Sample Packaging

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Sample Packaging

Postby chicagopotter » Dec 30th, '09, 11:15

Any suggestions on how to package some 15g samples I want to send out? Not to hip to little plastic baggies...

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Re: Sample Packaging

Postby bsteele » Dec 30th, '09, 11:41

How many are you sending out? Are you willing to purchase something online?

You could use mini tins like adagio's samples, or a mini cardboard pouch... I can't find an example of what I am thinking of... but i KNOW i've seen them. Let's see if I can put my inter-naut skillzz to work.

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Re: Sample Packaging

Postby bsteele » Dec 30th, '09, 11:52

Okay, something like this... but made from recycled cardboard or whatever maybe?

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/385651/pa ... asy_steps/

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Re: Sample Packaging

Postby Victoria » Dec 30th, '09, 11:56

The one ounce size from TeaSource are nice to have on hand for exchanging tea and you don't have to commit to a bulk amount of them:
http://teasource.com/merchant2/merchant ... t_Count=12

Upton is also a good choice - you can get small green foil bags or opt for small round tins:
http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/catalo ... s+and+Bags

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Re: Sample Packaging

Postby chicagopotter » Dec 30th, '09, 13:08

Thanks Victoria and bsteele; you can read my mind!! Have some of the bags and tins on the way from Upton and was also looking for an origami solution (unsuccessfully).

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Re: Sample Packaging

Postby geeber1 » Dec 30th, '09, 13:55

Chris:
Is this what you are looking for Origami-wise?

http://teaappreciationsociety.posterous ... ne-tea-box

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Re: Sample Packaging

Postby olivierco » Dec 30th, '09, 14:08

geeber1 wrote:Chris:
Is this what you are looking for Origami-wise?

http://teaappreciationsociety.posterous ... ne-tea-box



or like this one?

http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-box.html

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Re: Sample Packaging

Postby chicagopotter » Dec 30th, '09, 15:21

geeber and oliverco, those are really nice, but I'm looking for less box-ish, more envelope-ish which can be made w/one square of origami paper. I've found a few designs, but none that I'm really excited about (or that meet my anal retentive criteria).

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Re: Sample Packaging

Postby ABx » Dec 30th, '09, 18:45

Scroll down to the 'featured specials' on this page:
http://www.sorbentsystems.com/standupbags_order.html

100 sample size foil zip bags for $15.50 :)

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