Labels – whether big or small, they are all around us providing information about the product or object they are attached to.  When you think of a label, your mind might quickly go to the shampoo bottle in your shower where it describes the scent or a ready-to-eat salad bowl you bought at the grocery store, listing all of the ingredients included in the package.

Labels surround us more than what we think and play a HUGE role into getting the consumer interested in the product and making a purchase.  Take for example, the craft beer business has exploded over the past few years, making it a thriving market for label printers.  The supply and demand of producing labels for new releases of beers has created a great opportunity for the label industry.  Brands are finding innovative ways to incorporate designs to help their company stand out as well as create a connection to social which then creates a customer experience that draws them in.

Consumers are really starting to pay more attention to labels as they have evolved into works of art.  Think about the last time you stood in a beer distributor and looked at all of the creative labels – you might not drink a certain kind of beer but because you saw a cool design that sparked your interest, maybe you bought it any way.  The best way to set yourself a part from the competition is to create a memorable label.

Label companies across the nation rely on Yazoo’s 100% recycled paper cores to help keep business booming. Yazoo covers 90% of the label market as our cores are the starting point to getting jobs completed. We are all about the customer experience which is why we are continuously helping companies save time and money by offering no minimums and fast speed to market with 48-hour turnaround times.

Our stock core program is the perfect fit for the label industry.  Our durable, high-quality paper cores are manufactured to maximize your processes, allowing you to convert more labels as well as improve your ROI.  We stock over 110 sizes of 3” and 6” I.D. that are available for same-day shipment if ordered by 4pm EST.  Yazoo’s stock cores allow companies to start their production immediately upon receiving their order as they are already cut down to the size needed.  In addition, we also offer a full range of sizes, made to fit your specifications and custom capabilities to keep you ahead of your competition.

          

con·​vert – to alter the physical or chemical nature or properties of, especially in manufacturing.

In a world where we can have basically (almost) anything we want at our fingertips, we soon forget the process it takes to make a product. A product cannot amount to anything great until it has its starting point.  In the converting industry, that starting point is a core.

Converting is the essential part of the process of taking raw materials and creating a finished product. This kind of process is crucial for industries specializing in adhesives, tapes, labels, film, fabric, flexible packaging, etc.  Converting cores are manufactured with each application in mind.  The cores must maintain their durability during and after the process of adding a product on to them.  Yazoo’s paper cores are manufactured from plies of paper of various thicknesses to attain the customer’s strength and performance specifications.

Slitting and rewinding is a common process that Converters use in their operations. A machine takes a product, unwinds the material through a series of blades that slits the material into smaller widths then rewinds it onto a new roll.  Our 100% recycled paper cores have the strength and consistency converting companies require to optimize their operations.  As speed increases on rewinding machines, Yazoo’s cores are designed to protect their inside diameter and core length, greatly reducing cost from waste. Custom capabilities such as covers, liners, embossing, etc. add unique value to a customer’s manufacturing process, without damaging the product.

The next time you purchase something, take a few minutes to reflect on the processes it took to manufacture the product.  You might just appreciate it even more!

          

In one week, we will be heading south to Orlando, Florida to exhibit at one of the biggest converting trade shows of the year.  ICE USA 2017 marks its fourth edition in the
Americas and is bigger than ever before.  This three-day show is bringing together over 250+ exhibitors with thousands of packaging, paper, and self-adhesive industry professionals.

Yazoo Mills is the leading manufacturer of paper cores for the converting industry.  Our products are the key solution for converters of paper, film, foil, nonwovens, and other flexible web-based materials.  Converting professionals will gather to see first-hand the solutions our stock and custom paper cores have to offer.

If you go:

April 25-27, 2017
Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL

Booth #118

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

For more information on ICE USA 2017, please click here

        

American-Made. High-Quality. Unparalleled Service.

When purchasing a product, do you ever find yourself looking at the material the product is made from?  How the quality of the products rates – does it fit your standards?  And then, do you find yourself searching the tag, label, etc. to see where the product was manufactured?  Do you look for products that are specifically made in the United States?
Let’s be honest – it’s becoming harder and harder to find products that are produced in the United States but it’s becoming more critically important to all Americans.

