Pricing in sustainable packaging involves balancing the cost of eco-friendly materials and processes with the long-term benefits of reduced environmental impact and enhanced brand reputation. While initial costs for sustainable packaging may be higher, they often lead to savings through improved efficiency, waste reduction, and compliance with environmental regulations. Additionally, consumers are increasingly willing to pay a premium for sustainable products, potentially increasing market share and profitability.

What are print plates?

Print plates are used to print your designs onto your packaging material. Your designs are laser cut into the plate, with the negative parts of your image cut out so that the plates don't pick up ink. If your design uses multiple colours, there will be a different print plate for each colour. The printing plates are mounted to giant cylinders on the printing press and the plate runs through the ink and onto your packaging.

Are there set up fees?

For each new custom packaging order, there may be tooling costs, which refer to print plates and mould costs used during the production of your packaging. These costs are one-off, as your tooling can be used for future runs.

What does MOQ mean?

MOQ is an acronym for Minimum Order Quantity. This refers to the smallest number of units of each SKU you can order for your custom packaging. Each product specifies the custom MOQ in the details section on the product page.

What is the MOQ, and can you split MOQ across multiple SKUs?

First up, for all those that don't yet speak packaging, MOQ means 'Minimum Order Quantity'. This is product dependent and can be found in the details section of the product page. Unfortunately the manufacturing MOQ cannot be split across multiple SKUs. If the MOQ for a product is currently a bit high for your business we have a wide range of products available in our online store which come in smaller cartons and can be labelled to get a similar result. Check out our Online Store for more details.