Driven by
Your Success

Our Mankato Packaging team combines a friendly, communicative approach alongside a methodical attention to detail to bring our customers’ visions to life. We are committed to providing our customers with customized, innovative packaging solutions to help their businesses thrive.

Driven by
Your Success

Our Mankato Packaging team combines a friendly, communicative approach alongside a methodical attention to detail to bring our customers’ visions to life. We are committed to providing our customers with customized, innovative packaging solutions to help their businesses thrive.

About Mankato Packaging

Vision

To grow with our customers through visionary packaging and trusted solutions.

Mission

As a team, we collaborate with customers to provide innovative packaging solutions through an exceptional experience

Core Values

To help us stay focused on our customers, everyone at Mankato Packaging embraces five core values:

  • Respect
  • Perseverance
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability

Mankato Packaging is an innovative designer and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions for the wholesale and retail industry. We are a valued, high quality supplier that has been in business for over 75 years. With our years of experience and our dedicated staff we are ready to serve your packaging needs.

Located in the heart of Southern MN, we take pride in being your local paperboard packaging supplier, specializing in small to medium runs. Not only are we local, but our customer base spans across the United States and internationally. We instill an unwavering trust by delivering an irreplaceable customer experience. This experience includes offering competitive pricing and efficiencies that are unmatched.

Our team is proud to have the following certifications:

ISA 9001:2015
G7 Master Facility Colorspace

The Mankato Packaging team has always had a focused commitment on sustainability. This dedication plays a part in every aspect of our business, including:

  • 100% Recyclable Paperboard – All of the paperboard materials used can be recycled
  • Environmentally Friendly Inks – All of our inks contain significant vegetable/soy oils to ensure that the paperboard these inks
    are placed can continue to be 100% recyclable
  • Protective Coatings – The aqueous coatings utilized are water based
  • Zero Waste Production Facility – We are partnered with a leader in the recycling business to achieve the goal of becoming a zero waste production facility

Paperboard – also referred to as chipboard – is the raw material used in paperboard carton production. Even though all paperboard is manufactured from renewable resources there are 4 distinct grades:
  1. Solid bleached sulfate board
  2. Solid unbleached sulfate board
  3. Clay coated newsback
  4. Chipboard
All paperboard grades are manufactured using a multi ply construction. What makes up each individual layer is what separates the four distinct grades. Some use 100% pulp as the raw material, some use 100% recovered fiber, and some use a combination of both. Paperboard options are listed but not limited to below:
  • Solid Bleached Sulfate Board (SBS): This grade is made from pure bleached chemical pulp
  • Solid Unbleached Sulfate Board (SUS): This grade is made from pure unbleached chemical pulp
  • Clay Coated Newsback (CCNB): This grade is made from recycled paperstock
  • Chipboard (CHIP): This grade is made from recovered fibres
Properties of cartonboard:
  • Weight: The weight of the cartonboard in grams
  • Thickness (caliper): The distance between the two surfaces of the cartonboard sheet

This is the most common form of printing paperboard. In this method the paperboard sheets are sheet-fed offset. Offset is referred to as an “indirect” printing method. The ink is not transferred to the paperboard sheet from the printing plate. The printing cylinder sets off the printing ink onto a rubber-covered blanket cylinder, which transfers the ink/printing image to the paperboard sheet.

FAQs

DO YOU SUPPLY BOXES FOR SHIPPING OR MOVING?

No, we do not. Those are made of corrugated material and we print and manufacture specifically paperboard. Think cereal boxes!

WHAT ARE YOUR MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM ORDER QUANTITIES?

Loaded question! Normally we quote a minimum quantity of 300; anything lower is not cost efficient for either party. If you need a smaller quantity, we can discuss sample options. As for maximum orders, there’s not an exact number established. If the price is right, we will run it!

DO YOU HAVE PLAIN STOCKED BOXES IN SPECIFIC SIZES?

All our designs are completely customized to fit your needs. Our team is excited for the opportunity to assist you!

CAN YOU DESIGN MY ART?

We do not provide graphic design work in house; rather, we can work closely with your design team to bring your vision to life! Our prepress and packaging design team can make small adjustments to existing artwork, but do not create new artwork designs.

HOW MANY COLORS CAN MY ARTWORK DESIGN INCLUDE?

We print anywhere from one color to full color jobs.

Connect with Our Team

get in touch

PHONE

507.388.7999

EMAIL

sales@mankatopackaging.com

BUSINESS HOURS

Mon-Thu 7:30am-4:30pm CST

Fri 7:30am-12:00pm CST