Optional packaging finishes and accessories

Print finishes, surface applications, and bespoke handles can transform everyday packaging into an object of luxury. It is little finishes like these that elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary and with our experience in the packaging industry, we can bring your bags and boxes to life with advanced printing techniques, silk ribbons, die-cut designs, and more.

PRINT FINISHES
PRINT FINISHES

Bring your branding to life with bespoke print finishes by Alya Packaging. Designed to give your packaging the wow factor; Our printing capabilities allow us to push the boundaries of design and create visually stunning artwork that guarantees to make your printed paper bags and custom boxes stand out in a highly competitive marketplace.

At our state-of-the-art facility in Istanbul, we combine the latest printing technology with quality print finishes to make your packaging shine. We offer offset printing, screen printing, flexo printing, UV offset print, and hot foil stamping to meet your specifications. You’ll find further information on our luxury print finishes below.

HOT FOIL STAMPING

Hot foil stamping is a luxurious printing-technique reserved for high-end packaging. Also known as hot foil blocking, hot foil printing, and hot foiling, it will lend sophisticated shimmer to your custom bags and boxes. To achieve this look, we transfer metallic foil directly onto the surface of your chosen packaging to add a touch of class to your lettering or design.

SCREEN PRINTING

Screen printing or silk screening is a popular printing technique where ink is pressed through a stencilled mesh screen to achieve the desired design. As each colour is applied individually, this cost-effective printing method is ideal for simple logos and graphics with up four spot colours, and perfect for those looking for quality printed packaging on a budget.

OFFSET PRINTING

With offset printing, images are transferred from a custom plate to a rubber blanket, before being applied directly to the surface of your paper bags or boxes. This process ensures accurate colour reproduction and a clean, professional finish, but as plate creation contributes to the overall cost of this printing technique, offset printing is best suited to long-runs and bulk orders of 500-pieces or more.

FLEXO PRINTING

Flexographic printing, more commonly known as flexo printing, is a rotary printing process that utilises flexible plates to transfer the ink directly onto the surface of your chosen packaging. This high-speed printing technique is perfect for large runs of paper bags, and as the rolling plates are reusable, it is ideal for repeat orders.

UV OFFSET PRINTING

UV offset printing uses ultraviolet light to deliver superior printing results. A popular choice for high-end packaging materials such as luxury paper bags and gift boxes, it brings text and images to life by capturing the smallest of details and presenting them with a glossy finish. UV offset printing utilises eco-friendly inks, and so it is the perfect option for environment-conscious brands.

LAMINATION
LAMINATION

Laminating paper bags and boxes improves strength and stability by applying a thin layer of protective transparent film to the surface. It adds vibrancy to artwork and designs while making packaging more resistant to everyday wear and tear. We offer a wide range of lamination options, including gloss, matt, metallic, silk, and anti-scratch, to give your packaging the wow factor.

MATT LAMINATION

Matte lamination is a high-end finish that has a luxurious velvety feel. It works exceptionally well with darker colours, creating a fingerprint-proof surface, although you can use it with any colour palette. Matt lamination gives paper bags and boxes an elegant and sophisticated finish while providing the perfect backdrop for hot foil stamping.

GLOSS LAMINATION

As the name suggests, gloss lamination adds a high-gloss sheen to custom printed boxes and paper bags. It lends vibrancy to colourful designs while giving packaging a clean and polished look. It remains the number #1 print finish for fashion retailers and cosmetics brands due to its attention-grabbing qualities.

METALLIC LAMINATION

Metallic lamination is both durable and aesthetically-pleasing, making it a popular choice for retail and promotional packaging. Gold, silver, copper, and rose gold are just some of the options available, along with a full range of metallic colours. This print finish brings lettering and artwork to life with just a hint of sophisticated shimmer.

SOFT TOUCH LAMINATION

Soft-touch lamination, also known as silk lamination, is an exclusive print finish for premium applications. It is silky-soft to the touch and well-suited to high-end products such as jewellery, fragrances, luxury gifts, and tech accessories. Soft-touch lamination works exceptionally well with other packaging finishes such as embossing, debossing, and hot foil stamping. The possibilities for design are endless.

ANTI-SCTRATCH LAMINATION

With anti-scratch lamination, we can create a range of luxury gift boxes or paper bags that are highly resistant to everyday scuffs and scrapes, and have a fingerprint-proof surface. With this print finish, we apply a scratch-resistant coating to your packaging to give it a luxurious matt finish. This option works well with post-lamination processes such as hot foil stamping and spot UV.

VARNISHING
VARNISHING

Varnishing not only enhances packaging designs, but it adds a protective sheen to the printed surface. During the printing process, we apply a clear varnish to paper bags and printed boxes, with either a gloss, matt, satin, or glitter finish. Glossy, luxurious, and highly-tactile, varnishing will bring your artwork to life while giving your packaging a designer feel.

