Communicate & protect with printed hotel key card holders

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Hotel key card envelopes and hotel card sleeves hold and protect plastic hotel key cards. They not only help a guest to remember their room number and protect the card from damage or loss, but they also serve as an effective method of communicating with guests. Custom printed key card sleeves and key card envelopes can be printed with everything from a simple logo to full color graphics. Corcoran Printing can ensure your printed key card holder reflects the quality and image of your distinct brand.

Advertising with a hotel key card holder

A key card holder is an ideal way to advertise services in your hotel, such as dining options, bar, entertainment, spa, fitness center and more. They can also be used to advertise nearby local establishments, such as movie theaters, that can make a guest’s visit more enjoyable. Selling ad space on your printed key card envelope can provide an additional revenue stream for your hotel or resort. Local restaurants and tourist attractions may find this a valuable advertising opportunity to reach a captive audience. It’s just another item for consideration when designing your next key card holder. Your printed hotel card folder can become a miniature guide to the highlights of your area. Custom print just about anything on your hotel or resort key card holder. Inform guest of checkout time and process, provide contact information or advertise a spa special. Provide information to community activities and dining options. You can even print a QR code on your key card sleeve that integrates your print with your online presence. A printed key card envelope can provide exceptional exposure!

Custom printed key card sleeves

Your printed key card sleeve is like a mini branded wallet for your guests and customers. They can be custom printed, die cut and assembled to any shape and size. Our custom printed key card sleeves and envelopes can be printed on a range of paper and card stock thickness and textures, depending on the durability you are seeking. Some extended use, such as a membership card holder, may require a more durable key sleeve than a hotel stay.

Depending on the type of key card holder layout, you can have additional space for added design and information. Our key card products include everything from a simple sleeve to hold and protect your card, to a mini key card pocket folder, an enclosed card envelope, a tri fold key card holder or any custom die cut size and shape. Key card holders and gift card holders can be horizontal or vertical, depending on your design preferences. We can custom print and cut to meet your individual needs. Want to add a touch of elegance to your high-end resort key card? Corcoran Printing can provide foil stamp printing and embossing services as well. A quality printed luxury key card holder can enhance your overall guest experience.

Corcoran Printing products for hotels, motels, resorts & casinos include:

Printed hotel key card holders

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Printed clothing tags – design & print tips

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

You’ve got a beautiful clothing line with its own unique personality. Now you need printed clothing tags to enhance that look and reflect your brand identity. There are so many considerations when designing a printed clothing hang tag. They include the size and shape of a hanging clothing tag that will best fit the product. Other considerations would be gloss or matte cardstock, single or double tags, flat or folded hang tags and do you opt for a touch of elegance with foil stamping or embossing. Die cut printing will enable you to print a clothing hang tag in any size. Die cutting also allows for a custom shape and will even punch a hole for ease of attachment to the clothing.

Custom printed garment hang tags are a cost-effective solution to educate the customer about the benefits of your clothing. You will provide details, such as company information, size, pricing, fabric, washing instructions, sales, UPC code, social media links, contact information and more. You find garment tags on everything from formal dresses and suits to outerwear, pants, shirts, activewear, lingerie, children’s apparel and all other types of clothing.

Furthermore, these selling points are not only useful to the buyer, but if designed effectively, can also help you to attract and hold a buyer’s attention. If it’s a lovely woman’s scarf, for instance, the tag should include various ways to wear. For a piece of athletic wear, information on the durability of the item would be very useful. Most noteworthy, think of a printed garment hang tag as a business card for that particular item of clothing. After all, you want that printed hang tag to influence that purchase decision.

Here are five tips for designing and printing a garment tag

Keep your brand top of mind when designing your garment tag

First of all, use your design as an opportunity to both enhance the look of your garment and reflect your brand. Choose a look and color scheme that matches your brand. Be sure the name of your brand stands out.

Design to attract your key demographic

A clothing tag for a ladies cocktail dress should look totally different from a men’s casual shirt hang tag or a hip Boho-style blouse. Select colors, fonts, graphics and special print effects that will be eye-catching to your target market. If you were including an image on a dress tag design, a photo of how the item looks when worn would be most useful to the buyer. Importantly, keep the design clean and easy to read.

Invest in quality printing

If your clothing tag looks cheap, customers may think it reflects a low-quality garment. Do you want to invest in full color or single color? Any special print effects? A sophisticated ladies business suit can benefit greatly from a touch of elegance in the print of the clothing tag as well. This can be accomplished with a foil stamped apparel hang tag or a beautifully embossed garment tag. A more casual, low-key clothing item may have lower-profile look. Remember that you want the tag to help close the sale, not scare buyers off. Furthermore, always try to match the quality of the tag to the quality of your product.

