Oct
29

From  the Northeast to the Southwest they continue to GROW! Thanks to all who have contributed so far. Please keep them coming.  

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Oct
11

Gary and Steve visited one of the MM Group plants for some training this week. The course was a Technical refresher and covered all aspects of carton manufacture including printing, C&C and gluing. It was, contrary to what you may believe from the photo, the ‘Guess who looks most like a live match competition’. If

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Sep
13

The Varsity Promo-Box and The Bristlecone Pine – Pinus Longaeva Varsity HQ has been abuzz with ideas since we decided to embark on a promotional campaign. Marketing has never been our strength but we did feel that we wanted to promote and advertise our fantastic range of boards, and at the same time have a

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Sep
13

 Varsity have been helping customers for over 25 years, and this year the stock list is posted with a ’fun giveaway’!  A bear which can grow grass for hair !  A fun, small item to have on your desk at work. Scroll down to see how to grow your Grasshead   How To Grow Your Own Grass Head

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Sep
03

Let’s talk tolerances! Well, let’s throw around a few ideas and dispel a few myths. I (Gary here) was given the task of finding a grade to compete against a 600 micron Carrier Board. Our customer was interested in looking for an alternative material and so we started looking at options from our range. This

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Jun
03
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Our industry might be considered a little staid and old-fashioned sometimes but you can’t say it doesn’t capture the imagination on occasions. We laugh sometimes when we get asked, “Do you stock a double sided board?”. Our formal answer is “No; we only stock single side coated boards”. However, the truthful answer is “Yes; all

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Nov
02

Here at Varsity we have had FSC certification since it’s very early inception.  FSC has been gaining an ever higher profile in recent times with  companies such as Marks & Spencer demanding FSC certification. Today the majority of our supplying Mills are FSC certified. This  includes all of the MM-Karton Group Mills, which supply Virgin

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Sep
24

Recent Presentations

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Gary and Steve have been motoring around the country in recent days presenting prizes to the winners of our recent competitions. Steve was in Thornaby presenting an iPod Nano to Ray French of Harrison Packaging, while Gary was in Nottingham at the home of Simply Cartons presenting Lynn Eley with hers.  Thanks to all of

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Sep
11

This year saw Andrew and Gary taking the opportunity to visit both DRUPA in Dusseldorf and MM-Karton’s state-of-the art Cartonboard Mill at Neuss. This was our first visit to DRUPA and our initial reaction was ‘Wow!’. To be able to see all the big names in the printing and conversion trade exhibiting their products in

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Aug
17

Well what an incredible last two weeks of sport. I’m sure even people who doubted whether Britain would host a successful Olympic games will have been drawn in by the sheer drama and excitement of what unfolded, in particular during that second week of the games. And successful it certainly was, not just with the

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