Glossop Cartons First Again With Installation of Highcon Beam

Glossop Cartons has just installed the world’s first Highcon Beam digital cutting and creasing machine which is currently being beta tested at the company’s new Stockport premises.

The Highcon Beam is the next generation model of Highcon’s digital cutting and creasing solution and has been specifically designed to offer enhanced production capabilities, faster speeds, improved software and incredible finishing capabilities for mainstream carton and commercial markets.

Based on their successful experience with the Highcon Euclid, Glossop Cartons was quick to see the benefits of the Highcon Beam and to add to their digital lineup. As the only carton printer in the world currently able offer this digital finishing technology, Glossop Cartons has begun to test this state-of-the-art innovation machine which is being launched officially at Drupa in May.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Sales Director at Glossop Cartons comments: “We’re huge advocates of Highcon and absolutely delighted to have installed this innovative technology that will bolster our production capabilities at our new premises in Stockport. Together with the Highcon Axis web-to-pack solution, which we are also beta-testing, we can bring huge benefits to our customers who are actively seeking differentiation on the shelf, together with faster turnaround, while at the same time streamlining our own ordering processes.”

Jacky adds: “This is an exciting opportunity for our customers to benefit from this innovative machine which offers superior intricate laser-cut designs and is therefore ideal for a wide range of markets including added value luxury packaging, greeting cards, direct mail and stationery products in particular, along with conventional carton work. The possibilities are endless and we look forward to creating some incredible packaging solutions for our customers.”

Designed as a finishing machine for mainstream production and running alongside the company’s existing Highcon Euclid , Bobst and Iberica cutting and creasing machines, the Highcon Beam will eliminate costly production cutting formes, reduce make ready times and run B1 sheets at a staggering maximum speed of 5,000 sheets per hour.

The machine can handle a wide range of substrates, including 2mm E-flute corrugated board and its cutting section features three high powered lasers, enabling the machine to process substrates at much higher speeds than ever before.

For more information about the Highcon Beam visit

Glossop Cartons announced as Made in the North West finalist

We’re delighted to hear that Glossop Cartons have been shortlisted for the Manufacturing Innovation award at the upcoming Made in the North West Awards, organised by Insider Media.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony at the Bolton Whites Hotel on Thursday, 5 May 2016. Keep everything crossed for us!



Pharmaceutical Packaging from Glossop Cartons

If you’re looking for a pharmaceutical packaging partner, Glossop Cartons is now able to offer a fantastic service from our Stockport Head Office to the UK’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries.

Our manufacturing facility is fitted out to the highest standards and allows us to provide top quality pharmaceutical cartons.

As well as conventional printing we can offer you innovative Digital print Cartons which cater to the industry’s increasing demand for short run, short lead-time manufacture.

Glossop Cartons is accredited with ISO 9001, 14001, BS OHSAS and is a certified supplier accredited by the Pharmaceutical Quality Group, so you can be assured that your Pharmaceutical Packaging is in safe hands.

Contact us today on 0161 480 3568 to speak to one of our expert team about your next Pharmaceutical packaging project or email us at

PrintWeek Top 100

Glossop Cartons is delighted to reveal that sales director Jacky Sidebottom-Every has appeared within PrintWeek’s annual Power 100 honours list.

Voted for by the public and celebrated as the definitive guide to the movers and shakers within the print industry, Jacky has become one of the 25th biggest risers within the list and the 21st most voted for nominee.

Jacky, who just last month was given exemplar status within The Manufacturer’s Top 100 for her unique contribution to the manufacturing industry, is six places higher than last year’s ranking and is only one of six women included within the list.

A fantastic ending to the year, well done Jacky!

Happy Christmas from the Packaging Superheroes

Glossop Cartons would like to wish all of our customers and suppliers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Here at Glossop Cartons we have again taken the decision not to give corporate gifts and cards this Christmas.

In this age of plenty and excess we decided that the odd bottle of wine and a card would not be missed.

We have used the monies we would have spent on the cards and gifts and donated to a few charities to help their ever increasing need for funds.

The charities we have supported this year are:

- Friends of Hadfield Hall

- Crossroads Derbyshire

- Circus Star

- Francis House Children’s Hospice

- Willow Wood Hospice

- Clarity

Please see below for our Christmas Opening Times:

Glossop Cartons, Padfield

Tuesday 22nd December – Closed from 12 noon

Re-Open Monday 4th January 2016

Glossop Cartons, Stockport

Closed from Thursday 24th December

Re-Open Tuesday 5th January 2016