DESIGN & PRINT
Visy offers a range of printing options for cardboard boxes, based on the product, the supply chain and the end usage:
Visy pioneered the pre-printing process in Australia and still leads the way, with one of the largest and most sophisticated pre-print operations in the world. Pre-print involves printing onto the external board prior to its manufacture into corrugated board.
Visy's pre-print facility is located at Coolaroo, Victoria. Visy's state-of-the art technology gives us the capacity to print multiple background colours simultaneously, as well as apply UV varnish to give the end product a higher quality finish, brighter colours and greater resistance to water and scuffing.
With the aid of computerised design technology, customers have access to high-resolution graphics for paper and packaging products. Pre-print best suits large print runs, and therefore offers a great solution for customers wanting their packaging to have great visual appeal, but at a very competitive price.
Visy established the pre-print division in response to growing demand from customers for quality colour printing on corrugated cardboard. We now supply coated and preprint liners to all of Visy's board factories in Australia in addition to servicing export and external customers.
Our pre-print facility can print on paper widths up to 2.8m wide and on reels up to 10,000 lineal metres in length.
Topack printing achieves a high print resolution by applying water-based ink to pre-corrugated board, and can provide prints in up to five colours plus varnish. Visy's Topack printing facility is based in Victoria and prints and converts to cartons at the one location. This process is suitable for all print runs, however it may not be cost effective where significant freight distance is involved.
Image reproduction is an important part of packaging aesthetics. A high-quality image can really help add to the appeal of packaging on shelf, catch a consumer's eye, and ultimately help it succeed in the market.
At Visy, we offer lithographic printing - a high-end printing process that reproduces clear, sharp, full-coloured images on various types of packaging. With Visy's up-to-the-minute printing technology, this can be achieved by printing directly onto 100% recycled fibre or environmentally-friendly kraft paper, then laminating this paper onto corrugated board. Our printing processes allow for six colours plus varnish to maximise impact. Lithographic printing also allows for accurate, intricate die-cutting, which makes it ideal for packaging purposes.
When image counts, customers can opt for premium lithographic printing. This is done using state-of-the-art, large format printers, which produce unrivalled colour reproduction that can be further enhanced by a range of varnishes. In-house pre-press and converting resources, including board-making, laminating, forme-cutting and gluing means your job is controlled from start to finish - all under one roof.
Post-print involves printing on the corrugated sheet used for cartons after it has been manufactured. This process allows the reproduction of four colours using water-based inks, and is the most common printing process used for corrugated packaging. Post-print is suitable for all print runs and is highly cost effective.