Pack & Mail can handle your most complex packing jobs. Even delicate and valuable Lladro porcelain figurines can be packed and shipped safely from our stores. Here’s one we got in this week, valued at $3500.00. The customer said he wouldn’t trust anyone else! to pack it.
One of the things that Pack & Mail tries to do is help the local economy. We’re always looking for locally made goods to sell in our locations. One of our newest items is a series of motivational books published by Everest Inspirational Classics; including bestseller “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Stop in to either of our locations to see the different titles available. If you know anyone who would like to sell their locally made products in our stores, please have them contact us!
Did you know Pack & Mail offers a “Lamination Service”?Our laminator applies a plastic covering to protect your documents, important cards (like Social Security cards), ID Badges, Photos, Documents and even 11″X17″ Menus. Our professional-quality laminating machine laminates items up 8.5″x14″ at our Binghamton location and up to 11″ x17″ at our Endwell location. Pack & Mail, we make it easy!
We offer FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, Freight Service, Etc. We do it all. You will know which carrier will have the most cost effective means for shipping. This is a great reason to use a business like Pack & Mail, who not only gives you choices but always goes the extra mile to ensure your shipment is optimally packed and shipped with the most affordable carrier. Pack & Mail has over 100 box sizes, and with our packaging supplies and expertise we can guarantee your shipment’s safety or your money back. Let the Pro’s at Pack & Mail pack & ship your next…. almost anything. #WeSaveYouMoney.
Choosing the right corrugated box can be a confusing task. There are varying thicknesses (single wall, double wall, triple wall), several different flute types (A, B, C, E, F, etc.), and a wide variety of papers that can be used in corrugated construction, including paper with post-consumer recycled content. In addition there is a choice of case styles and different manufacturing processes such as RSC or die-cut boxes. All of these details impact the strength and durability of the box. All of Pack & Mail’s corrugated boxes are manufactured to withstand the rigors of the shipping environment.
|Types of Flutes|
|Flutes come in several standard shapes or flute profiles (A, B, C, E, F, etc.). The most common are “B-flute” (used for die-cut boxes) and “C-flute” (used for RSC’s). B-flute is compressed and appears thinner. It is made with more paper to provide stronger side wall protection from blows and punctures. C-flute is taller, with more air space, but offers enhanced stacking strength. E-flute is excellent for graphic reproduction.|
|There are currently two tests used throughout the corrugated industry to determine strength. Historically the industry standard has been the Bursting (Mullen) Test, measuring the force required to rupture or puncture the face of corrugated board. This force is indirectly related to a carton’s ability to withstand forces to make it suitable to contain and protect a product during shipment. Bursting strength is reported in pounds (for example, 200# test).
A new standard that has achieved acceptance is the Edge Crush Test (ECT). This is a performance test related to the stacking strength of a case. It is measured by compressing a small segment of board on edge between two rigid plates perpendicular to the direction of the flutes until a peak load is established. This is measured in pounds per inch of load bearing edge (lb/in), and reported as an ECT value. (for example, 32 ECT).