Firstan’s award winning CAD team design bespoke carton designs specifically for your product.
Four and six corner glued designs are available in addition to more standard constructions.
Discover more about the wide range of packaging Innovation solutions our customers can expect from
our dedicated team here at Firstan.
Latest Print Presses
Firstan has invested in the latest print presses which include camera inspection technology – this system monitors every printed sheet via a camera inspection system, which monitors colour throughout the run. This system gives Firstan superior colour control throughout the print run and ensures print quality.
Checking printed text is important for all types of packaging but proofing text for pharmaceutical packaging is essential. Electronic Verification of printed packaging ensures quality, by automatically comparing text and graphics on the artwork and physical packaging materials. There are two methods of print inspection which Firstan undertake; we refer to these as offline and inline.
For offline print inspection Firstan have installed a system called the EyeC Proofiler system, which checks samples of the printed folding carton against the approved pdf, checking that there are no differences between the physical packaging compared to the approved pdf. The system also checks for Braille height, content and position.
Our offline print inspection system can also be used for random QC checks.
Our inline print inspection system fitted to our print presses monitors any changes to print quality during the production process using cameras installed on the print presses. If a defect occurs during the printing of your packaging the system alerts the operator to the defect. This allows the operator to correct the problem instantly during the print process and ensures that any defects are removed.
High gloss level for enhancing your packaging all over or in spot areas. Low migration available. Works well in contrast with Matt/Soft Touch varnishes for added interest.
Hot foil stamping or Cold foil available. Choose from luxurious golds, satin silvers to wild holographic patterns. Foil can also be applied in conjunction with embossing enabling you to add texture and height to the foiled areas.
Using a combination of primer and gloss varnishes, fine detail can be created. Non gloss areas are left with a slight textured finish.
Low level of sheen and suitable for hot foil blocking.
Add shelf impact with a combination of Matt and Gloss varnishes. Highlight product shots and logos in high gloss and let them stand out on shelf against a matt varnish background.
A tactile varnish with a matt finish. The varnish really does feel ‘soft’ and adds a touch of luxury. Suitable for hot foil blocking.
Available in Matt, Gloss or Satin finishes providing a secure barrier for food in direct contact with printed stock.
A tactile coating with a slight gloss finish. The varnish has a texture which gives it a gritty feel.
A high gloss varnish which brings print to life and suitable for hot foil blocking.
The wet touch coating gives a slippery “wet” feeling to the pack
A reliable varnish to seal inks and creates a durable light sheen coating.
In line with cut crease. Firstan can achieve single or multi-level embossing - works well with foiling and spot varnishes.
Add window(s) to your carton design for the consumer to see the product before purchase. A range of window patch thickness material available to suit the size and strength of the window requirements.
Lamination can be applied internally and can be used as a food safe barrier removing the need for secondary bags or window patching. When applied externally, the lamination can act as decoration and protection in addition to the window function.
Firstan have over 15 years’ experience of Braille origination and braille embossing.
Our CAD department have won many prestigious awards for constructional packaging design. Firstan uses the latest CAD software and our experienced team work to understand your requirements in order to create an innovative pack for you:
Our CAD department offer:
• Constructional design
• Colour mock-ups
• 3D models – supplied electronically
• Innovative packaging design