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Corrugated cardboard packaging expertise & innovation

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Widest range of protective cases with custom foam in the UK

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Protection for your products and equipment to prevent costly damage in transit

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Minimise the environmental impact of your packaging and business

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Custom packaging to your exact requirements, designed by an award winning team

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Custom Packaging

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Custom Packaging Design & Manufacture

Bespoke corrugated boxes and custom packaging options, including logos, printing, sizes and more

Custom packaging can provide a number of significant benefits for your business.

This can include improved product protection, minimised postage / transit costs (with custom sized boxes reducing shipping volume), and of course logos or full colour graphics allowing for eye catching, aesthetically pleasing packs that consumers will recognise and remember.

By working with GWP Packaging, you can design, create, and manufacture custom cardboard boxes and packaging that are tailored to the exact requirements of your business.

Custom Printed Boxes

Everything from custom boxes with logo, to fully printed retail packs

One of the most obvious ways to customise your business’ packaging is through the use of print and branding. Please see below for a number of the options available to you when sourcing custom printed boxes.

Printed product packaging

Custom Product Packs (full colour)

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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Branded boxes

Custom Boxes With
Logo (1 - 3 colour)

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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Shelf ready packaging

Shelf Ready Packaging (SRP)

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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Retail packaging with cut-out

Window Boxes
(w/ cut-outs)

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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Hanging tab boxes

Bespoke Hanging Tab Boxes

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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Cardboard bottle carriers

Custom Bottle Packaging

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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Custom Shipping Boxes

Custom size boxes to offer improved protection and minimise shipping costs

As well as your retail and consumer facing packs, custom transit packaging / shipping boxes can also provide a significant advantage (with bespoke sizes improving protection, reducing shipping costs etc.). Please see your options below.

Crash Lock Boxes

Custom Crash Lock Boxes

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
Various options

Cardboard produce trays

Bespoke Cardboard Trays

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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Die cut transit packaging

Die Cut Boxes / Packaging

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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5 Panel Wrap

5 Panel Wraps / Wraparounds

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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Custom corrugated packaging

Custom Design Transit Packaging

Transit packaging material colours

Fully Bespoke
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Single walled cardboard box

Custom Single Wall Boxes

Custom Sizes
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Double wall cardboard boxes

Custom Double Wall Boxes

Custom Sizes
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Custom Size Pallet Boxes / Sleeves

Custom Sizes
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pallet optimised boxes

Pallet Optimised Boxes

Custom Sizes
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Composite packaging

Hybrid / Composite Packs

Cardboard packaging insert colours

Custom Sizes
Various Options

Custom Ecommerce Packaging

Surprise and delight your customers with a bespoke unboxing experience

With a large percentage of sales shifting online, your packaging can often be the first physical interaction your customer has with your business. Using custom ecommerce boxes to create a memorable unboxing experience can help drive further sales and brand loyalty.

Unboxing packaging (ecommerce)

Unboxing Packaging

Ecommerce packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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Pizza style boxes

Pizza Style Boxes

Ecommerce packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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Postal book wraps

Postal / Book Wraps

Postal packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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Telescopic boxes

Telescopic Boxes

Ecommerce packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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Subscription box packaging

Subscription Box Packaging

Ecommerce packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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Custom ecommerce boxes

Custom Design Ecommerce Boxes

Packaging material colours and print options (swatches)

Bespoke sizes, styles and features

Tamper proof packaging

Tamper Proof Packaging

Postal packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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Long cardboard boxes

Long Cardboard Boxes

Ecommerce packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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Custom Postal Boxes

The best custom boxes for reducing postage costs and transit damage

Whilst many believe that postal boxes must adhere to strict royal mail guidelines (known as PIP – or pricing in proportion) using custom postal boxes can often be a much more cost-effective option overall.