In today’s modern manufacturing, companies are outsourcing to other countries to cut down on their costs, which in return, typically brings down the quality and service of their products. However, that has not and will not ever be the case at Yazoo.  Our products have always been 100% American-made since 1902.  That’s over 115 years of manufacturing experience in the United States.  Our manufacturing facility, located in New Oxford, PA, continues to create more jobs within our community and offers economic growth opportunities for hard working, skilled employees.

We are proud to have our manufacturing facility located in Pennsylvania, which happens to be one of the top 25 states for manufacturing.  Over 15,000+ customers rely on Yazoo’s American-made paper tubes and cores.  With keeping our manufacturing in the United States, we are able to manufacture high-quality products, have the fastest turnaround time in the industry, and offer top-notch customer service to our customers.

     

We have been a longtime supporter and donor of countless non-profit organizations that raise money to find cures. Recently, we donated cores to AB Graphic, a leader in the label printing industry, who partnered up with other companies to help print stickers for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Labels and Labeling says “The donated stickers will be printed at Innovative Labeling Solutions in Ohio and Nosco in Illinois prior to the show. HP Indigo will handle some printing on site, and AB Graphic will convert the stickers on its Digicon Series 3 finishing unit that will be on display in their booth (#3223). More than 350,000 stickers will be printed and donated to the National MS Society. That’s 210,000 feet of material that normally would be thrown in the trash going to a good cause.

The bulk of the printed jobs will be 2-inch round stickers to be used at the organization’s Walk MS or Bike MS events, which happen in cities across the US. Rectangle runner’s bibs also will be printed.

The National MS Society is America’s leading charity organization dedicated to multiple sclerosis research, education and advocacy. The society’s fundraising events raise money to fund research, support groups and lobbying efforts.

AB Graphic and HP Indigo have partnered with Acpo, Actega, Rotometrics and Yazoo Mills for this cause, and all have donated materials or services.”

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease affecting the central nervous system. According to the National MS Society, MS is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the
immune system incorrectly attacks healthy tissue in the central nervous system.  The society says that MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

The concept to donate printed labels came from Tony Bell of AB Graphic and Alon Bar-Shany of HP. Choosing the National MS Society as the beneficiary was an idea came from AB Graphic
operations manager Tim Staples.

“We’ve never done anything on this scale and with a large nonprofit,” Staples said. “We wanted to do something where we weren’t throwing away 20,000 meters of material a day. So much of this material is gone to waste.”

Staples continued: “Most of it is going in the trash. If a nonprofit organization can use these products, then it’s a win-win-win. We get to show our equipment, it’s a tax deduction for manufacturers, and it’s a great relief on these nonprofits.”

The initiative also is a ‘personal crusade’ for Staples, who was diagnosed with MS in May after what he first believed were complications from Lasik eye surgery. He lost sight in half of his eye, and when he went back to the eye doctor, he was sent for a brain scan that detected MS.

After the diagnosis he turned to the MS Society for help in understanding the disease.

“There’s a lot of information out there, but the reputable information comes from the National MS Society,” he said.

MS can cause many symptoms.  Currently, there is no cure for MS, but treatments are available to reduce the number of relapses and delaying the progression of disability.”

Join Labels and Labeling in donating to the cause here

      

It’s been almost two years and we are getting close to heading back to the great city of Chicago for one of the biggest tradeshows of the year.  Labelexpo Americas is the continent’s largest
event held for the label, product decoration, web printing, and converting industry.  Offering visitors a range of valuable new feature areas, Labelexpo Americas was first held in 1989 and continues to remain an important industry resource for print professionals, brand owners, label and packing designers, and associated graphic industry supplies.  Covering nearly 200,000 square feet, the entire show floor is heavily traveled with traffic by thousands of attendees and over 400 exhibitors.

Labelexpo Americas is held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from September 13-15, 2016.  Yazoo Mills will have on display their in-line printing capabilities and custom paper cores for attendees to view at Hall F, booth #6010.  Stop by our booth and see how Yazoo Mills can satisfy all of your paper core needs.

For more information on Labelexpo Americas, please click here

The 9th annual Converters Expo will take place once again at Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, WI on Thursday, April 2016 from 9:30am-3:30pm.  The expo will bring together over 600 converters and packagers of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers.

