Digital Packaging Print – say no to Plastic

13th February 2018 by Kingfisher Press

Digital Packaging Print – say no to Plastic

Use Board Packaging instead of Plastic

There has been a lot of press recently regarding plastic. Some of the videos are shocking – especially the one by photographer Caroline Power showing a huge sea of plastic waste off the coast in Honduras.

Along with David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II showing distressing images of marine and bird life suffering due to plastic waste. These have all raised awareness.


As a printer we don’t print on standard plastic for packaging. But we do print on board.

Using recyclable boards is a favourable alternative to plastic packaging. Board can be recycled to use again and again and will not hang around forever polluting the earth.

Water-based printing seals, such as drip off, available on litho print, also give us a healthy alternative to lamination and spot UV. Laminate can be hard to recycle but water based seals are not. In support or our green policies we are investigating the option of bio-degradable laminates, we’ll keep you posted!

Jetpress 720s – Fast Accurate Digital Packaging

In March 2018 we will have had our Jetpress 720s for a year! The advancements in digital print technology with the Jetpress 720s allows us to print high quality, fast turnaround, digital packaging. No plates, no set up – just load the paper and off you go!

Our Jetpress 720s just loves printing boxes and packaging – it’s consistent and accurate and offers digital print quality second to none.

You can find out more here about the Jetpress 720s and digital packaging or visit our website here.

We have in-house die-making and prototype making facilities – if you want to try out a style or size of carton, we can help. With die-making in-house and our 2 Heidelberg die-cutting cylinders we are well equipped to produce digital packaging in a big way!

What do consumers think?

A snap poll by TwoSides has revealed a strong preference for paper & cardboard packaging because its easier to recycle and better for the environment. So make sure you attract future customers by packaging your product in paper or board. Read more about the survey here.

Click here to view a recent article in Print Week regarding digital and board packaging print.

Kingfisher Press and Cartons

Here at Kingfisher we pride ourselves on working with a wide range of businesses finding solutions to all kinds of challenges. If you tell us what you need, we will advise on your options and help you get to where you want to be.

It was a pleasure working with Kingfisher- Jon Barker made several helpful suggestions such as putting adhesive on the pads and producing the question cards in collated packs. I am very pleased with the quality of the finished product and I look forward to working with Kingfisher on my next project.
Peter Hudson, Game Manufacturer.

Kingfisher Press is ISO14001 accredited, FSC certified and a Carbon Balanced Publication Printer. We take our responsibility to the environment seriously.

Want to find out more about plastic alternative packaging options? Contact us now on 01284 748210 and speak to one of our team or email us