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Blister Packaging

Blister Packaging - Blister Packaging is preferred by most retail stores for its theft protection of the product, clear visibility of the product and the display of graphics and information that help sell the product. It offers everything that the stores need to display and sell your product fast.

Blister Packaging consists of two basic components:
  -The formed blister, most commonly made of PVC clear plastic.
  -The adhesive coated printed blister card.

This is a packaging technique which involves the heat seal of a rigid, thermoformed outer shell which houses a product, to a coated back card.

Blister cards are a functional and attractive way to display products-it's no wonder they're the industry standard.

The thermoformed PVC blister and the printed blister card can be as small or as large as you would like.

Here are primary considerations in determining the cost and effectiveness of a blister packaging solution:

  1. Blister card size: ( The smaller the card size, the lower assembly cost)
  2. Art work: How many colors would you like the blister card to be printed? (The bets industry pricing would be based on four color font side over a one color back side. The back is usually printed in back text, warranty information, company profile and other information that the consumer might need.)
  3. PVC Blister design: Would you prefer a stock "standard" blister that is symmetrical (square, round or rectangular) or would you like a "custom" blister where the PVG will conform to your product and hold it in place? (A "custom" option will require prototype and production tooling dollars where a "stock" blister would have no tooling").
  4. Pack out: How many completed blister packaged units would you want to have packed into a master carton for?
  5. Tooling: There will be tooling charges for the following phases of blister packaging projects:
      -Printing plates and films for the blister card, which are assessed on a "per color" basis?
  6. Features: 2 features of a blister package that you should consider incorporating into your design based on where your product will be marked are 1) hang hole in the blister card for hanging on a hook and 2) foot for the PVC blister if you would like the product to stand vertically on its' own.
  7. Material choices: Blister cards are run typically in a .0014 point SBS or a .021 pt. Stock, depending on the weight of the product. A typical PVC thickness is a 10 mil or 15 mil, but for products that are thick would require a thicker gauge like 20 mil or 25 mil. Also, for heavy products that go into the blister pack, a thicker gauge material is recommended.