Compostable Bags for Seafood Restaurant

Shoal in Winchester came to us needing customised twisted-handle paper bags and specialised fish and chip boxes to keep their tasty fish and chips in prime condition for their customers. 

Shoal is a vibrant and trendy seafood restaurant located in the heart of Winchester, with a focus on serving fresh and sustainable seafood. The menu features a diverse selection of dishes inspired by coastal cuisine, showcasing the best of local and seasonal ingredients. Using ethically and responsibly sourced fish, Shoal wanted to extend their commitment to sustainability by investing in eco-friendly fish and chips packaging. 

Our twisted-handle paper bags are made from 80% recycled materials and are completely compostable after use. We’ve revolutionised the traditional cardboard pizza box design by using virgin Kraft paper on the inside of our fish and chip boxes. This approach ensures that our boxes are food grade and safe for direct contact with food. Plus, this design enhances grease resistance, as the tighter-packed fibres in the paper make it a lot harder for the grease to penetrate the box. 

Offsetting dark blue on white is a simple way of making contrasting colours stand out. The tails of the fish combined with coral and seaweed floating between gives a natural feel — a nice reference to Shoal’s dedication to selecting responsibly-sourced and seasonal fish. 

Custom branding like this is a worthwhile investment as it advertises your product, which will drive sales. Spread the word through compelling designs, solidifying brand consistency and tempting new customers to buy from you. 

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Branded Packaging for Busy Bakehouse in the Heart of Edinburgh

Who are Mór Bakehouse?

Mór Bakehouse is a bakery, deli and coffee shop, based in the heart of Edinburgh. With 3 deli’s around the city, this bakery pride themselves on their homemade pasties, pies, sausage rolls and freshly made wraps and baguettes, and we’ve heard they take their coffee pretty seriously too – serving their own artisan blend from local coffee roasters.

What Packaging Does a Deli & Bakery Need?

With a diverse range of food and drink available for takeaway and delivery services like Deliveroo and Just Eat – Mór Bakehouse need a variety of packaging to keep their food fresh and easy to eat from while on the go.  Let’s dive in and take a look:

Coffee Cups:

Coffee Cups are a given essential for any coffee shop, choosing to brand them is a clever, low cost way to introduce branded packaging to your business.  Ordering is easy, delivery is fast and the quality of our sustainable cups is second to none.

White or black eco-friendly lids can be chosen to blend in with any style.

Greaseproof Paper:

Mór Bakehouse use branded greaseproof paper to line trays for sweet and savory delights and to wrap other other items for takeout like toasties, burgers and muffins!

Branded greaseproof paper is another fast and effective way to showcase your brand both in store and when selling take-outs.
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Branded stickers can be used to unify your off the shelf packaging and are often a great starting point for small businesses looking to implement branded items.  

Stickers are so versatile, they can be applied to cups, bowls, sandwich bags, takeout bags and food containers.
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Greaseproof Bags

Greaseproof bags are a convenient way to dish up freshly baked goods, hot pasties or warm baguettes.

Minimum order quantities are higher than the products above but these are cost-effective when ordered in bulk and are a great marketing tool for your business.

Kraft Bowls

Kraft bowls are perfect for serving up Mór Bakehouse’s selection of fresh and healthy pasta and salads.  

Kraft bowls look stylish on their own, but even better printed with the Mór Bakehouse logo, which ties in with the rest of their takeaway packaging perfectly.
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How Takeaway Packaging Has Helped Mór Bakehouse

Mór Bakehouse approached us about a year ago looking for some branded packaging. We gave them competitive prices and fast delivery on eco-friendly products like branded paper cups and printed greaseproof paper.  

We now supply a whole range of branded and non-branded packaging and have been able to meet the needs of their growing business.  

At Takeaway Packaging we offer a broad spectrum of low cost, low volume branded options, a wide range of keenly priced off the shelf packaging and competitive unit costs for high-volume branded food and drink packaging.

Marlowe’s Case Study
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If you’re making burgers made from fully traceable grass fed beef, you’re going to want to shout about it – so why not use your packaging to do just that?

With mouthwatering burgers, sides and irresistible milkshakes on offer, Marlowe’s were ready to take the ‘beef’ by the horns with a new range of branded cups, take out bags, greaseproof paper, food containers and colourfull labels, all of which now proudly tell us a little bit more about Marlowe’s.

Everyone knows the value of adding a logo to your takeaway bags or coffee cups, BUT your food and drinks packaging is a blank canvas and ready for much more than that!

