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The rise of homemade packaging

There are many small companies selling goods online or at local exhibitions and if this sounds like you, then it can actually make a lot of sense to design and create the packaging for your products yourself, especially for very small lightweight items.

Let’s say you sell oat bars, cakes or homemade chocolates and you need to package them up nicely for your customers. You may only need to order some boxes and stickers, and these can easily be custom designs which are printed in bulk quantities and delivered to you to put into shape. Packaging is of course a bit of a burden when orders do pick up, and you don’t want to spend half your time packaging when you could be selling more, so there will come a time when it does make sense to outsource this work to a packaging company with high quality equipment, but until that point, there’s no harm in looking at more cost-effective methods.

The Benefits of Acrylic Picture Frames for Certificates

The traditional view of the classic picture frame is most commonly viewed by people as being either metal or wood frame based, with a glass cover to keep the picture or certificate in place. However, there are many alternatives to this, including specific acrylic certificate frames, to hold those valuable certificates and awards in place, without the risk of glass shattering. And there are many benefits of acrylic certificate frames which you may not have known.  Continue reading

How Surveyors are Used on Construction Projects

Surveyors are used regularly on construction projects around the world. They are highly valued for their knowledge of different machinery, as well as their ability to make highly accurate mathematical calculations. On most projects they are crucial for the work to be done safely and within the correct operating boundaries.

Surveyors have an expert understanding of advanced math principles, which are used to work out the best course of action to take depending on the circumstances of the project. For example, before working on a project surveyors calculate the optimal construction area.  This includes calculating the boundaries of the area before hand so that the work can be done effectively and safely.

Construction projects often make use of various types of machinery. As a result, deciding on what type of machine is best for each task often comes down to the surveyor, who provides recommendations on what to use depending on the terrain and materials.

How To Work Out The Best Size For a TV Screen

One of the most important things to get right when buying a TV is the size of the screen. TV screens range from around 27 inches, up to 56 inches and each size has a different ideal viewing range.

Working Out The Best Screen Size

There’s two main ways of figuring out the ideal sized screen. The first is to use a TV screen size calculator. This works out the best TV size based on the distance it’s going to be viewed from.

While a screen calculator might give you the answer mathematically, it’s often the case that you can’t tell for yourself until you have the TV set up and view it for yourself. Which is the second way of working out the best screen size. Buy the TV, and see for yourself.

If you decide to go with option two, be sure to check the returns policy for any TV’s you want to try out.

The Disadvantages Of Assembly Line Style Production

Assembly line production revolutionised the way that products are made, and while it is an efficient way of making a great number of finished goods, there are some downsides to the process.

The disadvantages of assembly line production generally come from looking at the process from a different perspective. For example, using several interchangeable workers makes for a more streamlined assembly process. But in doing this the individualistic artisanship is lost for the sake of numbers and statistics.

In general, to work on an assembly line little training is required, and as a result wages may not be very competitive. The work itself can also be extremely repetitive and monotonous, offering little in the way of mental stimulation and creative critical thinking.

Because of the way assembly lines ‘assemble’ products, when it comes to making items that require bespoke parts, an assembly line simply can’t be used.