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Creative Displays Now!
8600 Wyoming Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55445
Frequently Asked Questions
We have divided our FAQ section into the main topic areas from which we recieve the most questions. If you cannot find the answer to your display and/or packaging questions here, please contact us.
Display and Packaging Pricing
How much will my displays or packaging cost?
The main determiners of cost will be quantity manufactured and the graphics required. Communicating to us an accurate quantity needed and a general idea of what will be printing will help us better serve you during the estimating process. As with all manufacturing, quantity is your friend. We have multiple printing processes that all have different costs, from 5-color litho printing to simple 1-color PMS flexo printing.
What is the minimum quantity I must order?
We don’t technically have minimums, but we do have a minimum price per production order of $2500. Custom designed displays typically need to be ordered at a minimum quantity around 200 before the upfront tooling charges can be justified.
Do you have displays or packaging in stock?
No. We do not inventory any displays. Each order requires a custom production setup and is manufactured to a custom order quantity.
Display and Packaging Design
My products are going into a specific retailer--can you help me design to their standards?
Yes. We have designed displays and packaging for all of the major retailers. We work with the most recent display specifications for each store so you can be confident that your display or product packaging adheres to those standards.
How long does it take once I place my order for displays or packaging?
Typical lead time for unprinted displays is 2-3 working days plus transit if there is existing tooling; 3-4 working days plus transit if new tooling is required. Full color displays typically require 7-9 working days plus transit. All lead times are from the point that Creative Displays Now has received structural and art approvals.
What materials are used in manufacturing the displays?
Creative Displays Now prints and manufactures all grades of corrugated materials as well as solid fiber (also known as “SBS” or “folding carton”, similar material to a cereal box).
What is the difference between cardboard displays and corrugated displays?
In most cases, nothing. Cardboard is a common name for what our industry calls corrugated. Solid fiber materials like cereal boxes or software boxes are sometimes considered “cardboard” as well. Our packaging engineers will determine the appropriate materials based on your project needs.
What types of printing are available in production of the displays and packaging?
We offer three types of printing in-house: Offset litho printing; flexographic printing, and large format digital printing. Each type of printing has a “sweet spot” based on quantity and your overall graphic needs. Creative Displays Now will recommend the appropriate printing process based on your project needs.
Distribution / Fulfillment / Pack-Out
What shipping methods are available?
Methods available for shipping your displays or packaging depend on the size and quantity of the shipment. If the size and quantity of your order allow, we offer UPS Parcel and FedEx Ground methods. We often use this method for samples. We also offer an LTL (less-than-truckload) option for oversized orders. Finally, you may contact us to arrange your own carrier.
Will my personal information be shared with any other organizations?