Our History

  • 1982Renato Calandrelli began First Card Company in Cranston, RI

    with a staff of 4 – 5 employees and three power-press hot stamping machines to produce jewelry packaging cards.
  • 1984 First Card Company relocated to 19 Grosvenor Ave, East Providence, RI

    until early 1990 and expanded their manufacturing capabilities by adding plastic extrusion which allowed the company to expand the product offering from plastic cards to custom extruded profiles.
  • 1986Lamination capabilities evolved to include

    pressure sensitive label stocks, bar code labels and security labels.
  • 1990First Card Company relocated operations

    to where we now call home, 79 Commercial Way, East Providence, RI. The additional modern space allowed for further investment in equipment by adding flexographic printing and expanding the power-press and hot stamping departments to support growth.
  • 1992Anthony Calandrelli, second generation, took the business over from his father, Renato.

    Investments continued throughout this period as technology evolved into computerized graphics and business systems to better serve our customers.
  • 2005Printing capabilities expanded to include digital printing

    allowing for shorter runs and lower cost and quicker turn-around on orders.
  • 2015Developed revolutionary products that would provide better

    presentation of carded and box jewelry rings and reduce losses at the retail stores due to theft; EZ RING Solution, a one piece system.
  • 2016Daniel Calandrelli, third generation, joins the business to eventually lead the company

    into the next generation in innovative manufacturing to keep the company ahead of the future trends in packaging.
  • 2017 Today, we are now called FIRST CARD PACKAGING,

    a worldwide supplier of packaging to the jewelry and accessory markets for over 35 years. The name change reflects our commitment to our customers to be their “one-stop shop” for print, branding and packaging.
  • 2017First Card Packaging launches their new and improved website

    that gives customers a look into what we do as the "one-stop-shop" for all branding, printing, and packaging needs.

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