Putting Sustainability First
Curtis supported Plenaire by providing thoughtful guidance on our brand objectives of safety, durability and sustainability. They were particularly helpful to us in developing a balanced view on how to create packaging that was beautiful yet resilient and sustainable. The team at Curtis helped guide our design and packaging team through every milestone to achieve a beautiful carton that we were very proud to present to retailers, beauty press and of course to our end user. During the process of developing our initial run, we ran into some issues around feathering of ink on our speciality Swedish carton board and were up against some very tight deadlines. The Curtis team went the extra mile, even in the dead of August holiday shutdown to achieve the result we wanted while staying OTIF for our launch. To achieve the identical color matching for our carton inner, “Plenaire Cresyl Violet”, we need to do several rounds of color matching which was a challenge but helped us achieve a highly unique color result that has become a defining hallmark of the brand. I cannot recommend the team at Curtis enough. They understand design strategy, excel at printing technology and help brands execute their design identities flawlessly.
Investment project of the year
I was delighted to travel to Curtis for our initial production run and print trial and chat to the plant engineers to understand the process of proofing and printing. Everyone from the senior management team down to the lovely team that helped us pack and finish our cartons on the line were welcoming and excited to achieve a good end result.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for creating such great looking cartons! They are stunning! Your expertise, understanding and great craftsmanship has been second to none.
Founder & Director HAER Limited
The team at Curtis are an absolute pleasure to work with and their customer service is outstanding. As a start-up, we have faced inevitable challenges getting to launch, requiring flexibility, responsiveness and support. Curtis has provided us with all of this and more. They have been extremely helpful and accommodating from the initial design stages through to final delivery, offering expert knowledge and advice, delivered in a professional but friendly manner. We are delighted with our packaging and get a lot of positive feedback about the quality and finish. We highly recommend Curtis and look forward to a longstanding relationship.
We cannot rate Curtis highly enough – they are responsive, creative, knowledgeable, environmentally conscious, cost effective and utterly brilliant. Working with them on every project continues to be a pleasure.
Floral Street Fragrances Ltd
Curtis Packaging consistently deliver great quality and service. The team are always friendly and professional.
Curtis are great to work with and always meet our briefs with creativity and utmost professionalism.
The team on press are diligent, patient and always ready with practical solutions that suit our needs.
We look forward to working with them on future projects.
The packaging has gone down a storm. I can’t think of a single person who didn’t love it. It’s simple yet comes across very sophisticated and high end.
The overall finish is excellent
Packaging Company of the year
Curtis were interested in building a true partnership from the offset, exploring how we could find technical solutions to challenging problems and running onsite innovation and rapid-prototyping sessions during our initial development stage, but always viewing solutions through the brand lens to optimise for both unit cost and scalability. Even now, more than three years after launch, they continue to work hard in the background on providing supply resilience and looking at value engineering opportunities, unprompted by us. If Carlsberg did packaging suppliers…
Investment project of the year
The new site build and transition was completely seamless for us. We were made aware up front, and invited to visit, but not once did we experience any hiccups or supply continuity risks.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team for last week. Coming to Curtis is always a pleasure with the professionalism and care that I see throughout all of the organisation.
The work put in before the visit really is appreciated and the colour matching was far less complicated and quicker than I had imagined.
The teams you have on press do an amazing job and I appreciate all of the hard work and patience they put in – never easy having a customer on site for so long but everything asked for was received openly and we achieved the sign off of all colours within the short time frame; an amazing achievement and testament to the level of skill and expertise Curtis provide.
Packaging company of the year
Within the beauty sector packaging development happens at such a fast pace and the need for reliable suppliers such as Curtis Packaging is invaluable. their quick response to not only meeting the brief but also offering other solutions is helpful in keeping projects on track. A supplier to be relied upon for their knowledge and expertise; even when faced with adversity (more difficult stock printable stock choices) the work to find solutions both short and long term to ensure consistency and quality are not compromised is superb. Curtis are a company with strong environmental considerations at the very core of their business; their commitment to producing top quality packaging with the minimum of cost to the environment makes them the ideal choice from an ethical and ecological perspective. Curtis are reactive to the needs of their customer and, offer an innovative, flexible and quality service from concept through to delivery. Curtis operate an honest and open approach to any issues that arise you just know that the product is in good safe hands – their care for quality is exceptional.
