Packaging company Durham Box has recently worked with long-standing customer Northumbrian Gifts, a family-run business based in Ashington, to develop packaging for three 500ml bottled beer products.

The design, which features a wrap-around historical map and imagery of the Sycamore Gap, was made from 180cc/120bk e-flute and digitally printed on Durham Box’s EFI Nozomi C18000 digital press.

Including a tuck-in top closure, the design, as explained by the companies, was done not only to highlight the technical capabilities of the digital press, but also align with Northumbrian Gifts’ sustainability goals, being fully recyclable.

Katrina Wanless, business owner and director of Northumbrian Gifts, said, ‘The packaging Durham Box has developed not only embodies the essence of our brand and Northumbrian heritage, but it’s also practical and eco-friendly.

‘I’m particularly impressed with how easy it is to wrap and carry while providing a secure fit for safe transportation.’

Part of the Logson Group, Durham Box specialises in corrugated packaging servicing large-scale accounts across multiple markets, particularly within the FMCG sector.

In relation to the reason behind the collaboration account manager for Durham Box Sally Caton explained, ‘This project allowed us to showcase our digital printing strengths and produce a package that stands out for its design, functionality and environmental credentials.’

Durham Box will be exhibiting on stand M66 at the Packaging Innovations exhibition being held at Birmingham’s NEC on 21-22 February 2024.