Sample packaging for your products

The packaging you choose to contain your product should embody the very essence of your brand; everything from its design to the very material it’s made from can help to bring your vision to life.

In a nutshell, packaging is important. It’s an important decision to get right, essential to nailing the balance between concept and cost. Here at Bell Packaging we understand this, so we want to give you exactly what you need even if you’re not quite sure what that is yet !

Why you need a sample ?

Samples are very useful, they allow you to preview what the packaging will look like on the finished products, giving a full prototype to present at meeting and presentations. They can also help to decide which material is the best suited for quality, purpose and cost. We find it’s best to physically touch and manipulate the material yourselves to ensure you choose what’s right for you.

Printed Samples

It’s great to get your hands on a sample in order to check out the materials, but you’ll also need samples for meetings, presentations and pitches all of which may require high-quality samples of production standard. Our studio will work with you to get your design just right, and it can then either be printed using the digital method or full machine proofing.

Which materials are right for me?

Samples can be obtained in all our available materials:
PET (Polyethylene Terephalate)
Single samples in PET material are obtainable at no cost. This material itself is an incredibly strong, glass-clear film which is more pliable than PVC, making it the better choice for tubes and cartons. PET is also suitable for food contact and is fully recyclable (can be recycled several times without impairing the properties of the plastic).
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
PVC is generally considered to be slightly more cost-effective than PET and is the traditional material used in the production of Jetran® and Transparent Folding Cartons. Like PET, it is also suitable for food contact and can be recycled.
PP (Polypropylene)
Polypropylene is a softer material than both PVC and PET, and is also 30% lighter than the other two compounds (giving it that cost-effective edge). It’s also free of any chlorine and halogen and is suitable for food contact.
Retran is a new material developed by Bell Packaging and can be used in the production of our clear plastic Jetran® tubes. It’s incredibly eco-friendly, as it’s made from around 70% post-consumer waste (this is waste that would have otherwise been sent to a landfill). The clarity and strength are good, but can vary between batches due to its recycled nature.

How much do samples cost?
The majority of single samples are available at no cost, however, multiple samples and samples which have been printed can incur a cost. The cost will depend on the quantity, design method and material used.

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