5 Ways to custom print your packaging without breaking the bank

The way we shop has altered significantly in the past 12 months (thanks COVID!), although it's not all bad.  Our small independent retailers have proven to be little nuggets of happiness going above and beyond to provide their customers with amazing customer service. (you only have to follow Nancy at Gerrards Instagram account to mention one example), encouraging us to shop local and support these businesses.


Of course, with lockdown restrictions, many of us are turning to the Internet to get our retail therapy fix like never before and because of this its never been so important for smaller businesses to stand out from the retail giants and restaurants that already command so much of the footfall. High street born boutiques are now successfully competing online for our custom by making their debuts, fighting to stay alive in the ever changing retail sector. Restaurants arguably have faced the biggest hits of the pandemic so finding alternate methods of generating revenue is key to staying afloat and surviving this challenging time. So, how do you make your business memorable and add that little extra quality to ensure to encourage that return business, but without breaking the bank ? One answer.. Custom printed packaging !

Custom printed packaging doesn't have to cost the earth. There are many ways that you can add a more personal touch to your packaging, which are simple yet effective.

1. Custom Rubber stamp

There is something rather satisfying about stamping usually ordinary plain packaging, whether it be a brown paper back or a cardboard pizza box with your own branded stamp. Quick and easy to do, business owners benefit from being able to add branding at their leisure  and do not have the cost of out sourcing the service. All you need is a packgenie paper bag rubber stamp kit or packgenie pizza box rubber stamp kit, your packaging and you're all set!

custom rubber stamps for printing on take out bags and pizza boxes

Why not involve the family on these lockdown down days to speed up productivity ! Stamp away to give that authentic artisan feel.


2. Custom printed stickers

So, you like the idea of the quality and personalisation that custom printed packaging brings but you haven't got time to use a rubber stamp. No problem, custom printed stickers are for you! Versatile, fool proof and easy on the eye, custom printed stickers transform the plainest of coffee cups to beautiful custom branded cups in an instant. custom printed stickers offer the perfect addition to gift wrapping, take out food packaging, or even a finishing touch to an online order being sent out in the post. They come in a range of different shapes and sizes plus they can be printed in full colour CMYK delivered in days! 

mailer box stickers / box stickers for postage box

3. Customised tape

With an increasing number of smaller businesses being born out of the pandemic ( we knew they'd be a baby boom of sorts!) or already established high street businesses making the shift to operating online, the need to differentiate yourself from other competitors and mailer boxes has become even more important. The anticipation and excitement of receiving a parcel has never been greater ( hands up if you're on first name terms with your postie or courrier? ) so as a business owner, adding that extra little something that makes the experience more personal to the recipient, will not only leave a lasting happy memory, but will also encourage that repeat business too ! Customised tape works brilliantly. It transforms a mundane cardboard mailer box into a memorable buying experience. Relatively inexpensive, and a lot cheaper than printing directly onto the box, this tape is a little gem. Made from Kraft paper, available in white or brown, printed with your own design on top, it's 100% recyclable making it a wonderful eco friendly option. With its adhesive being so strong, it's a great way to fasten mailer bags with your brand and send securely through the post. A little goes a long way, it can be used seal tissue paper wrapped products or to provide additional fastening on food tubs for home delivery ... the list is endless !

custom printed tape for food packaging or mailer boxes


4. Printed Food Flags

Printed food flags are a great way to dip you toes into printed packaging. The can be used to pin food such as pancakes, ice cream, burgers, buns, cakes and so much more! What also great is you can add a promotion and offers as and when you need them. Personalised food flags can be printed and delivered to your door within 15 days of artwork sign off. Our printed food flags are 100% recyclable using paper from sustainably sourced forests. Available in 2 flag sizes:

They can be printed in full colour on 1 or both sides and come in pick lengths:

  • 74mm
  • 100mm
  • 150mm
  • 200mm

All our food flags are food safe. Find more in about our custom printed food flags here. 

 custom printed food flags / burger flags printed full colour

5. Personalised greaseproof paper

PackGenie offer 10 different sizes of custom printed greaseproof paper, so we're pretty confident you will find a size to suit your needs. If you need a little help choosing the right size check out our blog: What size printed greaseproof paper do I need?

Printed Greaseproof Paper Sizes:

PackGenie's personalised parchment paper is produced in the UK on two different types of eco-friendly greaseproof paper; white or brown kraft. PackGenie can print in super high quality in 1, 2 or full colour. All printed using food safe inks and starting from only 1000 sheets, delivered to your door within 10 days! Prices start from £198 for 1000 sheets of your very own printed greaseproof paper including FREE delivery and artwork prep. Our custom grease proof printed sheets are suitable for the oven and freezer not to mention them being 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. They give your brand massive exposure on the cheap; you can line your plain boxes or trays, wrap burgers and buns to lift your brand exposure to the next level, saving you a wedge printing directly to your food boxes. Simple, cheap, versatile and big brand impact!

personalised parchment paper liner for food tray 

custom printed greaseproof paper with pastries on top

If you need advice of help about custom printed packaging then get in touch with us today! Call us on 0203 4882200 or email help@packgenie.co.uk