Each December at Saxon Packaging we put together a selection of Christmas gifts which quite often include a bottle of wine (or other alcoholic beverage) packaged in a box which we have both designed and manufactured in-house.
Last year saw our first creatively designed litho printed gift packaging, previous to this we had always packaged customers’ gifts in a plain white or brown corrugated box. The new printed packaging went down really well with customers portrayed our Saxon Packaging factory in Lowestoft as our very own ‘North Pole.’ The design was split across the four panels with each panel containing a different ‘moment in time.’ Animated workers oversaw the packaging’s journey from corrugated board to printed bespoke designed packaging, all the way through to being on Santa’s sleigh ready for delivery. They then celebrated the success of all boxes being manufactured by having a Christmas party.
Celloglas (print finishing specialists) provided an array of print finishes to really give the packaging a WOW! factor; these included a soft touch film laminate, glitter and spot UV. It certainly looked a lot more interesting than our usual plain box! (Click here to read our full blog on last year’s Christmas packaging.)
Due to the success of last year’s gift packaging, we wanted to showcase another great example of what we can do here at Saxon. This year just as we had done the previous year, we chose to have the boxes litho printed, and then using our in-house Lamina Blackline litho laminator we laminated the printed sheets to the E-flute board. However, instead of the busy design and storytelling layout we had on last year’s box we went for a simpler festive design allowing the print finishes to really stand out and display a true luxury printed packaging finish.
This year’s design consists of a white reindeer with high-reaching antlers being decorated by a young man and woman with an array of packaging (including beer packaging and wine packaging), as well as more traditional festive baubles. In the background we opted for a festive red background with snow fall, snowflakes and pine trees.
To make certain elements stand out we gave the reindeer a red glitter varnish nose, the pine trees a pine scented fragrance burst, a silver foil to the snowflakes and a spot colour of rose gold to the baubles (Celloglas provided post print finishes), all of which are layered on top of an anti-scuff film laminate finish.
We are extremely happy with the overall packaging and its finishes, we are now very busy delivering these to our customers in time for Christmas!
If you would like to be sent a box (minus its content!) or would like to discuss litho printed packaging and the range of print finishes available call us on 01502 513112.