packaging decoration

When you need to stand out on the shelf, having an inspirational brand is a fantastic start. The next challenge is getting that brand to come to life in your products' primary packaging. Knowing and choosing the right decoration technique to stamp your brand onto your pack (and stamp it into that sweet spot in your customers' hearts and memories) is vital.

(Please note that the MOQ for most decoration projects is 5,000 pcs per SKU or above, please enquire for specific details on your project.)

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Printing Services from Richmond Containers. Direct pad printing onto closures, screen printing onto jars for skin creams, digital printing options for cosmeceutical bottles

Pad printing, screen printing, digital printing. Are you certain of the most effective method to get your message directly onto the pack? Printing is a popular option, one which preserves visibility of the pack itself, which is sometimes a key factor in enhancing the brand image. Colour matching and combining with other decoration techniques allow an almost limitless list of unique effects.

foil blocking

Foil Blocking from Richmond Containers. Metallic and solid colour films available

Foil blocking provides a range of finishes - often a metallic appearance such as gold, silver, rose gold or bronze. Beyond this, there is actually a huge range of foils, including solid colours, which provide a high quality finish with the extra dimension of deep sheen which foiling uniquely provides. Special effects such as holographics are also available, which can also serve an anti-counterfeiting purpose.


Labelling Services from Richmond Containers. Solid colour, invisible transparent, and special effects labels available

The labels shown here are plain white - that suits the required effect for this brand. However, beyond solid plain colours, labels are also available in many special effects (a huge range from metallic and pearlescent, through to a vintage look and textured feel), as well as translucent and also 'invisible' transparent materials which allow a print-like effect. Custom shapes are also possible, allowing extra scope for creativity.

colour coating

Solid colour coated bottle from Richmond Containers. Translucent colours are available and frosted glass bottles and jars.

When you want to stamp your brand colour all over your pack, a great way to achieve this is colour coating. The above bottle has been finished in a stunning matt black, although of course an enormous range of colours can be achieved. It is worth knowing that many different finishes exist, from matt to gloss, and also translucent colours. The process usually includes colour matching to your existing brand colour references.


Frosted bottle from Richmond Containers. Translucent colours are available and solid colour coated glass bottles and jars.

Frosting is another coating process that gives an appearance very similar to acid etching, but without some of the perceived complications of using the acid process. Frosted glass has a naturally premium quality look, and can be a neat way to present that to your clients while maintaining the sustainability of your pack (frosted glass is still recyclable in the normal way).

embossing / debossing

Embossed jar closures from Richmond Containers. Embossing and debossing help to create tactile connections with customers in skincare primary packaging

The sense of touch is extremely powerful, and the resulting 3D profile, which embossing or debossing creates, allows a 'real' tactile experience for your customers. This helps to build an emotional connection with your brand, as well as a perception of quality which cannot always be conveyed through a flat print or label. Note that embossing is an indented design, while debossing is the opposite, a raised design.

soft touch

Soft touch foam bottles from Richmond Containers. Soft touch creates a premium feel with skincare primary packaging

This effect really needs to be felt, to be understood. By slightly softening the hard surface of your pack, you project a sense of soft luxury to your consumer, both when they pick up your pack for the first time, and as they continue to use it - although they may not consciously notice. This has worked particularly well with foam bottles, where the softness echoes the silky foaminess of the dispensed product.


Metallising services from Richmond Containers. Metallic finishes provide flexibility for luxury finishes on primary packaging.

Metallisation allows a bottle or closure to take on that deep reflective sheen that only metal can provide. The process ensures that actual metal particles are deposited on the surface, for a top quality look and feel. While gold, silver, rose gold and bronze metallising may be the most common, some beautiful coloured metal finishes are also very easy to achieve and even colour-match, as with this purple closure here.

All of this allows us to advise and create compelling brand assets that are strategically positioned in their market segment and intrinsically add value.

  • Screen Printing
  • Closure Printing
  • Frosted Containers
  • Colour Coating
  • In Mould Labelling (iml)
  • Metallising
  • Custom Coloured Caps
  • Foil Blocking
  • Custom Moulding
  • Embossing
  • Aluminium Lacquering