Let Glossop Cartons take the hassle out of your vape packaging requirements

The vape packaging market is booming in the UK right now and brands are certainly keeping us busy with their requirements thanks to the experience, knowledge, flexibility and expertise that we have in this sector.

Although the overall look of the packaging is paramount, changing legislation is ensuring that brands and suppliers need to be scrupulous in ensuring that designs meet current legal requirements. Whilst we can’t cover your legal obligations, we can talk you through the minefield and offer our experience and professional guidance.

Glossop Cartons has vast experience in carton board vape packaging production and we’re set up to produce a number of carton variants in a single run for each vape flavour, using our combined litho and digital capabilities to offer cost and time reductions.


Under new legislation announced in May 2017, E-liquid packaging must be child-resistant, featuring tamper-proof packaging, similar to pharmaceutical packaging. As Glossop Cartons offers full industry-recognised compliance for pharmaceutical packaging, we can pass this reassurance onto our customers and help meet these important legal obligations.


With a number of exciting finishing options available including metallic, varnishes, foil and embossing, we ensure each carton looks eye catching and gets the attention it deserves by guiding you through the best cost-effective options for your vape range, from plain and shaped cartons through to custom-made designed die and laser cutting with intricate, eye-catching designs.

Whatever your needs, Glossop Cartons can advise on the most workable solutions for your brand and deliver innovative packaging solutions that make your brand stand out from the crowd.

To find out more, please call us on 0161 480 3568 or email sales@glossopcartons.com

Introducing our new sales executive for the South of England

David Leadbeater has further boosted the Glossop Cartons sales team following the appointment of Steve Fassam last month.

With over 40 years’ packaging sales experience, David is a safe pair of hands and will be looking after our customers in the South of England.

With extensive experience in the carton board industry, gained from working with some of the industry’s leading packaging companies and major brands, David has considerable experience in working with solid and fluted carton board and litho laminated products.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every, sales director at Glossop Cartons, comments: “We’re delighted to welcome David to the team. He brings a wealth of industry experience to the role, working with a number of major brands and shares our passion for providing innovative packaging solutions and excellent customer service.”

If you’d like to make an appointment with David to discuss current or future requirements, please call us on 0161 480 3568 or email sales@glossopcartons.com


Glossop Cartons shortlisted for Stockport Business Award

We’re delighted to announce that Glossop Cartons has been shortlisted for The Innovation Award at the Stockport Business Awards 2017.

Celebrating business excellence in Stockport, the awards will showcase a range of successful businesses operating within this vibrant town.

The winners will be announced at the official ceremony on October 12th so watch this space and keep your fingers crossed for us!

Investment in new plate making system

Glossop Cartons has recently invested in an Aquaflex Varnica plate making system.

Installed by the Dantex group and suitable for all varnish applications, the system includes Star Plate software, an A1 exposure unit and an AQF900 plate making system, ensuring that can offer in-house control, improved lead times and reduced costs.

The Aquaflex Varnica plate making system offers superb quality, is high speed, cost effective, has long run capability, is ideal for spot varnish and eliminates the need for strippable blankets. With varnish applications increasingly adding a new dimension to packaging and with growing customer demand, it was the right time for Glossop Cartons to produce these specialist plates for ourselves.

Glossop Cartons managing director, Brian Sidebottom, said: “The internal control and enhanced turnaround times provided by this system is a huge benefit in both terms of cost saving and meeting customer demands. Being able to produce a plate from start to finish in less than 2 hours is a huge improvement to our previous methods.”

Sidebottom added: “We have dealt with Dantex for many years and therefore they were the perfect partner for this project. As ever, the installation, training and after sales support was smooth and trouble free. We look forward to our continued relationship with Dantex and the success and benefits their products bring our business and production team.”

The Dantex Group is the largest distributor in Europe of letterpress and flexoplates and has been serving the packaging industry for 50 years. They are a specialist supplier of water wash photopolymer plates, processing equipment and digital presses.

Seasonal packaging solutions from Glossop Cartons

Effective, well-designed seasonal packaging is one of the most effective marketing tools for your brand, helping to ensure your product doesn’t get lost on retail shelves at key times in the promotional calendar.

Here at Glossop Cartons, we love working with brand managers to produce effective, eye-catching print and packaging solutions that look visually appealing, helping to drive those crucial sales and capture the attention of busy and often distracted consumers.

A wide range of packaging options

From printed and plain cartons, wallets and blister packs, counter top and shelf displays to header and hanger cards, we work with many brands to deliver seasonal packaging for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and every occasion in-between.

Seasonal packaging on demand 

We have the capability to react quickly to demand and the flexibility to react to surges in volume and urgent promotional requirements. Because of our exceptional production facilities and experience, we have the knowledge to deliver your seasonal packaging requirements in good time and within budget.

Our digital and lithographic capabilities allow us to produce prototypes quickly and effectively, whilst ensuring specific product requirements and short production lead-times are met. Most importantly, we can respond quickly to surges in demand, ensuring that your product packaging is always available when you need it and where it needs to be.

To discuss your requirements or arrange a visit to our Stockport premises to view our facilities, please call us on 0161 480 3568 or email sales@glossopcartons.com