Create Product Visibility with Blister Cards
At Valcraft Printing & Packaging Ltd., We offer product packaging options that are not only cost-effective but protect your product. Blister cards allow your customer to have full view of your product. So, if you are looking for a solution that showcases your product while protecting it a blister card is a clear solution. We look forward to creating the right solution for you; contact our office in Abbotsford today.
Blister Packaging Process
Blister packaging is the process in which your product is attached to the backing card with a pre-formed plastic shell over top and adhered to the card holding the item firmly in place.
Blister board is a specially manufactured paper that is clay-coated (gloss) and has properties that allow the ink to sit on top, but permit a heat activated glue to penetrate through the coating. Once the boards have been printed a heat activated adhesive is applied and dried, then die-cut with hanger holes and finished shape.
To package a blister package, a set of sealing jigs is usually made allowing the shape of the preformed plastic blister to protrude through creating a flat surface on the back of the card where heat and pressure can be applied. The adhesive is activated with heat and pressure and once they are removed a near immediate bond is formed. This entire process takes only seconds from activation to adhesion.
Advantages of Blister Packaging
• Excellent product protection
• Good perceived value
• Good visual of product
• Excellent anti-theft
• Professional look
• Low cost on high volume
• High production output
Disadvantages of Blister Cards
• High tooling cost
• Not as good for lower volumes (costs)
• Packaging not resealable
• Doesn’t stack well
• Not easily proto-typed