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A Guide to Using Metallics in Packaging

Why Metallics? Through leveraging printing techniques to make a product really sing include color, shape, texture, and design. These elements, when properly developed, should cause your product to be a real standout from the rest on loaded retail shelves. Metallics, when applied with advanced printing techniques, can significantly ramp up sales. Metallics: The Tie-Breaker. When…

3 Ways to Use Gradients in Packaging Design

Influencing Consumer Purchasing Decisions Developing your brand and earning market share is neither easy nor inexpensive. When a customer walks down an aisle in virtually any type of retail outlet, he or she expects to be able to spot a product or product line by the packaging your marketing team undoubtedly worked hard to develop—packaging…

Experts Talk: Tips for Reducing Packaging Costs

Every company looks for ways to reduce costs, especially when it comes to the manufacturing of the product, with every detail investigated. One thing that frequently gets overlooked is reducing the costs of packaging, but there are ways this can be accomplished without sacrificing design, branding or the protection and safety of the product. Plan…

Creating the “Natural” Packaging Look – 5 Methods Explained

Natural-looking packaging is a proven marketing strategy, attracting high numbers of Millennials and Gen Z consumers – major market segments. Manufacturers of high-end products can increase interest and sales by presenting their products in packaging that communicates to consumers attracted to a simpler, organic look. These natural packaging designs can be created with several methods….

Packaging Industry Trends for 2019

Packaging is an ever-evolving industry, shifting to match what attracts consumers in the current culture. The emerging packaging industry trends for 2019 that will be seen in a wide range of products, including health and beauty, distilled spirits, cannabis, and consumer electronics include: Bold, Saturated Colors The science behind the human response to color plays…

What Your Design Agency Doesn’t Know About Packaging

Brands across markets rely on design agencies to conceptualize and deliver unique packaging artwork and/or structural designs that drive sales and market recognition. A good packaging design goes way beyond a pretty box. It tells a story of a brand and helps establish a relationship with the consumer. Great agencies can develop out-of-the-box designs that…

The Present & Future Solutions of e-Commerce Packaging

The e-Commerce industry has a long road ahead of them. While e-Commerce only currently accounts for about 12% of the global retail market, there are huge opportunities for growth. They’ve grown fast and every day new players are getting into the e-Commerce game. Since we can now buy anywhere with just a click on our…

Skincare Packaging – Finding the Perfect Look

With skincare packaging, you want to relay the product and results the products brings through the packaging. Throughout the years companies have done this well, but in recent years, skincare companies are putting a huge emphasis on their packaging. Skincare companies use packaging as a way to communicate their unique value proposition to their customers….

Experiential Packaging: What Can It Do for You?

The debate whether to spend your money on things or experiences is polarizing. But maybe it’s moot. Why not have both? Experiential packaging gives consumers the best of both worlds. It doesn’t just protect and showcase valuable products. It also makes them even more appealing to consumers. By engaging them, delighting them, and giving them…

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…