Established in 1972, Percival Print & Packaging are a highly experienced and knowledgeable manufacturer of paperboard-based packaging with a reputation for delivering packaging solutions Australia wide.

We value our client’s business and do not just take their orders for granted, instead, we offer a refreshing approach to customer engagement where time honoured values, quality craftmanship and customer focused service ensure a packaging solution is developed to meet our clients’ needs.

Established in 1972, Percival Print & Packaging are a highly experienced and knowledgeable paperboard-based packaging manufacturer synonymous with the manufacturing of high-quality Folding Cartons and Pharmaceutical Pamphlets Australia wide.

We value our client’s business and do not just take their orders for granted, instead, we offer a refreshing approach to customer engagement where time honoured values, quality craftmanship and customer focused service ensure a packaging solution is developed to meet our clients’ needs.


Our packaging experience includes all aspects of Soft folding and Corrugated packaging, extending across the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector including Food, Beverage, Health & Beauty, Pharmaceutical and other industrial packaging.










From initial customer engagement to delivery of the final product, the Percival Process guarantees quality and
instills confidence that the final product will showcase your product above your competitors.


Initial consultation with one of our packaging specialists to determine the ideal packaging solution for your product including appropriate substrate, colour, finish and embellishments such as Spot gloss UV, Foiling or Embossing.


Our Estimators calculate pricing based on information developed at the planning process, allowing the client to determine if costs are within budget and whether further value-added options can be considered.


Auto-CAD cut samples are supplied to test the packaging design ensuring the product fit and the chosen substrate performs as intended in a production environment without compromising structural integrity.


We can provide a 3D rendered PDF for a visualisation before producing a hi-resolution hardcopy proof for clients to check; colour, content and position closely before final sign off. For an additional fee we can also provide digitally printed samples, ideal for peace of mind or when pitching your product to a prospective buyer.


Utilising state of the art machinery, we manufacture packaging exceeding the highest standards across all applications including Printing, Die-cutting, Embossing/Foiling, Window patching, Gluing and Pharmaceutical folding, all processes undertaken from our factory located in Perth WA.


Completed orders are packed and palletised, dispatched locally, Australia wide or stored in our warehouse until when required.Our experience in Warehousing and Logistics guarantees you will always have finished stock available.


Our knowledge and experience of paperboard-based packaging solutions extend across Food, Beverage,
Pharmaceutical, Food Service, Health & Beauty and other industries.



We produce a wide variety of commercial print and packaging for a large number of companies throughout Australasia within the Food & Wine, Health, Beauty, Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical industries.

Percival Print & Packaging are a Perth based printing company founded by Mr. George Percival in 1972. This family business quickly gained a reputation for manufacturing high-quality commercial print, folding cartons and pharmaceutical pamphlets leading to their acquisition by Disability Services provider Westcare Incorporated in 2016.

Percival Print & Packaging understand the importance of today’s packaging requirements and why the look and feel is decisive in gaining our attention to specific products through differentiation and desire. Packaging is one of the most important advertising mediums for selling all kinds of products, the ability of packaging to convey a message is imperative if the product is to be chosen over competing products in a crowded marketplace.

The printing industry has experienced dramatic changes since 1972 from one based on craftsmanship to one utilising the latest technology, we are proud that whilst the techniques have changed, the traditional values of service and craftsmanship are still in the forefront of our company philosophy.

Our Quality Management Systems and compliance to ISO 9001:2015 standards, ensures efficiency, strict compliance to job detail and customer satisfaction at all levels. Percival Print & Packaging employ a vastly experienced team of dedicated personnel in every facet of the business underpinning our commitment to executing our clients’ requirements within the specified timeframe without compromising job quality.

Our Vision as being a market leader is realized through supplying packaging solutions to some of Australia’s best-known companies in the Foodservice, Pharmaceutical, FMCG retail beverage and food markets which includes contract manufacturing for Coles, Woolworths and Aldi.




