sense.|
|Recycling and composting diverted nearly 70 million tons of material away from landfills and incinerators in 2000, up from 34 million tons in 1990-doubling in just 10 years.|
|Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees.|
|The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a light bulb for four hours.|
|Recycling benefits the air and water by creating a net reduction in ten major categories of air pollutantsand eight major categories of water pollutants.|
|In the U.S., processing minerals contributes almost half of all reported toxic emissions from industry, sending 1.5 million tons of pollution into the air and water each year. Recycling can significantly reduce these emissions.|
|It is important to reduce our reliance on foreign oil. Recycling helps us do that by saving energy.|
|Manufacturing with recycled materials, with very few exceptions, saves energy and water and produces less air and water pollution than manufacturing with virgin materials.|
|It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials. Making recycled steel saves 60%, recycled newspaper 40%, recycled plastics 70%, and recycled glass 40%. These savings far outweigh the energy created as by-products of incineration and landfilling.|
|In 2000, recycling resulted in an annual energy savings equal to the amount of energy used in 6 million homes (over 660 trillion BTUs). In 2005, recycling is conservatively projected to save the amount of energy used in 9 million homes (900 trillion BTUs).|
|A national recycling rate of 30% reduces greenhouse gas emissions as much as removing nearly 25 million cars from the road.|
|Recycling conserves natural resources, such as timber, water, and minerals.|
|Every bit of recycling makes a difference. For example, one year of recycling on just one college campus, Stanford University, saved the equivalent of 33,913 trees and the need for 636 tons of iron ore, coal, and limestone.|
|Recycled paper supplies more than 37% of the raw materials used to make new paper products in the U.S. Without recycling, this material would come from trees. Every ton of newsprint or mixed paper recycled is the equivalent of 12 trees. Every ton of office paper recycled is the equivalent of 24 trees.|
|When one ton of steel is recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds oflimestone are conserved.|
|Brutal wars over natural resources, including timber and minerals, have killed or displaced more than 20 million people and are raising at least $12 billion a year for rebels, warlords, and repressive governments.Recycling eases the demand for the resources.|
|Mining is the world’s most deadly occupation. On average, 40 mine workers are killed on the job each day, and many more are injured. Recycling reduces the need for mining.|
|Tree farms and reclaimed mines are not ecologically equivalent to natural forests and ecosystems.|
|Recycling prevents habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and soil erosion associated with logging and mining.|