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Sleeve a Message, a St. Louis based manufacturer of environmentally sustainable coffee sleeves and other restaurant supply products, has published an infographic highlighting the company’s partnership with the Forest Releaf of Missouri.

Sleeve a Message, a leading manufacturer and distributor of customizable coffee sleeves and restaurant supplies, has published a new infographic outlining the strong partnership with the Forest Releaf of Missouri. Committed to global sustainability, Sleeve a Message produces coffee sleeves with 90% post consumer material, is 100% recyclable, printed with water-based ink and it 100% compostable. One tree can produce up to 7000 individual coffee Sleeve a Message sleeves.

The infographic also highlights several important tree facts. Homeowners can save from 20% up to 50% on their heating and air-conditioning bills, when they have trees around their home. Trees increase property values an average of up to 20%. Every dollar that is invested in tree care, 3 times that amount is returned in the benefits of trees. Shade provided by trees over residential trees leads to better performance of asphalt.

Through purchase of bare root seedlings for the Forest Releaf of Missouri (FRM), Sleeve a Message then incubates the trees for two to five years. Community members can apply to adopt and plant the trees. Since 1994, the FRM has distributed 33,000 trees to St. Louis community members. Incubated trees have an average 90% survival success rate.

About Sleeve a Message: Sleeve a Message provides clients with a “one-stop shop” experience, offering the coffee world not only high-quality quick, custom, sustainable coffee sleeves, beverage sleeves and café supplies, but also design galleries from which to build inspiration. With a simple click, desired coffee sleeve designs and customized orders can be placed and shipped with a timely delivery and no minimum order.

Visit Sleeve a Message at https://www.sleeveamessage.com or call at 1-877-SLEEVE6.

About the Forest Releaf of Missouri (FRM):

The Forest ReLeaf of Missouri was founded in 1993 as the local response to Global ReLeaf an international project of American Forests to increase tree planting. Today, the Forest ReLeaf is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring volunteer efforts in planning and caring for our trees and forests, particularly those in our cities and towns.

The FRM’s mission is to provide trees for public and nonprofit plantings and present educational programs to increase stewardship of the trees and forests in Missouri and surrounding regions. Ultimately, the vision is a region of healthy community trees and forests sustained by volunteer efforts and continued partnership with the public and private sectors.

In support of this mission and vision, the Forest ReLeaf is committed to the following organizational goals: to raise public awareness of the need for and benefits of community trees; to facilitate community dialogue and action based upon best practices in the field of forestry; to increase tree planting involving public and private organizations and individuals; to improve community trees and forests by promoting their proper establishment, placement and diversity; to address forestry objectives identified through important partnerships, including the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Community Forestry Council.

For more information on the Forest Releaf of Missouri, please visit the website at http://www.moreleaf.org/.

Sleeve a Message Partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri

Sleeve a Message Partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri

The business of printing may still be eating the trail of dust left behind by the digital age, but one St. Louis start-up is aiming to make digital printing a viable strategy in a world dominated by Twitter. Based out of T-RExSleeve a Message has developed an up-to-the-minute printing process that enables coffee shops to keep their drink sleeve messaging timely and relevant.

Unlike most sleeve printing services, Sleeve a Message has no ordering minimum and has reduced the industry standard four week lead time down to only seven days. Orders can even come with variable prints, allowing multiple messages to be shipped per case. These innovations give business owners a greater range of flexibility when it comes to ordering time sensitive promotional coffee sleeves and coasters, saving them both time and money on inventory.

Sleeve a Message Coffee Sleeve Printing Turns Coffee Sleeves into an Artist's Canvas

Sleeve a Message Coffee Sleeve Printing Turns Coffee Sleeve into an Artist’s Canvas

Sleeve a Message founder David Dresner said his inspiration for the company came from as far back as his childhood. “I was ten. I was at a hotel in California on vacation and we had ordered Chinese food,” said Dresner. “We had coffee cups on the table and I was wondering, ‘Why not put fortunes on the sleeve?’” Dresner said the idea stuck with ever since, even as he was in business school studying the news vendor dilemma — a problem in which the amount of newspaper inventory can be difficult to determine due to uncertain daily demand.

“Coffee sleeves suffer the same thing,” explained Dresner, pointing to Valentine’s Day promotions as one of the best examples. “You might sell 1,000 or 2,000, but they’re not relevant the next day. The only way to cure that is to print at the point of sale.”

Dresner’s answer to the dilemma is the Sleeve a Message centralized sleeve printer — the RumpleSleeveSkin, as he’s named it. The printer can produce 500 sleeves a minute and handle a variety of up to 20 different labels per box. It even keeps count of how many sleeves printed off, auto-ordering more when necessary while taking into account lead time. With more than 200 coffee shops and college campuses around the US already onbaord, the St. Louis company is set to sign up some major chains going into 2013, including Panera and Anheuser-Busch.

In the future Dresner plans to make the Sleeve a Message product into a “drinkable channel,” where business owners can schedule RSS feeds onto static packaging. The goal for Sleeve a Message is to bring its innovative printer into each cafe, giving business owners the power to disseminate live campaigns on the spot.

Sleeve a Message was responsible for setting up T-REx’s in-house cafe, Jurassic Perk, which caters to the startups operating out of the downtown coworking space. When asked about his affinity for puns, Dresner said it’s all part of the creative nature of his business. “We want to make people laugh, that was really my inspiration,” said Dresner. “When I’m in a coffee shop and see people lift up their coffee and read it and get a little smile, that joy lights me up. If I can make somebody laugh or smirk I feel like I’ve won.”


Corey Cummings

Corey is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he received degrees in English and Creative Writing. He currently lives in Chicago and enjoys alternately obsessing over video games that aren’t out yet and crazy gadgets he can’t afford.

Source: http://techli.com/sleeve-a-message