Thoro Packaging Supplier of the Year

September 17, 2015 – Thoro Packaging received the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award from the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West. Jan Steiner, President and CEO, accepted this esteemed award on behalf of the Thoro Packaging team at the WBEC Gala during their annual Black Tie Awards Dinner in Santa Barbara, California. 

Jan said “My entire team at Thoro are winners. They are truly outstanding; they represent excellence in the folding carton packaging industry by displaying dedication, quality and enthusiasm for their work.”

WBEC-West is a fully accredited affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Together with WBENC and its other regional affiliates, we represent a nationwide network dedicated to increasing opportunities for Women’s Business Enterprises and connecting them with the corporations and government agencies entities that are interested in expanding their network of diverse suppliers.


By |2015-09-21T16:07:02-07:00September 21, 2015|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

Color Management Experts…

In addition to Thoro’s G7 Master Certification, two of Thoro’s team members are certified G7 Experts. They are in-house quality/technical professionals that attended and passed a G7 Expert/Professional Training program. As defined by the certifying body, Idealliance, “A G7 Expert is an expert in the field of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing equipment. A G7 Expert is able to analyze color and print related issues and take corrective action to bring systems and processes in control to a set method, standard or specification with repeatable, predictable results.”

The G7 Master Certified program identifies only those printing companies who have been trained to proof and print using the G7 methodology. Thoro Packaging obtained their certification in 2010. Although Printed Sheets 1certification submissions are only required from one printing press, Thoro Packaging has gone the extra mile to improve our quality and qualify all of our printing presses.

G7 Master Printer is a coveted industry certification. Our printing presses have the prevailing technology today, and […]

By |2019-08-27T13:32:58-07:00June 8, 2015|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

Award-Winning Packaging

The winners of the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition were honored in Atlanta at the annual 2014 awards gala. The PPC awards are a premier competition for carton manufacturers involved in the concept, design, print, and shelf appeal of paperboard packaging. A jury of packaging professionals, industry experts, and professors were on hand to choose the winners.

Thoro Packaging earned five awards this year, four Gold Awards and one Excellence.

Malie Hibiscus Island Ambiance ● Malie Organics – Gold Award

Royal Kona ● Hawaii Coffee Company – Gold Award

HydroPeptide – Excellence Award

Pack West Tradeshow Self Promotional ● Capacity Folder – Gold Award

2013 Christmas Self Promotional – Gold Award

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the Thoro team for your creativity and hard work. Way to go!

Would you like award-winning packaging for your brand? Call Thoro Packaging at 951-278-2100.


By |2015-03-30T12:27:43-07:00November 7, 2014|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

Best of the Best…

Best of the Best_Logo - resizedThe judges of the Best Workplace in the Americas program have bestowed on Thoro Packaging the coveted designation “Best of the Best” for 2014. This outstanding achievement is a testimony to the exemplary practices of our company.

A total of 28 graphic arts companies, both members through Printing Industries of America Affiliate Organizations and non-members, were selected by a committee of distinguished HR experts from within the industry. The program is designed to recognize graphic arts companies for outstanding human relations efforts which contribute to a successful workplace.

Entries are judged on the following criteria: management practices, work environment, training and development, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety, health and wellness, financial security, and work-life balance.

A total of 15 companies received the coveted designation Best of the Best, while 13 earned Best Workplace honors.

The judges found that Thoro’s human relations practices and our application on a day-to-day basis to be among the best in the country.

By |2019-08-27T13:33:37-07:00November 6, 2014|Awards & Certifications|1 Comment

2014 Women of Distinction Inductees…

Ten Women of Distinction 2014 were honored at the GRAPH EXPO Gala in Chicago this week. Jan Steiner, President of Thoro Packaging is one the new honorees. She joins the current 90 Women of Distinction from around the world who have been previously recognized over the years.

The Women of Distinction program was established by OutputLinks in 2002 to recognize the many contributions, Women of Distinction Janachievements and successes of stellar women in the print and graphic arts industry. This special recognition spotlights the rich history and ongoing contributions of a unique league of high-profile professionals. The honorees represent a diverse group of executives, educators, technical consultants, document managers, and other industry stars. See full list of honorees here

The Women of Distinction program is commemorated with an annual $5,000 university scholarship, funded by the OutputLinks Communications Group Scholarship Program and administered by EDSF, the non-profit foundation dedicated to the document management and print communications industries.

