Building Bespoke Sample Boxes
As a bespoke cardboard packaging manufacturer, we regularly send out samples. These show customers what is possible with cardboard engineering and print. They allow the customer to handle the packaging, try it out for size and make an informed purchasing decision.
Our cardboard packaging expertise is also called upon by other manufacturers who need bespoke boxes for sending samples. From food to machinery parts, the requirements for these sample boxes can be quite distinct. We take time to understand the product, how it will be transported and stored. We can then advise on packaging design, suitable materials and print solutions.
Sample Boxes for Decra Roof Tiles
One example was a request from Decra Roof Tiles. They created a unique metal roof tile back in 1977. The lightweight galvanised steel tile is given a protective coating and finished to give it the appearance of a traditional roof tile. Architects and developers are keen to receive a sample of this roof system, in order to decide whether it is suitable for their project.
Decra Roof Tiles are lighter than the traditional clay alternatives, yet they off incredible durability and strength. They are easier for builders to handle and install and are a low maintenance solution. We created a bespoke corrugated cardboard box with inserts. These hold a sample tile in place during transit and enhance the presentation when opened.
This roof tile design was the first metal tile to receive the CE Mark. This clarifies compliance with EU Directives for products used in construction. It is also the only roofing solution to achieve ‘Secured by Design’ certification which relates to sustainability and security.
This innovative product is manufactured in the UK and has been sold in over 70 countries. The sample boxes are, therefore, sent across the world. Although they have been used on many domestic and commercial developments, metal tiles are not widely known about. To help build awareness, the Decra sample box is printed with the company branding.
The simple, yet professional looking boxes can also be used as a convenient way to provide samples at building exhibitions and other international construction events.
How Much do Bespoke Sample Boxes Cost?
There is no fixed price, as our sample boxes are developed to suit your product. From compact, lightweight boxes for small items, to large, reinforced cartons for bulkier samples, we design the packaging to your requirements. We can advise on styles and print techniques, providing a quote for small runs or bulk orders.
For further information, call Aylesbury Box Company on 01296 436888.