Blister Packing - Blistercard
Blister packing is a term used for several types of pre-formed plastic packaging adhered to a printed backing card (Blistercard) they are used for a variety of products including, small consumer goods, foods, and for pharmaceuticals.
Choosing a blister pack as an alternative to Skin Packing is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to display and market any reasonably small product allowing the consumer to visually inspect the product prior to purchase while offering security and a degree of tamper proofing.
Blister Packaging is where your product is held securely under a clear vacuum/thermoformed plastic blister that is sealed using heat against a coated printed card. The clear plastic used allows for perfect visibility of the product for the consumer promoting good product and brand visabilty in a retail environment.
The primary components of a blister pack is a cavity or pocket made from a formable web, usually a thermoformed plastic. This usually has a backing of paperboard or a lidding seal of aluminum foil or plastic. A blister that folds onto itself is often called a clamshell.
The backing card of the blister pack can be printed on both sides and allows your to use area to promote the sale of your product and brand as well as provide usage instructions to the consumer, if provided with a euroslot the blistercard can be easily merchandised on hanging hooks or with a vacuum formed tray ensuring your product is presented in a professional way in the retail environment. A blister allows you to shape the blister to fit the product and with the right design work it can also support the blistercard to allow it to free stand on the shelf.
A alternate option is to trap and seal the blister between two cards, the blister flange is used to secure the product in place and provides a neater more aesetic presentation of your product.
Colman Packaging can provide bespoke blister packs to suit your product, this will involve originating a multi-impression tool, die cutter and blister seal jigs for each new design. Using the bespoke blister route also allows you to add a logo or text to your blister to give the full purpose manufactured packaging feeling to your product.
Blister packaging is suitable for packing and displaying a vast selection of products for retail merchandising these include; toy figures, stationery, watches, batteries, cosmetics, D.I.Y products, spare parts and magazines with gifts. Though the blister packaging route can be adapted and be suitable for nearly any product.
Blister packs can be useful in protecting products against external factors, these can be humidity or contamination if left exposed for extended periods of time. Opaque blisters can also protect light-sensitive products against UV rays.