Although I have no idea about the possibility of using a company this big, I definitely think it is worth noting down the services they offer just to give me a better understanding of what I could actually produce - maybe spark some ideas.

Card casing - 

Finishes - 

UV Gloss
The highest gloss level available, UV gloss is suitable for all board types, dries instantly under UV lamps and is suitable for use on non-food and non-sensitive work. Low migration versions are available.

Gloss Emulsion
A water based product that gives a medium gloss finish, a good compromise when UV gloss isn’t suitable. Gloss emulsion can be used on most board types with the exception of foil and plastics. All standard water based used by the Benson Group is a low migration grade. Suitable for hot foil blocking.

Satin Emulsion
A water based product that creates a soft sheen finish (between matt and gloss). Works well with dark colours and metallic as it does not affect the shades overtly. Suitable for hot foil blocking.

Matt Emulsion
The lowest possible gloss level available, creating a very flat finish with no sheen. Matt emulsion is water-based and suitable for hot foil blocking.

Soft Touch
A very flat, matt finish is achieved with this water based product. Clever technology gives the finish a ‘soft touch’ matt laminate like feel, and is traditionally used on luxury packaging. Can be used in conjunction with UV spot gloss. Suitable for most board types and hot foil blocking.

Drip Off Matt / Gloss
Special finish to achieve spot gloss and textured matt effect with very fine detail, suitable for creating even the most intricate patterns. Superior to using a cyrel plate for gloss areas. Requires the use of a printing unit, instead of a coater unit. Available as UV and water based or UV and UV. Not suitable for hot foil blocking.

Creates many different shimmering varnish effects by dispersing iridescent material into either UV or water based varnishes, most effective on a dark background. These can be specified as interference or xyrallic which exhibit subtle or significant colour behaviour. Hot foil blockable versions are available.

Benson's offer the use of NewV pack MGA Inks
Benson's carton printers use NewV pack MGA inks, designed for food packaging and compliant with Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 and the Swiss ordinance for consumer goods (SR 817.023.21), in conjunction with the printers’ own GMP.

Materials - 

Typical Board Grades

Solid Bleached Sulphate (SBS, SBB) AZ
Premium grade bleached virgin fibre. Offers a very good print surface, often selected for luxury products and products where preservation of aroma, flavour and hygiene is important. Recyclable and safe for direct contact with food.
Metallised Polyester (Silver board) (Metpol)

A premium grade laminate, generally made from Folding Boxboard and laminated to a metallised polyester film, giving a bright silver sheet. Other finishes including holographic or coloured are available - often used for promotional or premium products.
Folding Boxboard (FBB) GC2, (White Back FBB) GC1

Made from virgin fibres that have not been recycled, often used in food packaging applications. It has a cream back, offering a good printing surface. The relative stiffness and consistency of folding boxboard justifies its extensive use in machine packing applications. The material is recyclable.
Kraft Board (KFT) (SUS) (CNK) GN4

Made from unbleached virgin fibres, Kraft board is extremely strong. Retains high wet strength and is often used for freezer products and beverage multi-packs. Sometimes used “inside out” to give a natural or rustic look.
White Lined Chipboard (WLC) GD2 (White Back WLC) GT1

Made from recycled waste and widely used for packaging many consumer items. WLC is manufactured in a number of layers, each of which uses selected grades of raw materials. It typically has three layers of coating on the top surface and one on the reverse.
Microflute materials

These are versatile design materials being light in weight yet impressively strong and offers exceptional protection whilst remaining extremely flexible. This makes them ideal for meal carry cartons. The small pitch and density of flutes creates a superior surface for printing thus enabling maximum brand exposure.

Board Treatment

Plastic Extrusion Coated Board (usually Folding Boxboard)
A“standard” carton board coated or extruded with PE, PET or PP. It is used where a physical barrier is required between the product and the cardboard. The plastic offers a good grease and moisture barrier. This material is recyclable where facilities exist.

Grease Resistant (e.g. GRFBB, GRWLC)

A coating or treatment is applied to the board to prevent grease or oils from the product seeping through the board to the print surface. Grease barrier property is measured using a KIT test.

Hard Size

This process increases the board’s resistance to water absorption usually by the addition of “size” agent to the middle plies of the board.

Oven Treatments

This allows the board to be grease, heat and water-resistant. Dual ovenable qualities can be achieved allowing the board to be useable in a microwave as well as a conventional oven.

Water Vapour Barriers

This treatment gives board excellent water vapour resistance. It is used in applications which demand both grease and water resistance, such as frozen food.

Freezing Carton board with windows

When planning to freeze production please ensure that this is advised to us at the time of material order. We can then make sure that we select a hard sized material that is preferably also a “freeze” grade. For further information please download the following document.

Freezing Carton board with windows