13 Feb 2018

Flexible Packaging Seminar 28th Feb 2018 – The Real Journey

Flexible packaging seminar – digital explained….

CS Labels and our brand CS Flexible Pouches are exhibiting at Packaging Innovations at the NEC in Birmingham on  28th Feb & 1st March.

CS Labels will be delivering a digital flexible packaging seminar and this includes information on continuous film for form fill applications.

Our seminar can be found on the ‘Innovations Stage’ on Wednesday February 28th at 13.30 – 14.00.

Get your free tickets here.

It’s called ‘The Real Journey into Digital Flexible Packaging seminar’, and is being presented by CS Labels Technical Sales Director, Andrew Mansfield, and our customer Patrick Mroczak from vegan sports snacks and protein powder company Nutreelife. CS Flexible pouches supply Nutreelife with stand-up pouches and continuous film.

The seminar will cover all aspects including a case study:

Two years ago CS Labels were challenged by snack giant Graze to produce a flexible pouch to meet their needs for a project that utilised multiple SKUs; a couple of years on and the results have been ground-breaking. CS have won several awards for their work and are growing rapidly as companies increasingly choose digital print over traditional methods for their flexible packaging.

Nutreelife are a start-up company launching a new brand of protein snacks, and their founders have over forty years’ experience in world-class food manufacturing. Patrick has worked with Vimto, Kelloggs, GSK, Tesco and Arla Foods. The due will talk you through the flexible digital packaging process and outline the genuine benefits (and pitfalls) of it. Learn the truth from the world’s first true commercial producer of digital flexible pouches, and hear a fascinating client case study and success story.

CS Labels are exhibiting on stand K28, you can collect flexible packaging samples and chat to us about digital print.

The show is open Wednesday, 28 Feb, 10am – 5pm and Thursday, 1 Mar, 10am – 4pm.

Get your free tickets here.

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23 Jan 2017

Stand-Up Pouches – see them at the Label & Print Show 2017

Stand-up pouches are on show again this year at the Label and PrintExhibtion, a part of the EasyFairs show taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 1-2 March 2017. We’re on Stand G15, and you can click on the ticket link here to register for FREE!

We will have some samples of the various pouches and sachet that we can produce so you can see for yourself.   which

Our pouches are available in various materials and finishes, such as Double or tri laminate PET/PE films in metallic, clear, white and kraft paper constructions.  We use standard materials and high barrier for the more critical products. Our pouches are lightweight, use environmentally friendly inks, they have an easy close and open mechanism, and offer easy transportation and storage.

We can also manufacture them food safe to BRC (British Retail Consortium) standards in our specially designed clean room.

Size wise we offer stand up pouches from 80 to 300mm wide by 245mm high less the gusset, and also offer sachets at the most common size 80 x 60mm to 3 side seal for larger single use. Closing mechanisms are can be zip seal for multiple opening and closing or just a heat seal for one off use.

Why CS for your stand-up pouches?

At CS we’re much more than a printer selling a physical pouch or sachet. We want our customer to make the most of the benefits that digital can bring – flexibility, special effects, personalisation, versioning, variable data capabilities, and of course proven sound advice.

So don’t forget to get your ticket and come and talk to us and pick up a sample on G15!  Or if you can’t make the show this time call 01902 365840 or contact us about your stand-up pouches requirements.

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20 Feb 2016

Stand-Up Pouches – Look out for our dazzling unique samples at Packaging Innovations

Stand-up pouches are set to make a splash at this year’s Packaging Innovations exhibition taking place this week at the NEC in Birmingham (tickets here).

We have produced a top of the range, stylish looking range of unique samples that are filled with goodies – come to stand H22 and pick up yours free!

These pouches in particular are made from a natural PE Polyethylene material, and feature a silver MET PET migration barrier which makes them food safe to BRC (British Retail Consortium) standards. They are then coated with a gloss laminate which makes them stand out, offering a stunning finish and colour fastness.

