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Sample Packaging

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The Proven Success of Sample Packaging 

Everyone loves samples. They make a welcome introduction to the launch of a new product. The expense is low to give them away, while the return on investment is high in advertising value. Telmark Packaging Corporation excels in partnering with companies to introduce new products to the market through sample packaging. It's our practice to work closely with companies to produce comprehensive sampling promotions.

We hold the distinction as the largest supplier of unit-of-use sample packaging worldwide, and our experience in this area is unsurpassed. Our company brings to the table more than 25 years of expertise in single-use packaging. Over the years, we have provided a wide variety of packaging forms for a number of products that include:

  • Liquids
  • Semi-liquids
  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Powders
  • Granular products

In addition, we design and produce much of the secondary packaging that accompanies these samples. This includes items such as samples, display boxes, hanger cards, and more.

Packaging Design

Your packaging design is based entirely on your needs. Whether you require something easy to open or sterile single-use, we can manufacture the package you need for your product. Our packaging design keeps in mind what you’re trying to sell in concert with the audience you’re hoping to attract. By its very nature, packaging is designed to compel an individual to purchase, so understanding what customers require from the product is a crucial consideration in your packaging design. We work with hundreds of clients and have extensive experience in creating the right packages for products. Our company understands that the first thing a customer sees is the package; if the design isn’t appealing, they might not purchase it.

Give your customers a simple choice and allow us to suggest the best way for your product to end up in someone’s basket. Consider the use of the product, how the package feels in the customer’s hand, how easy it is to open, and how well it protects what you’re trying to sell. Talk to one of our packaging design experts about the best way to make your product the one that customers choose when they have dozens of choices on the shelf.

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The Long & Successful History of Sampling

Sampling got its start more than 100 years ago when Gerhardt Mennen went door-to-door sampling talcum powder. He blazed the trail for sampling followed now by huge corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike that use this type of promotion as part and parcel of their marketing efforts. 

Giving customers a sample of your product makes it real for them. They can try it and see how they like it. It's more effective than having a new product sitting on a store's shelves, with many well-known competitors side by side. There's nothing like real-life experience to make your point for all of the product benefits. Besides, everyone loves to get something for free, so your potential customers start by being favorably disposed to your company.

This tried-and-true marketing method connects the customer to your product and your company. Call us to partner with you in sample packaging.

The Honors We've Received

We're proud our company has received a number of awards for innovative design. One of our favorite moments was after completion of the Estee Lauder's MAC Trio Sampling Regimen. We earned the PEC Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Promotional Packaging.

In addition, we host an informational seminar on sample packaging, called Sampling in the New Millennium. Our company is a regular participant in the prestigious HBA show in New York City, with a members of our team serving as speakers. And, we have the honor of serving as experts in sampling and unit-of-use packaging in trade journals.

See below for information on a few specific examples of sample packaging

Foil Pouches

Foil pouches (aka packettes or sachets)

Foil pouches are inexpensive, provide excellent barrier protection, allow for maximum graphics reproduction, are versatile and ease of use. Pouches are produced from high-barrier film materials that provide maximum shelf life. The graphics capabilities of pouches are extensive using processes capable of accurately reproducing the most complicated graphics.

A wide array of items can be packaged into pouches. Liquids and semi-liquids with viscosities from water to toothpaste can be filled in ranges between 1ml - 4 fl. ozs. And, pouches are also excellent for packaging powders, granular products, tablets, capsules, and soft gels, and spices & other food mixes.

Pouches can be die-cut to replicate the shape of primary containers, grouped by perforation, designed to hang from bottlenecks, incorporate retail hanger holes and have detachable coupon headers.

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UniTube economically melds the best features of a foil pouch and a conventional squeeze tube. UniTube combines the barrier protection, graphics capabilities and low cost of a pouch with the directional-flow, ease-of-opening, and looks of a tube.

UniTubes incorporates the SmarTear™ opening system. No more struggling to open the package. Simply twist and pull and the package opens easily every time.

UniTube can also be made using recycled materials. Using our PaperPack laminate takes advantage of technological breakthroughs bringing materials that are more environmentally friendly.

Fragrance Vials & Sprayers

Fragrance Vials & Fragrance Sprayers

Fragrance vials have been a staple for sampling fine fragrances for decades. Recently, Fragrance Sprayers have been developed to provide the consumer with the complete application experience for spray colognes.

Telmark offers vials in sizes from 1ml to 2.5ml and sprayers in 1.5ml and 2ml sizes. The vial plugs and sprayer pumps can be produced in any PMS color and the containers silk-screen decorated, 1-color.

In many cases, the vials and sprayers are attached to sampler cards that best tell your marketing story. Telmark supplies the cards and affixes to the sampler card all in one operation.

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UD Dispenser Packaging

UD Dispensers provide excellent barrier protection, allow for pinpoint directional dispensing, are easy-to-open, look attractive and are extremely cost effective.

Made from .006” (6 mil.) high barrier plastic, these unique containers are compatible with most liquid products and provide a shelf life greater than many similar packages. These tube hybrids are available in package sizes from 0.25ml to 30ml (1 fluid ounce) and can be filled with products whose viscosity range from water to toothpaste.

UD dispenser packaging, available in clear and white or plastic, can be decorated on both sides with eye-popping hot stamp imprinting. The directional flow, accomplished with an orifice-reduced seal, allows for accurate and un-messy dispensing.

Tube Strips

Tube Strips

Tube Strips are injection-molded in sets of five tubes. They are molded from a mix of flexible low-density and medium-density polyethylene. Several stock molds are available in sizes to hold 1.5ml, 3ml, 5ml, 10ml. We provide economical 1-color front/back tampo-print or up to 7-color label decoration. We inventory tube blanks, print & label in-house, fill and secondary pack to ensure minimum lead times and maximum service.

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Thermoformed Packaging

Thermoforms are attractive, economical, easy to open, tamper-evident and can be utilized to hold one product or a regimen of several different products. They provide an excellent medium for accurately replicating the shape of primary packages greatly increasing product recognition.

Thermoformed packaging is ideal for packaging:

  • Personal care products -- skincare, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, fragrance, bath gels, cosmetics
  • Liquid vitamins & food supplements
  • Dental products
  • Contact lens solutions
  • Insect repellents
  • Air fresheners
  • Water softeners
  • Potpourri refill
  • Automotive supplies
  • Glues & adhesives
  • Laundry detergents
  • Wax & polish
  • Food



Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) is a unique process where the package is injection-molded and filled at the same time. The filling process is asceptic by design and even sterile, if required.

BFS packages incorporate easy opening twist-off-tops making them simple to use and senior-friendly. A variety of twist-off dispensing tips are available with  orifice openings that are adjustable to accommodate most product types. BFS packages are inherently tamper-evident and packages can be filled in connected strips (for regimen applications, multi-dosage).