• Large rolls of paper laminate are run through converting machines in a factory warehouse

The Existential Threat of a U.S. Paper Shortage

The Existential Threat of a U.S. Paper Shortage A strike at UPM’s Finnish mills is pushing an already strained supply chain to the brink. Starting Jan 1, 2022 the Finnish Paperworkers’ Union issued a new strike, followed by support from the Transport Workers’ Union, which shut down [...]

2022-04-22T15:08:20+00:00

13 Women Defying the Cannabis Industry Shutout

13 Women Defying the Cannabis Industry Shutout Let’s be real: we need women in weed. In the early days of the cannabis market, women were at the forefront of its expansion. Reports from 2019 showed 37% of executive level positions were held by women, a much [...]

2022-03-18T13:46:13+00:00

Industry Lead Times

Industry Lead Times As the global pandemic continues, the pressure-sensitive label industry has experienced a massive increase in demand. This demand increase combined with supply chain issues has had rippling effects throughout our industry. This page is dedicated to providing the most up-to-minute updates in the label [...]

2021-03-19T19:48:10+00:00
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How to Make a Barcode Inventory System for a Small Business

How to Make a Barcode Inventory System for a Small Business At Smith Corona, we have built our business around the barcode.  Without it, the label industry wouldn't have experienced the growth that it has over the past 20 years.  It's easy to forget that some businesses [...]

2022-05-19T15:42:02+00:00

Millennials’ Eating Habits Are Revolutionizing Food Logistics

Millennials' Eating Habits are Revolutionizing Food Logistics Millennials are changing their eating habits, and the market is rapidly evolving to keep up with all 75 million of them. Whether it be what foods they prefer or how they shop, the marketplace is drastically changing to meet new [...]

2022-02-09T21:38:04+00:00

Paper Mills Have the Power (To Finally Increase Prices)

Paper Mills Have the Power....To Finally Increase Prices The advent of the Internet has revolutionized many industries in the past 20 years, and maybe none more so than the paper industry.  As the Internet and digital publications have grown, consumers began to gravitate away from newspapers and [...]

2022-02-09T21:23:38+00:00

How China is Killing Another American Industry

How China is Killing Another American Industry It’s no secret.  Our President is obsessed with it.  Chinese companies are taking American manufacturing jobs. The trade deficit is real and it is crippling the United States.  The gap between goods imported from China to the United States and [...]

2022-02-09T21:18:01+00:00