FAQ

What is your minimum order size? 

Typically our minimum order quantity is around 3000 pieces. Depending on the request, this can be flexible.

I have an idea for a plastic package but I don’t see it on your website, will you still work with me? 

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on customer service and package design ingenuity, we would love to work with you!

Do you have in stock sizes of clear boxes?

Almost all of our clear boxes are custom made to our clients’ specifications. Occasionally we have “overruns” that may meet the needs of some clients. We do stock some DVD and CD point of purchase displays.

Do you make acetate boxes? 

Acetate is a term that is still used to describe clear boxes, but acetate is not typically used as the material of choice. Acetate box is actually an incorrect term; the materials used in today’s clear folding cartons are actually PET, RPET, PVC and PP.

What material thickness of PET, PVC, PE and PP are you able to work with?

We are able to convert from 0.008″ up to 0.025″ for PET and PVC clear folding cartons. Our capabilities for PE and PP range from 0.014″ to 0.035″ thick.

What is PET?

PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate. It is a highly recycled polymer and is the same material that your standard water bottle is manufactured from. It is known for its durability and glass-like clarity. If you are looking for an acetate box, chances are that these days it is made from PET. PET is also referred to as A-PET. The “A” means amorphous.

What is R-PET or PCR-PET?

RPET is Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate and PCR-PET is Post-Consumer Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate. RPET means that there is recycled content in the material; the recycled content is typically post industrial from the manufacturing process. PCR-PET means that the recycled content came from PET that has been used by the consumer, and then recycled. Essentially, turning water bottles into clear boxes!

What is TerraPETTM?

TerraPETTM is PET which is made from up to 30% sugar cane, a renewable resource.

Are the clear boxes made in North America?

Yes, all converting of our material into your boxes is done in North America. Even the material we use is made here!

What printing and decorating methods do you use on the plastic folding cartons? 

We have the capability to provide you with various forms of printing on your clear box, be it offset, silkscreen or screen printing, foil stamping or embossing. With clear packaging your options for decorating are almost endless! You can decorate with a more traditional opaque look or even add flavor with translucent colors! If you really want to get noticed, we can add a fragrance to you clear folding carton!

  • Printed Plastic Box for Food Industry

    Unique food packaging for the seafood industry. A completely new way to package and sell oysters that makes this brand stand out above others and outsell the competition. Food Grade clear PET packaging with outside printing in both opaque and transparent 4 colour process printing. High end visual packaging that sells!

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  • Clear Folding Boxes and Cartons

    Printex Transparent Packaging manufacturers custom clear packaging to make any product dramatically stand out on the shelf. Custom designed packaging in unlimited box styles and semi rigid bag configurations! We create all types of clear plastic cartons and boxes for a variety of industries. Offering a full range of decoration options for your package design including offset print, silk screen print, embossing, hot stamping, foil stamping and even a custom fragrance to your packaging! As a full-service shop, we can design your plastic package from start to finish.

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  • Window Boxes

    A duo-carton utilizing foil laminated SBS paperboard attached to clear PET plastic. This vibrant package attracts the eye with its foil accents on the SBS as well as on the clear window area. This window box has opaque as well as translucent print. The PET Plastic part of the box is made from post consumer recycled material. Recycled water bottles given a new useful life instead of going to land fill.

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  • Clear Tube Packaging

    Don’t hide what’s inside! Clear Plastic tubes and cylinders give products high visibility. Opaque and translucent print showcase eye-catching graphics and brand information while Clear PET brings the product closer to the consumer. These clear tubes ship flat for efficient transport and storage until filled with product.

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  • Clear boxes for Automated Assembly

    PET carton erecting made simple with clear printed boxes made for automated assembly. Talk to us about your soft crease requirements for automated packaging. PRINTEX TRANSPARENT PACKAGING has been using RF technology for over 30 years and is constantly updating both our understanding of the process and the machinery that makes the best use of its capabilities.

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  • Clip Strips and Gravity Feeders

    Semi-permanent Point-of-purchase (POP) displays give manufacturers a distinct advantage in the market. PRINTEX TRANSPARENT PACKAGING uses semi rigid plastics to create sturdy and attention-commanding displays that truly present your product in the best light. Ask us about, gravity feeds, DVD displays, brochure pockets, clip strips, shelf flags, neckhangers and on-pack bonus packaging.

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