Select premium paper to fit your hang tag design style

Take the time to research and select the appropriate paper stock and weight for your printed hanging garment tag. At Corcoran Printing, we assist our garment industry customers with paper selection to best fit their printed hang tag needs. From a simple white cardstock to a unique selection of attention-grabbing papers and a double thick effect, we can find the right stock to meet your needs. Some of our favorites for consideration include Epic black Classic Crest, Eskra board, Accent opaque cover, Reich Shine pearl cover, Stardream cover, Crane’slettra, Curious metallic and more.

Consider the shape of the apparel tag

With die cut print, you can design your printed clothing tags in almost any shape imaginable. The sky’s the limit, so get those creative juices flowing.

Corcoran Printing’s custom printed hang tags include:

  • Garment hang tags
  • Clothing hang tags
  • Apparel tags
  • Custom garment tags
  • Clothing tags
  • Custom printed clothing tags
  • Foil stamped garment tags
  • Die cut apparel tags
  • Embossed clothing hang tags
  • Printed retail hang tags
  • Clothing swing tags
  • Clothing label tags
  • Printed clothing tags

Custom printed clothing tags can add character to your product and reinforce the image of your brand. It’s just one more way to set your clothing line apart from the competition. The retail packaging print experts at Corcoran Printing produce hang tags for companies large and small, from large clients in New York City’s garment district to smaller boutique garment manufacturers. We print hang tags and other packaging solutions for clients in many other industries as well. Learn more about our retail hang tag and other packaging capabilities, as well as our foil stamp, die cut and emboss capabilities on our website.  Or, click here to request an estimate for your apparel hang tag.  Contact us for all of your custom clothing hang tag printing needs.

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Purrrfectly Affordable Printed Pet Product Packaging

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Looking to save money on printed pet product packaging? Then it’s time to think outside the traditional box. Header cards, backer cards and insert cards are all affordable ways to enhance the shelf appeal of your pet product packaging. Your first step is to find an experienced retail packaging printer who can provide quality work at an affordable price. When selecting pet product packaging, it’s always important to remember that the quality of the printed packaging is a reflection of the quality of the product. Corcoran Printing is an east coast printer that provides affordable printed product packaging for the pet industry and other industries. Corcoran can provide high quality economical packaging that will help you engage pet product consumers and sell your products.

Cost-effective printed pet product packaging

  • Header Cards
  • Paper backer cards
  • Die cut hang tags
  • Hanging bag toppers
  • Labels
  • Paper header card with hang hole
  • Folded header card
  • Die cut printed insert cards
  • Packaging insert cards

Pet Product Header Cards

Printed hanging header cards affixed to merchandise bags are one of the most cost-effective ways to showcase your pet products. A well-designed header card not only catches the eye, but also provides great product visibility. Header cards are custom designed to fit your unique pet packaging needs and can be printed in almost any size. Once printed, they are cut to size and scored for ease of folding. In additional to being very functional, a hanging header card provides great visibility when your product will be hanging on a display. Best of all, header cards are affordably priced and can be produced quickly. Low cost does not mean low value when it comes to a printed header card. It may be the right solution for your retail packaging needs and your budget.

Pet Product Hang Tags

A hang tag is just what you’d think. It’s simply a tag that hangs from a pet product. A hang tag works well on durable pet products, such as leashes, harnesses, pet clothing, plush toys, chew toys, tug toys, pet shampoo and more. A custom printed hang tag can be die cut to any shape and size. They can be as extravagant or simple as you choose. A foil stamped hang tag on a luxury pet item can be very impressive in a simplistic way. An elegant hang tag can really showcase a high-end product. Depending on the design and special effects, a hang tag can be an extremely cost effective method of packaging for pet products.

Printed Pet Product Backer Cards

Like a hang tag, a printed backer card works well with items that are durable. It’s important to remember that the pet product will be exposed when considering the use of a backer card for packaging. Think the big chew bone zip tied to a hanging backer card, the dog collar on a backer card or the pet grooming brush attached to a backer card that you may have seen in a pet store. Backer cards are perfect when you want a consumer to be able to touch your product, such as a pet toy that squeaks.

Printed Insert Cards

Insert cards are an integral part of many pet product packages. They’re ideal for things such as clear cartons, clamshells or even plastic sleeves. They refer to the printed card that sits inside a clamshell or other type package that identifies the product and provides information of interest to the consumer. Insert cards can be die cut to fit the specific size and shape of a clear carton. They work well for so many different types of products, and just like header cards, can be very cost effective.