Postal book wraps

Postal / Book Wraps (5 Panel)

PiP Box colours

Custom Sizes
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Large letter boxes

Custom Size Large Letter Boxes (PIP)

PiP Box colours

353 x 250 x 25 mm
Max Size (L x W x D)

Small parcel boxes (PIP)

Custom Size Small Parcel Boxes (PIP)

PiP Box colours

450 x 350 x 160 mm
Max Size (L x W x D)

Medium parcel boxes

Custom Size Medium Parcel Boxes (PIP)

PiP Box colours

550 x 350 x 310 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Large parcel boxes

Large Parcel Boxes (PIP)

PiP Box colours

550 x 350 x 380 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

PIP Boxes

Custom Size PIP Boxes

PiP Box colours

4 x Sizes
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Long cardboard boxes

Long Cardboard Boxes

PiP Box colours

Custom Sizes
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Custom mailing boxes

Custom Printed Mailing Boxes

Packaging material colours and print options (swatches)

Bespoke sizes, styles and features

Other Custom Cardboard Packaging

A huge range of custom cardboard boxes / bespoke packaging for businesses of all types

With an extensive design team, well equipped studio, and state of the art manufacturing equipment, you can request any type of corrugated packaging to be tailored to your exact specification / requirements.

Cardboard box dividers

Bespoke Cardboard Box Dividers

Cardboard packaging insert colours

Custom Sizes
Various Configurations

Integral fittings

Custom Cardboard Fittings

Cardboard packaging insert colours

Custom Sizes
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Foam alternative

Foam Alternative (Corrispring)

Cardboard packaging insert colours

Custom Sizes
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Transit end caps (cardboard)

Corrugated End Caps / Protectors

Void Fill colours

Custom Sizes
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Corrugated cardboard spools

Cardboard Reels / Spools

Spools colour options

Custom Sizes
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Cardboard pallets

Custom Cardboard Pallets

Spools colour options

Custom Sizes
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Cardboard recycling bin

Bespoke Recycling / Office Bins

Eco bins colour options

Custom Sizes
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Cardboard picking bins

Custom Picking Bins / Pick Walls

Cardboard picking bin colours

Custom Sizes
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Cardboard bottle boxes with dividers

Bottle Boxes With Dividers

Bottle box colour options

Custom Sizes
Various Configurations

Alternative Custom Packaging Options

Other material options available when specifying your custom packaging

GWP Packaging are able to supply heavy duty industrial packaging options in a range of durable materials, including Correx® and Tri-Wall triple walled board.

Peli storm case foam inserts

Engineered Foam Inserts

Foam insert colours

Custom Sizes
Various grades

Foam end caps

Foam End Caps / Cushioning

Foam end cap colour options

Custom Sizes
Various Configurations

Vac formed trays

Thermo / Vacuum Formed Trays

Vac formed trays colour options

Custom Sizes
Bespoke configurations

Correx totes

Custom Handling Totes / Containers

Correx packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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correx box with foam

Correx® Products

Correx picking bin colour options

Various Items
Custom designs

Specialist packaging coatings

Anti Static

Anti static packaging colours

Stock Range
500+ Options

Custom flight cases

Custom Built Cases

Various Options
Custom design / size

Waterproof cardboard packaging

Specialist Coatings

5 x Options
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Custom Packaging Suppliers

Advantages of using custom cardboard packaging at your business

When most people think of custom packaging, they tend to focus on the print options available. However, custom packaging will also frequently involve manufacturing your boxes to bespoke sizes.

This can provide a number of benefits.

Firstly, custom size boxes can be tailored to the optimum size for your products. This typically allows for much better protection, as custom packaging can help to eliminate movement of products within the outer pack.

Secondly, bespoke corrugated boxes can also reduce shipping costs – as you are no longer paying to transport empty space within the packaging. This also means that more can be sent in a single shipment. This is why both custom postal boxes and transit packaging are fast growing in popularity.

Thirdly – and similarly to the above – custom corrugated packaging can help to reduce the amount of secondary packaging you use. This is particularly true of void fill such as packaging peanuts or expanding foam inserts. This not only reduces overall costs, but also speeds up packing times too.

And finally, custom packaging can also make a significant, positive impact on your environmental footprint. More efficient shipping means less vehicles / emissions to transport your products, whilst custom packaging also uses less material too.

Print options for your custom cardboard boxes

Of course, the size (and design) of your custom cardboard boxes can be used in tandem with a huge range of printing options.

At one end of the scale you can specify simple custom boxes with logos – which are perfect for transit packaging, B2B or non-retail applications.

At the other extreme, full colour, high quality graphics and photographic imagery can be used to make a significant difference to your sales and brand awareness in retail environments (including use on product packaging, shelf ready packs, and even POS).