Congratulations Jan. The Thoro team is very proud you.

By |2019-08-27T13:33:43-07:00October 3, 2014|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

Thoro Shines at the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards

Thoro Packaging won two awards at the 21st annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition, the industry’s premier showcase for foil stamping, embossing, and other specialty effects. Awards were announced this week at the Milwaukee Intercontinental in Wisconsin.

The competition, which is sponsored by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), recognizes creativity and superior execution of designs that reflect positively on the industry as a whole.

Entries are judged on several criteria including design, execution, and level of difficulty. Winning an award is a mark of excellence in the printing field and recognition of superior achievement.

Competing against hundreds of entries from around the country, Thoro earned recognition by winning two Bronze Leaf awards, one for Best Use of Specialty UV Coatings on our Thoro Web Center Card and one in the Self Promotional Category for the Thoro 2013 WestPack Purse.
Since its inception in 1992, the Foil Stamping and Embossing Association has worked towards industry awareness and growth. Now as the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (still the FSEA), the organization continues to strengthen the industry as […]

By |2019-08-27T13:34:10-07:00May 1, 2014|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

Thoro Wins BIG at the 2014 PIASC Print Excellence Awards

And the Winners Are…

PIASC Print Excellence Awards

Last night in LA, Thoro Packaging earned three Best of Category Awards at the 2014 PIASC Print Excellence Awards. The 2014 Thoro Capacity Folder Self Promotional earned one award in the category of Presentation Folders & Portfolios, for its creative use of multiple paper stocks, finishings, and coating combinations. The Thoro Handbag Self Promotional knocked it out of the park with two awards for its creative design as a Folding Carton and use of Finishing Techniques. We also received two Excellence Awards; one for our redesigned business card and one for our customer’s embellished cosmetic cartons.

The PIASC Print Excellence Awards competition promotes excellence in print and rewards companies who produce the best of the best in print communications. The judging panel was made up of a team of distinguished professionals from the graphic arts industry chosen for their extensive knowledge of the printing process. Judging procedures are based on the technical merit of the entry. To come out […]

By |2019-08-27T13:34:13-07:00April 25, 2014|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

Congratulations to CoverMyHeart

Thoro Packaging would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our customer. President and Founder of CoverMyHeart, April April Marcil, Cover My HeartMarcil was honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners IE (NAWBO-IE) as a Rising Star Award Nominee. April launched CoverMyHeart in 2011 determined to make a difference in the breastfeeding products market. CoverMyHeart is now located in over 13 retail locations nationwide and Canada. The Thoro Packaging team is proud to have you as our customer. Best wishes and continued prosperity.

By |2019-08-27T13:34:16-07:00April 18, 2014|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

Thoro Packaging Receives Printing Excellence through G7 Master Recertification

Thoro Packaging has achieved re-certification of the G7 Master Qualification by demonstrating through production of g7master_sealprint and/or proofing, the knowledge and skill required and the fundamental practices essential to meeting the G7 methodology in a graphic communications production environment.

When you, our customer, place your order for printed cartons, G7 Standards help to ensure that your company’s artwork appears virtually the same from one shop or region to another. For example, your printed bottle labels will match your paperboard packaging. Visual uniformity is very important to the consumer.

The International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance) G7 Master Qualification program identifies only those printing companies who have been trained to proof and print using the G7 process. Thoro Packaging obtained their original master qualification in 2010.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about G7 certification or visit the IDEAlliance at

By |2019-08-27T13:34:19-07:00April 9, 2014|Awards & Certifications|1 Comment

NAWBO-CA Woman Business Owner of the Year Finalist

Congratulations Jan! NAWBO-CA Woman Business Owner of the Year Finalist

The team here at Thoro would like to congratulate our President and CEO, Janet Steiner on being selected as a finalist for the NAWBO-CA Woman Business Owner of the Year Award in 2014.

Janet is an exemplary role model for women business owners and is very active in women business groups such as NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners). As a member of the NAWBO-IE Chapter, Jan often speaks on panels and shares her story and experiences in hopes of helping other women business owners. As President of Thoro, Jan has made great contributions to the California economy and helped in job creation in our state. She has shown a strong commitment to her community and to NAWBO.

As a finalist, Jan will be speaking on a panel at the NAWBO-CA PROPEL YOUR BUSINESS CONFERENCE, sharing her experience on Work/Life Balance – My Family, My Business, My Community and Me. The panel will be held on Monday, […]

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