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Traditional Silk Screen Printing

Produce Clean, Sharp Images and Text for Dazzling Vibrancy and Punchy Graphics

Silk screen printing services are best suited to printing on corrugated cardboard boxes, stickers and plastics. Due to the depth of ink coverage that silk screen printing provides, it’s ideal for applying varnishes, metallic inks, fluorescent colours, glitter colours, glow-in-the-dark inks and “scratch ‘n’ sniff” products.

Let us help you print clean, sharp images, punchy graphics and vibrant text for your packaging!

What Packaging Is Best Suited to Silk Screen Printing?

Silk screen printing uses a stencil, transferring ink onto a silk layer underneath, which prints the design onto your chosen material. Silk screen printing services are best for low to medium printing runs with fewer colours. This is because the production process offers superior accuracy and detail over other printing methods. 

Silk screen printing produces the high-definition image quality and accurate colour reproduction needed to add that “wow” factor, especially when used as stand-alone spot colours. You can also use our silk screen print four-colour process with or without special additions.


The silk screen printing process is suitable for many materials, like corrugated packaging and folding cartons.

For the best finishes when screen printing onto corrugated materials, we use a clay-coated board to give a flat, even surface on which to print. Our team can guide you to the correct combinations of material and print — get in touch for more information.

Silk Screen Printing Versus Other Printing Methods

Even with constant improvements in digital print quality and ability, silk screen printing is still present in the marketplace. While digital printing has no initial set-up costs and you can edit your designs digitally, silk screen printing produces long-lasting vibrant colours and sharp, clean lines — this is much harder to replicate than with other methods of printing

For any custom printed boxes with silk screen printing, please call us on 01491 834 000 or fill out the enquiry form on the right of this page.

Creating beautiful packaging is a great way to tell your brand’s story and entice customers to try your products or services. And Packaging Supplies is here to help. We’re certified carbon neutral, too — which means we offset any carbon emissions we make in our processes.

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Packaging Supplies is the UK’s first plastic-free and carbon-neutral packaging supplier. Need more information about our printing methods? Feel free to get in touch with packaging experts today.

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In the late 1970s, two friends and colleagues, Tim Allen and Stewart Middleton saw a gap in the market for a different type of packaging supplier. At the time, other businesses were selling custom made boxes and stocking packaging consumables, but Tim and Stewart wanted to offer more than that. They wanted to give their clients additional services, such as warehouse storage and the ability to have their packaging delivered as and when it was required. Packaging Supplies was established, and the rest is history.

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