Crate Printing and Personalisation
Here at Advanced crates we believe that personalisation of crates is a key part of a company’s branding. We have been working hard with several suppliers to test the best ways of providing this service to our valued customers. Below are the tried and tested methods that have proved to be successful.
We can print on crates with your chosen branding, logo or contact information. Whether at the point of manufacture or even pre-existing crates. We use several different processes depending on the requirements. These are: Hot foil stamping, screen printing or vinyl labels.
We have developed three different methods based on customer feedback, to allow for all budgets and requirements to be met.
The process used at the point of manufacture is hot foil printing or hot foil stamping, but this is only available if you are getting crates manufactured in bulk. We also offer screen printing and vinyl labels as alternatives. These are great for smaller runs of crates and can even be used to personalise crates you already own. We cover the differences below.
Hot Foil Stamping
Vinyl labels are an excellent way to personalise small to medium runs of crates, both manufactured by us or pre-existing. The Vinyl labels are similar to the ones used on vehicle or floor graphics. Vinyl labels are hard wearing and a great way to personalise crates on a budget.
We print our vinyl labels with a 4-colour process (CMYK) which allows for more varied designs including multicolour logos, and even photos to be used in the design.
The labels can be applied to our crates, either manufactured specifically for you, or bought pre-made from our shop.
We can also add labels to crates that you already own or supply the labels with instructions to add to your own crates. This can be useful and a cost-effective way to manage a change of branding.
Hot Foil Stamping
Hot foil stamping is only available when you have crates manufactured as it done at the point of manufacture.
he process starts with a stamp or die being created from metal that includes your logo, branding, or any other information you want stamped onto the crate. Due to the costs of creating metal stamps, it is common for only one colour to be used.
The foil is a colour coated plastic foil that is heated by the metal stamp and melted into the crate during the stamping process. This makes it a very hard-wearing form of personalisation.
Screen printing is perfect for small to large runs of crates. Whereas foil stamping is only possible during the manufacturing process, silk screen printing is always an option.
In this process a screen is created for each colour printed, so for smaller runs, you would likely want to keep the print to a single colour.
One of the benefits is that you can quite closely match the look of hot foil stamped crates, without the need to manufacture a lot of crates in one go. Screen printing is available for pre-made crates, and we can even print on older used crates as well as on ones you already own if required. This is perfect for adding to your existing crate pool.
Personalisation Types – Pros and Cons
Hot Foil Printing
- Hard Wearing
- Only available during manufacturing
- minimum order for manufacture
- Limited to one colour printing due to cost per colour
- Labels are inexpensive
- No minimum order
- Cheapest option
- Full 4 colour prints available (Even photographic images)
- Though permanent after 3 months, they will never be as hard wearing as hot foil stamping that is melted into the plastic.
- Labels can’t show through the colour of the crate as they are opaque, clear labels are available, but as the finish is different to
crateplastic i.e., more or less shiny, it will always look like a label)
- Hard wearing
- Can be applied to existing crates
- No minimum, but as there is a cost per screen, it is expensive for low numbers of crates.
- Screen per colour, so usually limited to one colour.
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If you only need a few crates for personal use or storage, you can buy our pre-made crates online today from our shop.
Your Crates, Your Logo
Whether you are a self-storage company, commercial removals company, or even logistics or distribution company – your brand is your business. The ability to identify your crates easily is great for advertising and marketing as well as obvious ownership.
Crate Personalisation Process
The crates are printed or stamped after the manufacturing process, this is an optional process as you can have blank crates. It is easier and therefore cheaper to get one colour printed on the crates, often white, but for an additional cost, you can have more than one colour printed. If you would like more information on our printed ALC crates then please get in touch.
Advertising Your Brand
What better way to advertise your company or brand than by having your branding or identity on the side of your crate? Current customers with remember you and it will help new customers to easily get in touch when they see your logo, website address or phone number on the side. Your crates will be working hard for you in many ways.
Clever by Design
Our crates clever design means the base of the crates fits securely onto the lid to stop it moving during transit and they can be nested when not in use to save on storage space.
The containers heavy duty plastic construction is built to protect and when increased security is necessary, use our security seals.
Advanced Crates Printing
Our plastic crates are extremely versatile and used in many areas such as logistics, retail distribution, commercial relocation, house moves and storage. Whether you call them plastic boxes, ALC (Attached-Lid Containers), storage boxes, plastic containers, moving crates, container crates, removal crates or anything else, our products are simply the best there are; superior strength and quality are just the beginning of our truly advanced crates.
If you would like more information on our plastic container manufacturing or personalisation, need a quote, or advice on our services then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
L1C - 25L Small Crate
L1C "Personal" Plastic Lidded moving crate
The L1C is the smallest crate Advanced Crates produce and are often referred to as ‘locker crates’ or ‘personal crates’, ideal for moving patient, staff or your personal belongings safely and securely. The L1C hire crate is a heavy duty plastic crate featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. Designed to store or move items that are A4 or smaller in size. eg. paper, brochures, magazines. For added security use our crate security seals.