32 years industry experience Qualified printer and Print Management Grad Cert Business MAICD.



33 years industry experience Certificate of Trade Studies Printing Machinist Certificate of Trade Studies Print Finishing Cert IV Competitive Manufacturing.



40 years’ Experience in Printing and Construction Industries,
Cert IV Bookkeeping & Accounting.



30 years of Print and Account Management experience gained across creative agency, client and manufacturing environment roles in the UK and Western Australia CAM Diploma.



48 years Commercial Print Experience Qualified Compositor Trade Certificate Print Management Diploma.



Accounts/ Reception
7 years industry experience
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance.


The Westcare organisation has been supporting people with a disability since its original inception in 1947 as the Tuberculosis & Chest Association of Western Australia. It was originally formed as a voluntary association to assist with rehabilitation of tuberculosis (TB) patients being treated at Wooroloo Sanitorium.

Over the last seven decades Westcare has evolved from its humble beginnings to become a leading Australian Not-for-Profit Disability Enterprise providing quality employment and training, in addition to accommodation services at the Florence Hummerston Village.

Westcare operates across several sites offering employment and training in a diverse range of services: –

  • Westcare Print operates from the group headquarters in Nedlands providing a complete Print manufacturing and Print management facility, involving print & distribution of more than 1600 critical medical forms and other printed materials to seven major WA state hospitals and associated medical departments.
  • Westacare Foodpak located in Bassendean is a HACCP accredited and Organic certified contract food packing facility providing a one stop production, packing and delivery service specialising in small to medium volume dried and wet food packing.
  • Westcare Safety specialise in manufacturing a range of high visibility safety garments and other products related to safety for a variety of industries, whether it is safety vests, ear protection, foot protection or work wear.
  • Westcare Box offers a comprehensive range of custom made cost-effective covered, stapled, die-cut and corrugated boxes in various sizes and configurations to suit any industry. They also stock large range of prefabricated boxes to choose from.
  • Westcare Accommodation, located in Shenton Park, provides village style accommodation to working age people with a disability. The ‘Village’ provides board and lodging accommodation with the provision of domestic cleaning services, security and monitoring of premises. Westcare Accommodation Village is suitable for adults who have low support needs, can manage their own personal care and medication and are motivated to maintain independence. Residents at Westcare Accommodation Village are encouraged to be independent in all areas of daily, personal and domestic care.


Percival Print & Packaging support responsible environmental management practises in every facet of our operations ensuring a more efficient, resilient and sustainable supply chain for our customers. Our Environmental Policy facilitates this goal through the use of innovative packaging design, a comprehensive recycling program and the use of sustainable raw materials such as vegetable-based printing inks and FSC certified paperboard.

Sustainable packaging

The primary function of packaging is to contain and protect products from point of manufacture through the supply chain to the retail store or end user, to attract people to buy a product to achieve more sales and to provide product information. “Sustainable packaging” is packaging that performs this function but also has lower Environmental impact compared to existing or conventional packaging

As an APCO member  we advocate the covenants 10 sustainable packaging principles: –

Although we apply these principles to our own packaging requirements, we are also committed to upholding the principles in alignment with our packaging design experience providing sustainable packaging solutions for our customers helping them to achieve packaging functionality and meet Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets:

  • 100% of all Australia’s Packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025
  • 70% of Australia’s plastic Packaging will recycled or composted by 2025
  • Problematic and Unnecessary single use plastics will be phased out through design, innovation or introduction of alternatives.

Our aim is to encourage companies to only choose FSC certified paperboard for their packaging. The paperboard industry plants more than it harvests and today there are 25% more trees in the developed world than in 1900. Paperboard is biodegradable, renewable and sustainable. Growing and harvesting trees provides jobs while forestry plantations provide clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and carbon storage. A decline in the demand for paperboard products risks a decline in sustainably managed re-growth forests. Use printed paperboard packaging it is tangible; it is effective in getting your message across and when recycled it will come back to us as paper or paperboard.


The Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) are a global not-for-profit organisation that sets the standards for what a responsibly managed forest is, both environmentally and socially.    FSC certified forests must meet rigorous standards, this means FSC certified forests are healthy, and benefit local communities as well as providing jobs for workers.

FSC certification tracks the wood from the forest to the shelf. So, when you see the FSC label on a product, you can be sure that the paper or timber came from responsible sources. FSC helps forests remain thriving environments for generations to come, by helping you make ethical and responsible choices at your local supermarket, bookstore, furniture retailer, and beyond


Percival Print & Packaging understands the importance of today’s packaging requirements and why the look and feel is decisive in gaining our attention to specific products through differentiation and desire. Packaging is one of the most important advertising mediums for selling products of all kinds, the ability of packaging to convey a message is imperative if the product is to be chosen over competing products in a crowded marketplace

Through continual re investment Percival’s utilise machinery with the very latest technology. The cutting-edge technologies used give us the capabilities to produce the highest quality of print possible.

These high standards have been recognised by our industry peers on many occasions;

  • Locally by the WA Printing Industries Craftmanship Awards (PICA), winning Gold and other multiple Awards for various packaging and commercial printing applications.
  • Nationally by the National Print Awards, winning Gold for Cosmetic packaging and other products.
  • Internationally by the Pentawards, ‘Worldwide Packaging Design Award’ recognised for developing local designers packaging and design concept into actual reality.

The above accolades underpin our commitment and reputation for our quality of workmanship, professionalism and customer service.


ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management system

certification by Bureau Veritas

Percival Print & Packaging are officially accredited with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certification

We have developed an Integrated Management System (IMS) which combines all aspects of our organisation’s systems, processes and standards into one smart system. This central management system allows our business to streamline its management systems as a whole. Our IMS uses the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 standards as a framework allowing our organisation to document and improve our practices to meet and/or exceed the expectations of our customers, stakeholders and Interested Parties. Our management system uses the Plan, Do, Check, and Act method, this approach to process planning supports our strategies for the manufacturing and supply of custom-made paperboard folding cartons and other related printed products.

We are committed to improving our systems further by striving to attain ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety certification in alignment with our Health & Safety Policy of providing a ‘safe working environment for our staff, contractors, and visitors’.

In layman’s terms this means our packaging products have been manufactured in a safe working environment, to the highest quality standards while reducing our environmental impact.




Stroll down any aisle of your local supermarket, and you’re likely to see years of expertise right on the shelf in front of you. It’s quite literally a hands-on collection of our work.


Retail food packaging covers many applications Including; Dry foods, Dairy, Smallgoods, Seafoods, Fresh produce packaging for vegetables using paperboard-based punnet trays, Baked goods and Frozen ready meals. At Percival’s we understand that the environment in which the product is packed in and/or displayed can impact the integrity of the packaging, that’s why we insist on rigorous testing by our clients to ensure the packaging is fit for purpose and unaffected.


Percival Print & Packaging have been manufacturing Fast food and Bakeries packaging for decades, we understand the regulatory requirements associated with low migration vegetable-based inks and indirect food contact. Our capabilities in this area covers Simple 2pt, 4pt and 6pt glued cartons, chip cartons, salad boxes, noodle boxes, burger/hotdog clamshells and many different sizes of pre-formed trays.


Whether your product is in glass bottles, aluminium cans or plastic bottles containing beer, milk, wine tea, juice or soft drinks we have multi pack wraps, carry packs and gift packs designed to suit. We use a variety of different substrates for beverage applications; however, we recommend a wet strength board which is a high-performing unbleached kraft paperboard engineered for strength to withstand the demands of wet and cold environments.


The market for Health and Beauty products is vast, extremely competitive, and ever changing. Percival Print and Packaging’s experience in providing packaging solutions to personal-care manufacturers and contract packers help them succeed in their marketplace. Whether it’s applying embellishments such as Foiling and Embossing or using recycled stocks with environment conscious consumers in mind we have a design and stock to suit.


