Custom Packaging Sleeves | Gold Image Printing
What Are Packaging Sleeves?
Packaging sleeves, or belly bands as you will see them called, are the new way to brand your product while keeping a simplistic look. This particular type of packaging allows you to save money on packaging budget while simultaneously keeping your branding consistent. Yet one of the greatest benefits is the fact that it keeps your company's carbon footprint way down. You can avoid plastic and paper waste by choosing packaging sleeves as your branding M.O.
You may be still quite fuzzy on what a packaging sleeve actually is. Let’s help you out. How do you currently package your product? Do you wrap each product in yards of environmentally harmful plastic? Or do you use cardboard boxes? You most likely have to hire a whole army of workers to assemble thousands of boxes for packaging, right? Here is the answer to your carbon footprint problem and your cumbersome boxes problem: packaging sleeves. Simply order packaging sleeves to make your whole process easier.
Packaging sleeves are simply a paper rectangle that slips around the middle of your product (thus the name belly band) whether it be a bar of soap, a wedding invite suite or a box of croissants. But don’t be fooled, these aren't cheap packaging sleeves that we are offering here. The paper made to construct this sustainable packaging is thick durable, high-end paper that will outlast any plastic wrap. The paper stocks we offer will firmly hold your branding in place. Print packaging sleeves to maintain quality while cutting down cost and waste on packaging. The beauty of the packaging sleeve is that it doesn’t cover up your product but allows your product to speak for itself.
The Benefits of Belly Bands
One of the greatest benefits of packaging sleeves is the message it sends to your customers about your commitment to a more green future. A kraft packaging sleeve (kraft is recycled paper) allows your company to boast of zero waste packaging. So many companies are opting for more sustainable options of their packaging. Why dont sell products that uphold that value even in their packaging?
Another benefit you get when you print custom packaging sleeves is your ease of design. In our paper stocks warehouse we have thousands of options and they're all yours to choose from when you are designing your paper packaging sleeves. On the packaging sleeve itself you can print your brand name, give directions or tell more about the product or simply stamp your logo. For food packaging sleeves you can add nutritional information and cooking instructions.
Finally, a benefit that you may not have thought of is the changeability of this type of branding. Mailer boxes are best bought in bulk and clear plastic sleeves don’t send any type of message. A packaging sleeve can be ordered in small quantities and thus be designed to fit seasons, promotional events and holidays. Imagine a Christmas themed belly band for just the months of November and December and then a sparkly new year themed packaging arriving just in time for the new year’s event? This is unthinkable with other types of packaging, but with packaging sleeves anything is possible.
How To Make Your Packaging Sleeves One-of-a-Kind
Cardboard packaging sleeves give a unique look to your product, but you can make your product stand out even more by adding special designs. Try foil stamping your sleeves, a speciality where we use heat to impress gold foil or silver foil into the surface of your packaging sleeve to make the logo or product name pop. Another speciality with a similar look is our digital foil speciality. Browse our foil color chart to find the foil color that fits your brand’s color scheme. Other surface altering techniques are letterpressing, embossing, debossing, all of which raise or lower your packaging sleeve’s surface. This gives a nice tactile experience to your customer. They can run their fingers over the surface of your packaging sleeve and remember your brand name far after they have opened the package.
Try white ink, an easy way to raise the level of professionalism and class of any product. When you add white ink on a dark background your packaging sleeve will look sleek and modern. White ink is a great technique for any product in the business field. Try our other white ink products such as White ink stickers. Another unique technique to make your product memorable is by adding a coating such as velvet lamination or spot uv. These techniques offer a nice feel while adding a layer of protection over your packaging sleeve. This is ideal as your packaging sleeve will be exposed to a lot of handling.
Love these specialities mentioned above? Did you know these specialties can be applied to almost all of our products? You can get velvet postcards, letterpress business cards, foil stamp note cards and more. Request a custom quote and our team of quality designers will begin working with you on getting all your printing needs met at Gold Image Printing.
Read More On Our Blog
Packaging sleeves may be a new idea for you, so why not read up more on the subject before investing. Our Gold Image Blog is a great source for all things printing. Any questions you have, you can find a post on it. Read our post: “What are Packaging Sleeves?” to find great pictures and explanations on what packaging sleeves are and how best to use them. Still want to go with the traditional box for your next packaging? We get it and we’ve got it. Read more about our mailer boxes and how to use them here: 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Mailer Boxes
There is so much more to see at Gold Image Printing when it comes to packaging. Check out our packaging printing services for many more products such as Stickers, mailer boxes, and much more.