Retail Packaging


This page aims to give you a quick overview of the different types of retail, display and gift packaging available.

Many clients will know visually the look they are hoping for but not necessarily know what type of cardboard or plastic it’s made from. This page is set up to give you a visual introduction as well as highlighting salient points for each option. Click on the links to dive deeper into the options and capabilities of each.

Folding Cartons (Paper or Box Board Boxes)

Folding cartons, also known as carton board packaging or box board boxes offer flexible packaging solutions with product visibility and detailed printing.  These boxes are also very visually presentable packaging for retail.


  • Large structural flexibility including window patching to show off your product
  • High print quality with large range of finishes including de-bossing and foil blocking
  • Visually presentable high quality packaging
  • Supplied flat

 Suitable markets include:

  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food

Rigid Paper Covered Boxes

Rigid paper over board boxes are a high end option which will give any product the luxury packaging it deserves.  You can choose from a large range of styles, finishes and paper coverings to produce truly unique custom made packaging.


  • Luxury packaging
  • Wide range of styles and paper coverings
  • Lots of print options including foil blocking, em-bossing and spot UV
  • Finishing touches such as magnetic closures, ribbons, satin linings

 Suitable markets include:

  • All retail: including clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, confectionary, home, beauty and electronics

Transparent Packaging

Where product visibility is paramount, you can't beat transparent PEP packaging.  Suitable for a wide range of retail markets.


  • Visible product
  • Flexible options such as cartons, tubes and sleeves
  • Detailed printing

 Suitable markets include:

  • Food
  • Personal care
  • Seasonal products
  • Flowers
  • Confectionary

Die Cut Cardboard Boxes (Corrugated)

Die cut corrugated boxes offer a more complex packaging solution than standard non-die cut options, they can include integral fittings to keep your products secure and there are a good range of high quality printing options to allow for retail shipping or display. 


  • Dual purpose presentation/shipping box
  • Low cost on both large and short runs
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Wide ranging print options

Suitable markets include:

  • Online retail / e-commerce
  • Electronics
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Mechanical