Whether you are a packaging buyer, a
marketing department, or a new company start up, getting the right
presentational packaging is a huge part of selling your products. This is a
guide to make that process easier and enable you to pick the right materials
and print options.
Die cut boxes
Designed to fulfill more
exacting requirements. Varying designs can be used to provide special display
For example, crash lock bases,
locking tabs, hinged lids, windows and different integral fittings.
Depending on whether your
requirement is just for a shipping carton for your product or is more to create
a visual look, this is where the print option variety comes in. Starting with ‘Flexo’
and moving up to ‘Lithographic’. (Please see bottom of this blog for help with
Many of these options can be
suitable for larger presentation boxes.
Carton Board (Folding carton boxes)
Carton board which can come in
a variety of different papers depending on what is the required effect for your
product and the necessary strength.
Kraft pack for example, is a
material that has become very popular with many online and take-away food
suppliers, giving an authentic and environmentally friendly image.
This product can be cut and glued
into over 300 different styles.
Special features like adding an
acetate window can be achieved.
Lithographic print can be
achieved which can be supplemented with a varnish or gloss/Matt finish.
Sleeves are commonly placed on die
cut or standard packaging to aid the point of sale affect.
Presentation boxes (Rigid box)
Paper covered rigid boxes for
any high quality products.
We have a catalogue of papers
with various texture and colours that can be applied to a rigid box.
Made to measure
Finishing options include
embossing and foil-blocking.
Briefly I will take you through the print
options, please look out for our blog next week which will go into more of the details
and benefits of using each of the print options.
Flexo (Flexographic) the ink
for the print is applied directly onto the print stereos made from rubber and
this is then transferred on to the printing surface. This process can be used
to print on to paper, cardboard as well as many other materials.
Litho printing (lithographic)
is a match made in heaven for high quality volume printing. The image is made
of a polymer coating and applied to an aluminum plate. This style of print is
beneficial when fine detail is required. It can be used with many of the
materials already mentioned and is also very popular with book printing.
Digital: Please follow the link to our blog that is
designed to show how your company or department could benefit from digital
This blog is only a small insight into some
of what can be achieved when trying to personalize/customize or bespoke your
packaging requirements. We hope it
assists you with some of the tricky terminology used within the industry.
Documents enclosed wallets are a basic essential for securing
documentation to the outside of your packages.
The documents enclosed wallets are self-adhesive with a peel off
backing allowing them to be secured quickly to the outside of your packages.
They will stick securely to a variety of surfaces including polythene mailing
bags, cardboard packaging and stretch film.
The wallets are supplied in either transparent polythene or with
the words ‘Documents Enclosed’ printed on them.
Documents enclosed wallets are water resistant ensuring there is
no water damage to your documents in transit. They can be used for securing all
kinds of paperwork like invoices, delivery notes or packing slips.
Packaging Supplies have documents enclosed wallets in all the
standard sizes from A4 to A7. Free Delivery with order over 100£
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any enquires, we will be happy
Corner & Edge Protection
We have a new range of solid board edge protectors now available to buy online, with fast UK delivery.
Edge protectors are a low cost and effective way to protect corners and edges of large items or palletised goods, during storage and/or transit. Pallet rejections are a costly mistake for all parties involves, there are some simple solutions.
By using a stretch wrap system with your edge protectors you will prevent movement and collapse by keeping the load and it’s content more secure. In turn this will make for safer handling.
You can buy now our range of stocked edge protectors or you can contact Packaging Supplies for custom sizes.
The bakery industry has to be one of the
most competitive industries in UK; power is held by the larger supermarkets and
their constant drive to lower the price. Giving bakers continual headaches with
extremely tight margins to tackle, meaning there operation have to be as lean
and efficient as possible.
Plastic trays have played a vital role in
the day to day running of many bakeries in the UK and over the Atlantic in the
US. Over in the US retailers have been slashing prices while maintaining profit
margins and lowering costs for manufacturers through the shift to a corrugated
isn’t just retailers who can reap the rewards, manufacturers who deliver bread
daily don’t always have the capacity or time to redeem the plastic trays, so
the plastic trays USP of being reusable isn’t actually being used as a benefit.
Introducing the corrugated cardboard tray,
which are stored flat for easy storage but when assembled they have semi cut
out hands holes making carrying effortless.
One of our predictions for packaging trends
for 2016 is increasing pressure from customers to be more green and conscious
of the environment through packaging. This
corrugated cardboard tray is a cost effective way to impress the end consumer and
make stake holders happy. As corrugated trays are reusable and completely
Packaging Supplies have a stock range of
these trays, but to fully benefit your operation let us design a bespoke tray
for you, which if required can be printed to your requirements. This backed up
with stock holding, monitoring and next day delivery. This is why we have been
effectively supplying bakers for 35 years.
Recently New York has became another major
city to join a growing group of cities in banning expandable polystyrene foam
(EPS). In use today EPS products are as such; Cups, bowls, plates, take away
containers, trays and most important to our customer base packing peanuts.
In the US it is marketed under the name
Styrofoam invented in 1941. It is estimated that Americans alone throw away 25
billion polystyrene coffee cups a year.
It is through one simple fact like this
that make the issue stand out, especially considering that polystyrene is a
form of polythene it is difficult to recycle.
How does this affect our customers or us?
