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post #16 of 30
So, I was looking at the sites above and regardless of minimums, did you notice that there is a HUGE price difference in the items?

Papermart - 6x6 100 guage - $6.61 per case of 500
Uline - 6x6 100 guage - $21 per carton of 500
Nashville Wraps - 6x6 80 guage - $12.30 per 500 (these are specified food grade)
US Box - 6x6 80 guage food grade - $20.00 for 500
DCE - 6x6 75 guage food grade - $12.00 for 500

Does anyone have a specific company they use for these that they prefer? I can't imaging that papermart can be that much cheaper can they? Or is it because they are not specified food grade?
post #17 of 30
ok, call me blonde, but what item are you talking about? bags? boxes? hard plastic boxes? I went to papermart's site to try to find them but coudln't find anything with a description of 6x6 100 gauge. Can you help me out?
post #18 of 30
http://www.papermart.com/templates/36-0-30.htm#GO_36030

she's talking about shrink bags here's the link

does anyone know if papermart has a min. order? I looked but didn't see anything
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post #19 of 30
Thanks for the link! The one below is is shown on a food basket and it has the same description, so I'd be inclined to think these were ok for food. The pricing diff may be just a result of the volume of business they do and/or their manufacturing abilities.

Their home page says "No minimums".
post #20 of 30
Papermart has a $15 minimum (which they don't tell you until you add to the cart) but there is a$3 charge if you order less than that.

Make sense?
post #21 of 30
Papermart claims to have a "no $ minimum order" on their home page but they always charged me a $3 "small package" fee as they called it. Even on orders where I bought $50 worth of boxes from them + shrink bags they still charged me the $3 small package fee for shrink bags.

I switched to http://www.dougcare.com/packsupplies/shrinkbags.htm because the shrink bags are food safe. Another CCer contacted papermart and the shrink bags are not food safe (probably why they're so much cheaper).
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post #22 of 30
that is what I was afraid of! Thanks! I think I am going with DCE too!
post #23 of 30
Sorry it took me so long to reply regarding saran. I just wraped the cookie in saran (make sure the ends overlap on back and are stuck together) then I just used my heat gun (from a stamping thing I did about 15 yrs back) - but you could just use a hairdryer. Because it's thinner than most shrink wrap you have to be careful not to get too close or you will get a hole. I couldn't attach the photos for some reason. They are in my photos. These are pictures of a cookie on a stick I did this way. The cookies is similar to ones done by shabbychic (she inspired me) this is a sample for the dessert at a fundraiser luncheon for my son's school.

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post #24 of 30
Juds2323,

That is exactly how I package my cookies and they look great. I love that method.


Jackie
post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by newcakemaker

So, I was looking at the sites above and regardless of minimums, did you notice that there is a HUGE price difference in the items?

Papermart - 6x6 100 guage - $6.61 per case of 500
Uline - 6x6 100 guage - $21 per carton of 500
Nashville Wraps - 6x6 80 guage - $12.30 per 500 (these are specified food grade)
US Box - 6x6 80 guage food grade - $20.00 for 500
DCE - 6x6 75 guage food grade - $12.00 for 500

Does anyone have a specific company they use for these that they prefer? I can't imaging that papermart can be that much cheaper can they? Or is it because they are not specified food grade?



I'll bump this question, too! I'm a big fan of papermart.com, however, I ordered their shrink wrap bags (the 100 gauge 6x6 size), and I don't use them because they just seem too stiff for food. I compared them to sugar cookies I bought at a Hallmark store, and I was right, the shrink wrap on the Hallmark cookies was definitely softer. I'm still looking for a softer shrink wrap because the stiff stuff just didn't seem right for food.
post #26 of 30
have any of you seen the food safe tissue paper (it's like tissue paper but is actually food safe plastic)? I bought some at christmas from the dollar store with different prints on them like snowflakes, snowmen, candy canes and santas but have not seen them anywhere else. I wanted to buy some plain ones and some with different holiday prints. I like to buy small boxes and use this paper as a special touch for truffles, candies and so on.
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post #27 of 30
So if I buy the shrink bags from Dougcare, I can just use my hair dryer....and it will look good? I'd hate to buy 500 of them and they don't work!

Amazing. I can do my own shrink wrap?
post #28 of 30
Yes phyllis52, you can use your own blow dryer to shrink them thumbs_up.gif . Since you haven't used them before I highly recommend practicing with a few first. Start with the back of the cookie first then turn it over and shrink the front. This way the wrinkles will be on the back.

The most important thing is to use a food safe product and if you're shipping, the wrap must be strong enough to keep the cookies secure so they don't break. There's nothing a customer hates more than to spend alot of money and receive broken cookies. HTH!
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post #29 of 30
Thanks, cookiecreations!

I'm ordering from Dougcare tonight - and hopefully with a little practice I'll even get my DH to help.

I can't tell you guys how much help everyone is here - on every forum, on every question. This is the first place I look when I need help, and it can be explained in very simple terms and you don't make me feel like a dope.

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post #30 of 30
Uhmm, how do you saran shrink wrap around the stick of the cookie ?? I love the idea but can't figure out the stick thing. Thanks !!
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