Available to buy today from our online store in Red, Green, Blue and Black. Or buy crates made to order in the colour you want.
L2C - 54L Medium Crate
L2C "Stair Crate" Plastic Lidded moving crate/retail tote
The L2C is slightly smaller than the “standard crate” the L3C. Our medium L2C crate or “stair crate” is a compact lidded moving container perfect for easier handling on stairs. This is one of the most popular moving crates for home moves especially with many stairs. The L2C is also widely used in retail and distribution. The plastic retail tote is a heavy duty plastic crate featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. Designed to store or move items safely and securely while also being narrow enough to use easily on stairs. Don’t forget to use our crate security seals when added security is necessary.
L3C - 80L Crate
L3C "Standard" Plastic Lidded moving crate
Our standard lidded crate also known as ‘Personal crate’ is our most popular crate and is the standard or de facto crate within the commercial relocations and removal industry for easily moving home or office. Designed to work with the un-lidded A3 crate due to its matching dimensions. The L3C hire crate is made from heavy duty plastic featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. The lids fold neatly by the sides of the crates meaning less wasted space when storing unused crates. Designed to store or move your items safely and securely due to it’s strong, robust and also weatherproof construction. For added security use our crate security seals. Simply a great crate.
L6C - 130L Metre Crate
L6C Metre Long Plastic Lidded moving crate
The L6C metre long plastic (ALC) lidded packing crate we produce is designed specifically for relocating libraries or large lateral filing systems. The metre long design is the same width as the standard library shelf for simple, easy and straightforward moves. It can of course be used to move any larger items that may not fit in the smaller crates. The L6C hire crate is a heavy duty plastic crate featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. This is a great choice for bulk storage and easy moving of valuable books or files. For added security with sensitive files or valuables use our crate security seals.
IT3 - 140L Computer Crate
IT3 Flat screen, plastic lidded computer crate
The IT3 Computer crate is perfect for the packing and moving of a whole computer from one location to another. Designed to accommodate a flat screen monitor, computer, mouse, keyboard and cables for transport in a safe and secure way. It features the same heavy duty plastic design, integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid as the IT6. For added protection of electrostatic-sensitive equipment such as computers and their components we recommend our antistatic bubble-wrap. For added security use our crate security seals.
IT6 - 165L IT Crate
IT6 Computer/Server plastic lidded computer crate
The IT Computer/Server packing crate is designed to make the packing and moving of servers from one location to another simple. The IT6 hire crate’s large capacity is perfect for moving servers, monitors, keyboards and cables in a safe and secure way. It features the same heavy duty plastic design, integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid but with the added depth needed for server moves. For added protection of electrostatic-sensitive equipment such as computers and their components we recommend our antistatic bubble-wrap. For added security use our crate security seals.
Crate Accessories & Manual Handling Equipment
Secure Roll Cage SRC, Rolling Container
While the roll cage is commonly used in retail and distribution it is hugely popular in the relocation and removals industry with it’s robust metal construction and easy manoeuvrability even when fully loaded. It also features a lid that is lockable (with security seals or padlocks etc) so that contents can be stored securely – a must when moving important and sensitive items. Popular in IT and office moves for servers.
- Metal Frame
Sack Barrow, Hand Truck
Our heavy duty, metal, sack barrow, or sack truck is a simple yet strong and robust product, ideal for making your life easier when moving multiple crates or boxes at once.
The high back, allows for large loads, or multiple crates to be carried at once. The large heavy duty wheels help manoeuvrability over most terrains. The large sturdy toe is thin enough to easily slide under crates, which makes shifting everything much simpler due to its solid construction and stability.
The strong metal frame makes this an extremely strong, durable and reliable truck, suitable for long periods of use.
This sack barrow features ergonomic, rubber handles for secure grip, which makes moving heavy loads easier and more comfortable.
- Metal Frame
Dolly, Non-slip skate
The non slip skate or dolly is a staple of the commercial removals and relocation industry as well as the logistics and distribution sector. It’s light weight and compact size make it an extremely handy and versatile piece of manual handling equipment, perfect for moving crates, desks or other furniture around the office.
The dolly or skate can be used to move crates that are empty or full without fear of the crates slipping on the surface of the dolly.
The non-slip skate features a rubberised surface that acts a cushion and protection as well as to increase grip and reduce slip.
Heavy duty castors for easy, free flowing, movement over many surfaces make this a great tool for moving. Skates are often used for moving crates, they have been used in pairs or groups to move much larger items i.e., desks in office moves or wardrobes in house moves. They really are versatile piece of equipment.
- Non-slip top
- Rubber top
Folding Library Trolley
The Library trolly is perfect for library moves or office moves that contain large bookshelves, but is also great for files or records management. The robust 6 shelved, two sided library trolley is designed to be the same width as a standard library shelf so that books can be moved in their original order and by 6 shelves at once.
