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Relyco DigiPOP Video: How Easy It Is to Create Personalized Packaging

Relyco’s new DigiPOP line of customizable digital packaging solutions for large format laser and digital printers is completely revolutionizing the industry with the ability to quickly and cost-effectively create unique personalized items whenever you or your customers need them.

Traditionally, if you wanted to produce items like custom golf ball sleeves or pocket folders, the process was time consuming and expensive. Even if you only wanted a few hundred of these items, you had to order thousands just to get the cost per item down. And, if you wanted to personalize these items, there was no way to do that on an offset press. With DigiPOP, you print as many items as you need, when you need them, and personalize them as you print them. The DigiPOP laser and digital substrate packaging templates are truly unique.

Check out the DigiPOP introduction video to learn more and see how you can quickly create your own custom personalized packaging and promotional items.

Relyco DigiPOP personalized packaging substrate templates

Learn more about DigiPOP and how easy it is to create your personalized packaging and promotional items

To learn more about Relyco’s DigiPOP custom packaging solutions, visit the DigiPOP web page, call us at 1-800-777-7359, or Email us.

InfoTrends: Nine Reasons Why Digital Packaging is Growing

Yesterday, Relyco launched its DigiPOP custom digital packaging solutions that enable printers to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively create personalized packaging and promotional items from over 120 substrate templates on most large

Relyco DigiPOP custom digital packaing and promtional items

Relyco DigiPOP: Easily and Affordably Create Your Own Personalized Packaging and Promotional Items

format laser printers and digital presses. Recently, InfoTrends released a report that discusses the growing market for products like DigiPOP and and the enormous market opportunity for personalized digital packaging. Here’s the report synopsis from InfoTrends…

Nine Reasons Why Digital Packaging is Growing
Digital package printing is poised for big growth as advances in digital printing technology can now feed heightened demand for shorter runs of packages and labels from consumer goods manufacturers. At the same time, while many printing markets are losing share to the Internet, packaging is a market that can’t be digitized. Package printers, converters, and commercial printers can all benefit by expanding into this market.

According to our 2010 Market Assessment: Color Digital Printing in Packaging and Label Converting, InfoTrends projects that digital package printing will grow 15.7% annually, rising from $1.8 billion in 2009 to over $3.7 billion in 2014. Packaging represents the single biggest analog-to-digital print opportunity in the graphic communications market.
Key growth contributors include:

  • Increases in private labeling and resulting shorter runs
  • Package testing
  • Customizing for target markets or event marketing
  • Making the package interactive
  • Streamlined solutions for secure variable data label printing
  • Improvements in supply chain management
  • An emphasis on sustainability
  • Expanded media options
  • Available technology (e.g., the presses and beyond)

Advances in digital printing technology have created great opportunities for package printers, converters, and commercial printers to expand into this market. The technology is now well-established in the packaging market mainly because of its success in producing full- and spot-color labels for use in decorating food and beverage containers, personal care items, and other consumer goods. Another application area gaining ground, because of previous production methods being costly and time-consuming, is package prototyping and test runs.

The raise of retailers’ private brands, lower-cost alternatives to major brands, is also fueling the need for digital color in the packaging world. Retailers can leverage the technology to deliver better looking packages that grab consumers’ attention. Short run capabilities are attractive because they offer versioning at lower cost.

Major brands are also reaping benefits from digital printing. Consider Procter & Gamble (P&G), one of the largest makers of consumer goods in the world. It markets and supports over 350 brands globally. Languages, cultures, government regulations, and competition all spur continuous label and packaging development. Digital printing offers P&G and all major brands the advantages of speed, flexibility, short runs, and lower cost.

No matter how you package it, the time for digital packaging is here. To assist print and packaging service providers in maximizing sales strategies and marketing efforts, InfoTrends launched a Packaging Business Development Strategies advisory service. The service provides a “how-to” approach to effectively go after the digital packaging opportunity and offers existing service providers the tools to enhance their efforts.

To learn more about Relyco’s DigiPOP custom packaging solutions, visit the DigiPOP web page, call us at 1-800-777-7359, or Email us.

Personalized Packaging and Promotional Materials Made Easy with Relyco DigiPOP

Relyco today launched DigiPOP(TM), an exciting and affordable new line of customizable digital packaging solutions for large format laser and digital printers. With over 120 pre-die cut product templates designed with distributors, wholesalers, commercial and in-plant printers, Fortune 1000 companies, small and mid-sized business, and retailers in mind, the DigiPOP “flat sheet” folding cartons and flexible packaging solutions meet the needs of marketers, event coordinators, promoters, and meeting and function planners to quickly deliver unique and affordable personalized presentation items.

