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Hall of Fame Worthy Packaging

This Turned Edge Box was produced for Bruce Smith’s Jersey Retirement Celebration back in September. It has too many features to even list, but i’ll try!

– Black Mano Stock Cover with Spot UV of Bruce on the lid.
– Brilliance Silver Foil Stamping Stamping on the inside of lid.
– Silver Stock with black foil stamping on bottom of the tray
– Custom Printed Plastic Removable Tray with Ribbon

It might just be easier to show you this packaging design in a video – stay tuned for that!

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Contact Your Colad Rep to Discuss Your Next Custom Packaging Design!

Can You Spot the Similarities?

I try to devote one afternoon per week to take product photos. I’ve discovered that 12-2pm is the best for natural light. Well during my 2 hour session I began to notice something… can you spot the similarities in all of these packaging designs?

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Will #SpotUV be trending in 2017?

Contact Colad to request a quote or to speak with a representative about your custom packaging design.

Trends for 2017 = Custom Package Design!

Our customers know what they want, and they want it NOW!

A recent blog post by Customer Think outlines some new trends we can watch out for in 2017 when it comes to optimal customer experience – Check out the full article here – but for the sake of this blog post I’m going to focus on #12…

The Packaging (R)Evolution Extends the Customer Experience. Many of us still feel a thrill when an item we ordered arrives at our door, and that feeling is getting a major upgrade in the form of custom package design. As it turns out, packaging is fundamental to the customer experience, significant for both the brand and retailer. It is yet another piece of the differentiator puzzle and supports a company’s unique signature. Can you imagine receiving an Apple product packed in a large box filled with Styrofoam peanuts?

What a fitting example, since Colad receives requests for custom packaging design that mimics iPad & iPhone boxes all the time!

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tay ahead of the times in 2017. Contact your Colad representative today to discuss your next custom packaging project – or email | call 716.961.1776 to chat with a member of our team.

Custom Dimensional Mailers – Top Picks for 2016!

Who Wouldn’t Want to Receive Mail Like This?

Colad would like to thank our customers who used our custom packaging designs to create these one of a kind dimensional marketing pieces.

Bring it on 2017!
xeikon-digital-box-_-hot-sauce-axeikon-digital-box-_-hot-sauce-d>> Xeikon – Turn up the heat on Digital Label Printing | Corrugated Mailer featuring Variable Data & Personalization. rnc-golf-ball-mailer_d rnc-golf-ball-mailer_l>> Up Your Game (And Your Business Communications) | Paperboard Mailer featuring Window Film and Spot UV.hourglass-corrugated-mailer3hourglass-corrugated-mailer>> What Could You Do For Your Business in 10 Minutes? | Corrugated Mailer with Custom Platform and Foam Insert.
aci-dice-boxaci-dice-box_c aci-dice-box_b>> Take The Risk Out of Business | Custom Printed Black E-Flute Corrugated Mailer
>> See How Far You Can Go | Custom Corrugated Mailer with Custom Tray Insert
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>> Something’s Brewing at Xeikon | Litho Mounted Corrugated Mailer featuring Variable Data & personalization


And we can’t forget to mention these ‘Honorable Mentions’ – Custom Printed Envelopes!

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Marble Packaging? Colad Can Accomodate!

Well, not real marble. But the stock used on the inside of this Custom Turned Edge Box is close enough! Take a look at this Custom Appreciation Packaging design …


Size: 9” x 9” x 2 ½”
(Box Die: P220328 | Insert: M0978- Platform)
Features White 1.0 EPS foam under platform to hold cards & marble business card holder.
Base: was wrapped in Fibermark Shimmer #821 Powder.
Both base & lid wraps were from Fibermark stock.
Lid was angled with a magnet closure & wrapped in Black Mano. Gold Foil Stamped Logo using Infinity # 852 gold.
Inside platform was printed Digitally with soft touch matte lam.

Contact Colad to discuss your next Custom Packaging Project!