The time of cigarette packaging as we know it will change forever, the new tobacco directive will mean warning text, photos and information will cover 65% of the back and front of the cigarette packs. Companies have 12 months to sell all over stock and 4 years to sell all menthol cigarettes, which have been banned all together.
“This was a devastating defeat for big tobacco,” said Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health, whose evidence submitted to the court was also shared with MPs before they debated the introduction of the regulation. “First Australia, now the UK and France, have gone ahead with removing all branding, except the name in a standard-size font. Coming up fast behind are Ireland, Hungary, Norway, Canada and New Zealand, with others soon to follow. Before too long, glitzy, brightly coloured and highly branded tobacco packs will be a relic of the past, which children born today will never see.”*
The reason for this blog is to introduce folding carton board as a packaging material perfect for gift packaging or retail packaging. The cigarette packaging is the most famous and iconic use of folding cartons within packaging.
What is Folding Carton Packaging?
The major end users of folding cartons or folding boxboard are within the frozen, chilled, food, confectioners, pharmaceuticals and health & beauty industries. This is always changing as other industries are seeing the importance of creating unique packaging that stands out. Folding carton packaging is made out of paperboard which is cut, folded, laminated and can be printed.
Benefits from the use Paper Board
“75% of consumer decision are made at point of sale in less than ten seconds”
All around presentation!!
* Stand out
* Structure and features; The structure of the material allows curved shapes
* Print versatility: Inside and Out
* Special Effects: Foil blocking, acetate windows
This is the packaging material to stand out from the crowd, let us help you with your custom box requirements.
The shelf in which produce sit in the supermarkets and other retail
outlets is constantly evolving. Retail
and shelf ready packaging have become part and parcel of the shopper experience
over a large and varied range of industries.
We live in an era of the marketer; everything from strapping to
tape has become branded in the packaging world. Why shouldn’t the boxes supplied
to stores also offer promotion and generate sales. When you’re walking around a
supermarket, brands are looking for any in store touching points they can get!
This is why this style of packaging and marketing departments harmonies so well.
What is Shelf Ready
Packaging (SRP) or Retail Ready Packaging (RRP)?
The primary purpose of SRP is to ensure that products which are
packed in SRP are quickly and easily placed on the supermarket or shop shelf
without the need for any unpacking and re-stacking.
Shelf ready packaging comes in many forms and covers all types
of packaging specifically designed for retail.
Secondary purpose of shelf ready or retail packaging is to
collate and protect your products. To
qualify as SRP the packaging should be:
Easy to identify
Easy to open
Easy to dispose of
Easy to shelf
Easy to shop
These elements of SRP or RRP will help to successfully move your
products through the supply chain.
Effect of Good Retail
Packaging in store include
Branding and increased consumer communication
Less risk on new ranges or products
Product selection made easier
Faster store replenishment, some leading supermarket won’t
accept non RRP for this reason
Effect on Supply Chain
(remember 90% of packaging costs are hidden)
Sophisticated design enables better design, less damages and
Maximum amount of product per pallet, less lorries and better
for the environment
Less storage space needed
The Corrugated industry is continuously evolving and through
clever design and experience we enable companies to drastically save money and
lower their carbon footprint.
Please write an enquiry or call one of our friendly, well trained staff at 01491 834000
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
8 Colours on a UV Printing
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
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
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 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
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!
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.
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:
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
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.
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!
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.
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.