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Personal Care Packaging Design Trends

Personal care is evolving, taking its cue from nutraceuticals and cosmetics to create interest and appeal on the shelf. When it comes to personal care packaging, eye-appeal and functionality are both exceptionally important. With a focus on men as well as women, personal care packaging design is transforming, taking the best from other industries and…

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…

Maximize Holiday Sales With Packaging

  Retailers and manufacturers love the holiday season – and with good reason! The National Retail Federation reports that the holiday season represents up to 30% of total annual sales for many retailers. Appealing holiday packaging is a key component in maximizing profits during the holiday season. Premium holiday packaging – when done right –…

Incorporating Packaging Symbols into Your Cosmetic Packaging

With the vast array of products available to consumers in the health and beauty industry, it is important to emphasize what sets your product line apart. While text is traditionally the vehicle for getting most important information to consumers, widely recognized packaging symbols can also be used to quickly and efficiently convey key information about…

The Value of Custom Product Packaging

In retail, packaging for your product must be both practical and exceptionally appealing. Structural elements must be taken into consideration to ensure that your product is housed, displayed, and protected in the most effective way possible, while the visual details must elicit a positive, appealing first impression for a consumer. Packaging that Stands Out At…

The Importance of Packaging Testing

Whether your product is an automobile or children’s toy, food product or cosmetic line, you would never release it to the public without ensuring that it was safe, reliable, and compliant with the industry standards – so why should your packaging be any different? You trust packaging to perform as promised, to protect your products,…

Less is More: When Packaging Simplicity is a Must

From lenticular or holographic effects to finishing effects that leave the final product textured or three dimensional, modern packaging design options are almost limitless. The hundreds of different structural and visual effects allow for unprecedented creativity and variation in packaging design – but creativity should never be at the expense of simplicity or elegance. In…

Creative Plastic Packaging

The development of plastic has impacted the modern packaging industry, possibly more than any other material. Its options for variations in transparency make it uniquely versatile for packaging that showcases a product. A clear plastic folding carton provides an option with maximum visibility, while plastic with artful printed images can enhance the retail and propel…

Packaging for the Millennial Generation

When it comes to packaging a product, regardless of the industry itself, understanding your audience is key. According to the latest census numbers, millennials have actually overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation. This means they have a significant influence over how manufacturers, brands and marketers create, promote and develop products, and that make the…

5 Ways Your Packaging Could be Causing Your Product’s Failure

Developing winning packaging designs is not a stroke of luck. Research, planning and testing are all part of producing winning packaging designs. The reason that so much energy goes into creating a packaging design is that a truly great packaging design helps propel your brand and product forward in the market. A bad design, on…