essentials of packaging

Here are some of the questions you can expect to be asked and how it helps us to give you the best possible solution:

1. Where is it going and what do you want to achieve?

  • End-use or application is essential to establish ideal stocks and finishes.
  • Advise the contents and weight to ensure form meets function.

2. How many colours can you print on the carton?
       • We print up to 5 colours in 1 pass (more available on request).

3. What finishes / looks are available?

  • Gloss & Matt Laminate, Gloss & Matt Varnish.
  • Spot or raised varnishes and a range of foil options are available.

4. Can the carton have windows or intricate designs?

  • Absolutely - we encourage you to explore the range of options.
  • Windows, open cut boxes and intricate designs are all possible.

5. Can you provide me a design if I don't already have one?

  • Our designers can create innovative and functional packaging designs.
  • The weight of contents, travel requirements or intended use of the packaging will have an impact on choice of designs.

6. What is the maximum size we can print & fold for cartons?

  • Max print area for folded cartons when flat is 520mm x 720 mm
  • Max print area for smaller intricate folded cartons is 390mm x 540 mm

7. How long will my order take?

  • Approx 15 working days (3 weeks) from artwork approval.
  • May vary dependent upon the size and complexity of the order.
  • Large volumes may be required to be shipped taking up to 8 weeks.

8. What stocks are available?

  • Range of standard materials available.
  • Specialty stocks and materials are able to be sourced.

9. How many cartons should I order?

  • Provide a range based on periodic or expected usage.
  • Allow for sea or air-freight options and timing.

10. Will I be able to get a sample to check before ordering?

  • Generally no – but a die-line sample can be provided.
  • Because packaging is 3 dimensional we encourage everyone to create a mock-up of the finished design. It is amazing what you can miss when you look only at a flat design.

11. What is your budget or current price for the cartons?

  • We aim to be great value and cost competitive.
  • Providing current pricing, budget or expectation ensures we take this into consideration when quoting or recommending alternatives.


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