Relyco DigiPOP custom digital packaing and promtional items

Relyco DigiPOP: Easily and Affordably Create Your Own Personalized Packaging and Promotional Items

According to its 2010 Market Assessment: Color Digital Printing in Packaging and Label Converting, InfoTrends projects that digital package printing will grow 15.7% annually, rising from $1.8 billion in 2009 to over $3.7 billion in 2014. Personalized packaging represents the single biggest analog-to-digital print opportunity in the graphic communications market.

Relyco’s DigiPOP digital packaging solutions eliminate the cost and time-barriers with getting a customized and personalized 3-D mail, promotion, or presentation piece into the hands of the targeted audience. DigiPOP solutions are comprised of specially designed “flat sheet” flexible and foldable packaging substrate templates that are optimized for nearly all of the most popular and widely used large format laser and standard digital press equipment with 12” x 18” handling capability. DigiPOP sheets are die cut using a patented, break-clean edge technology, enabling printers to produce efficient, short-run packaging with exceptional print quality and easy folding capability for impressive presentation.

“It’s a fact that personalization via variable data printing on marketing and promotional pieces increases response and recall rates by 45-60 percent. Traditionally, the only way to justify the cost of producing these types of personalized items was to order thousands of them, whether you needed that many or not,” said Mike Steinberg, president of Relyco. “Our DigiPOP products are completely revolutionizing the industry with the ability to quickly and affordably create unique personalized items whenever you or your customers need them. Need to produce a few custom folders for an important sales meeting, personalized golf ball sleeves for a corporate outing, unique customized boxes for a promotional mailing…it’s easy with DigiPOP.”

DigiPOP Applications
With over 120 easy-to-assemble substrate and design templates, including presentation folders, golf ball sleeves, popcorn buckets, cube boxes, CD/DVD mailers, and much more, DigiPOP is perfect for these types of applications:

Personalized DigiPOP Golf Ball Sleeves

Quickly Create Personalized Golf Ball Sleeves for Events

  • Personalized Corporate Event and Meeting Materials
  • Marketing and Political Campaigns
  • Charitable/Philanthropic Events
  • Variable Image Personalization (V.I.P.) Mailers
  • Restaurants
  • Colleges
  • B2B and Product Promotions
  • Information Desks
  • Doctor and Professional Offices

See all of the available Relyco DigiPOP templates

View a DigiPOP video showing how easy it is to create personalized items

Read the DigiPOP Frequently Asked Questions

DigiPOP Features

  • Ready-to-Run: Print DigiPOP on-demand on nearly any large format laser or digital printer (with 12”x18” minimum capability), including Kodak NexPress, HP Indigo Press, and Xerox iGen3
  • Variable Data and Image Fields: Design templates are provided to leverage the power of custom personalization
  • Pre-Die Cut: Avoid the expense of custom die creation and post-processing
  • Pre-Qualified Substrates: Outstanding color reproduction with flawless performance and runnability

Pricing and Availability
Available now, Relyco DigiPOP digital packaging solutions are priced affordably with quantity discounts available. With more than 120 available substrate templates, customers can mix and match products when ordering. Relyco also offers affordable sample packs of 100, 150, and 500 select DigiPOP templates. Contact Relyco for detailed pricing and product information by calling 1-800-777-7359, emailing info@relyco.com, or visit the DigiPOP web page.

USA Today Reports on QR Codes for Realtors

Relyco has been talking about QR (Quick Response) codes as a way realtors can provide instant information about each property they are offering since the beginning of the year. Now, the mainstream media is jumping on the QR code bandwagon for the real estate market. A recent article, Mobile apps, quick response codes sell homes, published in USA Today highlights how successful realtors are using QR codes to help sell homes.

Relyco.com QR Code

Scan QR Code to Go Directly to Relyco's Website

From the USA TODAY article:

Some brokers are using quick response codes — or QR codes — on their “For Sale” signs and flyers. QR codes are the small square versions of a bar code that look like ink blots and they’re popping up more frequently in newspaper ads and other locations. Scan the code with a smartphone loaded with a QR app and it takes you directly to a website with photos, additional details and in some cases videos.

The value that Relyco delivers to realtors looking to add QR codes to their signs and riders is simplicity and affordability. Anybody who wants to add QR codes to signage can simply print a QR code on Relyco REVLAR waterproof paper right from any standard laser printer. With an adhesive backing, the QR code printed on REVLAR can then be affixed to any sign – saving you the cost of having to have new signs created every time you want to add a new QR code. Plus, REVLAR is durable and built to withstand the elements.

QR codes are not just for realtors. If you want to instantly take people to more information about anything (product details, calorie counts on menu items, how to videos, information on zoo animals, history on specific museum items, much more), you an easily do it with a QR code, print it on a REVLAR, and add it to your signage for pennies on the dollar.

To learn more about QR codes and Relyco’s REVLAR waterproof laser paper, visit www.relyco.com, call 1-800-777-7359, or Email us.