What Is a Cone Sleeve?
Cone sleeves are packaging or wrapping for your ice cream cones. They are used for the sake of keeping your waffle or ice cream biscuit crispy and fresh. In essence, cone sleeves can save your cone from moisture while making sure that there’s little to no mess once the ice cream starts to melt. When you opt for custom cone sleeves, not only are you offering protection to your customers but also enabling ways for you to market your business. The custom printed cone sleeves can carry your brand logo, brand name, and any other important information that you deem worthy.
Benefits Of Custom Cone Sleeves
Everybody loves ice cream, right? That’s a pro, but with a hidden con, there are many ice cream manufacturers, thus implying that you need to opt for custom packaging to help your brand stand out from the competition. The best way to create your brand authority is to opt for custom cone sleeves. When you are using custom cone sleeves, you can enjoy the following benefits;
The best protection that you can impart against external influences to your ice cream cones comes in the form of custom cone sleeves. This leads to saving by minimizing overhead costs and enhancing the company’s image in the eyes of its customers.
Since the selection of material is at your disposal, you can opt for environment-friendly materials. This allows you to run a marketing campaign that resonates with environmentally-conscious customers.
By opting for custom cone sleeves, you are getting a cone sleeve that has been designed specifically for your cone sizes. This means that your cone sleeves will snugly fit around your cone, leaving no room for any error.
Aesthetically Pleasing Design
With custom cone sleeves, you get to play around with their designing and let your inner artist run free. We also have a team of experienced and creative designers who can help you create an aesthetically pleasing design for your cone sleeves.
With custom cone sleeves, you can have your logo printed onto the cone sleeve. This results in an overall professional look while helping you with your branding campaigns.
Build Brand Recognition
Custom cone sleeves offer you the perfect opportunity to promote your brand in the market. When you reach out to GoTo Packaging, we will make sure that each of your cone sleeves becomes an incredibly effective marketing tool for your business.
Last but not least, you can offer cleanliness with custom cone sleeves. GoTo Packaging adds a clear plastic sheet to its cone sleeves, thus making sure that the customers are able to enjoy the ice cream without having to deal with soiled cone sleeves.
Common Finishing Coats For Cone Sleeves
The common finishing coats for cone sleeves include the following;
- Soft Touch
Depending upon your requirements, our packaging experts can help you select the best possible finishing coat for your cone sleeve.
Do you want your cone sleeve to look and feel sober and premium? If yes, then the matte finishing coat is the right choice for you. It results in muted colors and offers a luxurious touch.
The other finishing coat option available offers a shiny look. It can cause your cone sleeve to reflect light while offering vibrant colors along with an enhanced image contrast. This is the perfect choice for you if you wish to attract the customers using your custom cone sleeves.
Love that shiny look but don’t want to overdo it? If that’s the case, then the varnish finishing coat is the ideal option for you as it offers semi-gloss effects.
Want your customers pampered with a cone sleeve that offers a ‘velvet’ touch? If yes, then the soft touch finishing coat is the right choice for you.
Getting Your Custom Cone Sleeves To Stand Out
We’ve already mentioned that the competition in food & beverage packaging is intense. It takes more than just selecting the right kind of material and finishing coat to stand out amongst all of the cone sleeves that are being produced. What’s the solution to this problem? The answer lies in selecting the right kind of add-ons for your cone sleeves. The trending add-ons include the following;
- Spot UV
Spot UV For Cone Sleeve
Spot UV is also known as raised ink since it causes the specific area that it’s applied to get raised while sealing its color. It is a kind of UV treatment for packaging but with a clear difference; unlike UV treatment, it is applied to specific parts of your packaging only. With spot UV, you are making sure that your custom cone sleeves are resistant to moisture.
Embossing Cone Sleeve
Embossing your cone sleeves allows you to add another layer of dimension to them. By carrying out embossing, you can have text, logo, and designs pressed into your cone sleeves, thus creating a raised silhouette of them.
Debossing Cone Sleeve
This is the opposite of embossing and results in material getting pushed down on your cone sleeves. Debossing and embossing can be used in conjunction with other add-ons, thus allowing you to create a completely unique cone sleeve.
Foiling Cone Sleeve
Foiling or hot stamping utilizes hot dies to press a metallic print and foil onto the surface of your cone sleeve. The material can be glossy, holographic, matte, or a wide variety of other textures and can feature any color.
Prototyping Of Cone Sleeves
We are well aware of the importance of prototyping and its implications. Therefore, GoTo Packaging offers the following three kinds of prototyping options that you can choose from;
- Flat View
- 3D Inspection
- Physical Sampling
The flat view option entails a 2D view of the die-card. We will send you an image file that will showcase what your cone sleeve would look like.
The 3D inspection offers you a mock-up video wherein you will be able to check out your cone sleeve in 3D and make sure that it is how you wanted it to be!
We send our customers an actual sample of the packaging under the banner of physical sampling. This way, you can make sure that your product fits perfectly with the packaging that was ordered.
These prototyping options have been made available because we want to be your packaging partner for the long-term and build this relationship on the basis of trust and honesty.
High-Quality Printing Methods
Making the right choice when it comes to printing techniques is crucial if you want your custom cone sleeves to remain stylish, elegant, and cost-effective. We offer the following two printing methods;
- Offset Printing Technique
- Digital Printing Technique
Offset Printing Technique
This printing technique is also known as offset lithographic printing and involves transferring an image from an aluminum roller onto a rubber roller along with paint. This image is then transferred onto the final paper. It is the ideal option for high-volume printing and results in lower emissions and wastage while offering a lower per-unit cost. Furthermore, the offset printing method offers the very best quality of printing.
Digital Printing Technique
The other printing method that is employed by the packaging industry is digital printing. It is a quick and easy method of printing low-volumes without requiring any setup. The method involves digitizing your image, which is then printed similarly to how inkjet printers in your office work.
Ready To Make A Decision?
The cone sleeves are how people are going to remember your ice creams. Even the best of ice cream cones wouldn’t be able to make recurring sales if its cone sleeves are of subpar quality. At GoTo Packaging, we offer the highest quality cone sleeves to our customers by making use of the latest add-ons, incredible finishing coats, and effective printing techniques. If you have any more questions, you are more than welcome to reach out to our packaging experts, who will be more than willing to guide you and help you get the best possible custom cone sleeves.