Choosing rigid packaging for your custom USB drives opens up many avenues for customization. Whether your packaging is a custom USB box or the foam-padded FlashPad, your packaging can be foil-stamped, embossed, debossed, laminated, and/or wrapped in a distinctive cover material. Each option adds another layer of value to your packaging, and makes your custom flash drive packaging solution into a truly unique presentation piece.
Cover material is a custom wrap carefully applied to upscale boxes and pads, creating the tightly turned edges that are the hallmark of fine packaging. Cover material consists of various forms of paper, cloth, leather, and fibers, as well as a number of synthetic materials with unique textures and colors. Sunrise Packaging provides a large selection of cover materials from exotic (think alligator skin!) to traditional to match the look and feel of your business or organization.
For even more personalization, consider adding pockets or thermoformed trays to your flash drive packaging to create a hybrid storage kit that your clients won’t soon forget! With rigid USB packaging, more custom options are available.
Using a metal plate and rubber blanket to set ink upon a form of media, offset printing applies the ink one color at a time wherein it sticks to specific areas. A sheet fed press is most commonly used for shorter runs because it is fed through a single sheet at a time. Conversely, web fed printing is fed by a roll, providing extremely fast production. Offset printing is ideal for magazines, brochures, newspapers, books, and binders, and of course vivid logos on custom USB packaging products, providing consistent high quality images.
Silk screening, also known screen printing, uses woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The stencil has open areas of mesh that transfer ink through the covering, where the color needs to be on the image. A roller moves across the stencil forcing the ink through the threads of the woven mesh that are not blocked.
Foil stamping is the application of pigment or metallic foil, often gold or silver, to paper via a heated die. The die is stamped onto the foil, making it adhere to the surface. Then the die is stamped onto the packaging, leaving the design on the die on the cover material. Foil stamping can be combined with embossing to create a more striking 3D image. The most common items to be foil stamped include pencils, napkins, matchbooks, photographs and books, and of course display packaging. Foil stamping is a permanent process that has become a staple of product personalization.
Custom embossing impresses a pattern upon a material such as paper, metal, fabric, leather, or wood. The pattern can be raised or in relief, depending on how it is embossed. Embossing creates a textured image or logo by placing the dies in contact with the stock under high pressure. Embossing will give your custom USB packaging a unique, memorable look visually as well as a more tactile presence.
Conversely, debossing creates the image in the opposite way of embossing. Where embossing tamps down the area around the image, debossing depresses the image itself. Logos, titles, or other designs are heat-pressed directly into the surface of the paper with a heated die, creating depressions rather than raised impressions. Debossing can also be applied in conjunction with screen printing and foil stamping. A blind deboss is just the impression, bare, and a registered deboss involves some kind of ink or material, such as foil.