Design

When it comes to glass packaging, your product stands or falls by the quality of the design. Whether it’s an elegant, slender bottle or a quirky jar, you need a creative design team to help turn your vision into reality.

Our award winning team adopts a design agency approach, working closely with customers through the entire new product development process and showing the initial concept as a full visual representation. After all, if you can see a 3D image of what the end product will look like and rotate it 360 degrees on your own computer, you can make important decisions about your product much more easily. We can even show you a render of the product complete with the closure and label, right at the beginning of the project.

Our designers specialise in sculpted embossing. Using the latest software they can ensure that even with the most complex designs the embossing is perfectly defined.

Fully bespoke containers

Mould costs
start from just
£20k
Minimum runs
from as little as
300k
units

Customised standard containers

For a more cost effective solution or smaller production runs, we can enhance your brand by having your company name or logo embossed onto a standard bottle or jar from our extensive general sale range.

Mould costs can
start from as little as
£3k
Ask for details
Production runs
can be as small as
150k
units

The Five Steps to Production

1

Defining the brief

Whether we are working from a drawing, a sample of another container, or simply a discussion about your ideas, we work closely with you to understand your exact requirements.

Our design team also tries to explore those requirements further to create concepts that not only fit your initial brief, but also suggests possible options for improvement to aid production and filling.

Defining the brief

2

Initial concept

Realising the concept is key. This can be in many forms; an outline drawing, a 3D visualisation or a mock-up - whatever works for you.

A visualisation is most typical, providing a realistic view of what the finished product would look like, complete with label and closure if required.

We can also provide an acrylic, wooden or even a glass model of the container.

Specification Drawing

Once you are happy with the design, a full technical specification is produced for you to formally sign off. Throughout the development, key stages in our business are involved to review and approve the design.

Sign off for approval  

Initial concept

3

Designing the mould equipment

Once you have signed off the container specification, we prepare between 10 – 15 mould equipment drawings, which are approved by our production team, before sending to the mould makers.

Trial mould equipment is then ordered.

Sign off for approval  

Designing the mould equipment

4

Sampling the container

Once the trial mould equipment is received and a suitable production slot is confirmed, we manufacture approximately 200 glass samples to ensure that we are happy with the production and that it meets your requirements.

Once they have been checked by our quality department, you then have the opportunity to test the samples down your filling line, label them and check their compatibility with the closure and secondary packing, before giving formal approval to proceed to bulk production.

Sign off for approval  

Sampling the container

5

Full scale production

In most cases, part of the bulk mould equipment (the castings) are ordered in advance at the sampling stage to save time. We can also look at other ways to fasttrack the moulds on time-sensitive projects.

Once the equipment has been delivered and we have received authorisation to manufacture from you, we can then proceed with bulk production.

Once the containers have been thoroughly checked by our inspection equipment, they are packed and delivered to your door.

Full scale production