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Hot Foil Stamping vs. Metalized Inks: What You Need to Know

Metalized decorating techniques give your packaging a unique, sophisticated look. The unmistakable gleam, visible even on crowded store shelves, is a great way to catch the eyes of your customers. Because shiny metals are often valuable, it also creates a subconscious association that whatever inside the package is valuable too. If you plan to create…

Lenticular Printing 101: What, How, and More

What Is Lenticular Printing? Lenticular is a printing method that adds dimension and/or motion to images which are normally static and flat. The “magic” is actually an optical illusion. By covering images with plastic sheets of tiny lenses, printers allow the eye to view alternating sections of multiple images simultaneously. This creates a sense of…

Packaging Trend: Shape & Die-Cutting

Print and finishing effects like embossing and debossing, the use of gold foils, and specialty coatings and varnishes are each a popular method to create eye-catching decorative effects in packaging. What many don’t realize is that precision die cutting is another tool that can be used to make your product stand out. Die-cutting is a…

5 Common Packaging Production Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Settling on the perfect substrate, package structure, and coatings and finishes is just the first step. What truly matters is the execution – how well your print and packaging expert brings the concept to life. Production mistakes can be costly. They leave you with the dilemma of accepting an inferior product or waiting for the…

Printing & Packaging Terms, Part 3: Tucks & Folds

Even for experienced industry professionals, printing and packaging terminology can seem unclear at times. At JohnsByrne, our aspiration is to simplify that aspect of your business so you can concentrate on creating great products. When it comes to structural design, many packaging designers don’t realize just how many options are available to them. The possibilities…

Johns Byrne Gold Ink Awards for 2016

Gold Ink is a prestigious organization that recognizes the best in printed materials produced by the printing and packaging industries, and the Gold Ink awards are considered as the “Oscars of the print industry.” There is no greater honor than being the recipient of the Gold Ink awards, as they are bestowed only upon the…

Avoiding Costly Packaging Mistakes

No one likes to make mistakes, especially errors that result in lost time, rework costs, and missed deadlines. Avoiding a BIG-dollar packaging blunder can be life-saving for any company or brand. But how can you escape unforeseen packaging expenses that will run up the bill and potentially damage profitability? Here’s how: Packaging Lifecycle Analysis The…

Speed Up Product Time to Market with Packaging Design

Accelerating Product Time to Market by Streamlining the Packaging Design and Development Process In today’s hyper-competitive market, it’s crucial to release new products as soon as possible. Whether you’re working on a brand new packaging project, rebranding or doing a packaging refresh, streamlining the packaging design and development process will accelerate speed-to-market. With that in…

Innovation in Action: Casamigos’ Spirits Packaging

One thing that is constant in the luxury folding carton market is change. New and emerging brands are constantly hitting the competitive spirits market and their challenge is how to break in and get noticed. Casamigos, founded by longtime friends George Clooney and Rande Gerber, had an idea to make the “best-tasting, smoothest tequila around”,…

Fast 5 Facts: Folding and Gluing

Folding and gluing is what ultimately brings a packaging design together. Understanding the different stages of packaging development is useful for creating successful designs. In addition to adhesives, brand managers need to understand how different folds end up creating a specific packaging design. Here are five facts about folding and gluing for packaging designs: 1….