You’ve probably used layering when wrapping your dinner set when moving to a new home. This technique is especially effective when used to protect dishes and other fragile items that fit onto each other. Depending on the items’ resistance, you’ll want to use more or less cushioning.
Simply replace the expensive bubble wrap, and use a long strip of 100% recycled paper cushioning, folding it over the item. Place the next item on top and secure it with more cushioning. You should create a zigzag effect with the strip, always making sure that you have enough paper to cover the top of the last item, avoiding excess.
5. Void Fill
The whole point of void-filling is to guarantee that the items inside the package don’t move during transportation. This simple yet necessary technique requires that you pad all the spaces with enough paper, creating enough resistance so that items stand still.
Paper void fill is versatile because it adapts to any amount of space. Additionally, you can twist or fold it to create more or less resistance to the cushioning. Use this technique when packaging non-fragile items that do not need to be individually protected.
Paper void fill machines to boost your packaging efficiency
These techniques will increase your packaging rate, but you can take this to the next level by implementing 100% recycled paper void-fill machines such as the PaperJet® and SpeedMan® in your despatch system.
The PaperJet® systems are perfect for any technique making them your most versatile ally by customising the length and the amount of padding to meet your needs. The compact PaperJet Fit® can be ergonomically adapted anywhere around your packaging bench, dispensing cushioned paper extremely fast, directly to an area of your convenience.
The SpeedMan® systems are great for void filling and coiling, especially if you use the wheel add-on. Although you can create more resistant paper coils with PaperJet® machines, the SpeedMan® Classic allows you to manually create a resistant moulding coil capable of supporting heavier items.