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

Glossop Cartons celebrates 35 years of packaging excellence

Glossop Cartons are celebrating 35 years in the print and packaging business at the upcoming Packaging Innovations show in Birmingham (March 1-2) and we hope that you can join us.

To mark this momentous anniversary, we’re exhibiting on our biggest ever stand, where the team will be on hand to highlight our latest unique and innovative packaging solutions. A number of exciting new packaging samples will be displayed from the wide range of sectors that we service including beauty, household, food, drink and pharmaceutical.

From developing a personalised packaging service that allows brands to target consumers directly, to augmented reality possibilities and large-scale cutting and creasing capabilities, Glossop Cartons has always been at the forefront of the packaging innovation revolution.

Throughout our 35 years history, we’re proud to remain family-owned and run and to have established ourselves as one of the UK’s leading innovators in packaging solutions, rising from a humble start up in 1982, to the thriving industry leader employing 84 staff that we are today.

We hope to see you at the show – you’ll find us on stand B20.

BSI Pharmaceutical Packaging Certification retained

Glossop Cartons has retained its industry-recognised pharmaceutical packaging certifications at the former Contact Print and Packaging site in Stockport following its acquisition of the company in November 2015. The company continues to be certified to ISO 9001: 2008, incorporating the requirements of PS9000: 2011.

The quality management system standard in place ensures that the business is fully compliant with industry-recognised production standards for the manufacturing of a wide range of packaging products across the food, healthcare, IT and Pharmaceuticals industries.

Under the certifications that are now in place, Glossop Cartons can continue to offer full compliance to pharmaceutical customers across its lithographic carton range, facilitating risk management, implementing a controlled system and eliminating risk to ensure a safe production process.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Sales Director at Glossop Cartons comments: “With our team’s 35-year knowledge of producing and managing a wide range of innovative packaging solutions, we’re now in a better position than ever to offer exceptional solutions to pharmaceutical brands.”

The certification follows the BRC Food Packaging for Packaging Materials certification where Glossop Cartons was awarded an  AA Grade under the High Hygiene category.