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Everards of Leicestershire – Beer Packaging

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It hasn’t been an easy year for breweries. With the many challenges that the brewing industry has faced, the need to continue the sales of beer has been one of most importance. We’ve spent many years perfecting our packaging solutions for the brewing industry, and we know all too well just how important it is for brewers to continue getting their drinks into their customer’s hands. So, when fellow SIBA members Everards of Leicestershire decided that they required packaging solutions for sales in their new shop, which has opened at Everards Meadows, just off J21 of the M1, they turned to us, Saxon Packaging.

 

Who are Everards of Leicestershire?

Everards is a regional family brewery based in Leicester, founded in 1849. They produce cask ales and own over 150 tenanted pubs, mainly around the Leicestershire area.

Having recently opened their new state-of-the-art brewery (based at Everards Meadows in Leicestershire), Everards have created a vibrant space connecting their brewery to an onsite bar where customers will be able to enjoy tasting their beers overlooking the scenic views. Their new brewery now has the capacity to produce over 4.3 million pints every year.

 

The brief

After discussing the requirements through with our Business Development Manager, Adam Futter, Claire Cannell (Experiences Manager, Everards of Leicestershire) decided on three beer packaging designs to develop. The first, a six bottle carry pack, followed by two bespoke gift packaging solutions. The packaging needed to be fresh, bold and visually engaging; – a reflection of the quality and the implicit promise that the nation has grown accustomed to with the Everards brand.

Like many businesses of today, Everards are profoundly invested into their environmental impact, and as such, took great consideration in the choosing of packaging materials, inks and printing methods that were to be used in the manufacturing process, ensuring that their packaging was developed in the most sustainable way possible.

With this in mind, Adam Futter and our in-house design team at Saxon, designed three sustainable packaging solutions, which not only delivered both the stand out visual appeal required but also the necessary sustainable seal of approval.

 

Everards of Leicestershire - Beer Packaging | Six Bottle Carry Pack | Saxon PackagingLine 1: Home of Great Beer- 6 x 500ml Bottle Carry Pack

 

The first of the three packaging designs was the Home of Great Beer 6x500ml Bottle Carry Pack.

Based on a variant of the FEFCO 0717 packaging style, the structural design of the carry pack is one that has been tried and tested for its performance and one that has been used extensively within beer industry. In this scenario, opting for a design closely matching a FEFCO style helped to streamline the amount of time spent during the design process.

From a visual perspective, the goal was to achieve a fresh look and feel with the packaging artwork. With this in mind, our in-house design team at Saxon Packaging advised that using a single colour ink against the natural Kraft material would deliver such an impactful result.

With only one colour of ink used in the printing process, it was decided that using the flexo (flexographic) printing process would be the most efficient and cost-effective print process to use on this occasion.

After running through our printing and die-cutting machines, the Everards 6x500ml beer bottle carry packs were subsequently hand glued by our hand assembly team here on site.

 

Tech Specs:

  • FEFCO 0717 Variant Style
  • Flute – E (Corrugated)
  • Material – 150K/150T
  • Board Size – 425x834mm
  • Made using 70% Recycled Material
  • 100% Renewable & Recyclable
  • Single Colour Flexo Printed
  • Water-based Ink is 100% Biodegrable
  • FSC MIX Paper (FSC* C004434)

Features & Benefits:

  • Quick & easy to erect
  • Protects bottles while making an impact
  • Sturdy top handle for carrying
  • Flat packed for easy storage
  • Corrugated material and water-based ink is fully recyclable and compostable

Improves brand visibility & perception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line 2: Pint Glass – Gift Pack

Everards of Leicestershire - Beer Packaging | Single Glass Gift Pack | Saxon Packaging

This packaging solution is designed to house a single pint glass. Again, this is based on a variant of another tried and tested FEFCO packaging design. It possesses all the qualities of a traditional ‘0215’ packaging style with the added variant of a tab closure for the lid.

