Blister packing is a term used for several types of pre-formed plastic packaging adhered to a printed backing card (Blister card) they are used for a variety of products including, small consumer goods, foods, and for pharmaceuticals.
Choosing a blister pack as an alternative to Skin Packing is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to display and market any reasonably small product allowing the consumer to visually inspect the product prior to purchase while offering security and a degree of tamper proofing.
Blister Packaging is where your product is held securely under a clear vacuum/thermoformed plastic blister that is sealed using heat against a coated printed card. The clear plastic used allows for perfect visibility of the product for the consumer promoting good product and brand visibility in a retail environment.
The primary components of a blister pack is a cavity or pocket made from a formable web, usually a thermoformed plastic. This usually has a backing of paperboard or a lidding seal of aluminum foil or plastic. A blister that folds onto itself is often called a clamshell.
The backing card of the blister pack can be printed on both sides and allows you to use area to promote the sale of your product and brand as well as provide usage instructions to the consumer, if provided with a euro slot the blister card can be easily merchandised on hanging hooks or with a vacuum formed tray ensuring your product is presented in a professional way in the retail environment. A blister allows you to shape the blister to fit the product and with the right design work it can also support the blister card to allow it to free stand on the shelf.