Somewhere in the middle – but no less important – is the use of print on your ecommerce packaging. Often plain or with very limited print on the outside, ecommerce boxes are increasingly boasting vibrant print on the inside as part of an “unboxing” experience.

All of this can be achieved through a range of printing methods (including flexographic, digital, litho laminated etc.)

Custom Corrugated Packaging Video

Key details in 3 minutes

Like to see how your custom packaging would be designed and manufactured? Please watch the video below (also available on the GWP YouTube channel).

Custom Packaging FAQs

Common questions regarding custom packaging

The below section covers a number of the most commonly asked questions on the topic of custom packaging (and corrugated boxes in particular).

However, for any questions / answers not detailed here, please feel free to get in touch on 01793 754 444 or email packaging@gwp.o.uk. A member of the GWP team will be happy to provide the information you require.

Why should I use custom packaging?

Using custom packaging at your business can provide a huge range of benefits. Printing can obviously help brand awareness and drive sales, but use of custom sizes / designs can also minimise transit costs, reduce your environmental impact (through efficient shipping and less material usage), increase protection for your products and even reduce requirements for secondary packaging (such as void fill).

Is custom packaging more expensive than stock boxes?

Whilst the initial cost of custom packaging may be higher than off the shelf options (due to design, tooling charges etc.), custom packaging will nearly always save you money in the mid to long term. This is because it uses less material, will reduce shipping costs (more items can be shipped in one go as you are not paying to transport empty space), minimise damage and returns, and can aid repeat business too.

What print can I add to my custom cardboard packaging?

Custom printed boxes with logos (or indeed full colour graphics) can be a great way to drive brand awareness. Everything from single colour print through to high end retail quality imagery can be reproduced using a number of methods (including digital, litho, and flexo printing).

Can I use custom packaging for small business?

Whilst many believe it is not cost effective to use custom packaging for small businesses, doing so can actually reduce costs over the longer term. Coupled with stock holding and other services such as rationalisation (i.e. consolidating numerous different boxes into a more compact, streamlined inventory) can also overcome any difficulties with space and economies of scale too.

Will custom postal boxes reduce my costs?

Postal packaging manufactured to Royal Mail guidelines (PIP boxes) will often still involve shipping empty space in many circumstances. Eliminating this by using custom sized packs – which still fall within the sizes set out – can make a significant difference to a business’ costs.

Can custom size boxes really be made to any size?

The corrugated packaging that your business uses can be manufactured to almost any size and shape (if you are working with a packaging manufacturer of course). Whilst this is particularly useful for businesses with unusually shaped products, tailoring the size will vastly reduce shipping costs whilst improving protection during transit too.

Are there other types of custom packaging besides cardboard?

Besides custom cardboard boxes, you can also source a wide range of alternative bespoke packaging. This includes foam inserts and end caps, Correx® plastic boxes and containers, and even specialist options such as flight cases and anti-static packaging.

How is custom packaging manufactured?

Custom packaging can be manufactured in a number of ways, including die cutting (flat bed and rotary), multi point gluing, case making, and even hand finishing and assembly.

How can I design custom packaging for my business?

Whilst you can design your own custom packaging, working alongside an experienced manufacturer is usually the most sensible option. Established packaging suppliers – such as GWP – will have an in-house design department that can guide you through every step of the process (ensuring your custom boxes offer performance and appearance that exceeds your expectations).

Buy Custom Packaging

Custom packaging UK supplier / manufacturer, with more than 30 years’ experience

Virtually all of the packaging GWP supply is designed and manufactured bespoke to our customers’ requirements.

In fact, this makes us one of the leading custom packaging suppliers in the UK.

Having been trading for more than 30 years, and with an extensive design team, your business can tap into this expertise and knowledge to develop the perfect packaging for your products. This covers everything from heavy duty transit packaging, through to ecommerce and high-quality retail packs (and everything in between).

Once your design has been created, it will be accurately manufactured using the latest equipment and high-quality inks and materials, ensuring that your packaging will not only protect your products, but will look fantastic too.

It doesn’t stop there, however. GWP are also able to hold stock of your custom packaging (and supply on a Just in Time basis), analyse your packaging processes to identify inefficiencies, and even help developed a streamline packaging inventory that will reduce the ongoing costs to your business.

Sound good? Then request a free, no obligation quote on your custom packaging today.

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