What else do they feature?

  • A handy resalable zip
  • A tear off notch
  • A gusset that enables them to expand with the contents
  • The addition of Color logic special effects, the metallic rainbow you see really stands out  – check out the electric blue and other shiny colours
  • Personalisation! Each pouch is individual, in this project we used:
    • Personalised names
    • Country flags
    • Product name (project name)
    • Individual product code
  • Barcode area
  • Low minimum order
  • No printing plates or origination
  • And wait for it – hidden QR code in the gusset – we can print inside!

How could you make the most of them?

  • Promotional campaign – special event or small batches – think ‘Share a Coke’
  • Security and traceability of each and every pouch
  • Competition codes
  • Product mock ups – different varieties without having to order tens of thousands
  • Market testing
  • Personalisation for each customer

A well known brand of tea has just placed a significant order, watch this space for more details about why they chose digital for their stand-up pouches.

And don’t forget to come and talk to us and pick up a sample on H22!  Or if you can’t make the show this time call 01902 365840 or contact us about your stand-up pouch requirements.

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16 Feb 2016

Stand-Up Pouches Hit the Headlines

Our stand-up pouches will be a key feature at the Label and Print show next week. The event preview, which came out today, features our digital pouches and we are also mentioned in the Packaging Europe . We are currently the only company in the world that can print these using Xeikon technology.

The event is designed to showcase the latest in packaging technology and stand-up pouches, quite simply, are a huge part of the future when it comes to food, beverages, healthcare, personal products, non-food, fertilisers and paints.

As stand-up pouches can stand up on shelves, they add an extra dimension to product awareness. The materials we use have great barrier properties and we are BRC accredited for food applications.

Why not grab some samples from stand H22?

Our pouches mean you can enjoy flexibility never experienced before with the ability to order short runs starting from just 1,000 linear metres – you no longer have to order more than you need. Ordering from CS will mean that you won’t  incur expensive plate costs and we can provide a delivery time that you will appreciate.

Our pouches are carefully printed on a pouch, which is then sealed and pressure tested. Stock holding is minimal and the imagination is your only barrier when considering campaigns, promotions, versioning, personalisation, limited editions etc

Come and see for yourself at the show – we are on stand H22.

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08 Feb 2016

Flexible pouches on the rise

Flexible pouches grow in popularity!

CS have featured in a key article in Labels and Labelling magazine which discussed the rise in flexible packaging.

David Pittman wrote the article and he discussed brand owners, and the way they are finding ways to use digital pouches as way to lower cost due to their light weight and also reduce waste as they are more robust and less likely to break.

AT CS Flexible Pouches we know how much more prevalent  packaging redesigns are, and how seasonal and promotional campaigns are often the driver as a boost to sales.

Being responsive means going digital in many cases, as you can enjoy shorter lead times, no printing plates, more versioning, many varieties and personalisation in some cases.

CS flexible pouches are one of the thought leaders in the flexible digital pouch arenas. And our brand owner CS labels have worked hard to bring a quality product to market using digital.   Read the article here and find out how digital flexible pouches  can be a key sales driver for your business.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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17 Dec 2015

CS wins Digital Printer Awards for flexible packaging

Our flexible packaging has won the Digital Printer Award for Innovation.

The Magazine, Digital Labels and Packaging Magazine run the awards and their Editor Sean Smyth has written an article about innovation and how our flexible packaging is groundbreaking technology.

The Digital Printer Award we won was for the work we have done with Graze, the snack leader. Graze wanted digital technology because they knew the quality was up to scratch and would do the brand justice as well as actually adding value to it. They order multiple sorts (over 100) of pouches based on what their customers order and this fluctuates immensely based on trends and tastes. Short lead times are key and the idea of no stock was an attractive aspect. Order only what you need, and go – like the boxes themselves.



You can read the article here.

Read more on this flexible packaging award



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