Short run label and carton printer Mercian Labels and packaging design house Pillbox Design have partnered in an exclusive arrangement to offer an integrated design service for digitally printed labels and packaging.
Duncan Robinson of Pillbox Design adds, “Folding carton packaging design is an area that we excel in, and its great to finally get to try out some new digital printed carton concepts with customers through Mercian that can’t feasibly be done using the conventional 3 stage litho based carton manufacturing process. Digital cartons is still very much a niche market, but we can see it growing significantly, especially with the reduced lead times and shorter viable run lengths that Mercian are now able to offer the UK market.”
As well as a carton design service including both structural design and artwork that is consistent with the capabilities of the Xeikon printing process, Pillbox is also offering a fixed price label design service for Mercian’s labeling customers as part of the formal agreement.
"Companies with relatively short run requirements can now take advantage of the ‘one stop shop’ offer for label and carton design, print and manufacture from Mercian Labels," the company concludes.