Why is the custom printing minimum order quantity so high?

Our minimum order quantities for custom printed packaging is set by our various manufacturers. These minimums tend to be substantial because the manufacturers have to shut down their stock production lines to produce custom-printed products.

As an alternative, many of our clients utilize custom stamps or labels to brand their packaging. Some may feel a stamp or label doesn’t always look as premium as printed packaging. Realistically, for smaller companies or those just starting out, these options are more practical and accessible in terms of both capital investment and inventory commitment.

For your convenience, we have identified a couple of DIY branding resources whose quality products have worked well for many of our clients in the past:

  • Custom stamps from EspressoParts.com are a super cost-friendly and low risk solution. All you have to do is submit your logo and size preference, and they will have a customized rubber stamp delivered to you in less than two weeks.
  • Pure Labels is a great resource for eco-friendly compostable labels (PureLabels.com). They are also very helpful and responsive on custom projects, especially if you need some guidance with identifying the best solution for your particular packaging.
  • There are also likely local printing companies that can create your custom branded labels,  stickers and stamps. Search for a local printer near you and ask for options!