Solid Board Packaging

What is solid board packaging?

Solid board great for protecting and resisting water damage, but it also makes an attractive first impression to buyers with very high quality printing and branding opportunities. If you want high-end graphic designs and to make a 'wow' statement, solid board is for you. After all, packaging can be the first thing a buyer sees, so it is important to us that it looks great. Solid board is a strong and stiff sustainable packaging option and typically consists of 3-6 layers of paper. 

 

So what are the key benefits of solid board packaging?

 

  • Solid board packaging offers superior performance and moisture resistance so can be a great option for fresh and frozen food
  • It looks great – solid board is available with special features of high-quality graphics and easy opening options. The flat and even surface provides high CMYK quality printing opportunities.
  • The high density of solid board ensures that packaging is exceptionally rigid, providing optimal protection for the products.
  • Fully recyclable and environmentally friendly.
  • Solid boards can be printed, foiled, embossed and varnished to produce an attractive product that will fly off the shelves. We create beautiful designs to give a great first impression to the buyer.
  • Improves brand image and reduces your business's carbon footprint.
  • Can be easily stored.
  • Ideal packaging material for fresh and frozen foods.

 

 

 

Solid board packaging

 

 

Where can solid board packaging be used?

 

Solid board is suitable for fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, fish, dairy, beverages and flowers. It is also used in a wide range of applications including health, pharmaceutical, beauty, chilled and frozen and confectionary products. Solid board provides the perfect sustainable storage option, as well as transport and product protection, puncture resistance and high stackability.

Solid board is extremely stiff and inflexible when used in the right way, meaning it can be used in applications beyond what you think they could tolerate. This material is also often used for the back board in refill pads of paper or board-backed envelopes, and even food packaging where the board will not be in direct contact with the product.

 

 

So where does our process with solid board packaging begin?

 

Let’s start from the beginning. Our work with solid board packaging usually starts with an initial design consultation to understand your product, company and client requirements. With our level of experience, our expert technical and design team then work to create robust designs to overcome any breakage issues and create packaging which will make a great first impression and user-experience. We like to show you these designs using our in-house 3D CAD software so you can easily visualise your designs.

The next steps are the samples and stress tests. Once you’re happy with the design, our team then create samples and carry out rigorous stress tests – ensuring the packaging provides the utmost protection.

When the design and performance are approved, your packaging is then manufactured to your chosen quantities with quality checks carried out. Please feel free to email us or complete the form below if you are interested in corrugated, if you are unsure what material would be best suited to your product, or if you would just like some friendly chat! 

 

Different types of solid board? 

We source a huge range of carton board from some of the best mills, this means you can be sure of receiving high-quality product, whichever material you choose.

Our boards come in thicknesses up to 750 microns (0.75mm).

Folding Boxboard

Folding boxboard is one of the most versatile types of board – it can be finished in several ways, with printing and other cosmetic touches to add value to your product. These include embossing, varnishing and foil blocking. The board itself is quite stiff – perfect for folding and gluing, it can have windows added to show off your product.

Folding boxboard is made from several different layers of wood pulp, with the top and bottom layers produced to give a smooth finish.  The front is usually white, while the back layer is cream or white.

This solid board can be used for a wide variety of products, including food, tea and coffee, cosmetics, toys and other retail items.  

Grease Resistant Board

This is a type of folding boxboard that’s specially treated to resist grease and stop it penetrating through the packaging. This is perfect for chilled and frozen foods that are oily or greasy, such as cakes, pastries or biscuits. It can be printed or varnished on the coated side just like regular folding boxboard.

Foil Board

This is a high-end product that ‘demands’ attention!

Consider using a foil board as a base for the packaging. This range of materials includes mirror-like, iridescent, rainbow, holographic, sparkly and coloured metallic finishes ‘wow’. They can all be coated to allow them to be printed like normal board. These can achieve amazing results.

Solid Kraft Board

This type of board is made from 100% virgin unbleached fibre and isn’t coated, giving it a natural brown appearance ‘stunning’ raw material with a true environmental nature. It’s a sustainable product that gives a lot of strength without using much wood fibre. That also means it’s relatively light.

Kraft board can be used for dry, non-fatty foods and a wide range of retail products as well as DIY and gardening items, gift boxes and mailing envelopes. It’s also 100% recyclable and a great choice if you want to give a natural, environmentally-friendly look to your product. One side of the board has a smoother finish than the other and is suitable for printing.

Natural Coated Kraft Board

This is a coated version of Kraft board, with a smooth, white top surface. This makes it suitable for a wide range of printing techniques, retaining the high level of strength and tear resistance of the Kraft board base. This is brilliant for relatively heavy products like bottled drinks or DIY equipment.

White Lined Chipboard

This type of board is made from 80 to 100% recycled fibre and is a good choice if you want an environmentally-friendly product. The top is coated so it’s white, with the reverse being grey. White lined chipboard is often used for cereal and shoe boxes, toiletries and other household goods. It can be printed to a high standard, and is suitable for embossing, foil blocking and window patching. It is not suitable for direct contact with food.

Unlined Chipboard/Grey board

Unlined chipboard is silver-grey in colour and made from recycled fibre. It’s reasonably strong and provides great value for money, with a raw, unfinished surface.

This material is often used for the back board in refill pads of paper or board-backed envelopes, but has a whole range of uses, including food packaging where the board will not be in direct contact with the product, house and garden products and outer cartons.

 

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