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March 2019

What are the Pros and Cons of Soy Based Ink?
What are the Pros and Cons of Soy Based Ink? 150 150 Kelsey

Some people are skeptical about the use of soy-based ink, though soy-based ink is being used more often now. There are actually a lot of pros using soy-based ink, one pro is that it is easier to remove from paper, which means the paper will be less damaged when de-inking. Using soy-based ink on color printing results in more vibrant effects. Soy-based ink can also be reusable when mixing black ink with unused color inks.

Another major pro of soy-based ink is that it minimizes the cost and paper waste. Soy-based ink is very beneficial as it is more user friendly on older printing equipment’s. Here, at Gala Deluxe we use non-smell glue with no lead, soy-based ink that is FDA approved (which is perfect for chocolate and other elidable sweets).

Now that we have mentioned the pros of soy-based ink, here comes the con: soy-based ink takes longer to dry which is more likely to increase risk of the ink rubbing off. Soy-based ink for black ink has a slightly higher cost compared to petroleum-based ink. Metals zinc and barium found on the white and red inks can be toxic if it is not removed properly.

Over all, soy-based ink has more pros than cons as it is perfect to use for food packaging and it requires less work to transition from dark to light colored ink when printing. Gala Deluxe uses a five-color offset printing machine for production which means more accurate color matching. This is perfect for those that are seeking for luxury or simple packaging for the food or any other industry at a great price.

What are the Pros and Cons of Soy Based Ink?
What are the Pros and Cons of Soy Based Ink? 150 150 Kelsey

Some people are skeptical about the use of soy-based ink, though soy-based ink is being used more often now. There are actually a lot of pros using soy-based ink, one pro is that it is easier to remove from paper, which means the paper will be less damaged when de-inking. Using soy-based ink on color printing results in more vibrant effects. Soy-based ink can also be reusable when mixing black ink with unused color inks.

Another major pro of soy-based ink is that it minimizes the cost and paper waste. Soy-based ink is very beneficial as it is more user friendly on older printing equipment’s. Here, at Gala Deluxe we use non-smell glue with no lead, soy-based ink that is FDA approved (which is perfect for chocolate and other elidable sweets).

Now that we have mentioned the pros of soy-based ink, here comes the con: soy-based ink takes longer to dry which is more likely to increase risk of the ink rubbing off. Soy-based ink for black ink has a slightly higher cost compared to petroleum-based ink. Metals zinc and barium found on the white and red inks can be toxic if it is not removed properly.

Pros and Cons of Collapsible Rigid Boxes & Are they right for your business?
Pros and Cons of Collapsible Rigid Boxes & Are they right for your business? 150 150 Kelsey

Many people have questions about collapsible rigid boxes and if it is right for their business. A collapsible rigid box is a type of rigid cardboard box that can be fold-able. There are many pros of a collapsible rigid box, one major pro is that since this type of box is fold-able, it makes shipping a lot easier.

Collapsible rigid boxes are durable, simple yet it can still look high-end with a magnetic closing. Adding a ribbon on the top can not only act as a closing but a bag handle as well. This is perfect for high-end products such as hand bags or anything fashion related. Gala deluxe is very experience with collapsible rigid boxes as we have done some various cosmetic products and for Gladys Tamez Millnery.

We can even include custom print and design for your labels, with different options your business can choose from on what is best for you. Adding silver or gold foiling for your logo print can also add a high-end finishing touch to it for luxury branding.

On the other hand, the con of a collapsible rigid box is that people worry that it will not last as long when you keep folding it and does not close well after a while. The shipping cost might also be more and takes longer to produce. All in all, collapsible rigid boxes are suitable for your business if you would like a unique and upscale packaging for your brand.

Natural Products Expo 2019
Natural Products Expo 2019 150 150 Kelsey

Gala Deluxe attended the annual Natural Products Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center from 3/6-3/8. Gala Deluxe has done various packaging for different chocolate companies. Many people that visited our booth were particularly interested in chocolate packaging. We can help clients with customization on wrappers and designs on chocolate box holder.

Vivel Patisserie: Hinged Cuff Box with Rose Gold Interior
Vivel Patisserie: Hinged Cuff Box with Rose Gold Interior

We have done some luxury packaging for food related packaging such as candies and macaroon boxes. The macaroon boxes Gala Deluxe designed for Bottega Louie is always an attention grabber whenever we bring them to trade shows. Like Bottega Louie, our chocolate boxes holders are made with the highest amount of care and quality. The macaroon and chocolate box holders can be made from our rigid box that is very sturdy and luxurious. 

Bottega Louie: Variety of pastel colored rigid boxes for macroons and desserts
Bottega Louie: Pastel Purple macaroon box with gold foiling printed graphics

Gala Deluxe has had extensive work in food packaging; an example of this is in our use of non-scented glue, which has no lead and print with soy-based ink that is FDA approved. Using soy-based ink is a safe alternative and excellent for food packaging. Another benefit about soy-based ink is that the color printing is more vibrant. This will be discussed more in another blog post soon so stay tuned!

Luxe Pack LA 2019
Luxe Pack LA 2019 150 150 Kelsey

Gala Deluxe had the opportunity to participate in the Luxe Pack Convention in Los Angeles just last week (2/27-2/28). Our company has been in the packaging industry for 15 years, and we have had experience in a variety of industries such as food, toys, cosmetic jewelry, electronics, stationery packaging, and so much more.

During the convention, people that stopped by our booth loved the magnetic business card holder we were giving away. The business card holder has customized foiling with our brand and logo on it. This black little box is simple, small, chic, yet useful at the same time. The Gladys Tamez Millnery folding rigid box was also very eye catching to many people as it was big and sturdy. There is a silky black ribbon as a handle that closes the box. The box was also designed to be compact and fold-able. The advantage of it being fold-able is that clients get more quantity with a lower shipping cost. 

There were many people looking for rigid boxes and luxury packaging at the convention, which we provide and allow customization to your liking. We have our own in-house designer to assist clients with their graphics layout from subscription boxes to luxury packaging for various products.