TIN PACKAGING PROJECTS

Take a look at some of the brands we work with, bringing packaging concepts to life.



WHO

Lee Filters was founded in 1967 as part of the group that became Lee International. Lee Filters is now owned by Panavision. Lee Filters has gone on to become the world’s leading manufacturer of lighting, architectural and camera filters, developing precision products for photographers, cinematographers, lighting designers and architects with offices in both the UK and the USA.

THE CHALLENGE

Lee Filters had traditionally used cardboard packaging for its resin and polyester filters, but needed to find a more robust solution specifically for its glass filter range. Based on customer feedback, they required packaging which was more robust, durable in the field and offered protection to the product. The packaging also had to be a specific size to fit the filter and required additional protection internally for the product.

THE SOLUTION

The team at Lee Filters undertook a lot of research to find the right material for their product and considered hardened plastic and stronger cardboard. In the end tin packaging ticked all the boxes, not only did it offer the durability required, it also worked out cheaper than the other solutions. A key element of the packaging was the foam insert, which was designed specifically to fit and protect the product.

" Close collaboration is a key element for any procurement team –Tinware Direct were able to meet this requirement and also offered us the perfect packaging solution for our product at a price within our budget. They just ticked all the right boxes "

Lee Filters

WHO

Campbells has been making shortbread since 1830 and is the oldest Scottish bakery. As a heritage brand, the company focuses on creating premium shortbread for the gift market and exports its products across the globe.

THE CHALLENGE

Campbells focuses on developing a number of unique product lines for its shortbread. It sees the packaging itself as an integral part of the overall appeal to consumers. The designs of the tins are specific to an individual audience and Tinware has worked with Campbells to develop all its ranges from the His & Her Collection through to a novelty bus tin.

THE SOLUTION

A deep 3D emboss technique can be used to give packaging a sense of movement. For Campbells classic car collection, we used this deep emboss so that each car appeared to be driving forward to meet you off the packaging itself. For their luxury tin range a classic design using rich colours and heavy embossing makes the product tactile, inviting consumers to touch and helping the tins stand out on the shelf at point-of-sale. The unique design of Campbells tins alongside the reusability of tin itself combines to encourage consumers to purchase and collect full product lines.

" As a long time satisfied customer of Tinware Direct, I can say that the service has been impeccable, with no missed deliveries over many years and would recommend them without reservation, to anyone looking for a reliable and well-priced tin supplier "

Campbells Shortbread



WHO

Dean’s is a family run business that exports its products around the world. The company prides itself on using time honoured handcrafted baking methods, and is recognised as one of the leading premium quality Scottish shortbread brands.

THE CHALLENGE

Dean’s wanted to create a range of packaging for their famous All Butter Shortbread aimed at the gift and tourist markets. This meant developing high quality novelty packaging concept which would appeal to a very wide audience.

THE SOLUTION

The versatility of tin means it can be moulded into a range of complex shapes and sizes, perfect for creating a unique novelty product. Consumers also instantly believe that tin is superior giving products a luxury feel. This made it the ideal choice for Dean’s.

 

Tinware worked with Dean’s to create three different novelty tins in a shape of a drum, an old-fashioned cast iron cooker and a shortbread finger. By using a range of techniques and embossing, the finished products were instantly recognisable.

" Tinware Direct have firmly established themselves as our No.1 tin supplier due to their excellent service levels and competitive pricing. "

Dean's Shortbread

WHO

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company was founded on bringing innovative products to customers which cannot be found elsewhere. It was their desire to present local seafood and seashore foraged ingredients in innovative and exciting ways.

THE CHALLENGE

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company sought to find packaging which was high quality for their Captain Cat’s Môr seasoning, a special blend of spices which Marks & Spencer had agreed to stock on the shelves. In line with the overall ethos of the company, they wanted to select packaging which was in line with their overall sustainability and ethical policy.

THE SOLUTION

It was important to develop a tin which reflected the company’s unique proposition with materials sourced ethically and sustainably.

The product itself had to be loose in the tin which required an air tight seal for freshness and security, so a lever lid was selected as the most appropriate. As this was Pembrokeshire’s first metal packaged product, Tinware’s development team were instrumental in providing guidance on the most suitable solution to contain the product. Samples of the tin were produced to colour match and test and once approved the tins were manufactured.

" The customer service you receive from Tinware is exceptional, you can trust that they will do their best for you and your product, and they let you know what’s happening every step of the way. "

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company



WHO

The Proper Goose team produce personalised gifts and cards. They believe that giving and receiving cards should never die out, so their talented artists and designers achieve unique works of treasured art by hand assembling and using the latest equipment.

THE CHALLENGE

Proper Goose had the idea of creating a range of luxury and unique metal boxes for every special occasion.

THE SOLUTION

A plain white rectangular tin was created to hold a variety of items including illustrations and stationery. Keeping the tin plain enabled the Proper Goose team to easily print different designs using their own printing system, personalising each order to the customer.

" Tinware Direct have supplied us with exactly what we were looking for – a quality product at a competitive price. Their customer service is second to none and they are a pleasure to do business with! "

Proper Goose

WHO

Avalon Jewellery is a small artisan business that makes a wide variety of unique Jewellery products as well as some exclusive one-off items.

THE CHALLENGE

As a small artisan business, Avalon Jewellery wanted to find an attractive high-end packaging item that was low-cost, could be ordered in small quantities and suitable for posting.

THE SOLUTION

Our range of stock items offered an ideal solution as they were available to order in small quantities with quick next day dispatch.

 

Avalon chose a metal product due to the perceived high quality of products in a tin and the added benefit of protection to the product inside, especially as the goods are posted.

The small tins were labelled and Shetland sheep wool was used to nestle the jewellery inside keeping with the handcrafted feel of their products.

" As a long time satisfied customer of Tinware Direct, I can say that the service has been impeccable, with no missed deliveries over many years and would recommend them without reservation, to anyone looking for a reliable and well-priced tin supplier "

Avalon Jewellery