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by Adam



Flexographic printing: 

Flexo (Flexography) the content for the print is placed on a plate made out of rubber, in the packaging industry this is referred to as a print stereo.  The stereo is ink and subsequently transferred to the printing surface. This process can be used to print on paper as well as plastic, metals, cellophane and other materials.

This versatile and adaptable printing technology is ideal for large-scale reproduction of images or text onto corrugated boxes. Flexo is an ideal cost effective alternative to more expensive lithographic and gravure printing.

 

What our expertise includes:

·      Producing in food grade environments (BRC IOP)

·      Help with artwork, origination and high quality print knowledge to help make sure the correct print option is selected for your specific requests

·      HD Flexo

·      8 Colours on a UV Printing offset press 

Lithographic printin:

Litho printing (lithography) 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, hence popular with product with fine details. Or those products that are to gain more attention on the shelves, also providing point of sale displays

What our expertise includes:

·      35 years of experience, selecting the right material if it be corrugated or carton board

·      Point of sale displays, printed sleeves and all other folding box boards

·      Assistance in artwork design and packaging layout

·      Our team is your team

·      Mock up samples where required 

Digital Printing:

In the past this has been the most expensive form of printing. However with technology and machines advancing it is giving screen-printing a run for its money. Due to no stereo costs it is becoming increasingly popular for short run or one of products.

Due to no start up cost and being very quick and effect printing process, the real advantages can be seen in the speeds of which goods can be put to the market. Which is why marketing companies are reaping the rewards of this style of printing.

You only have to look at the success of Coca Cola, Marmite & Nuttella; personalized labeling campaigns. Custom packaging, like this has been made possible by digital printing. A campaign like this is possible now for small company’s, not just multinational cooperation’s

 

What our expertise includes:

·      Printing using four colour process colours (CMYK)

·      Mock up work for point of sale displays (POS)

·      Maybe you want to choose another print option above, digital print can help you have a fully printed mock up to show investors or partners.

·      Get it right the first time with digital print.

 

Please enquiry online now or speak to one of our well trained & Friendly staff now on 01491 834000






Custom Packing Tape

by Admin


Custom Packing Tape makes a big impact at a low cost.  Using custom printed tape with your own company logo and message is a great way to advertise your company and re-enforce your brand.

As well as securing your cardboard boxes, custom packing tape doubles up as way to not only enforce brand recognition with your customers but also as way a way to make your packages tamper resistant!

Ordering your custom printed tape from Packaging Supplies, is quick and simple.  You can choose between a high quality polypropylene or vinyl packaging tape.  Just select the number of rolls you require and one of our team will be in touch to explain how and where to send your logo or artwork too.

Go on – start making an impact today, ordering your custom printed tape couldn’t be easier!  Prices start from as little as £1.35 per roll!

Guide to Packaging Tape | Packaging Supplies blog

by Adam



Light Use - If you need to apply tape to polythene, non- recycled or pure Kraft outer paper packaging then there is the opportunity to potentially save money. You can go basic which is exactly what this tape is. What needs to be made clear is that many of the cheaper tapes are not of the required quality to stick to recycled materials, which many outer papers of boxes are made of.

 

Packaging Supplies top tip: Try and monitor how much tape you are using, you could be applying more tape because of fear of securing your parcel or pack properly, this can be uneconomical. A change to a better grade could give you an immediate cost saving.


 

General Tape - Polypropylene

 

General tape is the product that is used in most Businesses due to it being able to be applied to most surfaces. This tape is only fractionally more expensive than the above solution. If this product is used in the correct manner it can result in using less tape and therefore result in a cost saving.

 

Heavy Use - Vinyl

 

This would be recommended when boxes are of a heavy quality. We like to class a heavy quality as a box required to carry a weight of about 15kg and above. The added advantage of this quality tape is that it has a much better and consistent performance over a wide temperature range, whether this is while the tape is being applied or when the packed product is being stored.

 

Cross Weave – Is an extremely strong and durable tape. It is cross weaved with two directional glass fibres. It can be used as a high security seal or an alternative to Polypropylene Strapping.

 

Low noise Tape – If your operation is a big and noisy packing environment, you need to think about your employees in their day to day workplace.  For a small addition cost this tape can make for a happier workforce.

 

Fragile & Printed Tape – When sending items that are breakable, printed ‘fragile tape’ could be for you, all standard sizes available in this style.



We also stock Caution and Handle with care Tape from stock.

 

 

Custom Printed Tape – Create your own branded Tape, you can add your 1 or 2 Colour logo. This is a very simple cost effective way for branding, an option that will make your marketing department very happy. This is becoming a very popular product, along with raising brand awareness it is a very good tamper proof deterrent.




UK Packaging Supplier increases bulk discounts and lowers prices of cardboard boxes

by Adam



Whether you have a trade account or are a first time buyer, that doesn’t matter at Packaging supplies! We have re-priced our stock packaging materials so there are benefits and solutions for every customer, whether you are a one-off ebay seller or purchase packaging on a regular basis.

Why have we done this?

After extensive market research of our large and varied customer base, we believe that each of our customers or buyers is different. What they like as a level of service is very different. Some like going on our easy to use website, with our next day delivery and ordering through this channel. Others require the more personal touch of a friendly voice on other end of the phone or even an external rep.

We think it is important to leave this decision up to you, that way we can create a partnership that clicks.

