classic folding packaging

timeless and simple, with endless customisability

 

Sometimes a box is all you need. The concept is simple, but if you know where to look you’ll see how different each box can be. A shaped box can wow, a clear window can be modified to hold a product in place, a tall box can be designed so it never falls flat.


 
 
 

Bespoke box design

Benefit from our expert packaging design expertise

Every product is different, and the little differences between the size, weight, and market of your product make a big difference to your packaging. Let us take your packaging project from concept to creation, so you won’t have to worry about a thing. We’ll make sure your packaging suits your needs completely. Our combined process of engineering and design means your packaging will look fantastic, protect your product, and help sell it too. With 180 years of packaging design and production experience we know how to design elegant packaging that will work for you, your customer, and your production team.

Materials we can use in our box packaging

We can design packaging in all kinds of materials. Card boxes made from folding box board are perfect for retail packaging, they can take all kinds of printed effects and can be manipulated into curves and interesting shapes. Corrugated cardboard is perfect for additional strength PET is a fully recyclable flexible plastic which can be used to create clear plastic boxes, product windows and custom shaped packaging.

Fully custom box packaging design service

We can design complex box shapes and structures tailored to fit your needs and budget. We have developed Digiply boxes that have the strength of a rigid box, but without the cost, Wow Boxes designed for mail order packaging. Everything we design is engineered with the end purpose in mind, so you can guarantee an elegant design suited for easy opening, efficient packing and flawless production runs.

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LUXURY BOX PROTOTYPES

Professionally printed box prototypes

We can produce high quality premium box prototypes in our studio workshop, using a range of printers and techniques. We can run high definition digital print, UV cured print, foil transfers, embossing and debossing as well as hand finished effects like glitter coats. Since everything is done in house, we have full control over the design, artwork, print, and hand making processes. We take great care in colour matching and hand finishing every prototype to make sure your packaging looks and feels perfect.

 
 
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BOX PRODUCTION

Consistent production quality

Special finishes can be tricky to get right, which is why we use trusted suppliers and oversee the production of each and every job. We can offer great production lead times with suppliers we work with day in, day out, so you can trust that repeat orders will be consistent.

Our trusted box production contacts

We know that consistency and quality is key to producing a quality product, which is why we never outsource our box production to the far east - all our boxes are made in the UK and EU, which means you can get a high quality product with much better lead times, and very competitive pricing.

 
 
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PREMIUM FINISHES

Pantone matched print

Whether you are looking to produce a run of packaging with us or get a prototype made, we offer a colour matching service on printed colours and foils. We can match to printed samples and most colour books including Pantone colours and metallics and Kurz foils.

Luxury print finishes and hand finishing services

Whether your box is made from corrugate, card, solid board or plastic, a huge selection of premium materials and finishing effects are available, as well as hand finishing services. All of which are available with our prototypes and production runs.

Available finishes:

 

Popular box products

The Wow box for mail order

Luxury printed postal boxes, designed with a modular insert system which means you can use one box for a multitude of products. Perfect for online retail, personalised gift boxes and presentation boxes. Shown here presenting our Digiply box for Woodchester Valley.

 
 
 

Environmentally friendly packaging

Great design doesn’t always have to come at a great cost to you or our environment - and that was the brief for our packaging design for Cloud & Cuckoo. The final design was a gift box targeted at baby shower purchases, with full recycling credentials. The design features a combined product window and insert, for dual use and inbuilt separation process to encourage recycling. Single sided digital print keeps production costs low and makes the most of the brown kraft board.

 
 

The Digiply bottle box

Luxury spirit packaging with special finishes. Digiply is our custom designed bottle box, reinforced to give the heavy strength needed to sell a premium spirit, but suitable for short run digital print - so you can get all the premium effects with no minimum order quantity. Whether you need a whisky box, wine box or a limited edition craft beer, we can customise our Digiply packaging to suit your product. Each design features a supportive bottle top insert to ensure your bottle is held in place securely.

 
 
 

Packaging for start-ups

Premium packaging doesn’t always have to break the bank. This presentation box for Ostique was designed to use doubled over cartonboard, which allowed the boxes to be made using fully digital processes for a limited run of boxes. The prototype boxes were digitally cut, printed and varnished with a spot gloss all in our in house workshop.

 
 
 

Windowed gift packaging

Windowed boxes come in many varieties, using different materials to their best effects to get the right solution for your product. Pick and place windows use rigid PET so you can have a window which can fold around corners. Standard windowed cartons use a more lightweight plastic so as not to add unnecessary weight. Windows can also be used to hold products securely and present creative opportunities for branding, like in the crate inspired box below for Kraken Rum.

 
 
 

Clear presentation boxes

Let your product sing with fully recyclable PET packaging. This PET packaging we prototyped for Boots features direct printed messaging and foil transfers and a card product fitment, sat within a rigid box tray wrapped with printed paper with foil patterning.

 
 
 

Luxurious shaped seasonal packaging

Whether you’re a year ahead or have a last minute idea you’d love to turn around for the festive season, we can help you design and produce memorable gift packaging. This christmas cracker designed for The Lakes Distillery is produced on metallic board printed with white ink and finished with subtle spot gloss snow flakes.