keypak

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Keypak keep stock for public to buy?

No, we produce specialised packaging, according to customer requirements.

Does Keypak manufacture plastic packaging?
No, we solely produce cardboard packaging solutions.
What is Lead Time?
Lead Time is the time the factory requires to produce your packaging.
What is Keypak’s Lead Time?
On average it is 12 working days for Corrugated Cartons and 15 working days for Litho Laminate Cartons.

Please note that all packaging will have a different lead time dependant on the type of artwork, carton design and whether special finishes are required.
What does Keypak require to quote?
If your product is new, a sample of your product, to design and develop the packaging. Or a previously printed sample with artwork.

This can be sent digitally as well, in a .pdf format. 
What is an Origination Cost?
This is the costs incurred to make plates for printing. It is a once-off cost and will only be charged again, if there are artwork changes.

Included in this cost, is the colour proof and mock-up, which has to be approved before printing can proceed.
What is a Stereo Cost?
It is the cost of the polymers needed to print on corrugated board. This is a once-off cost and will only be charged again, if there are artwork changes.
Included in this cost, is the colour proof and mock-up, which has to be approved before printing can proceed.
What is the difference between Litho and Flexo packaging?
Litho printing is done on coated board with plates, mostly used as primary packaging.

Flexo is done on uncoated corrugated board, mostly used as secondary packaging to protect and transport the product.

Glossary

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Artwork

All original copy, including type, photographs and illustrations intended for printing.

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Vector Based PDF

File Format in .pdf created in Vector and is editable.

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Die Line

A dieline serves as a package template that ensures proper layout for a printed product. This template serves as a diagram that marks all the folds and cut lines of a package in a flattened form.  This design will be used to create the physical wooden die and metal plate, that acts like a cookie cutter to shape the printed packaging. 
flexo-printing

Flexo Printing

Flexo Printing is a printing technique that involves using flexible printing plates to transfer ink onto corrugated board. Flexo Printing is widely used in the packaging industry to produce cost-effective packaging solutions. The printing plates used in Flexo Printing are called rubber stereos, which are raised imaged polymers. 

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Litho Laminate Carton

A Litho Laminate Carton is a type of packaging solution that combines the strength and durability of corrugated board with the visual appeal and high-quality finishes of lithographic printing techniques. This manufacturing process involves printing high-resolution graphics onto a laminate surface, which is then applied to the corrugated board, resulting in a superior packaging solution that offers both durability and aesthetic appeal. Litho Laminated Cartons are widely used in various industries, including food and beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, to package and promote their products in a visually appealing and effective way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Keypak keep stock for public to buy?

No, we produce specialised packaging, according to customer requirements.

Does Keypak manufacture plastic packaging?
No, we solely produce cardboard packaging solutions.
What is Lead Time?
Lead Time is the time the factory requires to produce your packaging.
What is Keypak’s Lead Time?
On average it is 12 working days for Corrugated Cartons and 15 working days for Litho Laminate Cartons.

Please note that all packaging will have a different lead time dependant on the type of artwork, carton design and whether special finishes are required.
What does Keypak require to quote?
If your product is new, a sample of your product, to design and develop the packaging. Or a previously printed sample with artwork.

This can be sent digitally as well, in a .pdf format. 
What is an Origination Cost?
This is the costs incurred to make plates for printing. It is a once-off cost and will only be charged again, if there are artwork changes.

Included in this cost, is the colour proof and mock-up, which has to be approved before printing can proceed.
What is a Stereo Cost?
It is the cost of the polymers needed to print on corrugated board. This is a once-off cost and will only be charged again, if there are artwork changes.
Included in this cost, is the colour proof and mock-up, which has to be approved before printing can proceed.
What is the difference between Litho and Flexo packaging?
Litho printing is done on coated board with plates, mostly used as primary packaging.

Flexo is done on uncoated corrugated board, mostly used as secondary packaging to protect and transport the product.

Glossary

box-packaging-mockup

Artwork

All original copy, including type, photographs and illustrations intended for printing.

pdf-logo

Vector Based PDF

File Format in .pdf created in Vector and is editable.

die-line-diagram

Die Line

A dieline serves as a package template that ensures proper layout for a printed product. This template serves as a diagram that marks all the folds and cut lines of a package in a flattened form.  This design will be used to create the physical wooden die and metal plate, that acts like a cookie cutter to shape the printed packaging. 
flexo-printing

Flexo Printing

Flexo Printing is a printing technique that involves using flexible printing plates to transfer ink onto corrugated board. Flexo Printing is widely used in the packaging industry to produce cost-effective packaging solutions. The printing plates used in Flexo Printing are called rubber stereos, which are raised imaged polymers. 

keypak-litho-laminate-cartons

Litho Laminate Carton

A Litho Laminate Carton is a type of packaging solution that combines the strength and durability of corrugated board with the visual appeal and high-quality finishes of lithographic printing techniques. This manufacturing process involves printing high-resolution graphics onto a laminate surface, which is then applied to the corrugated board, resulting in a superior packaging solution that offers both durability and aesthetic appeal. Litho Laminated Cartons are widely used in various industries, including food and beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, to package and promote their products in a visually appealing and effective way.

We hope to see you again soon!

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