News - October 2017

Procurement Challenges – The right printing techniques for your printed box projects

by Admin


Whether you are looking for your printed packaging in corrugated cardboard, folding box board or rigid covered boxes, you will find there is a huge variation of printing techniques available. Not only do you have to find the right material to print on, the volume is also a key factor in finding the right material and printing method for you.

Recent research suggests, one of the biggest challenges buyers face in sourcing packaging is the difficulty in identifying the most effective printing techniques to ask for when looking for a quotation, and this can slow the whole process down.

At Packaging Supplies, we offer printing methods such as flexographic, digital, litho laminating & screen printing, which is not unlike many other packaging suppliers and manufactures.  However, if the correct printing techniques are not used on your packaging it can lead to unnecessary additional costs and quality issues.

How do Packaging Supplies over-come this?

Our well-informed sales team are adept at finding out consumer needs and requirements.  We engage in consultation to enable us to advise packaging buyers on the most suitable printing technique that is available.  Factors that drive which methods we advise, will have taken into consideration things like quantity, budget and the result the buyer is striving to achieve.

Depending on your needs and wishes, we can adapt our services to suit you. We have an external sales team that are well equipped to come to you and meet in person or an internal sales team that can handle your enquiry over email and/or telephone.  We have a large range of portfolio images that we can send you as examples, which can speed up the consultation process on a tight deadline.

As a packaging company, we’ve grown with the needs of our customers over the last 35 years and adjusted to new printed packaging methods when appropriate.

To find out more or to get a quotation on your printed packaging, please get in touch.

Good Luck.

Folding Cartons - Bespoke Presentation Boxes

by Admin

If you are looking for high end, presentation boxes or bespoke boxes, but don’t have the volume or budget for a premium box such as a rigid paper covered box, we offer some great alternatives that will make your products stand out and give the look and feel of quality packaging.


Folding cartons can be manufacture with all manner of design features and the printing options offer even further choice, for all budgets:

Digitally printed folding boxes – great for multiple print variations or smaller runs, we can produce exceptional quality from our digital printers and apply gloss or matt finishes.  The shorter lead times for digitally printed boxes also add to this being a very attractive option.

Litho laminated folding boxes – superior quality and clarity for intricate print design, options include gold or silver foiling, embossing or debossing, gloss or matt finishes.  Litho laminated boxes are suited more to higher runs, this keeps the unit costs down which off-set the tooling costs, and you won’t be disappointed with the end result.


All folding carton boxes, whatever the design will be supplied flat which saves on storage.  They can be easily ‘made up’ with a few simple folds of the board.

Variation in Design - Ideas

Depending on the overall design and function of the box, we can offer variations to the design to make your life easier and speed up your processes.  For example, with a self-locking box and lid, we can supply completely unglued for you to fold and lock into place or we can supply these with a glued side wall option, meaning that only two ends need making up and the whole process is much less time consuming.

To find out more or to get a quotation, just get in touch.

« Back to all posts

We are certified by BRC Global Standards for the storage of food & non-food grade packaging; the storage of stationery items destined for restaurant groups and the contract packing of singular factored ambient-stable food sachets into retail/wholesaler packs.

Shopping Cart

0 items in cart

Total cost: £0.00 (Exc. VAT)