Thursday, 17 Oct 2019 11:22 GMT

Engravers create chemistry

Arden Engraving has created a new swatch book for the luxury packaging market inspired by the periodic table.

Arden Engraving makes complex tools and dies for the packaging industry. Established in the 1960s by two brothers in their mother’s cellar in South-East Manchester, it now employs over 165 people globally.

The sample pack includes multi-level embossing and hot foil stamp tooling targeted at the carton and label sectors.

Sarah Poynter, operations manager at Arden Engraving says: “We recognise there’s been a real surge in demand for embossing and foiling finishes on packaging and labels, as the industry knows the sense of luxury and quality that this level of embellishment can add to a brand.”

We’ve braved the elements to create our brand new swatch book inspired by the science, technology and innovation that’s all around us

According to World Land Trust, carbon balancing is the process where: “the carbon impacts of a product or service have been estimated and an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide is either prevented from being released into, or is absorbed from, the atmosphere”.

The trust launched in 2013, and it has since balanced more than 153,000 tonnes of CO2 through the process of creating the environmentally balanced paper. It also purchases areas of indigenous forest which have come under threat of clearance and the trees then help to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

Poynter says: “We’ve braved the elements to create our brand new swatch book inspired by the science, technology and innovation that’s all around us – we’ve even brought Albert Einstein to life in multi-level blind emboss.”

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