Investment project of the year
When Curtis moved site and installed of a new press was, there was no adverse effect on our orders. The quality of the print remained as good as ever and we have no issue with delayed deliveries – a concern for us when we were told of the move but it was a seamless process. Scheduled deliveries were not affected nor the key lines in development at that time. The additional press and gluing unit offers yet more flexibility to us as a business and helped enormously with the development, printing and delivery of our new Christmas range. With the move Curtis worked to ensure that the new facility is as energy efficient as possible including low energy lighting; not only investing in the company but working to ensure the environmental impact is minimal. The staff at Curtis are helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and constant with key members of the team moving with the business again ensuring that the first visit to the new facility had the same expertise as before.
Neals Yard Remedies
Since creating our organic baby and toddler food brand in 2006 we have worked with Curtis Packaging. In the early days of our development it was paramount to find a printing packaging supplier who believed in our brand values and who would invest the time to take our vision of healthy food forward with us. It is a true partnership. We come up with packaging design ideas and Curtis turns these into eye catching, workable, cost-effective solutions.
Our ethos is about creating healthy relationships with food which is good for the planet. Curtis’ environmental credentials and solutions mirror that so we use 100% recyclable outer packaging and reduced environmental impact materials for our pouches.
Not only do they understand our brand they are part of its success story.
It is great to see Curtis Packaging grow from strength to strength: a new site, new press, new printing capabilities, increased capacity – all in a short timescale. Despite the major relocation project, the team continued to produce our printed packaging to a high quality within our required deadlines. With our products exported throughout the globe this is essential to meet our supply commitments and for our continued business growth
Thank you, the boxes look great. What’s also been nice is even though it’s only been a small order I’ve definitely felt that you guys have taken a lot of care and attention on it. Thank you again 🙂
Curtis have impressed and delighted us from the first consultation to the final thrilling delivery of our new cartons. They have worked to a very exacting standard to satisfy us with the excellence of the final product, respecting a tight timetable and a demanding design brief, which they interpreted with creativity and consummate professionalism. They displayed real sensitivity to our ideas, and were pleasingly adamant that they would not settle for anything less than perfect in the production of a complex, tamper proofed, interlinked double-triangle carton, which demanded complete accuracy of fit on several planes of construction, and very precise colour matching.
The Yes Baby cartons in their vivid originality successfully herald the “World First” nature of the products they contain, and fill us with real pride and pleasure.
Yes Pure Intimacy
“Curtis has been a packaging supplier to Blue Print for many years and during that time consistently provides a brilliant service with the great quality we demand. They continually stand up to the many challenges created by our fast moving industry.”
“Curtis’ response to the rollerball brief was beyond our expectations. They came up with creative and interesting designs that fitted our brief perfectly. Always prompt and quick to respond when challenges were thrown at them. Their service was exceptional and always provided innovative solutions even with our tight deadline. Throughout the process the communication was constant, allowing for the final design of the product to be exactly what we imagined”.
“Working with Curtis has been a delightful experience in all aspects of the service they provided. I would definitely recommend them to others”
Working with Curtis is a joy, their knowledge and expertise is second to none. Every piece of work they do for us is spot on and of really high quality. They are always on hand to help if we have any queries.
The quality of service we received from Curtis was excellent. Curtis were always happy to send out samples and always returned calls to talk through the artwork. The end result was exactly what we envisioned them to be.
The Curtis team provided excellent guidance on how to get the best out of our packaging down to the smallest details which helped us to create packaging that was not only highly functional but also luxurious. Curtis were extremely helpful and always hands on to help from conception through to delivery.