SPOT UV VARNISH

With spot UV varnishing, we apply high-quality UV inks to specific areas of your design to make your artwork pop. One of our most popular print finishes, it works exceptionally well on luxury paper bags and custom printed boxes, making it ideal for high-end retail packaging. We can apply spot UV varnish is a veritable rainbow of colours to make your products shine.

RAISED UV VARNISH

Raised varnishing creates a 3D-effect, adding depth and dimension to packaging designs. We use this printing finish to highlight specific areas of paper bags and boxes and create a highly-tactile finish that stimulates the sense of touch. It’s ideal for luxury goods and can help your products stand out in competitive marketplaces.

GLITTER VARNISH

Glitter varnish remains a popular choice for gift bags, cosmetic boxes, and promotional packaging materials. With this print finish, we apply a UV varnish with metallic pigments to make your artwork sparkle. It’s eye-catching, elegant, and suitable for a wide range of printed products, from everyday bags to bottle boxes, counter displays, and custom ring binders.

SURFACE APPLICATIONS
SURFACE APPLICATIONS

Surface applications such as embossing, debossing, and graining enhance graphic designs to create high-quality packaging that is both visually appealing and luxurious to the touch. We can apply these print finishes to almost any product to elevate your artwork and make your branding pop with a three-dimensional design.

EMBOSSING

One of the easiest ways to make your branding stand out is with embossing. A popular application for luxury paper bags and gift boxes, we can use embossing to raise lettering or specific areas of a design to give it a 3D, tactile finish. Achieved using high-pressure techniques; embossing works well as a stand-alone feature and combines beautifully with other surface applications such as hot foil stamping.

DEBOSSING

Whereas embossing raises text and graphics, debossing depresses them into the surface of your chosen packaging for a design that looks as good as it feels. A high-end finish reserved for luxury paper bags, gift boxes, and promotional materials, it works exceptionally well with hot foil stamping and silk screen printing, creating designs that demand a second touch.

GRAINING

Graining is an application that adds texture to printed boxes and paper bags. We can apply it to the entire surface or selectively, in specific areas, to add depth and dimension to your graphic design. This decorative feature comes in many different patterns, with spots, lines, leather-effects, and snakeskin options available. It’s pleasing to the touch and exceptionally durable, making it a popular choice for luxury goods.

PAPER BAG HANDLE MATERIALS
AND STYLES
PAPER BAG
HANDLE MATERIALS
AND STYLES

The handle you choose will make a significant difference to the overall design of your custom printed paper bags, so we offer a wide selection of materials and designs to suit every budget and taste. Made from the finest quality materials and available in a veritable rainbow of colours, our ribbon, rope, twisted paper, cord, satin, and grosgrain paper-bag handles will lend the finishing touch to your packaging design.

EMBOSSING

One of the easiest ways to make your branding stand out is with embossing. A popular application for luxury paper bags and gift boxes, we can use embossing to raise lettering or specific areas of a design to give it a 3D, tactile finish. Achieved using high-pressure techniques; embossing works well as a stand-alone feature and combines beautifully with other surface applications such as hot foil stamping.

DEBOSSING

Whereas embossing raises text and graphics, debossing depresses them into the surface of your chosen packaging for a design that looks as good as it feels. A high-end finish reserved for luxury paper bags, gift boxes, and promotional materials, it works exceptionally well with hot foil stamping and silk screen printing, creating designs that demand a second touch.

GRAINING

Graining is an application that adds texture to printed boxes and paper bags. We can apply it to the entire surface or selectively, in specific areas, to add depth and dimension to your graphic design. This decorative feature comes in many different patterns, with spots, lines, leather-effects, and snakeskin options available. It’s pleasing to the touch and exceptionally durable, making it a popular choice for luxury goods.

EMBOSSING

One of the easiest ways to make your branding stand out is with embossing. A popular application for luxury paper bags and gift boxes, we can use embossing to raise lettering or specific areas of a design to give it a 3D, tactile finish. Achieved using high-pressure techniques; embossing works well as a stand-alone feature and combines beautifully with other surface applications such as hot foil stamping.

DEBOSSING

Whereas embossing raises text and graphics, debossing depresses them into the surface of your chosen packaging for a design that looks as good as it feels. A high-end finish reserved for luxury paper bags, gift boxes, and promotional materials, it works exceptionally well with hot foil stamping and silk screen printing, creating designs that demand a second touch.

GRAINING

Graining is an application that adds texture to printed boxes and paper bags. We can apply it to the entire surface or selectively, in specific areas, to add depth and dimension to your graphic design. This decorative feature comes in many different patterns, with spots, lines, leather-effects, and snakeskin options available. It’s pleasing to the touch and exceptionally durable, making it a popular choice for luxury goods.

