From concept to completion, our knowledgeable staff will assist you to ensure 100% satisfaction with your packaging project.
A Higher Level of Package Performance
The Ellis Group has the expertise, experience and technology to successfully deliver a wide range of innovative packaging solutions. From foil stamping to embossing and beyond, we can create just the right look for your product. In addition to our full line of traditional packaging options, we are also creating sustainable alternatives with our environment in mind.
Our equipment and add-on services support a wide range of package applications, including high-end consumer goods packaging, industrial process packaging and trays, POP displays, fast food cartons and clamshells, beverage carriers and cases, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical end uses, and much more.
Our printing crews and presses have undergone a rigorous testing and certification process in order to provide our customers with the highest standards of graphic production. With our Idealliance G7 Master Qualification for Superior Print Knowledge and Best Practices you can be sure that what you want is what you achieve with The Ellis Group.
No need to wait with CTP. Our computer-to-plate technology increases the speed of our workflow, reducing cost and improving production quality overall. Our full graphics pre-press service offers retouching, CF2 page layout and assists with your design specifications.
IN-LINE QUALITY INSPECTION
Using enhanced press sheet-to-PDF proofing with some of the most advanced software in the industry as well as in-line image inspection and in-line colour correction, The Ellis Group guards against even the smallest print imperfections. Couple that with Eye-C ProofRunner in-line 100% image inspection systems on our gluing lines and we have a complete quality inspection program of the highest standard.
8 COLOUR LITHOGRAPHY
As a G7 certified printer, we offer lithographic printing beyond the four process colours of CMYK to achieve a crisper, more vibrant image. With the latest state-of-the-art presses from Komori, we can take your printing project to new heights, delivering consistent eye-catching quality and rapid job setup. No matter how large or how small your run size, our presses give us the efficiency to satisfy all of your expectations.
10 COLOUR PRIMOGRAPHY
Ask our sales team about our custom-built “Primographic Press” delivering state-of-the-art litho-quality in a flexo-style web-fed environment. With 10 colour units and the capability to print on the reverse, add foil, and apply embossing and ‘holocoat’ holographic decoration, our Primographic department can streamline the production process to take your project from concept to completion faster than ever in an award winning style.
Looking for something unique on your next packaging project? Our presses with advanced coating features offer Gloss, Satin, Soft Touch & Matte aqueous coatings along with pattern UV and HUV coatings specifically targeted for the demanding taint adverse chocolate confectionary market. Fully compatible with any number of our other custom printing effects such as embossing and foil stamping, our specialty coatings can create some truly amazing results.
IN-LINE COLD FOIL APPLICATION
Applied during printing process, our in-line cold foil application service combines the eye-catching premium quality look of foil with affordability and efficiency. Couple cold foil with a custom chromatic ink and we can produce stunning effects in one pass, hot…or rather ‘cold’ off the press. Contact our sales team today and ask to see a sample.
A stunning combination of foil roll application and holographic image printing, our holocoat service tied to our Primographic press is second to none in achieving a unique and premium look for your packaging project. With custom patterns and imagery available, the possibilities are endless. Contact our sales team today and ask to see a sample.
HOT FOIL STAMPING
Available in a variety of metallic colours and patterns, hot foil stamping adds a touch of elegance to your project that’s unmatched by other techniques. Depending on the sophistication of the graphics, we can utilize economic magnesium dies, or for more complex projects, brass and copper dies to ensure even the finest details stand out while providing long lasting repeatability. Learn how to enhance your brand and make your printed materials brilliantly shine with one of our most exclusive finishing services.
Logos, graphics, and text elements are brought to life with our specialty embossing services. We can provide economically efficient in-line embossing or utilize a heated chase process combined with specially manufactured embossing plates to create a raised or depressed area on your package in any shape or design of your choice. We’ve even developed a unique process for Braille-embossed cartons to take your project to the next level.
Ask us about the potential benefits of our blanking process in turning your projects around in rapid time. Using specialized tooling to convert printed sheets to foldable cartons without the need for a laborious hand stripping process, The Ellis Group’s blanking die-cutters can help your job to fly through the production process resulting in faster turn around times.
Allow us to take your ideas from concept to completion with our strategic use of in-house tooling. The Ellis Group manufactures and maintains its own die tooling with the use of sophisticated Gerber CAD/CAM technology. That’s how we’re able to work to an exceptionally high standard with shorter lead-times and the flexibility to adjust when required.
IN-LINE BRAILLE EMBOSSING
With our in-line braille embossing equipped gluers The Ellis Group can add sophisticated and supremely accurate braille readable text to any carton project you bring to us. Ideally suited to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets, adding braille at the gluing stage reduces cost and lead times to help bring your product to market quickly. Economically designed to use easily interchangeable embossing sleeves, our in-line application process is the perfect answer to your braille needs.
Need a paper box with a transparent window that won’t compromise your product’s integrity? Our multi-lane windowing equipment can apply any special shape, size, or thickness of cello window to your carton – even to chipboard or N-Flute substrates. When actually seeing your product can enhance its sales, our creative Team can design a windowed carton that can truly be the perfect showcase.
SECURITY TAG LABELLING
If your product needs security in the retail space, The Ellis Group has you covered with our security tag label application services. We can affix multiple varieties of security tag labels to your cartons in custom ratios and sequences allowing you to maximize your security needs. Ask our sales team today about our security tagging options.
CUTTING EDGE APPLICATION
Looking to add a serrated cutting edge to your wax or parchment paper carton? Look no further than The Ellis Group. In addition to providing all the printing and converting services you’ll need, we have in-house equipment ready to apply premium add-on cutting edge strips to your cartons.
If you’re in need of unique printed codes applied to your cartons, whether it’s for production line tracking or for secure promotional contests, The Ellis Group is ready. Our rapid print application ink-jet system from Videojet can add unique, sequential, or randomized alphanumeric codes to any project.
SPECIALTY TRAY FORMING
Serving the needs of the agricultural produce and fast-food restaurant industries, The Ellis Group has your specialty tray needs met. With most major grocery retailers now demanding that produce be packaged for branding, sustainability, hygienic and handling efficiencies, we have responded with clamshells and tray forming solutions, efficiently manufactured on our exclusive custom machinery, in smaller volumes, often avoiding expensive proprietary tooling. Check out why tray forming is now among our fastest growing market segments.