This is not a recycling code. And why does that matter?

I bet you thought it was! How many times have you looked at some piece of plastic and not known whether you can recycle it or not? If it has a code like the one above then it’s recyclable – right? Is the cap supposed to be thrown away? What about a blister pack, that […]

Need a package for your new product? Involve the printer early in the process!

If you are in the market for packaging for a new product, you might think that finding a designer and designing the package is the obvious first step. And while it is, it is also very important that you ensure that the designer you select is well versed in designing packaging AND understands the related […]

Design Guide for Recyclability

Don’t be fooled; for all its “greenness”, recycling is a business. Recyclers have to have an end market for their products or they will not be willing to continue recycling. As we get better at curbside and commercial recycling—building up reliable wastestreams—there still needs to be a requirement for the end products. So how does […]

5 Design Tips for WOW Flexographic Printing

All printing processes—whether flexographic, rotogravure, digital, or offset—have certain parameters that have a huge impact on the success of the finished package.  When designing a package for the flexographic printing process—which is how Fortis Solutions Group prints—there are some key points to keep in mind. 1. What are the materials that will be used for […]

Bars Wraps are Booming

You’re busy and you’re hungry. If you’re like millions of Americans, you don’t always have the time or the energy to prepare and pack a homemade snack to fuel your hectic lifestyle. Instead, you might rely on quick, ready-to-eat items like snack bars to provide the energy and protein you need between meals. (Let’s face […]