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How Much Ribbon You Need: Measuring Ribbon for Perfectly Wrapped Gifts

I can’t tell you how many times we’re asked how much ribbon will be needed to wrap a certain number of boxes of a certain size! Calculating Ribbon Length - Method 1 (EASY) The truly BEST way to work out how much ribbon you’ll need is to grab a piece of string and wrap [...]

2024-03-18T01:42:17+00:00 March 18th, 2024|0 Comments

FSC Certified Custom Branded Tissue Paper with Water-Based Inks

At Australian Printed Ribbon we prioritise sustainable options for your packaging needs. When it comes to our custom Printed Tissue Paper, our commitment to environmental responsibility is reflected in our use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper, paired with water-based inks for printing. Here's why our eco-conscious approach matters: Forest Preservation FSC certification ensures [...]

2023-07-21T00:59:06+00:00 July 21st, 2023|0 Comments

Thinking Christmas in July

In business, as in life, there’s no truer saying than “time flies!” And so it is we find ourselves in July braving chilly temperatures, donning our winter woollies and negotiating a new financial year. It is also the time when those with a strong attachment to celebrating Christmas when it is snowing - or at [...]

2023-07-12T04:28:00+00:00 July 12th, 2023|0 Comments

Customised Anti-Theft/Return Printed Ribbon

Custom branded anti-theft/return or security ribbon is a clever and stylish way for online clothing retailers to reduce fraudulent returns. By looping your custom printed ribbon through the garment so it’s visible when worn and security fastening the ends (or sewing them into a seam) the item can be tried on. It can't be removed, [...]

2023-07-12T03:39:09+00:00 June 1st, 2023|0 Comments

Respecting People & the Environment

At Australian Printed Ribbon we are committed to fair, ethical and sustainable business practices, focusing on keeping as much production in Australia as possible and sourcing only those products that reflect the quality and principles we stand behind. 95% of our ribbon is printed in our Melbourne factory (supporting local production, reducing carbon miles & [...]

2023-06-01T03:16:27+00:00 April 14th, 2023|0 Comments

Shopify: Creating a Memorable Experience with Ecommerce Packaging

Shopify’s article on how ecommerce businesses can use packaging to create a memorable unboxing experience for their brands emphasised a lot of the points that have drawn business to our custom products for years. As Shopify noted, “Repeat customers will spend more with your business, and investing in retention and loyalty marketing can move you [...]

2020-04-21T04:41:42+00:00 April 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Ready-to-Ship Ribbon for Gifts, Hampers & Care Packages

Do you want to make your care packages and gifts look special but you don’t need a logo or customised branding on them? We have a range of IN STOCK designs with thoughtful phrases ready to ship. We use our lovely double sided woven edged satin ribbon – available in your choice of over [...]

2020-04-02T01:52:40+00:00 April 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

We’re still trading as usual and supporting other Australian businesses

We hope that everyone is keeping safe in these challenging times. We want to update you on what's happening here at Australian Printed Ribbon during this period. As an Australian manufacturing business, we feel it is incredibly important that we maintain our local capability and skilled staff when we can, and when it is safe [...]

2020-04-02T00:31:57+00:00 March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Why local manufacture is best for our customers

At Australian Printed Ribbon we are proud that our name actually means something – we actually physically print the majority of our customers’ ribbon right here in our Melbourne factory. While ‘made in Australia’ is a nice catchphrase, it actually makes sense for us from a business perspective, not because it’s cheaper to print here [...]

2020-03-11T03:38:09+00:00 March 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Double Sided Satin Ribbon Steals the Show

There’s a reason satin ribbon sits atop the hierarchy of ribbons. Humans have always been inextricably drawn to rich, smooth fabrics that speak of luxury and style. Ribbons are among the oldest of functional and decorative textiles and have been around since Neolithic times. They were used with increasing frequency during the Middle Ages and [...]

2019-06-27T01:42:36+00:00 May 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Custom Branded Ribbon for Rachél José

We recently printed ribbon for Rachel at Rachél José Jewellery, a Canberra based business that turns memories into jewellery. We had the opportunity to catch up with Rachel to see how she's using her branded ribbon in her business. Tell us a bit about what you do, Rachel... At Rachél José Jewellery we preserve couples’ [...]

2019-10-30T05:26:27+00:00 May 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Custom Ribbon with Harry and Meghan

When Taronga Zoo launched their world class Taronga Institute of Science & Learning last October, they came to us for the custom printed ribbon (of course!) and went straight to the Palace for the scissor handlers – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Harry and Meghan). Ribbon and royals – sounds like a perfect [...]

2021-06-07T00:54:44+00:00 February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

How to use your packaging to build brand awareness on social media

If you don’t know it by now, social media is a vital part of almost any business’s marketing plan. Not only can you use it to display your products, your business, and your brand, but over 75% of shoppers will recommend products they like to their friends and followers on social media. And why do [...]

2023-06-01T03:36:51+00:00 July 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Why is consistent brand messaging important?

Custom packaging is a simple, visual and tactile way to ensure your customers have an experience that connects them with your brand in a meaningful way at the moment that they hold your product in their hands. It’s designed to express the personality (and values) of your brand, attract attention to and enhance your products, [...]

2023-06-01T03:32:02+00:00 July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

In Store Visual Merchandising with Ribbon

Our Grand Opening ribbon comes in 30m and 100m rolls as standard. If you have some left over from your ribbon cutting ceremony, you can keep that on hand for the next occasion, but how about using it as part of an eye catching display in your shop instead? Here's an example of how our [...]

2019-05-22T03:46:36+00:00 June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

How online retail businesses can use custom packaging to wow their customers

Visual merchandising is an incredibly important marketing tool for retail businesses, but for online boutiques the delivery experience is often the only time interaction with customers has the opportunity to move away from the virtual - website and social media - into a truly memorable shopping experience. Customers remember those businesses that have gone the [...]

2019-05-22T03:46:36+00:00 April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

What awareness ribbons can do for your organisation – apart from raising money!

Search online for ‘Awareness Ribbons’ and you’ll find lists of (many!) ribbon colours and the dozens of causes associated with each one. It can be confusing when every day/week/month seems to have several causes attached to it. Some awareness ribbons are attached to specific campaigns – like Pink Ribbon Day for breast cancer or the [...]

2022-03-24T02:35:14+00:00 March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Put a Ribbon on it this Christmas!

It’s time to get your clients’ thinking about Christmas! With Christmas just around the corner, businesses are (or should be!) planning corporate gifts to impress clients, thank staff and acknowledge suppliers. Christmas falls at the same time every year, so we shouldn’t be surprised when it creeps up on us, but we always are! It’s [...]

2019-05-22T03:46:36+00:00 November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Congratulations to Taronga Zoo on 100 Years

Taronga Zoo is celebrating 100 years since opening, and they came to us at Australian Printed Ribbon for help with the Opening Ceremony of their Centenary celebrations. The requirements for us were straightforward – to supply beautifully printed ceremonial ribbon highlighting the logos of Taronga Zoo and their Centenary partner, ANZ Australia, for a ribbon [...]

2019-05-22T03:46:36+00:00 October 12th, 2016|0 Comments
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