As one of the UK's leading independent producers of corrugated cardboard boxes, Atlas Packaging has been answering questions about plastic alternative packaging and low cost printed boxes on Day One of the Source Food and Drink Trade Show in Exeter today (Wednesday). Judy Whitmore, Atlas Packaging Graphic Designer, has been on the event stand to provide technical knowledge to help with those enquiries as she explains:

"It's been great meeting people who have an idea in mind about how they want their packaging to look or have an existing box and want to do more with it. We've been able to talk about our Flexo printing direct on to cardboard which has surprised lots of people especially when we show them samples and they're amazed by just how good it looks." 

Atlas Packaging's stand at Source Trade Show

Atlas Packaging's stand at Source Trade Show

Another big enquiry at the show today has been about plastic alternatives. Judy and colleague Rachel have been able to show people examples of our cardboard inner fillers that protect products such as wine, spirits and beer glass bottles as well as chutneys, jams and pickles. Show goers have been impressed that the protective methods inside the box include cut out spaces for the products to fit in and have an upper cover as well to further secure the items in place. The outer transit box can also be printed in up to six colours for brand identity and creative images.

Tarquin's Gin stand

Tarquin's Gin exhibition stand at Source Trade Show

Tarquin's Gin from North Cornwall are also exhibiting at the show and they chose Atlas Packaging to provide their printed outer box to cut down on their use of plastic in keeping with their brand identity. 

Atlas's Event Stand has also caught the eye with our creative use of cardboard. We were able to talk to people about the corrugated cardboard desk from the company Eco Desk 360 and how that Devon based company are able to supply the desk to a range of industries that require pop up offices or extra office capacity with a sustainable ethos. Atlas designers then went a step further and made a chair, computer mouse, keyboard and phone out of cardboard. But unlike the Eco Desk 360 which is a professional and sturdy product, our extras were most definitely for show only!