Information We Collect
Go2Paper requires that all Members register before they may use the Sites. During the course of this registration process, Go2Paper collects personal identification information and other user data.
Members provide personal identification information such as legal name, company name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and a user created ID and password. In addition, Go2Paper may collect billing account information, which includes billing related contact information. Members participating on the Sites by way of buying or selling products, Go2Paper may collect this information and associate it with personal identification information to construct personalized user pages detailing a user's transaction activity
How We Use the Information We Collect
All personal identification information beyond name, address, email address, and phone number will be used solely for Go2Paper internal purposes. These internal purposes include contacting sellers regarding their postings or bids received and notifying both buyers and sellers of other relevant operational activity related to the Sites. We may use aggregated information in the form of statistics for marketing, or other purposes, but that information would not include personally identifying information.
We use the information you provide to market and promote the services provided on the Sites. For example, we use the information, like your email, physical address, or phone number to share information about our current or new services to you which we think may be of interest to you.
We use your information to provide customer or technical support with use of our Sites. We may also use your email or phone number to contact you regarding known technical issues or to solicit information from you regarding new features or other ways to improve our services.
Go2Paper considers all information collected on the Sites to be a business asset. In the event that Go2Paper or substantially all of its assets are acquired, such information will be one of the transferred business assets. Go2Paper may also release personal identification information, billing account information, or any other user information when appropriate to comply with the law; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Go2Paper, its registered users, or other third parties.
Protecting your information is important to us. To that end, we have implemented Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") encryption software on the websites, which allows 128-bit encryption of all credit card data. Go2Paper also relies on a Member Name and Password system.
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When using the Sites, you may be using a third-party website operated by one of Go2Paper's business partners, suppliers or advertisers. Please be aware that this privacy statement governs only Go2Paper's use of the information that you provide to us. If you disclose, or consent to the disclosure of, personal information to a business partner or third party, you will be subject to that entity's privacy policies and practices. Go2Paper is not responsible for the information practices of such business partners or third parties.
Becoming a PaperManager Member also provides you with free access to our paper marketplace, Go2Paper.com. There you may find it a valuable resource to sell your excess paper or find great deals on quality paper. You can use the same username and password on both secure, web sites.
Once you register, to gain access to PaperManager, contact us, and if you are approved, we will provide you access to the assigned account.
If you are already registered on Go2Paper, you don't need to register again.
Dazzle Responsibly with Specialty Finishes and Inks
In years past, brand owners and designers mainly focused on applying specialty finishing techniques to
packaging that would make it stand apart from their competitors on the store shelf but gave little thought to what happened to the carton once
it was discarded. As consumers become more concerned about packaging's impact on the environment, brands are now requiring that their packaging not just dazzle the eye but dazzle the eye responsibly.
Fortunately, there are a few new inks and films that, paired properly with standard water-based or UV coatings, will add sparkle and shine to your packaging and align with corporate sustainability initiatives.
Available in a variety of styles including matte, gloss, and satin, aqueous coatings are one of the most popular eco-friendly finishes in the industry. Unlike traditional varnishes, aqueous coatings
do not yellow over time and are recyclable.
Aqueous coatings have been a staple of the print industry for quite some time, as they can increase the durability of the substrate and even resist impurities, such as fingerprints, scuffs, and scratches. Also, water-based coatings produce minimal waste and do not emit harmful gasses on-press, making them safe for pet or baby product packaging.
Unfortunately, to help balance the pH and produce a high-quality print, aqueous coatings contain amines.
When printed on top of low-performance inks or sensitive base colors, such as Warm Red, Rhodamine Red, 032 Red, Reflex Blue, Violet, Purple, and 072 Blue, water-based coatings can burn the ink (i.e., alter the color) and emit harmful chemicals. So if you request that your printer use an aqueous coating, ensure that they order inks that are resistant to burnout.
With a variety of finishes available, including matte, silk, satin, and glossy, UV coatings are quite durable so are an excellent option for packaging that may incur damage during transit.
Unfortunately, when paired with solvent-based inks, the UV curing process will release harmful chemicals into the air. Moreover, since solvent-based inks are flammable, they cannot be recycled.
Fortunately, water-based inks have recently been developed that can be paired with a UV coating. These inks are safer for the environment, healthier for production staff, and won't affect the recyclability of paper products.
Although these water-based inks have better adhesion than their solvent-based counterparts, they are soluble in alkaline solutions. This is an important factor to consider if the
packaging might come in contact with goods that contain liquid with a pH greater than 7, such as food, cleansing agents, or even cosmetics.
Cast and Cure™ Holography
Cast and Cure™ technology uses patterned film to enliven packaging or labels. First, a UV coating is applied to the paper or board. Next, a patterned film is laid on top of the coating and the pattern is transferred to the coating. The coating is then cured with a UV dryer and the film is reused. The film leaves behind a stunning,
eye-catching holographic effect that adds dimension to a carton's on-shelf presence.
The wonderful thing about this process is that neither the film nor UV coating affects the substrate's recyclability, nor does it release any harsh chemicals into the air. Moreover, the film can be reused multiple times, minimizing waste.
Although Cast and Cure™ can enhance the look and feel of packaging, it does not work well on a rough or uncoated surface or applied on top of light-colored inks. Even so, it may be the most eco-friendly way to add holographic sparkle to a printed piece or packaging.
With these new eco-friendly finishes, it's easier than ever before to apply environmentally conscious sparkle to packaging. Perhaps one of these innovative techniques will inspire your design team to create a new look that will not only look fantastic in unboxing videos, but also transform eco-conscious consumers into uber-loyal life-long fans.