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Deck the Halls with … Cardboard?

by Nathan Swinson-Bullough

Deck the halls with cardboard engineering

At Imageco, we’ve got that festive spirit all year round! While you’re in the summer sun (or the rainy UK), we’re envisioning ourselves strolling along twinkling streets decked with fairy lights, sipping hot chocolate, and marvelling at Christmas window displays that make us feel warm and fuzzy. But at Imageco, we think that nothing says Christmas like cardboard engineering! We’ve got a plan to add creativity with sustainability, bringing Christmas joy to window displays and POS while wowing you with innovative cardboard designs that will #sleigh!  


The Environmental Impact of Christmas 

Christmas is known for being the most wonderful time of the year. But what isn’t so wonderful is the amount of waste the holiday season produces. Shockingly, 114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging goes to landfill every Christmas. It’s hard to ignore the fact that Christmas can be a wasteful affair. But don’t lose that holiday spirit just yet! We’ve got some tricks up our sleeve to help retail brands break free from the waste cycle, and it all comes down to being smart about the products they use for POS and displays.  


So what is Cardboard Engineering? 

If you’re not familiar with cardboard engineering, we’ve got you covered. At Imageco, we use Xanita board for quite a lot of our cardboard-engineered projects. It’s a sustainable fibre board that not only weighs next to nothing but is also far stronger than other traditional fibre boards. Also, Xanita supports direct print and can be shaped to suit a vast array of applications. So, it’s ideal for whatever Christmas design you have in mind. And, if you’re looking for extra durability, we can even use a fluted card. So, rest assured, your Christmas POS and retail displays won’t come crashing down. 

Xanita sets itself apart from other materials by being fully repulpable, not just recyclable. Its unique feature allows it to seamlessly re-enter the recycled paper manufacturing stream without any additional interim measures or treatments. This exceptional characteristic makes it an eco-friendly and sustainable choice for most of your cardboard engineering needs. 

One of the biggest benefits of cardboard engineered window displays are that they are quick to set up and put down. With their lightweight and modular design, you can have these structures standing in no time. 

But, what’s great about cardboard is that we can craft almost anything out of it. In the past, we’ve used it to create temporary signage, exhibition stands, POS and window displays. If you’re thinking big this Christmas, we could even create Santa’s Grotto! 

Read this blog to see how amazing our cardboard-engineered retail displays can really be.  


Benefits of Going Green with Cardboard Engineering 

Cardboard-engineered displays are built to go the distance! Once the holiday festivities are over, you can conveniently store them away for next year’s merry celebrations. But if you’re looking for something a little different next year – don’t worry. These cardboard sculptures can easily be altered to create a new display! 

And here’s the icing on the Christmas cake – there’s no need for other adhesives to bring the structures together. Meaning that when they’ve served their purpose to the fullest, they can easily be recycled. So, not only do these displays boast impressive durability and reusability, but they’re also a sustainability champion. 

Cardboard stands out amongst green materials as it maintains its high quality even after recycling. Our cardboard engineer ensures that the structures are designed to interlock which is why adhesives aren’t always needed, resulting in a recycling process free from harmful elements. 


The Holidays are Coming! 

Every year it feels like you’ve got all the time in the world to plan and organise your Christmas retail displays, but, the 5-month countdown is well and truly on! We’ve got your back with our expertise in cardboard engineering displays. We want your POS and window displays to be nothing short of perfect, so we can’t afford to waste any time! 

If you’re wanting to add some sustainability to your Christmas retail displays this year and you think cardboard engineering might be the answer you’ve been searching for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. Let’s make this Christmas season truly memorable and environmentally friendly.