We specialise in manufacturing folding cartons for the pharma industry, our Pharmaceutical folding boxes can include Braille embossing, 2D matrix codes and/or we can also insert into the carton while being folded a pre-folded leaflet. With our experience and strong quality management systems we provide assurance to our clients their packaging complies with all FDA regulatory requirements. Furthermore, we conduct final QA checks when the product passes through the Quality Control Module (Accuchecker) on our Bobst Gluing Machine. This quality control device checks for scratches, blemishes, hickeys and colour variation.


Ecommerce continues to grow and so does product competition, sourcing your corrugated boxes and ecommerce packaging can help you reduce costs, eliminate transit damage and aid customer retention. While Litho-laminated or corrugated shelf ready packaging (SRP) is ideal for most retail environments, easy to use and cost efficient. Corrugated cardboard Point of Sale displays designed to match your exact requirements can also be a powerful way of increasing sales, brand differentiation and giving your products an edge in increasingly competitive retail spaces.


There are many other industries using folding cartons for their products from tapware, pens to chalk or air con parts whatever your packaging requirements are, we have a solution.


Window Patching – we can glue PVC plastic to soft folding or corrugated cartons allowing a visual connection between product and consumer.

Tray Erector – Paper board or micro flute board for pre-formed food trays, Burger clamshells, noodle boxes and salad containers are ideal for environmentally sustainability in the reduction of single use plastics.

Pharmaceutical Pamphlet folding – specialised intricate folding of pharmaceutical pamphlets is perfect for when a large amount of product information or multiple languages are required.



Streamline your company’s print storage, Percival Print & Packaging offer clients complete printing & distribution warehousing facilities.


Percival Print & Packaging offer a complete inventory management and warehousing service, we can you keep track of real-time stock levels ensuring end to end management of all products stored at our dedicated warehouse. Take the worry out of running out of stock, Limits are set using minimum & maximum stock levels with automatic signaling when minimum stock holding is reached.


Percival Print and Packaging origins were founded in the Commercial print market, our reputation as a quality printer has been developed since 1972, servicing many government organisations, large corporates and creative agencies with an attention to detail and a commitment to excellence. Whatever your promotional needs and budget, we have the experience and dedication to provide quality printing to your deadlines. Trust us with your next direct mail flyer, corporate brochure, booklet, leaflet or calendar.


Labels are synonymous with packaging; Percival Print & Packaging can provide all your label requirements for your products. Labels can be supplied in roll or sheet format, using various label stock substrates suited to various applications with embellishments such as foiling and embossing.


What are your MOQ’s?

We don’t have minimum order quantities; we can manufacture 1 carton or 1 million cartons.

Can paperboard cartons be composted?

Yes, Paperboard cartons can be composted if suitable systems exist where cartons are collected.

Can paperboard be recycled?

Paper board suitable for recycling must be identified and sorted upon collection, any other paperboard-based packaging not suite for recycling due to sanitary or technical reasons can be composted should suitable systems exist

What is biodegradability?

Biodegradability refers to the process when Organic Material is broken down by Micro-Organisms to produce a mulch which can be used in agriculture and horticulture.

Paper based cartons are ideal for composting because the wood fibre is biodegradable, meaning it can be broken down into a natural state by bacteria using microbial enzymes, thereby producing carbon dioxide, water and compost.


To help you to understand packaging & printing terminology, please have a look at our glossary.  If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

4-COLOUR-PROCESS – the process of combining four basic colours (CMYK) to reproduce all colours of the spectrum when mixed in proper proportion.

2PT, 4PT & 6PT GLUING – a style of tray or carton that is glued in 2, 4 or 6 positions, this allows the item to be glued flat.

AQUEOUS COATING – a clear, fast-drying water-based coating that is used to protect printed pieces, typically applied to the entire printed sheet (usually by the last unit on a printing press).

