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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….

Fast 5 Facts: Die Cutting

Die cutting, a post-press finish, allows packaging and print pieces to have unique cutouts that can vary from simple to extremely complex. From shapes to letters, die cutting draws attention to the dimensional nature of the piece and the character of the substrate itself. In today’s Fast 5 Facts we’ll learn some unique characteristics of…

Electronic-Proofs, Digitally Printed Proofs and Press Test Proofs – Which Proof do You Need?

When you’re working on a new print or packaging project, you may need to consider what proofing method is best from you. Electronic proofs, digitally printed proofs and/or press test proofs offer different advantages. Depending on how customized your project is or if you have a particular concern about your chosen treatment, color or effect,…

Fast 5 Facts: Printing Press Inks

Inks are essential tools for print and packaging suppliers. The right inks are required for the best print result on print pieces and packaging. From substrates used to printing method, it’s important to know that not all inks are created equal. Achieving compatibility between inks, substrates and desired visual effect is key to making your designs…

Fast 5 Facts on Presses

From their earliest beginnings, printing presses have revolutionized the world. Take Gutenberg’s first press. The simple invention of movable type led to the first mass production of books in Europe. Today’s printing presses are, of course, much more advanced. Still, they continue to revolutionize the way we think of print. Here are 5 facts about…

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…