Clamshells and More

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At Valcraft Printing & Packaging, we serve Abbotsford and clients throughout western Canada for product packaging solutions that meet your company’s time constraints and bottom line. We offer clamshell packaging, edge fold blisters and header cards that will enhance your products features. We look forward to working with your company.

Clamshell Packaging

Clamshell packaging is a hinged, preformed plastic blisters on 2 sides that shut around your product and snap shut.


  • Excellent product protection
  • Good perceived value
  • Good visual of product
  • Excellent anti-theft if welded
  • Product can be reused if not welded
  • Professional look
  • No machine assembly if not welded


  • Expensive tooling
  • Labor intensive
  • Does not stack well
  • Cost usually high
  • Not easily proto-typed
  • Professional look
  • Can be very difficult to open if welded

Edge Fold Blisters

Edge fold blisters are preformed blisters that extend to edge of the card and then proceed to wrap over ½” or more onto the backside on 3 sides, allowing a backer card to slip in.


  • Excellent product protection
  • Fair perceived value
  • Creates product visibility
  • Theft deterrent
  • Product can be reused if not welded
  • Professional appearance
  • Re-closeable


  • High tooling cost
  • Labor intensive to fill if stapled
  • Staple may pose problems if not closed all the way
  • Heavy products may flex backing card causing package to fall apart

Bag & Headers

Bags and headers are used when a paper header is wrapped over the opening of a plastic bag and then stapled shut.


  • Provides good product visibility
  • Low manufacturing costs
  • No machine assembly
  • Production speeds can be increased easily
  • No one time cost
  • Easily prototyped


  • Labor intensive packaging
  • Appearance is not as professional as some other forms
  • Items may shift in packaging
  • Prone to tampering
  • Does not stack well