Four tips for selecting the right type of printed pet product packaging

  1. First and foremost, you want your pet product packaging to fit your brand. Your packaging should look consistent across all of your products. This is important even if you’ve chosen different packaging for different items. Be sure your brand remains consistent. Remember, your packaging is an in-store ad for your product and your brand!
  2. Second, know your audience. Is it a youthful demographic that wants to see more sustainable looking packaging, a target that is looking for the best deal, or a demographic that wants to see more luxury? Understanding your audience will enable you to focus on the right packaging solution from the start.
  3. Third, be familiar with your competitors’ packaging. If your product is hanging in a crowded pet store aisle filled with similar products, you’ll want to be sure to stand out for all of the right reasons. You want your items purchased first!
  4. Finally, know your budget. Price needs to be a consideration when creating packaging. You don’t want a luxury, foil stamped header card for a very low cost item. On the other hand, you don’t want a one-color, cheap looking hang tag for an expensive, more select pet item. The packaging should fit your budget, as well as the item you are selling. Another important consideration, the cost of the packaging should not dramatically impact the retail cost of the item.

Get a quote for your printed pet product packaging

Your pet product packaging may be your first interaction with your customer, make it count! Corcoran Printing can help with design planning as well as print of your next packaging project. Our pet product packaging solutions are available in a variety of paperboard stocks to best fit the weight of the product and the individual packaging design. Our intricate die cut technology enables us to provide custom shapes, perforation and sizes, as well as multiple hang holes. Really want to impress? The use of eye-popping colors, bright graphics, custom foil stamping or embossing can all help your product stand out to consumers. Contact Corcoran Printing for affordable, easy packaging solutions for you’re your retail products.

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Five reasons product packaging may be limiting your sales

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Do you have a product that’s fighting to stand out on a crowded shelf and catch the eye of the consumer? In addition to being attention-grabbing, your product packaging should also be part of the overall product experience for the consumer. A bit more consideration spent on printed product packaging can be a key to your retail success.

Here are five reasons your product packing may be limiting your sales

  1. First impressions matter. If your packaging is not immediately attention grabbing, consumers may quickly move on to the next product on the shelf. This is especially vital when launching new products. In addition to an appealing design, your packaging should be made with quality materials. This will ensure the product inside is protected and the packaging does not look damaged. Low-quality product packaging can give the impression of a low-quality product.
  2. The packaging is not a proper representation of the product inside. Perhaps you are a manufacturer using environmentally harmful packaging for your environmentally friendly product. That is a big fail when trying reach your target consumer. It may be a reason your product sales are not where they should be. Packaging should always be a true representation of the product inside. For instance, if you are selling a high-end or gourmet product you may want to consider foil stamping and embossing for your packaging. This will give your upscale products a look of sophistication and immediately relate as a luxury product to consumers. This luxury packaging will also have a direct impact on the amount a consumer may be willing to pay for a product.
  3. Your custom printed packaging does not fit your brand. Your packaging must not only fit your product, but it should also fit your brand. Brand recognition with an established brand is important to product success. Your packaging should reach out and grab your target audience, while staying true to your brand integrity. Does your product packaging fit your brand messaging and values? Individual products should keep a consistent look across your brand. It should stay true to your brand while showcasing each separate products identity.
  4. It’s plain and simple, your product packaging is boring. When you are fighting for attention in a crowded marketplace, you need to be innovative and appealing to consumers. Packaging that is lackluster can be the downfall of a good product. Careful attention to color-schemes, print special effects, die cutting and packaging materials can help improve your chances of product success. Think outside the box. Try new and different package shapes, paper textures and special print effects and finishes. The package print experts at Corcoran Printing can help you come up with innovative packaging ideas.
  5. Does your packaging communicate clearly? What is this product and what is it for? Once you capture attention, you want to provide clarity. Are you clear in communicating with the consumer? What are the special features of your product? Any unique ingredients? Is your product organic? Key attributes or endorsements that would sway a consumer to purchase your product should be communicated as a selling point on packaging.

Distinctive product packaging is what’s going to make your product stand out.

Your printed product packaging should always be authentic and memorable, and representative of your brand and your product. It’s best to work with a designer and a retail packaging printer who can turn your packaging vision into a reality. Remember, product packaging is the final thing a consumer will look at before buying. It’s your last chance to influence a purchase.

For more information on how unique professional printed packaging can help you sell more products, contact the die cut, foil stamp and print experts at Corcoran Printing at 1-800-564-0085 or visit us at www.corcoranprinting.com. call Corcoran Printing retail package and retail sales display printers today.

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