Well as a packaging supplier, a common
product is ‘loos fill” polystyrene which has been used for years by companies
to pack items. In the ‘US’ they refer to this product as packaging ‘peanuts’ as
it is made out of polystyrene it has now been banned
If you export to New York you have to be
careful, as of the 1st July the New York Port authority. Set the ban
and gave companies 6 months to comply or fines will apply. That grace period is
If for your packaging operation, loose fill
chips are your preference. There is good news, our ‘packaging Peanuts are made
from starch, not polystyrene. Which makes them 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable.
So don’t run the risk, if shipping to New York we advice putting some proof of
this in the parcel.
PaperNuts are a new kind of quality void
fill paper that minimizes damage from shock, vibration and the migration of
goods within the box. The interlocking PaperNuts are approximately 30mm x 100mm
in size. As a product they are recycled, recyclable, reusable, compostable,
biodegradable and sustainable from renewable resources
Tardis Paper rolls are simple, cost
effective and easy to use void fill paper system. The Tardis paper is a strong
void fill paper that offers a superior level of protection to our products and
offers 50% more void fill than flat or smooth paper.
We have a
new line of Single Wall Layer Pads
now available to buy online, with fast UK delivery.
Pads or Corrugated Sheets are perfect for interleaving between pallets and
offering extra protection to your packages.
The Layer Pads can also be folded to protect corners or cut down to make
smaller packages sturdy.
We have 2
sizes of single wall layer pad currently available to order for next day
pads can be made to order to any size with short delivery timescales.
As we have
said many times in our blogs, with multiple review platforms the customer
really is king. Making sure your products get to the customer is one piece is
vital. If it is by the pallet load or box, the task is the same. All the
products in this blog make that task possible.
After the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are pleased to announced that we have expanded our postal box range. As a company we are continually trying to add to our ever impressive stock range.
Don't miss out order now, all orders over £50 will have the luxury of free delivery!
Stock products don't always provide the acquired packing experience, please feel free to contact us for any bespoke printed postal boxes or to benefit from large bulk discounts.
Packaging Supplies are dedicated to 'thinking outside the box' so you don't have too.
“Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes
the operation first class.” J.W Marriott
Successful brands are made on attention to detail. Getting your
company name or logo printed on tape, is a tool to push brand awareness!
Tap into the packaging knowledge we have gained, food
manufactures for examples have dual purpose for branded tape. It is used to
prove that food produce within the outer has not been tampered with as well as
Tapes come in all differing shapes and sizes with different
purposes, stand out from the crowd with some printed tape.
Find out more at: https://www.pack-supplies.co.uk/shop/8/tape/
For any e-commerce company, one of the few
direct points of contact with the customer is through the outer shipping
packaging. In recent times where consumers have various platforms to review and
discuss every aspect of your service, the reinforcing of your brand through
packaging has never been more important. It still seems to be a marketing tool
that is under utilized.
The rise of e-commerce packaging is all down
to the protection of the product that the consumer purchases. The customer is
king, thus getting the product they ordered to them in perfect condition is
essential. Like everything else e-commerce has evolved, seeing the increase of
the brand experience going past the relying on the product but the
incorporating of the whole experience.
In a basic sense, through the selection of the right shipping and
packaging materials based around the idea of protection and presenting your
When customers are in a shop there are so
many points of which touch point can be used to reinforce your brand, take
Abercrombie for example using the fragrance within the shop .While it may be
nauseating to some it is done for a reason. The only touch point an e-commerce
merchant has an access to is through packaging, so you have to get it right and
stand out from your competition.
is creating this branded experience so important?
Of course some packaging companies are
going to encourage you to go bespoke when it comes to purchasing packaging,
which can Increasing the cost with artwork, tooling and print stereo charges is
there a benefit to these additional costs?
Branding has the purpose of customers
returning time and time again, but also helping to market potential new
customers. A recent study in America undertaken by Dotcom distribution revealed
that 52 percent of customers are more
likely to make a repeat purchase from a company that have premium packaging.
The same study, by Dotcom discovered that
nearly 4 in 10 customers would discuss and share their experience if they deem
the packaging to be unique.
can you’re packaging be unique?
Box: The most important point for online
retailers is the shipping box, in the packaging world it is called an outer
shipper. White or brown corrugated cardboard boxes, have dominated the material
selection due to being sturdy, cost effective and getting the job done. Boxes
can be made around your product and can have particular branding and features
Tissue paper: Having your products
individually wrapped, gives an air of secrecy to your product, companies
looking to impress can use printed tissue.
Void fill: Tradition void fill can be
Kraft paper, foam insets, bubble wrap and air pillow. Bubble wrap has it
purpose but cannot give a desired effect. In recent time, crinkled paper and
colored Kraft paper have become popular.
Stickers: This is a cheap way, if you are
using plain tissue a sticker used to seal wrappers together can reinforce
branding. It also can be used as a cheaper option to getting your outer box
Tape: Unless you box is a self-sealing
like a postal box. You will need tape to seal it up, why not reinforce seal it
and reinforce it with branded tape. The purpose of this isn’t purely just
atheistic; it acts as a tamper proof seal.
New to stock: Cellophane bags for protecting or displaying a range of items such as T-shirts and other smaller garments as well as artwork & greeting cards.
Made from strong, clear CPP (Cast polypropylene) material.
More sizes due to stock soon! Contact Packaging Supplies for other sizes or customized bags.
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