EMBOSSING

One of the easiest ways to make your branding stand out is with embossing. A popular application for luxury paper bags and gift boxes, we can use embossing to raise lettering or specific areas of a design to give it a 3D, tactile finish. Achieved using high-pressure techniques; embossing works well as a stand-alone feature and combines beautifully with other surface applications such as hot foil stamping.

DEBOSSING

Whereas embossing raises text and graphics, debossing depresses them into the surface of your chosen packaging for a design that looks as good as it feels. A high-end finish reserved for luxury paper bags, gift boxes, and promotional materials, it works exceptionally well with hot foil stamping and silk screen printing, creating designs that demand a second touch.

GRAINING

Graining is an application that adds texture to printed boxes and paper bags. We can apply it to the entire surface or selectively, in specific areas, to add depth and dimension to your graphic design. This decorative feature comes in many different patterns, with spots, lines, leather-effects, and snakeskin options available. It’s pleasing to the touch and exceptionally durable, making it a popular choice for luxury goods.

EMBOSSING

One of the easiest ways to make your branding stand out is with embossing. A popular application for luxury paper bags and gift boxes, we can use embossing to raise lettering or specific areas of a design to give it a 3D, tactile finish. Achieved using high-pressure techniques; embossing works well as a stand-alone feature and combines beautifully with other surface applications such as hot foil stamping.

DEBOSSING

Whereas embossing raises text and graphics, debossing depresses them into the surface of your chosen packaging for a design that looks as good as it feels. A high-end finish reserved for luxury paper bags, gift boxes, and promotional materials, it works exceptionally well with hot foil stamping and silk screen printing, creating designs that demand a second touch.

GRAINING

Graining is an application that adds texture to printed boxes and paper bags. We can apply it to the entire surface or selectively, in specific areas, to add depth and dimension to your graphic design. This decorative feature comes in many different patterns, with spots, lines, leather-effects, and snakeskin options available. It’s pleasing to the touch and exceptionally durable, making it a popular choice for luxury goods.

EMBOSSING

One of the easiest ways to make your branding stand out is with embossing. A popular application for luxury paper bags and gift boxes, we can use embossing to raise lettering or specific areas of a design to give it a 3D, tactile finish. Achieved using high-pressure techniques; embossing works well as a stand-alone feature and combines beautifully with other surface applications such as hot foil stamping.

DEBOSSING

Whereas embossing raises text and graphics, debossing depresses them into the surface of your chosen packaging for a design that looks as good as it feels. A high-end finish reserved for luxury paper bags, gift boxes, and promotional materials, it works exceptionally well with hot foil stamping and silk screen printing, creating designs that demand a second touch.

GRAINING

Graining is an application that adds texture to printed boxes and paper bags. We can apply it to the entire surface or selectively, in specific areas, to add depth and dimension to your graphic design. This decorative feature comes in many different patterns, with spots, lines, leather-effects, and snakeskin options available. It’s pleasing to the touch and exceptionally durable, making it a popular choice for luxury goods.

EMBOSSING

One of the easiest ways to make your branding stand out is with embossing. A popular application for luxury paper bags and gift boxes, we can use embossing to raise lettering or specific areas of a design to give it a 3D, tactile finish. Achieved using high-pressure techniques; embossing works well as a stand-alone feature and combines beautifully with other surface applications such as hot foil stamping.

DEBOSSING

Whereas embossing raises text and graphics, debossing depresses them into the surface of your chosen packaging for a design that looks as good as it feels. A high-end finish reserved for luxury paper bags, gift boxes, and promotional materials, it works exceptionally well with hot foil stamping and silk screen printing, creating designs that demand a second touch.

GRAINING

Graining is an application that adds texture to printed boxes and paper bags. We can apply it to the entire surface or selectively, in specific areas, to add depth and dimension to your graphic design. This decorative feature comes in many different patterns, with spots, lines, leather-effects, and snakeskin options available. It’s pleasing to the touch and exceptionally durable, making it a popular choice for luxury goods.

EMBOSSING

One of the easiest ways to make your branding stand out is with embossing. A popular application for luxury paper bags and gift boxes, we can use embossing to raise lettering or specific areas of a design to give it a 3D, tactile finish. Achieved using high-pressure techniques; embossing works well as a stand-alone feature and combines beautifully with other surface applications such as hot foil stamping.

DEBOSSING

Whereas embossing raises text and graphics, debossing depresses them into the surface of your chosen packaging for a design that looks as good as it feels. A high-end finish reserved for luxury paper bags, gift boxes, and promotional materials, it works exceptionally well with hot foil stamping and silk screen printing, creating designs that demand a second touch.

MAIN GRAINING TEXTURES
MAIN GRAINING TEXTURES

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