When it comes to choosing a case, the color might seem like a trivial factor. However, in the world of custom case manufacturing, colors are carefully selected for specific reasons. In this blog, we’ll delve into the process of thermoforming and rotomolding cases, explore the most common colors used, and highlight why black and blue cases are often recommended by manufacturers.
Custom Case Manufacturing: What it is and how it Works
Before we dive into the colors, let’s first understand custom case manufacturing. Custom case manufacturers like Case Design Corp. specialize in creating cases that are tailored to specific needs. Custom cases offer numerous benefits, such as superior protection, efficient organization, and customized features to meet unique requirements.
The manufacturing methods employed in creating custom cases include thermoforming and rotomolding. Thermoforming involves heating a plastic sheet and molding it into the desired shape, while rotomolding utilizes rotational motion to coat molds with melted plastic.
Both methods of case manufacturing play a role in color selection. In the case of thermoforming, black high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with high recycled content is the most cost-effective color. When it comes to rotomolded cases, which involves the use of different resin, gray is the most common and cost-effective color. Still, black thermoformed cases are common custom and stock options. Custom molds for thermoforming are inexpensive when compared to rotomolding costs.
The Best Color Case for Your Needs
While we advocate for black and blue cases, it’s important to note that every color has its own benefits. The right color ultimately depends on factors such as your brand image, budget constraints, and specific transportation needs. Read on to learn the benefits of each custom case color!
The Most Cost-Effective Case: Black
As previously mentioned, black is the most popular color for both thermoformed and rotomolded cases. Beyond the cost factor, black cases maintain a sleek and professional appearance even when subjected to rough handling during transport. Additionally, the availability of a wide range of black stock cases makes it easier to find matching materials for less specialized items.
The Best Color Case to Travel With: Blue
Black cases may be the most common, but blue cases are an excellent choice for travel. Blue cases are easy to find in the hustle and bustle of travel. They’re also easy to spot in an emergency. These factors are why cases like the SmartPak IQ have become a fan favorite!
When it comes to flying, blue cases have countless advantages. Although the Air Transport Association (ATA) specifications don’t specifically mention blue as an approved color, it is commonly chosen for wood and plastic laminate trunk constructions. Manufacturers have shifted away from the original white color requirement specified by ATA guidelines, as the modern preference is to make products stand out.
The Brightest, Most Durable Case: Orange KYDEX Plastic
While black is the least expensive option for thermoformed cases, there are situations where increased visibility or fire resistance is essential. In such cases, orange KYDEX plastic offers the ideal solution. These cases ensure high visibility during emergencies and meet the required fire-resistant standards of modern-day travel.
Case Colors for a Sleek Aesthetic: Silver & Grey
For customers seeking a sleek aesthetic, silver and grey are excellent color choices. Grey is commonly used in rotomolded cases due to its cost-effectiveness and neutral appeal. It provides a versatile option that appeals to a wide range of customers. On the other hand, silver resembles an aluminum case, giving it a premium and high-end appearance.
Other Colors to Consider: Red, Green, Yellow, and White
Wood and plastic laminate trunk constructions, such as our 847 super trunk models, offer a variety of color options beyond standard choices. These colors include red, green, grey, yellow, and white. These options cater to customers who have specific preferences or require color coordination for their cases.
What About Soft Bags?
In the realm of soft or semi-rigid bags, manufacturers often offer a wide range of color options. They may provide around 40 different colors of polyduck for the exterior of the bags, allowing customers to choose their preferred color that aligns with their brand or personal style.
Why We Recommend Black and Blue Custom Case Constructions
At Case Design Corp., we have a strong affinity for black and blue cases for several reasons. Firstly, black cases are affordable, making them accessible to a wide range of customers. Additionally, black effectively hides scuffs and scratches, ensuring that your case maintains a professional appearance even after rough handling. Furthermore, the availability of black stock cases simplifies the process of finding matching materials for non-specialized items.
As for blue cases, they offer a sleek and modern look that appeals to many individuals. The vibrant blue color stands out in various environments, making it easier to identify your case amidst a sea of others. This becomes particularly useful in crowded settings or during travel, allowing you to quickly spot your blue case and avoid confusion or mix-ups.
When it comes to choosing the right case, it’s crucial to work with custom case manufacturers who can guide you through the process. At Case Design Corp., we are dedicated to helping our clients identify the ideal materials and construction for their cases. Whether you need a stock case or a custom-built case solution, we offer a wide range of sizes, styles, and color options to ensure you find the perfect fit for your needs.
Don’t hesitate to contact us and explore our extensive selection of in-stock and custom-carrying cases. Our team of experts is ready to assist you in finding the best case solution to protect and transport your valuable items securely.