Custom Slip Cases
Quality slipcases are a Brimar specialty. Slipcases provide a durable, yet elegant package for any set of print publications or digital media. Since Brimar is a custom slipcase manufacturer, we can manufacture your slipcases to fit your product perfectly.
INTRODUCTION TO SLIPCASES
Slipcases are considered a high-end product in packaging. Using heavy chipboard and quality coverings, they are one of the strongest, yet elegant styles of packaging available today. Slipcases are made by specialized equipment that wraps paper around a chipboard shell. The paper wrap can be plain white or have a theme or patterned print. It can be flat or textured. It can even be a foil paper or cloth. Custom graphics, such as a logo or photographic image, can be printed or foil stamped on any paper that is wrapped on a slipcase. Your options are endless, so ask your Brimar representative to explain all the options available. We will help you create the unique slipcase that will help your product sell better than you ever thought possible.
BENEFITS OF SLIPCASES
Slipcases are strong, high quality, and labor friendly packages.
Slipcases are strong enough to protect your product. From magazines to audio cassettes, from books to DVDs, all have been safely packaged in slipcases. Strong slipcases also add aftermarket value to your product. When you add your logo or contact information to your slipcase, you're creating a sales tool. Because of your slipcase's strength and durability, your customers will display your slipcase on their shelves for years to come.
Many Brimar customers choose our slipcases because of their quality. Your customer will consciously transfer the high quality of a slipcase to your product, adding value and ensuring your customers that they are buying quality. Brimar's slipcases have no unsightly, raw edges associated with other, inferior styles of slipcases.
Because slipcases ship to you already assembled, you will save the labor cost associated with other styles of packages because NO assembly is required. However, our slipcases can take up valuable warehouse space. That's why we offer custom stocking programs to take the burden out of your warehouse.
GRAPHICS FOR SLIPCASES
Graphics can make or break your slipcase. Add a simple, one-color line art logo or a vibrant, four-color photographic image to your slipcase. Brimar Packaging offers process printing, foil stamping, and embossing for your slipcase, inside and out. Plus varnish, aqueous, UV coatings, and film lamination can be added if needed. The options for your slipcase are limited only by your imagination.
You can add graphics to your slipcase with conventional printing. One or two color line art on white or colored paper is most cost effective. But it's the rich, four-color process, photographic images on your slipcase that catches the consumers' eye.
Add a look of distinction to your slipcase with foil stamping. You can achieve a brilliance that cannot be duplicated with ink. A wide spectrum of matte, gloss, metallic, or holographic foils are available. Combine the perfect foil color with one of thousands of colored, patterned or theme papers to achieve a look that fits your corporate image.
Through embossing, Brimar can add texture by raising your graphics off your slipcase. You can add any pigmented or shiny foil stamping on top of the embossing, or keep it "blind" for a classic, elegant appearance. Blind embossing is the creation of a raised image that is not foil stamped, and the resulting raised image is the same color as the paper. Create a picture through texture with blind embossing. Embossing your slipcase will add value and class.
You can add a layer of protection or a gloss or matte finish to your slipcase by coating the wrap. Choices of coatings include varnish, aqueous, UV or film lamination. For simple logos, varnish often adds enough extra protection to prevent the printing from rubbing off your slipcase. Aqueous coating is harder than varnish and offers the protection needed on heavy print coverage. UV coating really makes the difference by making the images pop off the paper. Film lamination is used to provide protection when no other coating will do.
Adding graphics will increase your product's value, communicate product information, establish brand recognition, convey marketing messages, and separate your product from your competitors'. Why settle for a plain "slipcase", when graphics can be added for a minimal charge to create a great "package"!
SIZE LIMITATIONS FOR SLIPCASES
Brimar's machinery can handle just about any size requirement. Your slipcase can range from about 1"L x 1/2"W x 1"D -to- 24"L x 12"W x 20"D, or virtually any dimension in between.
QUANTITY LIMITATIONS FOR SLIPCASES
Your order is neither too small nor too large for Brimar. When ordering slipcases, many factors will determine your order quantity. Space issues may be a determining factor. Your slipcase's unit cost may drive you to a particular quantity. Perhaps you want to order a small amount to package a collector's addition of your product. Maybe you need to place a large order for a boxed set of CDs that has national distribution.
