In the mid 1990’s, Packaging Solutions Group received an inquiry from a national coffee retailer on how to eliminate the costly practice of “double cupping” in their ever growing retail operation. We suggested a specially designed a cup insulator paperboard sleeve with economical mass production capabilities. That single event lead to patent number 5,826,786, and the inception of the Joe Sleeve™ line of products. This was the first and only design incorporating a pre-assembled, specially embossed, printable and cost effective paperboard solution for hot drinks.
A few billion sleeves later, the next generation of coffee sleeve is now available with added benefits and even greater versatility. Now patent number 8,668,109 provides the first fully assembled paperboard sleeve to instantly adjust and cling to the small variations in cup sidewall taper. This means that the new Joe Sleeve design will provide a tighter and safer fit to a much wider variety of cup sizes from different cup manufacturers.
Additionally, the concept of low volume custom printed sleeves now allows for the smaller individual coffee shops to enjoy the same benefits as the large international retailers. With up to 4 color printing, quick delivery, and volumes as low as 1000 pieces, you can effectively advertise, personalize and promote your own business. Call us for a one on one discussion on how you can get started!