No, our newsprint gift wrap is different from the traditional glossy stuff on a roll. We print your patterns on premium-grade newsprint using traditional web presses. Just like a daily newspaper, the paper comes off the press as a folded sheet. Read more about why we think our folded sheets > rolls in this blog post.
Our minimum of 3000 sheets reflects the large, high-speed presses we work on. Our process is ideal for high volume print runs at a very reasonable, low unit cost.
Minimums apply per sheet design, however our printing is automatically full-color and double-sided, meaning you get to print two patterns per sheet.
Our full sheet size is 21.5 x 34 inches, or approximately five square feet each. The finished folded dimension is 8.5 x 10.75”.
Production typically takes four to six weeks from final art approval.
We offer a number of packaging options, from sets of two to five sheets all packed in our standard compostable, plant-based PLA bag. We call this process ‘kitting’. From there, we have the ability to completely customize your finished product packaging from front label to inserts and gift tags, etc, delivering you a high-quality retail-ready product.
Not at all. We are happy to provide you the loose sheets straight off the press, perfect for your own in-house use for corporate gifting, if you have your own retail packaging, or you plan to use the paper as a product wrapper.
Not as much as you may think, but yes, a little—though we’re skilled at mitigating this effect in the design process. In web printing ink dries by absorption rather than being heat sealed or coated with laminates, which is a big part of keeping our product as green as possible. That said, today’s soy-based inks absorb much more thoroughly than the old petroleum inks which originally gained the reputation of rubbing off of people’s fingers. Wrappily’s uncoated paper is decidedly fresh, our crisp, reversible prints wrap a great gift—and not at the expense of the environment.
Simply put: service, price point, and values. Wrappily was founded with the mission to green-up giving. Providing a new niche for underutilized newspaper presses, supporting local jobs, helping to promote independent artists, reducing the carbon-footprint of goods, and bringing an environmentally responsible product to market are all objectives in the Wrappily concept, and all soundly built on being 100% made in the USA. We pride ourselves on sourcing FSC-certified recycled paper and soy-based inks to produce a wrapping paper that is 100% recyclable and compostable, and easily biodegradable. (Comparatively, much of the gift wrap sold in the USA is printed in China, shipped halfway across the world, likely re-distributed after that, only to be ripped up and thrown away. It’s maddening!) With Wrappily, we’ve worked to shorten our supply chain at every juncture—we’re milled, printed, and packaged right in Washington State. We all deserve a gift wrap we can feel good about.