Marlowe’s have cleverly used their packaging to reinforce key messages about their food and encourage customer engagement through social media – a great way to keep their patrons interested and remind them what they’re missing.

If you’re ready to find out more about branded packaging, MOQ’s apply and differ by product.  Just get in touch with the custom packaging team to find out more.

Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary Printed Cartons

We thought we would go back a couple years and take a look at a burger and chip box that we create for a London advertising agency. They asked us to produce a couple of promotional cartons for Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary celebrations.  Ferrari were looking for a chip carton to hold some polenta chips and also mini burger box to take a hamburger. 

These cartons were digitally printed to the highest standard on a 500micron folding box board.  We can supply folding display cartons in both standard and food grade materials and we are BRC certified for the storage of food & non-food grade packaging.  In this case the cartons were to be lined with grease proof paper, which we can also provide in plain or printed with the clients own branding.

This job was produced to a very tight deadline with dates that could not be moved due to the cartons being required at a specific event.  In many cases advertising agencies work with short lead times for their projects. In these cases we will always do everything in our power to meet these deadlines, delivering your boxes on time, every time.

We had the artwork guidelines and the Ferrari logo’s sent to us and for a small additional fee we created a number of  artwork and colour variations for  Ferrari to choose from. 

Within 7 days these promotional printed cartons were designed, die cut, printed, hand glued and delivered in time for the event.  All thanks to the expert knowledge and flexibility of our digital manufacturing unit.

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Gelato Anyone? Scally’s do the best Ice Cream around!
Ice Cream Tubs with lids Scallys of Clonakily

Have you ever heard of a supermarket in Ireland called Scally’s? They are discount supermarket chain specialising in own-brand groceries and Irish produce – Real Food, Real People!

What is it that you have produced?

We have been working with this company for around a year now, we have been working with them to create a branded 16oz tub with a lid to match. This is one case where we created the artwork – we have an amazing in-house design team that will work with us to get the design the customer is looking for. With this design we had to leave a space on each lid so that the customer can add branded stickers for each individual flavour. This is a new product we have created and have been told they are selling well in the small village in Ireland.

Where can I find these tubs?

If you live in Ireland or are heading, there soon then make sure you take a visit to SuperValu Clonakilty – Scally’s. there is everything from meat to fruit and of course gelato!

What are the tubs made from?

The tub and lid are made from food grade board, with a bioplastic (plant based) lining on the inside of the tub. The inks are vegetable based making the product completely biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable.  Our vision is to convert 100% of both our new and existing customers to our sustainable packaging range by 2021.

Were your customers happy with the end result?

Yes, the customer was amazed with the results they have had. Check out his review. “Fantastic service from packaging design, updates, delivery and follow-up to a great finished product. Great customer service from Tina – a pleasure to deal with. 100% recommend them for business.”

Interested in branded Biodegradable Ice Cream Tubs?

We can brand these biodegradable & compostable ice cream tubs with your chosen artwork and in your desired sizes and style. If you are interested in branding these ice cream tubs, please get in touch with us. We offer an extensive branding service to clients, from initial roughs to fully fledged artwork to delivery at your door. You can read about out design services here.

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All You Need to Know About Cannes Lions Award Show?

This event has been called the most creative week of the year! If you are not at Cannes Lions this year, you’ll be playing catch up for the next 12 months. From the 17th – 21st June 2019 this is all anyone will be talking about. It is your annual chance to get the insight and intelligence you need to supercharge your brand for the future.

What is the purpose of this event?

Cannes Lions is the only global event that covers every aspect of how the industry is evolving. There’s nothing else that comes even close. This event is where brands, agencies, media companies and consultancies discover the meaning of creativity and how creative marketing works in the real world!

What will I find at this festival?

You will expect five days of inspiration, meetings, discoveries and talks tackling big issues and real-life problems head on in stimulating and pragmatic ways. Every moment is aimed to provide you with tools and knowledge to improve business performance and results in marketing creativity.

Here are the 10 questions the festival will answer:

  • How can you infiltrate popular culture and stay relevant at scale?
  • How do we strike the right balance between purpose and profit?
  • How can creative strategy build brands to drive performance and growth?
  • How can modern technologies improve the art of storytelling?
  • How do we use creativity to drive exceptional consumer experiences?
  • What creative business models thrive in a direct consumer world?
  • How can we drive diversity of thought to deliver more positive and better work?
  • How can creativity deliver competitive advantage in the long and short term?
  • How can we meet consumers wherever they are in both physical and digital world?
  • How do we fix the issue of trust, ethics and transparency in creative marketing communication?

