FMCG Packaging Printer of the Year: Curtis Packaging

PrintWeek Team
Monday, October 22, 2018

Typical FMCG packaging has a short shelf-life but fast turnarounds, tricky consistency demands and runs that can be achingly long. Curtis Packaging in Redhill surmounted them all with what one judge said were “samples that pushed boundaries of what I thought possible”. 01737 647000 

They included packaging for Jo Loves’ body sprays, Tisserand, the gourmet Marshmallowist and House of Life beauty brand. The latter involved “tearing up the manufacturing tolerance rule book”: embossing made in-press colour measuring of ink impossible so operators had to print “the old-fashioned way” to ensure consistency. Another challenge was minimising movement between foiling and cutting processes. The result – a gold-foiled logo perfectly central to a two-piece carton – is testament to the time and effort needed to win this demanding category for Curtis.

Highly commended 

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“Consistently high quality across all samples,” summed up the judges of work from the team in West Molesey, Surrey. They included a Chambord carton, an EIMI travel box, a Sebastian Minis carton and cosmetics care boxes for Oil Reflections. Challenges for the latter involved ensuring consistency of glitter particles and colour matching across four different processes and media to produce a set of three boxes each with their own sub-branding with metallic brand colours.


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