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to deliver faster and more efficiently. As with many box plants, business initially dropped in the teens for a couple of months into the 2020 pandemic, but with much of their business coming from customers dealing in medical products, pharmaceuticals and ventila- tors, they saw an uptick. In Q3 and Q4, the company expe- rienced a tidal wave of business in every direction which has continued into 2021.
Like with many of the digital printers, The BoxMaker is realizing the benefits of digital print: minimal set-up times, the absence of print plates, low order quantities, less waste and variable data customization such as barcoding and serialization. The digital presses are capable of pro- ducing up to 10-million square-feet of product per month, with digital orders shipping within 10 days or less. Also housed in the High Graphics Center, the Lamina Specialty folder gluer applies tape for e-commerce pack- aging. Orders flow directly to a fulfillment center where teams handle everything from simple display assembly, to packing displays or boxes with products that can be drop shipped to retail locations or directly to consumers. “Think of our fulfillment center as a flexible labor pool that can enhance your existing operations without the overhead or The BoxMaker has made significant investments in la- bels and other narrow web projects with its two HP Indigo web presses. Since 1992, it diversified with its foam con- verting and packaging supplies distribution business. Fantastapack is another area in which the company has branched out and diversified, with the help of digital print. Fantastapack is a web-to-print online retailer, selling dig- ital boxes and displays to the US and Canada. This new offering enables them to leverage ecommerce platforms management,” said Brown. Additional Diversification
Brown reports that the company will expand the 14,000 square-foot Tangopress facility, located in Arkansas, and will add another C500 press, WSA-USA conveyor and Zund cutting tables. “We are pushing new limits and that certainly requires support from really great business part- ners,” said Brown. Fantastapak is The BoxMaker’s web-to-print online retail oper- ation that sells it products within the U.S. and Canada.
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