With over 100 exhibitors, Converters Expo is a great place  to find contract manufacturers to help in all aspects of production, partners that can add value to the manufacturing processes, supplies of printing, packaging, and testing services, and converters and manufacturers to create products.  Randy Green, group publisher, Packaging Strategies for BNP Media said “This exciting event provides attendees and exhibitors opportunities to learn about new products, network with leading industry professionals, discuss advances in efficiency, techniques, trends and more.”

Visit Yazoo Mills at booth #C323 to learn more about our high-quality paper cores.

We are just a few days away from exhibiting at the package printing and converting industry’s premier networking event, INFO*FLEX 2016.  This year’s show will feature a show floor five percent larger than the 2015 event and is now completely sold out with over 300 booth spaces being occupied.  This two-day event will host 235 exhibitors and more than 2,000 attendees will roam the show floor for deals, information, innovative strategies, and much more!

“For the last five years running, INFO*FLEX has seen tremendous growth, not only in attendee and exhibitor presence, but in the depth and breadth of the market segments represented on the show floor,” said Jay Kaible, FTA’s director of membership and business development. He added, “It’s the only US event where the worlds of tag & label, flexible packaging, folding carton, corrugated and everything in between meet. INFO*FLEX’s aisles offer the most comprehensive array of solutions and technologies catering to the needs of package printers and converters. The leading press/converting manufacturers are there. Premedia is there. Digital solutions providers, inks and instruments, rolls, blades, cleaners and a host of process control experts will be on hand as well. Of the more than 200 exhibiting companies, 80 percent cater to the wide web market and 75 percent cater to the tag & label market.”

Yazoo Mills will have their high quality in-line printing capabilities and custom paper cores on display for attendees to view.  Stop by booth #734 to see how Yazoo can satisfy all of your paper tube and core needs.

      

In today’s world, it is becoming harder and harder to find companies that you can trust and also provide good quality products at the same time.  You may find yourself spending hours upon hours searching for that one company that shines brighter than them all.  A company that has a reputation that can back them up.  Yazoo Mills has all of that and so much more.  Here is why our customers do not have to play the guessing game when ordering from our company.

Ongoing Reliability
Yazoo Mills was founded in 1902 in Yazoo City, Mississippi and remains the largest family owned and operated manufacturer of paper tubes are cores.  We have been in the paper tube and core industry for more than 110 years and we haven’t stopped growing.  We operate two, state-of-the-art facilities that total 240,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space.

Consistent Quality
Yazoo makes sure that every product we make has the most superlative quality, every single time.  All of our tubes are manufactured from 100% recycled paperboard.  It doesn’t matter if the job is 10 tubes or 10,000+ tubes.  Each order is treated the same; inspected before and after processing.

Exceptional Customer Service
We’re here to help you.  With an average of over 10 years of experience, we have the most knowledgeable staff in the industry.  Our team offers immediate quotes for custom-made paper tubes and cores and strive to give our consumers the best service possible.  Over 15,000 customers nationwide depend on Yazoo for fast, friendly, and hassle-free customer service.

Fastest Turnaround Time
With the help from our dedicated employees, we have the fastest turnaround time in the industry.  Stock paper tubes and cores are available for same-day shipment if an order is placed by 4pm EST.  All custom orders ship in 48 hours or less, guaranteed.  We recognize that everyone’s needs are different which is why we have no minimum requirements.  No order is too small or too big for Yazoo.  We can make you a single tube, a box full, or a truck load.

After you’re done placing your order, sit back and relax.  Yazoo Mills has you covered.

       

Have you ever needed just one single item from a company but your purchase didn’t meet the minimum requirements so you had to buy more than what you needed?  We understand that everyone has different needs and that the order quantity will vary from customer to customer.  Did you know that we have no minimum requirements on our products?  Whether you need a single tube, a box full, or a truckload, we’ve got you covered.

Over 15,000 customers nationwide depend on Yazoo’s 100% recycled paperboard products.  We can accommodate the needs to all types of companies, big or small.  We put our customers first.  Our premium quality paper tubes and cores are made to each customer’s specifications and are shipped in 48-hours or less, guaranteed.  In addition to our no minimum requirements, Yazoo also offer same-day shipment on stock paper tube and core orders.