Shelf Ready Packaging
There has been significant growth in the demand for shelf ready packaging (otherwise known as SRP). This multipurpose packaging solution helps your packaging work how you want, from opening via a tear strip to helpfully placed hand holes, to reinforcing your brand and protecting your products.
The range of shelf ready packaging is hugely varied and encompasses packaging that features opening techniques including a wide range of perforation styles and tear strips.
Shelf ready packaging must meet guidelines set by the Institute of Grocery Distribution, which means it all has five things in common – it’s easy to identify, open, merchandise, shop and dispose of. We can help you navigate the guidelines and create packaging that your customers appreciate.
What’s more, available in corrugated cardboard, our shelf ready packaging is a more sustainable alternative to plastic packaging.
We offer bespoke and standard FEFCO styles of shelf ready packaging all available in a range of print options. Whether you choose to wow your customers with litho printed packaging or re-affirm your brand identity with flexo and digital printed packaging, our in-house design team can help you design a shelf ready packaging solution that is tailor-made to your products, whilst complying with the requirements of the intended stockists and retailers.
Our shelf ready packaging can be customisable with features such as perforations, vents, tear strips and hand holes to create product packaging ready to be displayed on the shelf and designed specifically to help raise brand awareness, optimise shelf presence, and increase sales.
- Standard FEFCO designs & bespoke requirements available
- 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
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.
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
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