Ashtons (Sheffield) Ltd designs packaging for Make UK Award Winners Gripple


When Gripple approached Ashtons (Sheffield) for their help, they knew they wanted a blister which would highlight their product and compliments their initial artwork design and idea.  It would also need to allow the packaging to display the product similarly to its intended use.

By using our experience and knowledge we suggested a slide blister, as this would meet all the customer’s needs, while still allowing the product to remain prominent and protected.

Working closely with Gripple, we then designed and created 3D drawings of packaging designs which were manufactured into prototypes using resin tools. 

To ensure the highest quality product, we tested each prototype with the GP Fix, making alterations where required until both ourselves and Gripple were confident that the design complimented the backing card. 

During the process of prototyping, Gripple made the decision to bring their product launch forward. This presented us with an added challenge of ensuring we could meet their delivery expectations. Our teams therefore worked with Gripple, ensuring all prototypes were approved in a timely manner, thereby allowing production to move forwards. In doing this we completed the bulk order (from initial enquiry to first delivery) in only 3 months.