BLEED – an area of ink or colour that extends past the perimeter of the area to be trimmed.

BOXBOARD – board manufactured from recycled paper and is often brown or grey in colour, mostly used for rigid boxes.

BLIND EMBOSSING – an image pressed onto a sheet without ink or foil.

CALIPER – the thickness of the board usually expressed in microns (1000 micron = 1mm). Paperboard folding cartons are usually 450-800 microns, corrugated cartons are general between 800-3000 microns.

CARRIER BOARD – a package generally used for multiple packaging of cans, bottles and other unit containers, and incorporating a handle or other means of carrying, usual a wet strength board.

CLAMSHELL – a one-piece box with the ability to be entirely closed on itself to house a product.

CMYK – abbreviation for cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black), the four process colours, when combined together in varying proportions can be made to produce the full colour spectrum. In contrast, display devices, such as computers monitors or TVs, typically define colours using RGB method.

CORRUGATED BOARD (CORRUGATED FIBERBOARD) – a paper-based material consisting of a fluted (wavy) corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards, widely used in the manufacture of corrugated boxes and shipping containers.

COUNTER DISPLAY BOX – a box that usually sits on a counter or shelf at a cash register, containing multiple units, and the top of the box folds up and inward to display information about the product.

CREASE – a score or impression in a substrate that facilitates folding and bending.

DIE CUTTING FORME – the tool made to cut and crease the specific shape and size required for your boxes from the appropriate cardboard or corrugated board.

DEBOSSING – a process where the logo or design is slightly pressed into the paper.

DIELINE – a diagram of a package design showing all events, such as folds, creases, cuts, perforations and bleeds.

DIE-CUTTING – the process of cutting the shape of the box out of a larger piece of cardboard.

DPI – considered as “dots per square inch,” a measure of output resolution in relationship to printers, image setters and monitors.

DUST FLAPS – the unglued side flaps that extend and turn down into the carton upon closure to keep dust and other foreign particles out.

EMBOSSING – process of imprinting paper to create a raised pattern or design.

FINISHES – printed paper or board can be coated using machine varnish (matt or gloss), UV varnish (high gloss) or film laminate (high gloss or matt).

FLAP – extension of the side wall panels that, when sealed, close the remaining openings of a box, usually defined by one scoreline and three edges.

FLEXOGRAPHY – type of rotary printing using flexible plates and fast drying, water-based inks.

FLUTE (FLUTING) – the wavy, rippled sheet that fits between two linerboards of a piece of corrugated fiberboard. The most popular are E-flute (1.5mm approx) & B-flute (3mm approx).

FOIL STAMPING – the application of pigment or metallic foil, often gold or silver, to paper where a heated die is stamped onto the foil, making it adhere to the surface leaving the design of the die on the paper.

FOLDING CARTON – a generic term for any style of pack which can be supplied flat.

GLUE FLAP – the flap on the end of a carton that is applied with glue and adhered to the opposite end to form the carton.

GRAIN – the direction of the majority of the fibers in the board.

GREYBACK – The generic name for a duplex board, so called due to the greyish colour on the uncoated side caused by the unbleached recycled content.

GSM – it stands for Grams per Square Metre and gives the density of the board or paper.

IMAGE RESOLUTION – the sharpness of an image; the number of pixels per unit area in an image expressed as dpi (dots per inch).

KRAFT – a paper or board containing unbleached wood fibers (brown in colour).

LAMINATE – to cover with plastic film.

LITHO-LAMINATE – to bond or glue a sheet of paper or paperboard to a fluted board.

MAKEREADY – the work associated with set-up of equipment before running a job.

OFFSET PRINTING (LITHOGRAPHY) – a printing method in which ink is transferred from a plate to a smooth rubber “blanket” roller that transfers the image to paper (or cardboard).

OVERS – the extra printed products delivered to a customer over and above the net amount ordered.

PANEL – a face, side, top or bottom of a box.

