With over 30 years’ experience helping breweries with their packaging needs and being proud members of both SIBA and LBA, we know our stuff when it comes to packaging solutions for the brewing industry.
As well as this wealth of knowledge we also carry a range of cutting tools in-house which cover the majority of standard can and bottle sizes, saving you (the brewer) time and money. And if we haven’t got a standard pack right for you, our in-house design team can design you one bespoke.
Our standard packs include: 3/6 bottle gift, 4/6 can pack, 4 bottle gift, 6 bottle carry, 12/24 bottle transit, 12/24 bottle mail-order, 12/24 can transit and 12/24 can mail-order. Other styles also available.
- Standard FEFCO designs & bespoke requirements available
- Single-walled or double-walled corrugated material
- Standard finishes include KRAFT (brown), white and mottled/oyster, LT (recycled paper) and TEST (recycled inner liner). White papers can be coated to provide with superior substrate for greater print quality
- Print options include litho (up to 8 colours), digital (CMYK), flexo (up to 5 colours) and silk-screen (typically 2-3 colours)
Decorative finishes include matt, gloss, soft touch, glitter, pearlescent, soft touch glow-in-the-dark, fragrance burst, textured, rough and silk varnishes
Additional Print Finishes
Along with standard print options, additional print finishes and embellishments are available to add further enhancements to both your product packaging and branding.
- Foil blocking
- Textured, rough & soft-touch laminate or varnish
- Spot UV
- Embossing & debossing
- Matt & high gloss
- Glitter, pearlescent finishes
- Glow-in-the-dark printing
- Fragrance bursts
We don’t have a minimum order quantity. We have the ability to produce ‘one-offs’ and low volumes if required, but we do have cost-effective minimum order quantities which are determined by the area of material used, material type, style of box and print requirement.
If you have a price for 1000 boxes @ £550 / 1000, imagine it as a unit cost of 55p each. Likewise a quote for £700 /1000 equates at 70p each.
Cutting formes are used to cut the packaging into the correct shape. Stereos are used for flexo printed packaging. This enables the packaging to be printed bespoke to the client’s requirement. Both the ‘cutting forme’ and the ‘stereo’ belong to the customer.
We do not hold stock but we do hold materials and cutting tools to provide a fast turnaround on some of the most frequently used packaging lines.
Yes, we pride ourselves on working closely with our customers from consulting to design and through to the finished product. We have an in-house design team who are able to design packaging solutions specific to your requirements.
It all depends on the artwork complexity, number of colours required and quantity of packaging. Our infographic guide to print processes will help steer your required option, but a member of our sales team will always discuss the various options with you to ensure the print option is the most economical and of the required quality.
“Working with Saxon Packaging has been instrumental to the success of our business. Their service has been reliable, we’ve developed category-leading packaging together and they have been a pleasure to work with.” Fraser Doherty, Beer52.
“As per usual, Saxon Packaging were extremely helpful and created a gift box that surpassed both ours, and the Thames Path committee’s expectations.” Tom Gee, Hop Kettle Brewery
“Working with Saxon means you have comfort in knowing that your packaging will always be of the highest quality, keenly priced and supplied to order and on time” Dave Stone, Wylam Brewery
“Saxon Packaging have been a trusted supplier at Adnams for many years, they offer a fantastic service. The cartons are consistently high quality and they are proactive in suggesting new designs and options to help grow our business. They have a friendly and flexible approach which we have found very easy to work with and we have no hesitation in recommending them” Fergus Fitzgerald, Adnams plc.
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