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Drink and Wine Packaging

Wine Packaging

Innovative and eye catching wine packaging solutions.

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Material Grades

Corrugated board is available in many different material grades with varying paper weights and finishes.

Corrugated board is available in many different material grades with varying paper weights and finishes. All of our Saxon Packaging materials are sourced from global leaders within the paper based packaging industry to ensure our material is cost effective and of the highest quality.

Standard finishes include KRAFT (brown) white and mottled/oyster, LT (recycled paper) and TEST (recycled inner liner). White papers can be coated to provide superior substrate for greater print quality.

Standard paper thickness start at 125gsm (grams per square metre) and increase to 150gsm, 200gsm and 300gsm. Different flute weights are also available and depend on the strength of material required.

Standard flute profiles that we work with are Micro, E, S, B, C, BC and EB. Each of these materials are mentioned in greater detail below:

‘Micro’ Flute

750 – 900 microns (0.75mm – 0.9mm) in thickness and is used for high quality printed cartons, can be directly litho printed and is typically used for high quality shelf ready packaging, excellent printing surface.


‘E’ Flute

1100 – 1200 microns (1.1mm – 1.2mm) in thickness and gives excellent crush resistance and compression strength. It provides a high quality surface to print upon and is most commonly used in smaller cartons and die-cuts applications.

E-Flute2 Material Grade Sample

‘S’ Flute

2300 microns (2.3mm) in thickness S flute is balanced perfectly for both retail and transit packaging. It sits between E and B Flutes to provide the performance characteristics of B Flute, whilst producing the outstanding printability and strong crush resistance of E Flute.

S Flue Material Grade

‘B’ Flute

2700 – 2900 microns (2.7mm – 2.9mm) in thickness and probably the most common type of fluting. Seen in all types of applications including die-cut and regular cases it gives a good all-round performance.

B-Flute2 Material Grade

‘C’ Flute

3500 – 3700 microns (3.5mm – 3.7mm) in thickness it offers greater compression strength than ‘B’ flute thus giving slightly better stacking strength for lighter products. It can be prone to more crushing if used in the wrong application.

C Flute Material Grade

‘EB’ Flute

3800 – 4100 microns (3.8mm – 4.1mm) in thickness this is a double wall material combining the fine ‘E’ flute and the commonly used ‘B’ flute. The results give an excellent performance level in both print finish and impact protection.

EB Material Grade

‘BC’ Flute

6200 – 6600 microns (6.2mm – 6.6mm) in thickness this is another double wall material that marries two flute profiles together – ‘B’ and ‘C’, both giving excellent all round performances this material is most often seen in shipping cases where a high protection level is required.

BC Flute Material Grade

  • Nationwide courier approved designs & bespoke requirements available
  • Standard or custom divisions
  • Single-walled or double-walled corrugated material
  • Standard finishes include KRAFT (brown), white, 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 & foil blocking
  • Flute profiles available are Micro, E, S, B, C, BC and EB

Along with standard print options, additional print finishes and embellishments are available to add further enhancements to both your product packaging and branding.

Decorative embellishments include:

  • 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

Hop Kettle Brewing Company 

“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 

Wylam 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.

Do I need to order a minimum quantity?

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.

Can you explain price per 1000?

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.

What are cutting forme and stereo costs?

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.

Do you hold stock of wine packaging?

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.

Can you work with us to design a pack from scratch and bespoke to my needs?

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.

How do I know which print option is right for my requirement?

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.

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