Exclusive Special Edition Album Set

This packaging for a new album set from Peter Gabriel is ultra custom, and true to its design. The entire packaging solution brings all of the album components together for a cohesive special edition set. The album, entitled “Scratch My Back” comes in a multi-form box set for an exclusive limited edition. The CD case is covered in a turned edge screen printed slip case box with intricate yet subtle graphic design, and thumb notches for easy access to the contents. Inside the custom slipcase is a red cross shaped USB drive as well as a disc format of the album. The gloss lamination, variety of formats and exclusivity of this album set make it a versatile gift or collector’s item which adds value to the project as a whole. This packaging solution was found on Packaging of the World, a creative packaging design gallery full of packaging examples and design inspiration.

Deluxe Box Set

turned edge boxThis packaging example is for a deluxe box set edition of  Random Access Memories from Daft Punk. High end packaging solutions a special edition music go together like peanut butter and jelly, and this example rose to the occasion and delivered a special set. The box is turned edge, except instead of using paper, the box is wrapped with cloth and stamped with a gold foil logo of Random Access Memories. The intricacies of this custom box extend beyond the outside wrap; individual contents of the box set are separated by dividers that are adorned with pattern and texture relevant to Daft Punk themselves. This kit is super custom all throughout with Daft Punk inspired foil stamps, reusable USB flash drives, schematic posters, collector’s vinyl, and even a cloth-bound hard cover book. The use of the word “deluxe” has never been more appropriate!daft punk

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Sunrise Packaging at MinnPack 2013


We’re in full swing at the Minneapolis Convention Center for our third exhibiting event of 2013. Sunrise Packaging is located at booth 206 on the show floor. MinnPack is an event for packaging professionals from all over the country sharing the latest in manufacturing processes, automation technology, and product information. This year we are featuring our custom turned edge product line emphasizing on high end packaging boxes, cigar-style boxes, binders, and plastic thermoforming.

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FlashPad™ Packaging: Made to Order

This video shows the process of making the FlashPad™ from Sunrise Packaging. Combining a high quality turned edge cover with custom die cut foam creates a simple and sophisticated marketing piece without breaking the bank. While we have a standard size that we commonly provide, many of our clients have opted to make some adjustments of their own to fit their brand. Check out some innovative FlashPads™ below:

USB Custom Packaging

At Sunrise, we’ve had plenty of experience packaging one thing in particular: a USB flash drive. While it is NOT the only thing we see by far, we realize that we offer quite a few different ways (custom or stock) to encase a USB flash drive. Here are three examples in particular:

USB caseFirst, we offer on our online store injection molded cases. Much like a DVD case, this USB packaging is simple and easy to order. Even though it comes in standard size, it is customizable with printed artwork that we can seal in.






Next we have our FlashPad™, by far our most popular custom packaging option. Die cut foam with a cavity for just about any standard or credit card USB drive. Artwork customization is a little more open with the flash pad- digital print with gloss or matte lamination, foil stamp, emboss…anything that compliments your brand message.


Turned Edge box


Finally, sometimes you need to go all out and make a custom box. Great for sales kits and promotional materials, a custom turned edge box that holds a gift and a USB drive can speak volumes!

Printed Hard Cover with Die-Cut Foam

When packaging small or valuable items, sometimes a thermoformed plastic tray that provides a form fitted cavity is too rigid to hold the item. At Sunrise, we have found that in these circumstances, die-cut foam is a practical and economical substitute. High-quality foam can be adhered to almost any surface to create custom cavities for any and all products. Much like our Flashpad™, this custom package holds USB drives and additional media. Larger than our standard Flashpad™, this case allows for more text and graphic design. Turned edge manufacturing paired with die-cut foam can be customized any which way: size, print, lamination, and foam cavities.

Fully Customizable FlashPad™


The FlashPad™ is one of our most popular products here at Sunrise Packaging. It offers a great marketing tool that enhances the impact of and custom USB flash drive. Whether you use them as a tradeshow giveaway, recruitment/promotional tool, or even some thing to hold your end product (e.g. photographers). The FlashPad™ is a useful and fully customizable package that can be applied to all businesses. This product doesn’t stop at USB drives, die cut foam can be customized to hold anything from jewelry, electronics, even medical devices. This video shows how we make the FlashPad™ using our in house turned edge process. Check it out!

Case Study: Custom Turned Edge USB Packaging

Larick Associates, established in 1920, is a promotional production and corporate gift company. The company is the oldest family business in the industry that has specialized primarily in promotional gifts. Larick Associates needed a creative packaging solution for their client, Brainstorm, who wanted a USB flash drive that was pre-programmed with a new product introduction for their employees. They felt it may be a challenge to create a custom box that fit exactly what the client was envisioning while at an affordable price. That is why Larick Associates turned to Sunrise Packaging.

