Smurfit Kappa

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Smurfit Kappa Packaging Solutions

Preprinted Liners for Retail and Consumer Goods

Responsibly supplying preprinted liner for the manufacture of high quality printed packaging. We understand the need to reliably deliver high-quality preprint, to fulfill your production needs and meet the demands of your customers. To assist you achieving your products and marketing objectives, we offer specialist advice through our team of dedicated technical and sales advisors. All our preprinted liner is supplied to exacting standards in quality, service and environmental compliance.

Preprint is a flexographic print process whereby paper reels are printed before corrugating, thus achieving a high quality finish. It is seen as a cost effective production method over other printing techniques and achieves bright, bold colors. Preprint liner is available in up to 6 or 8 colors and we use a precise ink blending system that allows us to print any color from a Pantone book.

We offer preprint liner in the following applications:

Flood Color

  • 100% coverage of one single color on corrugated board
  • No origination costs
  • Suitable for range consolidation into generic packaging

Random Repeat

  • Wall paper effect showing a logo, brand or company name.
  • Suitable for range consolidation into branded packaging
  • Improved efficiencies in ordering, control and stockholding of packaging

Cut to Register

  • Fully bespoke to every pack
  • Delivers clean, crisp and eye catching graphics
  • Differentiates your products in a competitive retail environment

Technical Characteristics

  • 6 color print with color-to-color register as low as 0.25mm
  • 8 color print with color-to-color register as low as 0.2mm
  • Pantone referencing and color matching
  • Protective barrier coatings and special varnishes available
  • Water based inks and metallic inks available
  • No flute shadow on packaging

Typical Applications

  • Retail packaging
  • Food and drink packaging
  • Consumer goods packaging
  • Industrial packaging
  • Protective packaging
  • Postal packaging


  • Corrugated