Eco-Friendly Custom Packaging
Grow your business, one custom package at a time.
Give your products the presentation they deserve with eco-friendly, branded custom packaging.
As with everything we do, our custom print capabilities help you show Mother Earth some love while delivering a premium packaging experience. We use eco-friendly inks, including algae ink wherever possible. Wow your customers at first glance and cut down on internal packaging material currently used for an enhanced unboxing experience.
Don't know anything about custom packaging? Not sure where to start? All you need is your product, your desired packaging, and your logo in vector format - we’ll take care of the rest. We can tailor custom packaging solutions to fit any business size. Looking for enterprise-level custom packaging - 10,000 or more units? We have you covered here as well.
Benefits of Custom Packaging
For e-commerce brands, the shipped package represents the most direct touchpoint with a customer. It’s also one of the most underused marketing opportunities at your disposal.
Here at EcoEnclose, we say that first impressions are everything, but don’t take our word for it - a 2016 survey from Dotcom Distribution found that 40% of consumers are likely to make repeat purchases from an online merchant with premium packaging. A whopping 83% of consumers would share an image of a delivery via social media if it arrived in unique, branded packaging.
Done well, branded, sustainable packaging makes a significant difference in category dominance, sales growth, brand equity, and consumer loyalty. Custom printed packaging solutions from the outside of the box to the void fill help to ensure safe product delivery while creating a memorable e-commerce experience for your customers. Brand packaging isn’t just for the big companies either- our custom packaging supplies are available in runs as small as 100 units for shipping boxes and 250 units for mailers. Businesses of any size can create custom packaging.
Curious how other successful brands are using custom packaging products as a key component of their marketing strategy? Our custom-print clients include industry leaders such as Amy’s, Smartwool, Rocky Mountain Oils, and Fjallraven who are creating beautiful e-commerce experiences for their customers. Looking for packaging inspiration from brands large and small? Explore our Instagram feed for photos of our clients’ beautiful, customized packaging.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my company too small for custom branded packaging? Too big?
Are my customized packaging needs too complicated? Too simple?
While smaller orders have some artwork limitations in terms of the number of colors and art boundary that can be supported, we find that the final result on these branded mailers and boxes are still absolutely beautiful. See for yourself - check out our post-production custom print inspiration! When you order 5-10,000 or more paper mailers and 25,000 or more poly mailers, your artwork limitations almost disappear entirely - check out our inline custom print inspiration!
Is it hard to order custom packaging? Do I need to deal with (gasp!) salespeople?
Enterprise-Level High-Volume Capabilities
If you have special or high-volume packaging needs, please reach out to us directly to discuss the following:
- Special or large volume quotes
- Custom sizes or designs
- Consultation/guidance in selecting financially smart, eco-friendly e-commerce solutions
- Custom solutions that may involve additional R&D or sourcing (new materials, new products)
Sustainable Inks and Printing Methods
While there is no ink available today that is 100% free of non-renewable resources or chemicals, we've come a long way since the 1970's when most inks on the market had petroleum-based carriers. These were referred to as "solvent-based inks" which release harsh VOCs into the air.
Today at EcoEnclose, many of our products are printed flexographically with water-based inks, which release few or no VOCs. This includes printing for our custom shipping boxes, the majority of our custom mailers, our custom tissue paper, and our custom packing tape. To take it a step further, we've partnered with Living Ink Technologies to offer water-based black algae ink for most of our paper-based products. Instead of petroleum being used as the basis for the black pigment (the vast majority of black print ink is carbon black, derived from fossil fuels), algae ink's pigment is derived from renewable algae cells.
Some of our products are printed with other printing methods, such as our custom stickers and custom notecards which are printed digitally with toner.
Shipping Accessories: Custom Stickers, Custom Tissue Paper & More
When it comes to building a sustainable packaging strategy, the shipping box or mailer is just the beginning. Round out your materials with eco-friendly, custom shipping accessories. If custom packaging isn't right for your business just yet, check out our pre-printed options!
The Seal: Custom Packing Tape
EcoEnclose renewable custom packing tape will set your shipping box apart from the crowd while staying true to your eco-conscious values.
The Protective Packaging: Custom Tissue Paper
EcoEnclose tissue paper is 100% recycled and adds sophistication and luxury while offering a small bit of cushioning and protection. Depending on where a person lives and what their waste management provider requires, these can be curbside recycled or composted.
Tell your packaging story with the smallest of shipping accessories. These make a big impact by adding a personalized flair to your unboxing experience. EcoEnclose Stickers and Notecards are 100% recycled - the most eco-friendly options on the market.
The Organizer: Custom EcoBand Product Wrap
Secure and organize your contents with 100% recycled paper product wraps for the ultimate plastic-free experience.
Resources For Your Custom Packaging Journey
Our Resource Center is the place to start when venturing into the world of sustainable packaging. Start here with our featured articles to learn about design, inks, and storytelling via custom printing.
- Art Specs & Requirements By Product
- The World's Most Sustainable Ink: Algae
- The Psychology Of Custom Packaging
- Pantone Vs CMYK
- Custom Notecards Tell Your Packaging Story
- Is It Worth It To Ship It In Style?
- What Is The Most Sustainable Ink?