The folding design helps reduce storage space when not in use and the rubber covered wheels make this maneuverable and easy to use.
- Non-slip top
- Rubber top
Anti-Static Bubble Wrap Roll
Antistatic protective packaging is necessary for static-sensitive (ESD) items or devices such as computers, computer processors, servers and other IT equipment. This is the perfect way to store or transport delicate electrical components. With static sensitive components this is the perfect protection, due to the standard bubble wrap qualities, such as protecting them from knocks and bumps, as well as the additional anti-static qualities, preventing the build up of static.
If you deal with server or computer moves then you will be well aware of the importance of protecting fragile computer components such as RAM, HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD’s (Solid State Drives) from any static electricity. This is where the anti-static bubble-wrap becomes an invaluable tool in moving or any such technology or equipment.
- non-static generating
- Protective bubble wrap
- Protects IT equipment
- Ideal for HDDs, SSDs, RAM etc
- Perfect for servers, computers and office or IT moves
Anti-Static Bubble Wrap Bag
The bubble wrap bag has the same anti-static properties as the roll, but is available in conveinient bags for easy and quick wrapping of
electrostatic-sensitive devices (ESD) such as computer processors, RAM, HDD, SSDs, servers and other IT equipment. Ideal for storing or transporting delicate electrical components. Anti-static bubble-wrap becomes an invaluable tool in moving technology or equipment.
- non-static generating
- Protective bubble wrap
- Protects IT equipment
- Ideal for HDD, SSD, RAM etc
- Perfect for servers, computers and IT or office moves
Computer Screen/Monitor Protector
Screen Protectors are designed for safe moving, packing and transport of computer monitors/screens. Designed for the protection of flatscreen monitors up to 24″, Pluscrates quilted SPR’s feature velcro straps for quick and easy secure covering and sewn in hardboard inserts for added screen side protection. Dimensions: H 40cm x L 40cm x D 16cm Designed to fit flat screen monitor up to 24″
- Up to 24″ screen
- Velcro straps
- Hardboard inserts for added protection
Security Seals/Cable Ties
Our plastic security seals / cable ties for crates are the perfect way to keep your belongings safe during office or home moves. The security seals can be used to lock the lid shut so it is not easily opened during transit or in storage and it is visible if it has been opened or tampered with. Seals need to be cut in order to gain access to the contents of the crate and if security (and chain of custody) is vitally important then we can supply numbered seals on request. Used widely in retail to prevent stock loss and shrinkage.
- Added Security
- CoC Chain of Custody
- Secures lids while moving
- Prevent Stock Loss and Shrinkage
- Available Numbered
Easy-Peel Labels for Crates
Self-adhesive, low tack, labels ideal for labelling furniture and crates during home moves or office relocations. We all know the importance of keeping track of what items are in which crate or which crate is for bedroom, or the kitchen. You need to carefully label crates in order to keep track of larger moves and these are ideal.
- Easy Peel
- Self Adhesive
- For Crates & Furniture
- Ideal for Moves
If you would like any information on our products or services, then don't hesitate to get in touch.
Delivery and Collection
Advanced Crates supply some of the biggest and best commercial relocation and crate hire companies in the UK with crate personalisation and manufactured crates. We have a selection of crates made and ready to be delivered to you. Our fleet of vehicles and close collaboration with couriers means that we are capable of delivering a few or many hundreds of crates to you at a very competitive price. We offer quick delivery on items that are in stock in our store – Bespoke manufacture delivery timeframes will be discussed with you when ordering.
Our plastic container boxes are ideal for commercial relocation companies, crate hire companies and retail & distribution. And if you need to top-up your pool or crates or retail totes – we can usually have crates in our shop with you next day. With help from our partners, we have service centres across the UK so we are never far from where you need us.
AdvancedCrates deliver to all cities in England which includes : Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Kingston upon Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, City of London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Ripon, Salford, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southampton, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Truro, Wakefield, Wells, Westminster, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.
Cities in Scotland: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Stirling
Cities in Wales: Bangor, Cardiff, Newport, St Davids, Swansea
Counties in England:
Bedfordshire, Berkshire,Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall*, Cumbria, (Cumberland)Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset,Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Westmoreland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire
Counties in Scotland:
Aberdeenshire, Angus/Forfarshire, Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Buteshire, Cromartyshire, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire/Dumbartonshire, East Lothian/Haddingtonshire, Fife, Inverness-shire, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Midlothian/Edinburghshire, Morayshire, Nairnshire, Orkney, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, Ross-shire, Selkirkshire, Shetland, Stirlingshire, Sutherland, West Lothian/Linlithgowshire, Wigtownshire
Counties in Wales:
Anglesey/Sir Fon, Brecknockshire/Sir Frycheiniog, Caernarfonshire/Sir Gaernarfon, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Flintshire/Sir, Fflint, Glamorgan/Morgannwg, Merioneth/Meirionnydd, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Montgomeryshire/Sir Drefaldwyn, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Radnorshire/Sir Faesyfed