Packaging Innovation
September 29, 2016

That’s hot! The best spice packaging designs

Although spice packaging design is probably not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of food packaging, it most certainly is worth a closer look! We’ve lined up some yummy spice packaging designs that caught our eye and will undoubtedly make your mouth water as well …

September 26, 2016

Did you know? These are the rarest colours in the world

Don’t you just love comparing paint swatches, ‘having a spin’ at the Pantone colour wheel, flipping through hundreds of books and magazines, … and then suddenly finding that perfect hue? If so, then you owe a big thank you to Edward Forbes. As the director of Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum from 1909 to 1944, […]

September 22, 2016

FREE DOWNLOAD: CPG packaging artwork: how to PASS the test

There are four keys to unlocking success in packaging and its artwork for CPG companies: PASS – Process, Assets, Supply chain, Speed. P is for Processes – a reduced number of processes, without any waste. Digital packaging management and asset management platforms can help to deliver automation of manual tasks. A is for Asset management […]


Pretty AND smart: 3 innovative beauty packaging designs Contrary to what the term suggests, beauty packaging design isn’t all about looks. Yes, looks do matter. A lot. But the most intriguing – and successful – cosmetic packaging designs are always those which combine beauty and functionality into one innovative box, jar, bottle, tube, …. We’ve […]

September 16, 2016

5 tips to create the perfect store design

Creating the perfect packaging design is one thing. Getting it to thrive in a retail environment is something different entirely – yet just as important. How will your packaging design compare to the competition on the shelves? Is there any place in the store in particular where a particular product will yield better sales results […]

September 15, 2016

Thinking about switching to flexo printing? Now is the time!

Flexo printing is more popular than ever, rivalling the quality of offset and gravure, and withstanding the competition of digital printing solutions. Its success will continue at least through 2020, according to Smithers Pira, thanks to increasingly innovative technologies as seen at drupa 2016.

September 14, 2016

FREE PDF ARTICLE: Best practice in pharma packaging artwork: how to PASS the test

Creating and producing packaging and its artwork for pharma products has become an increasingly complex process. A whole range of challenges – from increasing numbers of SKUs to human error – can hinder the process and lead to delays, compliance issues and unnecessary cost. But what about when all these challenges are overcome and everything […]

September 12, 2016

The 3 pillars of a perfect retail packaging design

Day after day, consumers find themselves bombarded with ads and products screaming for their attention. If a packaging design doesn’t make an impact within two seconds, there’s a 99 percent chance the product will get passed over and forgotten about. Do you want to make sure your design gets all the attention it deserves? Time […]

September 9, 2016

5 best practices for pharmaceutical packaging designers

If you’re a packaging designer, we needn’t tell you that pharmaceutical packaging design is a complex and challenging matter. Pharmaceutical packaging must be GMP certified, hermetically sealed and child-resistant, and it has to facilitate patient compliance. There are, however, plenty of best practices to get your design right from the get-go.

September 5, 2016

Free PDF: A two-part guide to conquering packaging and artwork inefficiencies (PART 2)

In Part 1 of this two-part series , we saw how packaging and artwork inefficiencies are costing companies dearly. We discussed how to identify these inefficiencies through methods such as value stream mapping, and how companies can gain the control and visibility of their processes to become more efficient. In this second part, we look […]


How to design stunning shelf-ready packaging? 3 tips

Time is money. With retail personnel spending precious hours restocking or repositioning products, retailers are increasingly turning to brand owners for shelf-ready packaging, or retail ready packaging, in a bid to trim costs. Ranging from large cardboard boxes with tear-off parts to small paperboard POP displays, shelf-ready packaging has become an integral part of modern […]