PANTONE COLOUR – a library of printing industry standard colours which can be matched and reproduced accurately. Please note that lamination can distort final colour finish.

POP (POS) DISPLAY – the abbreviated name of the Point of Purchase (Point Of Sale) Displays, promotional displays often made of sturdy corrugated board, they have very visible signage and shelve the products they are advertising.

PRESS CHECK – an opportunity for the customer, Graphic Designer, Brand Manager etc. to witness the printing of their product and give feedback to the Printing and Pre-press Departments if necessary.

PMS – the abbreviated name of the Pantone Colour Matching System.

PROOF – any method of testing and verifying artwork prior to production of plates, dies and tooling.

REGISTRATION – the positioning of one process onto another. Registration can affect how the printed sheet looks if the colors do not line up correctly. Registration can affect the die cutting, if the die does not line up correctly to the print.

REVERSE OUT – print that is cut out of the background print revealing a different colour or the board/paper colour behind.

RGB – stands for the colours red, green, and blue. In web design, colours are defined in terms of a combination of these three colours. In contrast, print designers typically define colours using CMYK model.

SBS – stands for Solid Bleached Sulphate – a type of paperboard material commonly used to make box packaging. It is the highest quality and most expensive paper board substrate produced from bleached virgin wood pulp.

SHELF-READY PACKAGING – packaging that goes straight from the factory to point of sale without being unwrapped.

SINGLE WALL BOARD – a board combination comprising of: liner/flute/liner.

SLEEVE – material creased and glued to create a four-sided, rectangular tube that slides over a rigid box.

SLOT – a wide cut or pair of closely spaced parallel cuts including removal of a narrow strip of material made in a fiber board sheet, usually to form flaps without bulges caused by thickness of the material.

STOCK BOXES – cartons produced in larger quantities in advance and broken down into smaller quantities for sale.

STRIPPING – the removal process of the excess board created by windows or the nesting of cartons during die-cutting process.

SUBSTRATE – material onto which the print ink is ultimately applied, such as paper, board etc.

THUMB NOTCH (THUMB CUT) – a semi-circular cut made in the sides of the lid to facilitate its removal from the base of the box.

UV COATING – a high gloss liquid coating bonded and cured with ultraviolet light.

VARNISH – a clear ink applied on-press to printed surfaces for looks and protection.

WINDOW – a die-cut opening in a carton that allows the contents of the packaging to be seen, often covered by transparent film.


File Formats – Illustrator, InDesign or press ready pdfs. See table below for more details.

Bleed – Minimum 3mm.

Resolution – Photos should be at least 300dpi for best results. All line art or bitmap images should be 600 dpi or higher. Photos and logos taken from the internet are not acceptable for commercial print a they are typically 72 dpi. Please remember that images should be 300 dpi at actual size and not upscaled when placed into your design.

Colours – Ensure all documents use CMYK colour modes, NOT RGB, Ensure all placed images are CMYK as well, setting your native files to CMYK colour mode does not override the placed image colour modes. If using PMS spot colours, please specify clearly and remove all unused PMS swatches from documents.

PDFs – High Quality or Press Quality required. Before exporting your PDF, please ensure that the colour space is set to CMYK and not RGB in the native programme that you used to create your design. Include trim mark. Include bleed. Embed all fonts. Please supply Photoshop files for all images, including those that are embedded. Please Note: It is not possible for us to make any changes or corrections to PDFs if fonts are not embedded.

Native Files – Package your document together with all links (images, logos ect.) and fonts. Please supply a PDF or Hard Copy as well, for us to compare the document against.

Die Lines – Specify as an appropriately named spot colour that is set as over print & place on a separate layer.

Varnishes – Specify as an appropriately named spot colour that is set as over print & place on a separate layer.


  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word (can be used for text only. No photos, drawings, charts etc.)


  • Using images and logos taken from web pages
  • Supplying RGB files
  • No bleed
  • Supplying low res screen PDF’s