Digital carton printing

digital carton printing

digitally printed cartons are now available including variable data, multiple sorts and in short runs

Digital printed folding carton production has now arrived and brings something totally new to the UK printed folding carton marketplace.

Using a unique and innovative reel to sheet manufacturing process, we are able to bring the benefits of our expertise in short run digital labelling to the folding carton marketplace.  At Mercian Labels we digitally print your cartons and sheet inline in preperation for conventional cutting, creasing, folding and gluing in an offline process.

Runs of upto about 5,000 cartons per design are viable to print digitally.

Applications for digital carton printing

You can use these digitally printed cartons for many different applications including food packaging, brand protection including microtext for pharmaceutical cartons, testing new market concepts and multi design shorts run digital printed cartons.

mercian labels and pillbox design label and carton design service

We simply remove the practical barriers for brands to experiment with creative content using variable data and multiple sorts of design.


High quality digital print that is FDA foodsafe and lightfast

We use the latest and fastest Xeikon 3000 series press offering the highest quality 1200dpi digital carton printing with excellent colour matching.

Our printed cartons can be recycled so are environmentally friendly, and importantly use solvent free FDA approved ‘food safe’ toner to print with that is also extremely lightfast. It is simply the best current digital carton printing technology available.

We manufacture using high quality 400 micron cartonboard and convert inline to make the process quick and reactive with short leadtimes and no MOQs. We also offer a press proof service so you can see what you will get before you order.

Video of the Mercian Labels Xeikon digital carton printing process


Digitally printed folding cartons are now available

IMG_6087 (1)This innovative new process was launched at the Packaging Innovations Show 2012 and we have a steadily growing clientbase working with us to move their short run carton printing across to the latest digital technology and to take advantage of the benefits of going digital.

To discuss the exciting potential of digitally printed cartons please contact us using the form on this page or call our Digital Cartons specialist Andy Park on 01543 431 074.