Folding Cartons

Whether it’s Over The Counter (OTC), Tobacco or Pharmaceutical products, any branded product requires a large number of pre-printed cartons to be purchased for packing these delicate or high value products.  However, forecasting the volume and timing of when cartons should be in inventory can be tricky, creating tie up of space, capital and significant waste, if the forecasting accuracy is affected by seasonal changes, promotions or retailing shifts.

Today, the DataLase solution enables any requirements for variable information to be printed digitally inline directly on to the carton at the point of packing and filling, avoiding the requirement to forecast, pre-order, store and waste valuable carton stock.


What can be printed?

  • Date and lot codes
  • Sequential batch numbering
  • OCR & QR Codes
  • 2D Matrix Codes
  • Barcodes
  • Best Before Dates
  • Automatic date, time, shift coding and real-time clock
  • Addresses
  • Variable product information
  • Logos, Graphics & Symbols
  • Adverts, promotions, special offers, competitions and much, much more….


Inline Digital Printing – The DataLase Advantage





  • Eradicates inventory of unnecessary pre-printed carton SKUs and tie up of space and capital
  • Removes requirement for expensive short print runs
  • Enables flexible promotion of products on packs to maximise retail sales impact
  • Minimises waste at the point of packaging and filling
  • Produces high contract, high quality, durable images minimising errors and returns in the supply chain
  • Lowers the overall carbon footprint with inkless technology and lower materials purchasing


Download our Folding Cartons PDF


To find out more about how you can integrate DataLase into your business, please contact DataLase

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