Skin Packaging

Assemblies Unlimited has the expertise and knowledge to manage your complete skin packaging project from start to finish. All you need to do is supply us with the product and artwork and we can do the rest.

Skin packaging is a lower cost packaging option for a retail product and should be considered for products with low price point and/or higher production runs. It is also best suited for smaller products that are relatively lightweight but can be used for larger items as well.

A Mylar ’skin’ is sucked over your product while securing itself to a skin card. This transparent film allows full view of your product while acting as a tamper resistant coating to secure your product. It is a popular packaging method for retail and can help promote your product effectively with the proper design and colorful graphics.

Features and design parameters to consider for Skin Packaging:

  • Skin Card Size: You always want your skin card to be as small as possible as it will play a “cost” role in the sealing and die-cutting part of the assembly process. Standard thickness for a skin card is .024 point.
  • Hang Hole: Most every skin card should have a die-cut hang hole. This is NOT an additional cost yet is required by most retailers.
  • Minimum Production Runs: Our minimum run for skin packaging is 10K units.
  • Artwork: All artwork is to be supplied by the customer. We can suggest a local graphic designer upon request. Art can be emailed, supplied on an electronic disk or uploaded to our FTP site. All art files should be supplied in high resolution Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file format with unlocked layers.
  • Final Pack-Out Options: Once your product is skin packaged let us know how you want it packed into cartons and how many per carton. Final pack-out options include: master cartons (shippers), counter displays, POP displays, sidekick displays, PDQ displays, or club pack displays. We can help you determine the best option for your specific product.
  • Timelines & Lead-Times: Once you have selected a skin card size and all of your artwork is completed we can prepare proofs for you to approve. After final proof approval we can begin your skin packaging assembly project in approximately 2 weeks and have finished goods ready to ship for you in 3 weeks. Tell us what your delivery requirements are and we will find a way to make it happen.
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Our typical minimum quantity is 25,000 per SKU per run.

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We had a large inventory of cans that we needed relabeled with our new images. We spoke with over 10 companies across the US, all turned us away due to the labor that would be required to remove our existing labels. We were referred to Assemblies by another vendor of ours and I am sorry we even wasted time with any other contract packaging company. From the first day we met their team was in close communication from start to finish. They were also able to hit our very tight deadline we were requesting with no issues. They are very easy to work with, friendly, and took on a challenge with a smile. I look forward to many more projects with them.

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Wixon

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I'm the owner of a small start up that encountered a big problem as we had too many orders to fill our pouches manually, but too little to be able to afford a big production line without losing money. We all know that the MOQ for productions lines are usually high for small start ups. After many hours of searching I was blessed with this company. From the first moment we were able to agree on the conditions and, although along the way we had some other problems when regulating the sealing heat of the bags among others, Assemblies took care of everything by putting at our disposal a perfect finished product. Not only that, but they also stored our product for a long period of time while we found a warehouse. Regarding our assigned project manager, Sean, I have only good words for him. An efficient, work-done oriented person, with the main focus on customer satisfaction. The kind of people who never say no to a challenge, and always find a win-solution for everyone. We had a problem with our product boxes, but it didn't take Sean a day to come up with a solution. I couldn't imagine a better person to lead our production. Assemblies is undoubtedly a reliable company and it is worth giving them a try.

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SoulBee Ltd.