Your complete packaging solutions
A sustainable partnership in print
We understand the competitive nature of global manufacturing and are well equipped to provide high quality cartons at competitive prices in the fastest possible time. The latest technology coupled with our capable team ensures that we can deliver quality and competitively priced products.
Design & Enginering
Our packaging design engineer produces Autocad key-line drawings outlining the packaging form and functionality. The product, size, weight and storage temperature determine the engineering specifications of paper stock, paper weight, folds, perforation lines, window patches, special varnish coatings etc. Here new design concepts and innovations can be developed.
Testing & Trials
CAD cut samples are provided to produce trial mockups. Samples can be used for trial testing before going into major production run.
Platypus operates under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and we are independently audited each year. Sustainable forest management is global in nature, but implementation is local. We produce packaging responsibly and acknowledge the importance of protecting the environment. We are proudly Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), certified.
Art file preparation for printing happens in prepress. Procedures including trim, bleed, image resolution, cmyk and spot colours are checked. Our prepress specialists prepare impositions, layouts and proofs for client approvals.
Digital printing is dynamic, fast-paced printing with high-end finishes. Suits multi-product variations, personalising, sequential numbering, embellishing, varnishing styles matte or gloss, white, fluorescent or metallic inks. Platypus also have a Large Format Printer that produces XL items like point of sale stands, signage, large posters etc.
The press room houses 3 x 6 colour presses. The latest edition is a KBA 106X capable of producing upto 18,000 B1 sheets p/hour with minimal downtime. The presses operate 24/7 in a concealed, temperature controlled environment.
Our label department creates a full packaging service, with the HP Indigo 6800, 7 colour Digital Labels Printing Press. Produce premium quality, full colour packaging labels, 330mm max. sheet width on a reel. Create high-value packaging with diecut shapes, variable data for creative individualising, with gloss or matte finishing.
Our paper sheeters convert paper reels into flat sheets of printable paper for the presses. The paper reel threads through a series of rollers to take any bends or kinks out of the paper board and then it cuts it into flat sheets. It can convert a length of 350 metres per minute.
The SBL Automatic Platen is our special foil stamping, diecutting, embossing and debossing machine, for high-value packaging effects. It achieves accurate and clean impressions on paper or board and runs at a max. stamp speed of 7,000 sheets per hour.
Our Bobst 106 Diecutting machines run at a maximum speed of 9,000 impressions per hour. Cutting forms (knives) are custom made for every job. Once the board is cut and creased it is stacked flat and ready to go to the final process of folding, gluing and packing.
Folding & Gluing
The folding and gluing process transforms stacks of printed sheets into completely finished packaging. Here the packaging runs along a customised built mechanical system that folds it up in all the pre-creases and adds glue lines that hold it firm together. The Cartonpack GT then auto-packs the finished goods into cartons ready for warehouse.
Warehouse & Logistics
Once the goods have been palletised and wrapped the products are despatched to one of our warehouses. Together with our logistics partners we provide warehouse and distribution services Australia-wide.
Quality assured packaging
We are certified ISO 9001 Quality, Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACPP), ensuring the highest quality finished products, management, procedures, operations and standards for food safe quality.