About Cartons

Cartons are a great use for packaging and displaying a range of products such as food, toys and even electrical goods. Using a personalised packaging that matches your business’s branding can help make your business stand out from other products on the shelf.

Types Of Cartons

Laminated Finish

Laminated finished cartons use either solid board or a corrugated board as it’s main structure which is then finished off with a high quality printed laminate. The process involves using a quality photographic printed sheet which is then laminated onto corrugated board or solid board to create a carton that provides maximum visual impact for consumers who may be interested in your product. Using a laminate finished carton provides a high quality consumer perception and can be used across a range of materials, as well as a great looking product laminate cartons produced in large volumes provide an economical and cost effective product.

Solid Board

Solid board cartons are designed to be easy to put together and are surprisingly strong. Coming flatpacked they can be easily assembled and come in a range of shapes and sizes and they can be used for a range of packaging uses such as heavy goods, postal packaging, toys and much more. Solid board cartons offer good resistance to dampness and are suitable to be used in a range of temperatures making ideal for use in a range of environments. They can come in a range of styles such as plain brown or white and can be easily printed or laminated to create cartons and packaging that give businesses a personalised packaging whether it be for postal or display purposes, helping businesses to create a brand image.


Corrugated board cartons and boxes are made from a combination of two sheets of paper called liners, which is glued to the corrugated inner known as fluting. This design and manufacturing process creates an overall more stronger and durable product, providing increased rigidity and resistance compared to other packaging. Corrugated board can come in a range of thicknesses, allowing great uses on a range of products and uses such as postal packaging, takeaway packaging and much more; it can even include dividers to safely transport multiple items such as glasses in one shipment rather than separate. Corrugated is preferred by many people looking for packaging as it’s durable, versatile, sustainable,customisable, environmentally friendly and cost effective. Corrugated cartons don’t just need to be a brown box though, they can be customised with safety labels or to a company's branding; through methods such as laminate finishing.

Benefits Of Cartons

Cartons can be used for a range of purposes from transport of items or as packaging to help a product stand out from the crowd. The 3 main types being laminate finish, solid board and corrugated, all of which have a great range of benefits.

Benefits Of Laminate Finish

  • Can be used to enhance the appearance of solid board and corrugated
  • More cost effective than spot uv varnish
  • Creates a more durable and longer lasting finish
  • Can offer some water and grease resistance
  • Eliminates cracking of ink on creases

Benefits Of Solid Board

  • Can be customised to provide brand promotion and create brand awareness
  • Strong and flexible
  • Available in a range of shapes, sizes, designs and colours
  • Great range of printing and graphic capabilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Can be used in a range of temperature environments
  • High protection
  • <>Cost effective packaging solution

Benefits Of Corrugated

  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Highly affordable and more cost effective than some similar alternative
  • Suitable for printing and graphic application
  • Customisation allows for brand promotion and awareness
  • Available in a range of shapes, sizes, designs and colours
  • Recyclable providing an environmentally friendly product
  • Available in a range of grades and thicknesses
  • Strong and durable

Carton Uses

Used for many years, whether it be laminate finished, corrugated or solid board, cartons provide a great packaging solution and can be used for a range of purposes. Suitable for transporting goods, use in food environments or packaging for goods, they provide a great solution to get items from a to b or to create brand awareness and helping to make your product stand out from the crowd when it’s on the shelf in a shop.