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Elopak products

D-PAK

Gable top carton for non-food products
Hand wash
Fabric softener

Elopak's D-PAK™ carton brings the sustainability advantages of our iconic Pure-Pak® cartons to household and cosmetics brands and products. Through D-PAK™ we are offering an alternative to plastic bottles that is based on good wood - with or without a screw cap.

D-PAK™ is available both on white boards and Natural brown board.

elochrome logo

EloChrome for D-PAK™

Our standardized multi-color printing ink setup differs slightly for D-PAK™, primarily due to the special chemical nature of non-food products.

Cyan

Magenta

Yellow

Black

are supported with 4 additional inks

Plus

Violet

Grey

Green

Opaque-White

and a semi-matte varnish overprint finish.

Plus

Varnish

Green

Not available in combination with Natural Brown Board

 

Opaque-White

Available for Natural Brown Board only

Important

For more information on how our ink setup is applied and why it represents a superior printing solution, please see the EloChrome section.

Flap

Flap design

Flap design

With a unique flap design D-PAK™ stands out and differentiates itself from other packaging. The flap is an important design element which helps clarify that the carton contains a non-food product. The flap is mandatory, but with some flexibility as to use and appearanceSee more.

No Flap
Flap

Be aware that the flap is attached to the back of the carton, 15.8 mm below the top fin. The flap should always cover the entire cap.

Important

You can add design elements to the reverse side of the flap as well, but not edge-to-edge -- since edge width is used for register/application functions.

Flap
Important

Both the flap and the carton design need to clearly indicate non-food content.

D-PAK™ features

Tactile areaSee more

 

The embossed zone on the side and back of the carton offers consumers a new tactile experience and supports the carton’s functionality. 

If you would prefer to use a text description on the side panels' embossed area, please use “first touch” rather than “grip”, as this feature is not intended to improve the grip function. See examples:

 

Tactile area

 

 

Asymmetric top

 

The carton utilizes an asymmetric top. So as to take advantage of this shape, it is recommended to use a contrasting color inside the lateral gable wall. See examples:

 

Asymmetric top

 

 

Easy fold instructions

 

Easy fold instructions

 

The “easy to fold” feature allows you to squeeze out more of the product and enables convenient flattening of the emptied carton in order to reduce waste volume. It is recommended to always include the easy fold icons.

We suggest using icons for all steps (1-3) for high viscous products, or icons for steps 1 and 3 for low viscous products. The easy fold icons are property of Elopak.

You may also choose to emphasize the folding lines by adding print to them.

 

Recommended instructions
(high viscous products)

Recommended fold instructions

Minimum instructions
(low viscous products)

Minimum fold instructions

 

For better visibility, we recommend that you highlight the folding lines with print.

Non-food labeling

Labels and warning signs for non-food products need to be in line with filled content legal requirements: same warning signs used on other package formats must also be used on D-PAK™ cartons.

Important

Content of the carton needs to be clearly stated. Warning signs such as "do not drink" must be used.

Do not drink symbol

Show & Tell

The mockups below will guide you through common design elements and help you to better understand Elopak process requirements.

Please pay attention that these requirements are somewhat different for white boards and Natural brown board. Always consider the printed material first before starting the design process.

D-PAK

Artwork compliance checklist

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File type
Completion
Artwork
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Images
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Texts
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Barcode
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Summary table

White

Screen ruling: 136 lpi (54 l/cm)

Requirements

Notes

Accepted file types

Print files PDF

Open files Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, ArtPro

Always package links and fonts.

Outline all text.

Document/image color mode

CMYK

No Color conversion.

Don’t include color profiles.

Image resolution

300 dpi

Include layers where applicable.

Illustrator raster effect settings

High resolution 300 ppi

Rasterize gradient mesh objects.

Illustrator PDF compatible file

Yes

 

PDF compatibility

Acrobat 6, PDF 1.5

 

Minimum line thickness

Single pure ink 0,15 mm

Composite color build-up 0,35 mm

Reversed lines 0,35 mm

Maximum 3 inks allowed in a composite color build-up.

Minimum text size

Single pure ink 5 pt sans-serif (stroke width 0,15 mm)

Composite color build-up 7 pt bold sans-serif (stroke width 0,35 mm)

Negative text 7 pt bold sans-serif (stroke width 0,35 mm)

See all text requirements

Maximum 3 inks allowed in a composite color build-up.

Minimum bar code size

100% magnification

EAN-13 37.29 x 26.26 mm

EAN-8 26.73 x 21.64 mm

See the barcode requirements

Elopak will ensure that all bar codes are in accordance with EAN certification.

Printing of Pantone colors

Not available.

All colors are converted to EloChrome by the Elopak Repro Department.

About EloChrome standards

Natural Brown

Screen ruling: 136 lpi (54 l/cm)

Requirements

Notes

Accepted file types

Print files PDF

Open files Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, ArtPro

Always package links and fonts.

Outline all text.

Document/image color mode

CMYK

No Color conversion.

Don’t include color profiles.

Image resolution

300 dpi

Include layers where applicable.

Illustrator raster effect settings

High resolution 300 ppi

Rasterize gradient mesh objects.

Illustrator PDF compatible file

Yes

 

PDF compatibility

Acrobat 6, PDF 1.5

 

Minimum line thickness

Single pure ink 0,15 mm

Composite color build-up 0,35 mm

Reversed lines 0,35 mm

Maximum 3 inks allowed in a composite color build-up.

Minimum text size

Single pure ink 5 pt sans-serif (stroke width 0,15 mm)

Composite color build-up 7 pt bold sans-serif (stroke width 0,35 mm)

Negative text 7 pt bold sans-serif (stroke width 0,35 mm)

See all text requirements

Maximum 3 inks allowed in a composite color build-up.

Minimum bar code size

100% magnification

EAN-13 37.29 x 26.26 mm

EAN-8 26.73 x 21.64 mm

See the barcode requirements

Elopak will ensure that all bar codes are in accordance with EAN certification.

Printing of Pantone colors

Not available.

All colors are converted to EloChrome by the Elopak Repro Department.

About EloChrome standards

White ink total area coverage

Maximum 40% of the total printed area.

 

White ink application

Delivered on a separate layer, as a spot color

White ink is only printed at 100% coverage, halftones not permitted.