packaging prototypes

Our printed varnishes, embossing & metallics

We produce high quality finished mock-ups onto most substrates, and can offer various varnish and emboss finishes.

 Pillbox Design – Bespoke structural carton packaging prototype of Champneys Health Spa

carton packaging prototypes

We design packaging prototypes either from supplied artwork or your specification or brief, then print and produce samples in house using high definition digital UV print. All prints can be colour matched to pantone references or litho/flexo screening if requested.

We can produce fully functional windowed samples with metallic finishes, varnish effects and create vacuum formings or foam inserts.


  • Layered emboss
  • Spot gloss varnish
  • Matt varnish
  • Metallic ink effect
  • Metallic foil block effects
  • Printed white
  • Print on reverse of board
  • Dry metallic foil transfers



Shrink sleeve packaging prototypes

We can provide low volume digitally printed shrink sleeves which can be applied to a range of product shapes including drinks cans, glass bottles, glass jars and PET bottles. 

These can be supplied as cut sleeves, provided on reel or as fully finished shrink sleeve mock-ups.

We can also supply embossed printed foil lids or wraps.

 Pillbox Design – Bespoke shrink sleeve packaging prototype of Beon Urban Energy Drinks

die cut label packaging prototypes

In addition to providing label mock-ups, die cut labels can also be used to cost effectively give a preview of how a direct printed design might look applied to glass or tubes without paying high production costs. 

We can print your packaging label mock-ups onto a range of flexible label substrates including clear or white permanent or peelable labels in matt satin and gloss finishes. 

We can also produce peel and read information labels to offer additional back of pack information for PET bottles and cosmetics packaging.

Labels can be supplied on roll or applied to prototype products as required.

 Pillbox Design – Bespoke die cut label packaging prototype of Arla Farmers Milk 4pt
 Pillbox Design – Bespoke rigid box packaging prototype of Champneys Treasured Moments Book Box

rigid box packaging prototypes

We can create fully pantone matched prints for rigid boxes, completed with optional foil or emboss finishes. 

Rigid boxes can either be supplied as paper wraps or fully finished prototypes depending on your requirements.

Foam cut product formings can also be created to specification to create a fully designed packaging solution. We have produced these for pharmacutical products, glasses cases and other high end products.



flexible packaging prototypes

We can create flexible packaging prototypes onto a range of substrates including foil, flexible plastics and shrink-sleeve material.

High resolution pantone-matched prints in matt, satin and gloss.

Using our flexible sample-making process is perfect for food packaging mock ups, including pouch prototypes, flow-wrapped confectionary mock-ups and drinks pouch samples.

We can also print and cut POP displays, corrugated SRPs and outer cases for a full retail launch.

 Pillbox Design – Bespoke flexible packaging prototype of Arla Protein Drink