Larick Associates came to Sunrise Packaging looking for custom USB packaging that could house not only a pre-programmed USB, but they also wanted to incorporate a Slinky for a creative way to illustrate how much more free time the new product would give the employees of Brainstorm – enough to play with a Slinky. Working with veteran Sunrise Packaging representative Steve Sandahl, they were able to come up with an ideal customized case that housed both a USB and Slinky perfectly.

The results featured a custom case with turned-edge technology that gave the case a modern, sleek look  featuring the company logo while giving the Slinky and USB with maximum protection. The USB and Slinky cavity was custom cut in foam to securely hold the flash drive and Slinky. In the end, Sunrise Packaging was able to custom create a box of excellent quality that fit the vision and price the client was looking for.


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The USB vs. the CD

Sure, USB drives (also called flash drives) have been around for some time now, but now, more than ever, they are becoming a business. There are so many things that companies are able to do with flash drives that make them more appealing than before.  But what makes a flash drive more appealing than a CD? As CD’s begin to fade out, flash drives are coming in to take their place. There are many advantages to using a flash drive instead of a CD. And although CD’s do have some benefits, those benefits of the flash drive outweigh the benefits of the CD.

Yes, CD’s are produced at a cheaper rate than flash drives are, but as bloggers for USB Flash Drive Tips states: “Yes flash drives cost more but that’s like comparing a piece of paper to a computer. Yep computers are more expensive, but you can only use a piece of paper once!”

For company purposes, a CD is never really good for more than a one time. Think about it, you are only able to burn a presentation onto the disc once, you can only label the disc once, and once the content is viewed by the consumers, it is likely to be thrown away. Yes, there are CD-RWs, but most often, they have a limit of three to four uses before there are quality issues. The CD therefore has no more value because the material on the disc is not needed anymore and is only seen online brochure.

A flash drive, like the CD, has an external logo and a preloaded presentation, but unlike the CD, there is extra memory and storage that is accessible to the user. It is like a portable hard drive and with flash drive memory you can add, erase, and modify data as many times as you would like. A customer is now able to use and reuse the flash drive for their own purposes, which gives the product more value. A flash drive is also a strong marketing tool. Every time your customer pulls out the flash drive you provided to them after viewing the presentation, they will be looking at a customized flash drive with your companies logo whenever they attach the flash drive to the computer.

For tomorrow and today, investing in flash drives will be of more value to you and your company.

5 Interesting and Creative USB Flash Drives

When working with flash drives, there are a lot of ways to customize the flash drive with your companies brand or make them your own, and these drives are no exception. Here are 5 crazy USB drives that we found while surfing the net.

Budweiser Beer-filled drive

With the popularity of flash drives on the rise, Budweiser couldn’t help but resist in creating their own promotional, customized USB device. Each promotional flash drive comes complete with a tiny drive filled with beer and white foam to cap it off. And although the amount of beer inside the drive probably isn’t enough to ensure a good time, it’s still a unique idea.

Swiss Army Knife drive

Victorinox recently unveiled a Swiss Army knife with a USB flash drive that holds up to 1 terabyte of data. USB knives have been in the companies line of products for a while, but this new and improved project  comes with new and improved features: it connects to eSATA II/III as well as USB 2.0/3.0 with a single connector, it has a monochrome graphic display showing what’s on the drive and it supports 256 AES encryption. Data transfer speeds are 220 MB/s for reading and 150 MB/s for writing data, and the available capacities range from 64 GB to a whopping 1 TB.

In classic fashion, the knife also includes a blade, scissors, nail file that includes a screwdriver tip and a LED/laser pointer. If you are a frequent traveler, no need to worry, the drive can be interchanged to be flight-friendly and can come without the sharp, pointy stuff.

Sushi Roll drive

What’s better than sushi? Better yet, what’s better than a USB drive shaped like sushi? If you love sushi, you’ll be sure to love these sushi themed drives

Teddy Bear drive

Normally when we picture a teddy bear, we think about its cuteness, but this teddy bear drive features what looks like a decapitated teddy bear as the device to store all of your data on.  It almost looks as though its head got jammed into the USB port.

This website even gives you step-by-step instructions on how to make your very own teddy bear USB drive. Teddy Bear USB Flash Drive (USBear?)

Thumb drive

It’s a little creepy how realistic these look, and some of these even include fingerprints!

Check out this bizarre story about a guy who has a prosthetic finger made out of a flash drive — Computer programmer from Finland has lost finger replaced with USB drive