Standard Boxes – Large Range available, find the one that is best suited for you:

Single wall boxes

Double wall boxes

Tri wall boxes 

Die cut boxes – Get the benefits of a die cut box with no forme charges attached:

Postal boxes

Carry boxes

Bakers trays


Also all the usual Packaging Materials that go along with this such as tape, bubble, strapping, stretch wrap and bubble wrap.






See the changes for yourself! Shop now or call us on 01491 834 000


The Corrugated Box Industry is helping to drive the carbon footprint lower for retailers

by Adam




According to the Confederation of paper industries (CPI), the environmental impact of food waste is 10 times as significant as packaging and well designed packaging is the best possible means to minimize the possibility of food getting spoilt or damaged. 

On top of this it is imperative to select an experienced packaging supplier. Through our expertise and experience with a wide range of industries, we can advise on packaging that will help maximize safe storage and reduce transport costs. As consumers push for sustainable business practices to be at the forefront, the service, advice and knowledge that we offer is welcomed with open arms.

 

Finally the corrugated industry is constantly developing with the aid of new technology to reduce its own impact on the environment. This is shown by the gradual reduction in average board weights over the last 10 years.

 

Average corrugated board weights at the start of 2015 was 464gsm, a reduction of 12% compared to 2005

There is more to just thinking inside the box, our knowledge is hard earned. Let us pass it on; our reps are specially trained in all aspects, logistics, transport and individual packaging requirements. Don’t hesitate to arrange for one of our representatives to evaluate your operation and requirements.

Unpoppable Bubble Wrap available now!

by Adam




Sealed Air unpoppable Bubble Wrap IB protective packaging solution. This is now available worldwide.

This is aimed at the e commerce and supply chain sector; the new product will allow companies to create the protective packaging on site, according to their needs and desires.

A large cost for both suppliers and end consumers of bubble wrap is the shipping cost attached to supplying this item. However this new design eliminates this problem.

Sealed Air believes that this reduces the number of trucks required to supply a customer operation by nearly 97%. In fact one truck load of uninflated bubble, using two man hours is the same as 36 truck loads of standard bubble already inflated and 72 man hours 

This is a specialist product that we can supply; don’t hesitate to get in touch to understand this concept in more detail. 

For all other packaging supplies at good prices, don’t hesitate to browse our shop or contact us now!

Cardboard Display Trays

by Admin



Popular with our food manufactures, we have introduced a new size of cardboard display tray

All of our cardboard bakery trays are strong and durable and suitable for food such as bread, cakes, crisps or other snack items.

Our counter display tray is in a strong white cardboard, the tray can be packed and moved around easily by use of the carry handles to the side.  The front panel is perforated so that it can easily be removed to display the product.

Our standard range of brown stackable cardboard trays, are still available to buy online.

Stock Boxes - more sizes available online

by Admin


With more sizes than ever, take a look at our online shop for your Cardboard Packing Boxes.  Lots of box sizes available in both single and double wall as well as our Postal Box range.

Need any Packing Tape to seal your boxes?  We have a well-stocked range of popular packing tape available to buy online.

Ensure your products reach their destination safely with additional Product Protection.  We have a varied choice of voidfill products, bubble wrap and more. 



Stock boxes – increased online range available

by Lisa





With more sizes than ever, take a look at our online shop for your Cardboard Packing Boxes.  Lots of box sizes available in both single wall and double wall as well as our Postal Box range.
 
Need Packing Tape to seal your boxes?  We have a well-stocked range of packing tape available to buy online.
 
Need additional Product Protection?  We have a varied choice of void-fill productsbubble wrap and more.  All to ensure that your products are safely shipped.

Please don't hesitate to contact us






Quality Packaging; driving customer engagement by creating a packaging experience

by Adam

Drive engagement with quality packaging

Packaging is often an afterthought; it is viewed as something that is only necessary to deliver an item. It really makes a difference when the packaging is a pleasure to open. It can really create a lasting impression.

It is this impression that drives the feeling you have towards the item within the package. This is why we are seeing companies that are requiring us to create a packaging experience on their behalf.

Value adding unpacking experience

The rise of e-commerce has created a new marketing channel that is under-utilized by most companies. Don’t fall into this bracket.

When a product is brought online there are very few touching points that you have with the customer to make a lasting impression. The touching points are much easier to perform face to face which can make the difference to you standing out from your competitors.

Many companies cut corners and cost on packaging, what is an important point is that if you are an e-commerce company the packaging is the next most important item behind the product. This is the chance to really make an impression and enforce your brand.

Repeat business survey  

A recent study by Dotcom distribution has shown that a customer is more likely to make repeat purchases from a provider they deem to have premium packaging.

This same study also revealed that one in ten young adults would share a photo of an online order if the packaging stood out to them.

It is this exposure that brands can gain that is so valuable.

All companies strive to create engagement and discussion with their customers.

How to make your company Unique

·       Print on the inside on the box, shows a much greater attention to detail.

·       Stickers and Labels: Print is not always necessary, stickers or labels can be a cost effective solution.

·       Tape: Printed tape can be used; this will reinforce your brand and at the same time provide tamper protection.

·       Promotional Products: Companies are putting vouchers or sweets with the purchased item.

·       Re-sealable Packaging: Packaging that makes it easy for the customer to return an item if it is the wrong size or is not what was required. This can be a viewed as a very positive and easy option for the customer.

Contact us at Packaging Supplies to talk about how to improve your packaging

 

 

 

 

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