The main benefits of utilising this particular structural design are that the box only requires one area of glue application to convert the die-cut sheet into the packaging shape. The lid of the gift pack incorporates a tab to secure the lid shut, and it has a corresponding closing mechanism on the bottom of the pack by way of an envelope base.

With a tab in place, this packaging solution eliminates the need for packaging tape. This helps to reduce the amount of time spent packing the products in the warehouse, ultimately reducing costs incurred in packaging materials and labour during the packaging process.

Tech Specs:

  • FEFCO 0215 Variant Style – with tab
  • Flute – E (Corrugated)
  • Material – 150K/150T
  • Board Size – 366x550mm
  • Made using 70% Recycled Material
  • 100% Renewable & Recyclable
  • Single Colour Flexo Printed
  • Water-based Ink is 100% Biodegrable
  • FSC MIX Paper

Features & Benefits:

  • Quick & easy to assemble
  • Available in a wide range of sizes
  • Durable & rigid, great for fragile items
  • Tab closure
  • Envelope tuck base
  • Corrugated material and water-based ink is fully recyclable and compostable
  • Improves brand visibility & perception
  • Widely used in packaging glassware, electronics, household appliances and porcelain dishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everards of Leicestershire - Beer Packaging | Die Cut Gift Pack | Saxon PackagingLine 3: 2 Bottles & 1 Glass – Gift Pack

 

A similar style to line 2. This pack includes similar closing mechanisms in the structural design. The main difference with this packaging design is that there are three die-cut windows within the structural design. This enables the primary packaging to show through the gift pack, providing those interacting with the packaging with a visual experience with the products secured inside the box.

This packaging solution also only requires one area of gluing and eliminates the need of packaging tape. Which helps to speed the production process later on down the line; improving efficiency in the warehouse. Printed using the same flexo print process, this third packaging design is co-ordinated with the two aforementioned packaging artwork designs.

The result is three co-ordinating beer packaging solutions, which have been developed sustainably and have the visual appeal that is necessary to stand out and deliver a lasting positive first impression on consumers.

 

Tech Specs:

  • FEFCO 0215 Variant Style – with Tab
  • Flute – E (Corrugated)
  • Material – 150WTK/150T
  • Board Size – 521×708
  • Made using 70% Recycled Material
  • 100% Renewable & Recyclable
  • Single Colour Flexo Printed
  • Water-based Ink is 100% Biodegrable
  • FSC MIX Paper (FSC* C004434)

Features & Benefits:

  • Quick & easy to assemble
  • Available in a wide range of sizes
  • Structural packaging design can be used for a wide range of applications
  • Tab closure
  • Corrugated material and water-based ink is fully recyclable and compostable
  • Improves brand visibility & perception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working closely with our clients to find a tailored beer packaging solution for them is the most important part of what we do here at Saxon Packaging. Breweries and retailers tend to have more specific and complex needs than before and as such, the ability to listen, understand and develop a structural packaging design that strikes the right balance is all-important.

 

“It’s always a great feeling to work with a new client, especially ones with so much heritage behind them as Everards of Leicestershire has. Our skill is building partnerships with people and working closely together to provide a packaging solution for our customers that is bespoke to their needs. I feel that we have done just that on this occasion with Claire for Everards. I look forward to continuing to help Everards as they explore new and different packaging designs over time.”  – Adam Futter, Business Development Manager (Saxon Packaging).

“We are absolutely delighted with the quality of the packaging delivered by Saxon Packaging. They truly helped to bring our vision to life, creating attractive, take home beer solutions and gifting options for customers who visit our brand-new shop.  The packaging delivers our ethos of sustainably sourced and recyclable goods.  The service was second to none and I would highly recommend Saxon Packaging and look forward to developing our relationship and further packaging with them going forward.” Claire Cannell, Everards of Leicester.

 

Everards beers and merchandise are available to purchase via their website.

 

For more information about our beer packaging solutions, click here. Alternatively, speak to our packaging specialists directly by submitting an enquiry via our contact form.

 

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