Plastic packaging solutions come in many forms. Not all thermoformed plastic packaging needs to be a clear clamshell or custom blister pack. For example, shown here is a marketing set and retail box that we made for Besita Boutique, a high end swimwear retailer. The white plastic tray inserted in our customizable cigar-style Netbox™ matches the color scheme while providing a much needed cavity to hold a turned edge Flashpad™. Sometimes it is the small details that make a big difference in the display and presentation of a marketing kit. Custom plastic trays show forethought as well as the investment you made showing that each and every prospective client is equally important.
When making packaging decisions for retail products, there are a lot of factors that come into play, and many important things to consider. Custom plastic thermoformed packaging comes as no exception. In order to have an all around quality packaging solution, it needs to be protective and practical while simultaneously marketing your brand and product. Protection and practicality go hand in had for custom packaging solutions. In order for a plastic blister pack or clamshell to properly serve its purpose, it needs to insure that the product is safe in shipping, that it is tamper proof in-store and can therefore be purchased and put to use! Simplicity is also a key component of quality packaging. Many times with plastic clamshells and blisters, shoppers find it difficult to actually access the product that they just bought! Create a design that offers protection but can also be easily opened in the household- there are a few tricks out there to open difficult plastic packaging, many of which come with a bit of risk. Finally, use packaging to your advantage by adding value to your in-store presence. You worked hard on making the packaging design, now make it work for you. Incorporate your marketing message and branding strategies when you design artwork, tooling, and more!
For high quality custom thermoforming, the process starts with an aluminum tool that plastic is formed by. In order to accurately fit products into a custom clamshell, blister pack, or tray it is important that the tooling match the layout and dimensions of the set.
As a turnkey manufacturer, we offer in-house tooling services to keep production in extremely close proximity to the tooling department to ensure accuracy and close communication. Watch our youtube video below to watch how it’s made. We take all necessary action to make sure that the custom tool works properly in our inline thermoformer, and will produce a mock-up of the product to confirm accuracy and quality. To create an ideal package for retail products, cosmetics, and more, consider custom thin gauge thermoforming to create a tamper evident, eye-catching package that displays your product in a competitive retail environment.
Of all thermoformed plastic packaging options, the clamshell is by far one of the most universal products out there. Efficient manufacturing due to simple construction and setup allows for fast turn around time and speedy fulfillment. Not only does clear plastic packaging offer you display to draw in the consumer, you also protect your products from tampering and other mishaps. The two main benefits from a quality manufactured plastic clamshell are; attractive, eye-catching display and a solid packaging structure.
The ideal packaging solution serves as the front lines of product marketing. Appealing to consumers to evoke either an impulsive or educated decision. With clear plastic clamshells, you give the consumer as much information as completely possible about the product you are selling- without allowing them to tamper with it. By seeing the product in its entirety, they are able to confidently make their purchasing decision and move on. Studies have shown that clear clamshell packages are significantly more eye-catching in retail environments and are therefore elected more often than other items. Finally, the security of custom formed clamshells is unbelievable. They are so tamper evident that sometimes this can be a concern for consumers once they get home and want to open the product. Ensure security with plastic clamshells, but customize them to they are easy to open. Unpacking feasibility is a huge factor when it comes to return business– guarantee it by creating a unique, yet simple solution.
Of course, with custom thermoformed plastic packaging, there is an initial investment in a unique aluminum tool. For new businesses and smaller quantities, we suggest taking a look at stock options. Here at Sunrise, you can shop online or refer to a sales representative on the best stock solutions we have available. Check it out!
In order to attract consumers to your product or service, it is important to know what they look for and what draws them in. More than anything, consumers want packaging to be simple and convenient. The average shopper is always on the go, and they seek products that are ready to go with little to no preparation. Along with this convenience, packaging needs to be easy to open and reusable if at all possible. In order to provide all of these benefits while simultaneously extending your brand, custom manufacturing is the way to go. With a trusted, local manufacturer you have the ability to be as involved in the process as much as possible. As a reliable Minnesota manufacturer, we proudly serve local and national customers with unique, high quality packaging. When it comes to the manufacturing process, especially with thermoforming, every detail matters! Watch the video below to get an idea of how our inline thermoforming capabilities work!
This thermoformed package was made specifically for a customized webkey. Not to be confused with a flash drive, a webkey is a small device with a standard USB that brings the user to a designated landing page or website. When we provide USBs, flash drives, or webkeys to our customers, they are most often packaged in die-cut foam. This option is quick, economical, and great for large one-time production runs. However, for repeat business, it works out better for our clients to opt for a thermoformed plastic tray. Once tooling charges and production is out of the way, everything else becomes extremely affordable the larger the production runs are. Note how specific the formed plastic is in this photo example- this packaging piece held a metal webkey and enclosed it in a secure closure that is formed into the case.
Probably our most popular stock products are for media packaging; whether that entails USB flash drives, or CD/DVD media, our stock packaging solutions and cases go as far back as VHS and cassette albums. While these forms of media are slowly exiting the market, there are still many customers and companies that rely on disc media; either in libraries, self-help collections, or important computer software. USB and disc media are practically universal, especially as back up storage in case cloud software or wireless internet is temporarily unattainable. Finished with vinyl or turned edge, our multi-disc albums with sealed in pages are extremely economical and easy to customize. Internal components of these albums are thermoformed in our facility, heat sealed to the exterior and ring metals are applied. For multi-disc sets or media applications, consider a semi-customizable solution like thermoformed albums; they save time, money, and serve as a representative package of what the customer has in store.
Customized tooling is a heavy investment, but one with a vast return. While there are many benefits to purchasing standardized clamshells or blister trays, a custom fit will look sharp with your product and protect it accordingly. The video below shows the process we use to form the tooling mold that shapes all of your plastic products. After we are provided with the item being packaged, we take all the necessary steps to provide our clients with a perfect fitting mold. Shown here, the mold being made is designed to hold one of our Flashpads™ for our marketing kit. Depending on size, shape, and quantity, custom tooling services give you complete control of how effective the final mold will be by forming multiple pieces per mold, or safely vacuum and pressure forming a deep cavity. Check out the video to get an idea of how this works!
The goal for thermoformed packaging for this ShockSuit cell phone case was to not only catch the consumer’s attention but to communicate the durability and distinction of a dependable product. Packaging design engineers wanted to steer clear of the standard packaging solutions that they often used in the past and see in other product packaging. To change up their common packaging avenues, they decided to employ a combination of a carton board package with the display capabilities of a thermoformed blister package. Once all of the printed and formed components were prepared, the assembly included heat sealing and trapping the blister to secure the package together.
Blog Source: Packaging World – packworld.com
By choosing custom clam shell packaging solutions, suppliers and retailers alike protect their products and themselves with a unique, high quality packaging solution. One of the most popular plastic packaging products seen in retail stores today, thermoformed clam shells definitely have their work cut out for them this weekend for Black Friday shopping. Clam shells and other thermoformed products are easily customizable- new tooling can be a daunting expense, however it will pay off and be extremely economical for large runs and multiple orders. Plastic clamshells are not only secure, but they are required to be visibly appealing. Using graphic design and a reliable printer, clear clam shells come to live when using a custom printed insert. Walk down the cosmetic or electronic aisles of any department, and you will see products in the same shape and size clam shell with different printed inserts. Distinguish your product packaging by making the shape unique to the product. Showcase details and other features with this reliable and economic packaging solution.