At Brimar, we operate several types of equipment. Some lend themselves to run smaller volume slipcases by having fast set-up times and slower run speeds. Others are built for speed and large quantities of slipcases.
Many of our competitors have stringent volume minimums. At Brimar, we will gladly make your small runs in hopes that you grow and allow us to run your larger volume slipcases in the future. Typically, we will set machines to run slipcases when the volume exceeds 250 boxes. Less than 250 slipcases are made by hand.
Some of our competitors can't handle the largest slipcase orders because they may only own a few pieces of equipment. At Brimar, we have multiple lines of machinery so we can also handle the big slipcase orders. Whatever the volume, Brimar can deliver.
CHIPBOARD FOR SLIPCASES
Chipboard is the base substrate we use to manufacturer your slipcases. Thicknesses range from 0.030" to 0.100". Ask your Brimar representative what thickness will work best for your slipcase. Knowing the weight of your product will help determine the thickness of the chipboard used.
Brimar has four colors of chipboard to choose from that will be exposed on the inside of your box. From least expensive to most expensive, your choices are chip, white, chocolate, and black. Laminating the inside of your slipcase with a colored or printed paper is also an option.
PAPER WRAP FOR SLIPCASES
If chipboard is the skeleton for a slipcase, then the paper wrap is the skin. The paper you choose can be plain white or have a theme or patterned print. It can be flat or textured. It can even be a foil paper or cloth. Custom graphics, such as a logo or photographic images, can be printed or foil stamped on any paper or foil that is wrapped on a slipcase.
Brimar has many papers and foils in stock at all times. If your volume is small, then choose a stock paper for the most cost effective slipcase. Our paper inventory is dynamic, which means there are no standard papers in stock for slipcases. However, there are many papers that we traditionally have on the floor. Ask your Brimar sales representative which papers are available. We will gladly send you samples to help you decide which paper you like best.
When combining specialty papers with a variety graphics, you can create a unique appearance for your slipcase that will add value and distinction to your product line.
Designing slipcases is a Brimar specialty. Since we are a custom manufacturer of slipcases, we are highly trained in the structural design of our products. Whether you're an ad agency with your own design staff or an inventor with little packaging knowledge, Brimar will help you decide which slipcase options best suit your needs.
Your corporate image and sales demographics, along with your sales outlets and your shipping methods are a few factors Brimar's highly trained staff will use to design your slipcase. Too often slipcases are treated as merely a box to move your product from point A to point B. When we design your slipcase, our staff is trained to view your boxes as a tool to increase your sales and profitability.
Many times, custom samples need to be produced to ensure you that your comfortable with what you are buying. Will the slipcase being quoted be strong enough? Will the slipcase be large enough to hold your product, yet small enough to fit on the retailer's shelf? These are a few questions that can easily be answered by creating a custom-made slipcase sample. Most of the time, custom samples are free. Occasionally, there will be a charge associated with a custom slipcase sample.
Perhaps an existing sample of a slipcase from our sample department will suffice. Existing slipcase samples will be sent out free of charge by UPS or FedEx Ground service.
Sample materials will also be sent out free of charge by UPS or FedEx Ground service. If you need to see available papers, foils, cloths, or board colors, then we would be glad to send you samples to help you decide what materials will be used to make your slipcase.
WAREHOUSING FOR SLIPCASES
Slipcases ship assembled. However, your limited warehouse space shouldn't make you settle for other, inferior styles of slipcases that ship flat. Store your top quality slipcases at Brimar. Take advantage of quantity discounts, special financing, finished goods insurance, and inventory control by allowing Brimar to store your slipcases and release all or part of your boxes only when you need them.
Before you place your order, our salespeople can tell you exactly how your slipcases will be packed. Knowing how many cartons or pallets your slipcases consists of is essential when determining if your warehouse space will fill beyond your expectations. If space is an issue, then you can store your slipcases at Brimar.
When a regular slipcase is not unique enough for your product, ask a Brimar representative how you can add options to create a truly unique package. If a standard slipcase won't due, a few images of specialty slipcases are shown below. Please allow Brimar to assist you in designing a unique slipcase.