Who will be speaking at this event?

There are many speakers at this event over the five days. There are big names like Alfonso Cuarón (Mexican film director), Shonda Rhimes (American television producer), Dwayne Wade (American basketball player), John Legend (singer-songwriter), Kerry Washington (American actress), Steven Pinker (Harvard Professor). This is only a handful of people! Why not take a look at who else will be there.

How much are tickets?

There is a wide range of passes with prices ranging from £359 to £22,810 so as you can see, this is a premium event with A-Listers attending! However, if this is not in your price range and you do not have the time to attend then there is a digital pass available for £173. If you were to get this pass you can access 8 mainstage talks a day, the award show and curated content. This is available for 2 weeks, either watch it live or on demand.

What has this event got to do with Takeaway Packaging?

Now this is something you may have been thinking when reading this blog, so let us explain. Now you may have heard of a company called Spotify – they are a Swedish media-services provider founded in 2006. There primary business is its audio streaming platform that provides DRM-protected music and podcasts from record labels and media companies.

We created a 4oz Single Wall Cup, a 3oz Ice Cream Tub and an 8oz Double Wall Cup, all of which are PLA material, making them fully recyclable and compostable. PLA stands for polylactic acid and it is a vegetable-based plastic material consisting of renewable materials. We were given three different sets of artwork for each product made, which is they there ids a slight difference in colour.

How long did it take to produce?

All three of these products were created in 20 days and have a minimum order of 1,000 units (when branding them) and the turnaround time is 2-3 weeks. So if you are interested in creating your own branded packaging then give us a call 01753 655344 or email us at [email protected].

Was the customer happy with the final product?

They were extremely happy as we were able to create the goods within a short amount of time and we were able to ship them to Cannes with plenty of time to spare.

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Who would have thought an Energy Company would need Ice Cream Tubs?

Working as a packaging company we work with so many different customer’s, but we never thought an energy company would need Ice Cream Tubs! Did you? We were shocked at first but at the end of the day we are here to help anyone looking for branded packaging, so if you are looking for some, then give us a call.

How long did these tubs take to make?

These tubs had a very small turn around time, once we have artwork the tubs were delivered within 2 weeks and were made in time for their deadline. This was an order for 1,000 tubs which is our minimum order for branded tubs.

Was the customer satisfied with the tubs?

Yes, they were delighted and they left us a review on Facebook expressing their happines. It said “Great service and fast delivery! Will definitely order from them again!” Our aim is to match our customers initial ideas to the best we can. This was one of many occasions where we achieved this goal.

Do I need my own artwork to create branded tubs?

No absolutely not, we have an amazing in-house design team that can create artwork for you! Simply explain what you want them to look like and let us do our magic.

Interested in creating your own?

Get in touch today and talk to our team about branded packaging. Call us on 01753 655344 or email us on [email protected].

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Royal Collection Trust Ice Cream Tubs

We have been working alongside the Royal Trust Collection to create a unique PLA ice cream tub to be given out in their wonderful ice cream trucks. This has been an ongoing project, and we are so pleased with the outcome and wanted to share it with all of you.

What are the tubs made of?

The ice cream tubs are made of PLA material, making them fully recyclable and compostable. PLA stands for polylactic acid and it is a vegetable-based plastic material consisting of renewable materials. However, even though they are PLA they are not shiny, they have a lovely matt finish to them.

Where will I find these tubs?

These tubs are going to be used to serve ice cream from the trucks placed around Windsor Castle and St James’s Palace. There is a 3oz and a 5oz ice tub, so you can either have 1 scoop or if you are feeling hungry get 2 or 3 with lots of toppings of course. Our favourite is a strawberry swirl with oreo pieces and white chocolate sauce on top, hmmm!

Who do I contact to create my own tubs?

You can either give us a call or send us an email. We love to create tubs like these or add custom food packaging stickers, the end product makes it all worthwhile. Our tubs are manufactured from heavyweight paperboard and are coated with PE on the interior (but can also be coated on the exterior). PE coating is proven to be an ideal barrier against frost, liquid and condensation. All printed ice cream tubs are produced to your specific requirements. But like the Royal Collection Trust, we can make them in PLA if requested.

So, if you are interested in making your own tubs just like this then give us a call and kick-start your summer with colour-branded ice cream tubs that people will remember!

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