You are working on a packaging project and need to decide on what material you want to make it with. Lets talk options.
Paperboard and Folding Board
Paperboard is a thick paper-based material. While there is no rigid differentiation between paper and paperboard, paperboard is generally thicker (usually over 0.25 mm, 0.010 in, or 10 points) than paper. According to ISO standards, paperboard is a paper with a grammage above 224 g/m2, but there are exceptions. Paperboard can be single- or multi-ply. Paperboard can be easily cut and formed, is lightweight, and because it is strong, is used in packaging. Another end-use would be graphic printing, such as book and magazine covers or postcards
So is folding board different?
Short answer: No. There are grades of all paperboard, so a Neenah folding board will be a very high grade paperboard that is made not to crack when folded into a box or pocket folder.
How versatile is a paperboard package or box?
Think origami. Paperboard packaging can be die cut, bent, scored and folded into an amazing array of shapes and sizes. From standard folders, to uniquely folded boxes for luxury packaging and retail applications. Send us a sketch of what you are thinking of and what your are putting in the package and our in-house package designers can help find a way to create it.
On top of the range of shapes and ways of shaping paperboard packaging and boxes and a the full scale of printing options, the paperboard can be combined with cloth or specialty papers to create elegant, unique packaging. With a huge range of cloth (Corporate Image has almost 240 colors in stock) and specialty papers (from faux leathers, quilted, wood grain and many many more) – you can find a way to have your brand stand out. Great with foil stamping or debossing.
For printed paperboard projects, there are no limits. From 4 color process, spot colors, spot UV, foil and varnishes, what ever art you can devise can be printed on paperboard.
Corporate Image Open House
From the fold-your-own-box candy bar (find out who the visual thinkers are!) to the amazing presentations on Neenah Paper, designing with corrugates, and designing for sustainability, our open house was a fun and exciting.
Neenah Paper offered an inspiring display of papers including folding board for boxes. The range and quality of the Neenah line delighted many of the “paper people” who got very excited about the choices. Doug Grever, of Neenah was kept busy answering questions and talking with people about all of the options.
Andy Dickman, the man of corrugate packaging, was on hand with many cool projects, advice, and even handed out corrugate cowboy hats – a big favorite.
And of course, food. The drink table heavily favored Sam Adams and all of their binders!
We offered non-stop tours of the production facility, which was running full tilt all evening. Most of the designers had never seen how their projects are made, so there was a lot of excitement at the process. (We’ll post some videos as we get them in).
Thanks to everyone who came, everyone who helped and next time, we hope some of you with schedule conflicts can get here!
Corporate Image was recently featured on KCWI23 Great Day’s Focus on Business, a morning TV show that features arts, business and events from around Des Moines.
Michael James and Jenny Wolf were talking about our presentation and marketing materials, from 3 ring binders to set up boxes and more. As a specialty printer, sometimes it is hard to get across the full spectrum of what we do. Michael and Jenny did a great job!
October 15, 3-8pm
Corporate Image(ination) is an event bringing designers from the Midwest, from graphic designers to packaging designers together to talk about designing and manufacturing packaging.
People will be able to go into the plant to see how products are made, attend design clinics, as well as talk to our product designers and staff about presentation product design.
Come talk to experts in presentation packaging, walk through of our production facility to see your projects being made, and speak with our team about projects you are working on.
1801 Thompson Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316!
Come hear expert designers speak:
Doug Grever of Neenah paper is giving a talk about Neenah Papers folding board. ”From the first sketch to the final fold, your brand packaging needs to be as premium and perfect as the product within. Neenah Packaging provides collaborative idea generation, personalized and hands-on consultation, and knowledgeable support throughout the packaging process.”
Working in Corrugate
Andy Dickman, a corrugate expert, will be discussing possibilities in corrugate boxes. Understanding the benefits and limits of corrugates can help you plan for your next box project. Learn how corrugate boxes are designed and built and all of the options for customizing corrugates. From full litho wraps with laminates and spot UVs to direct print, corrugates are versatile and strong enough to protect any product.
Finishing Options in Packaging
Logan Wittmer is speaking about finishing options for printed and cloth covered products. From textured papers to unique cloth, soft touch lamination and spot UV to debossing and foil stamping, Corporate Image offers a range of finishing options for your 3 ring binders, custom boxes and pocket folders.
Corporate Image(ination) Open House and Design Clinic
Come by and learn more about packaging designing and have a great time!
When: October 15th, 2015
Where: 1801 Thompson Ave, Des Moines IA 50316
Go Natural with your Presentation Binders and Boxes
From Brooklyn to San Francisco, marketing materials are taking a turn toward kraft and natural materials. With a huge range of options from rough and DIY to elegant, refined and comfortable, Naturals can match your image and brand no matter who you are.
Corporate Image offers a huge range of printable natural and kraft papers, but not everyone knows about the natural cloth options we offer for your custom binders and boxes.
A cloth binder or box can be foil stamped or paired with a printed wrap for a wide range of customizing options. The options we are showing below are just a few of the natural options we have available, but hopefully give you some ideas for the next client presentation project.
Fabric: Casomo Color: Lamb Fabric: Cotton Linen Color: Oatmeal
Fabric: Linen Buckram Color: Tan Fabric: Lino Color: Alabaster
Fabric: Cotton Lino Color: Beach Fabric: Lino Color: Berber
Fabric: Lino Color: Oyster Fabric: Record Color: Wood
Fabric: Verona Color: Bisque Fabric: Verona Color: Parchment
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