Packaging Innovation
June 12, 2017

Smooth operator! 3 tips to boost your prepress workflow

Tedious bottlenecks, seemingly endless approval cycles, costly mistakes that could have been avoided, if only … Sounds familiar? Everybody who works in print knows how challenging – yet crucial – adopting and sustaining a smooth prepress workflow can be. These tips will help you get prints picture-perfect from the get-go, keep errors at bay and […]
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June 8, 2017

Sea-ing the potential of sustainable shampoo packaging!

Did you know that about 25 percent of plastics end up in our oceans or waterways? That means that, by 2050, the plastic in our oceans will outnumber the fish! Fortunately, more and more packaging manufacturers are stepping up to the plate, focusing on sustainable production methods and recyclability. Manufacturers like Procter and Gamble (P&G), […]
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June 5, 2017

How to design a cardboard box? There’s lots to consider

Designing a cardboard box may sound easy enough, but it entails much more than you’d imagine. The perfect box does not only look great, but is also extremely practical. To make sure you don’t overlook any crucial features, this article lists the most important boxes designers need to tick (pun intended, yes).
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June 2, 2017

Food labelling: consumers long for more clarity and compliance

Consumers are increasingly aware of what they eat, attaching more and more importance to food safety and nutrition benefits. Meanwhile, despite (or due to?) the many rules and guidelines in place, manufacturers still fall short when it comes to food labelling.
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May 30, 2017

Got milk-based plastic packaging? Lactips created it!

Did you know that approximately 300 million bags of chemical waste are disposed of every year? And that tons of left-over chemicals end up in landfills and even the consumer’s water supply? Now that waste management is more important than ever, a great deal of packaging manufacturers are rising to the occasion with innovative green […]
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May 23, 2017

WALL-E who? Meet Clarke, the cardboard recycling robot!

It’s been almost ten years since WALL-E first melted our hearts, but it seems the recycling robot is now facing some competition. In terms of recycling capabilities, that is. Clarke, a cardboard recycling robot developed by AMP Robotics and nicknamed after inventor Arthur C. Clarke, is not nearly as cute as WALL-E. But boy, can […]
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May 12, 2017

Case study: how will Brexit affect the UK’s packaged food industry?

While there have been no drastic changes to the UK’s packaged food industry following the referendum result so far, there is no denying that some game-changing developments are bound to take place once the UK has finally left the EU. A case study by Euromonitor forecasts ready meals, biscuits, snack bars, sweet and savoury snacks, […]
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Photo-realistic rendering of packaging with Studio & KeyShot

Esko Studio now integrates with KeyShot. This integration improves the appearance of physical goods such as plastics, liquids, metals and glass for realistic pack shots. The combined solution provides the best of both worlds for Brand Owners and Pre-Media: print modeling plus realistic, high-resolution rendering, in a short amount of time. Realistic pack shots made […]
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May 9, 2017

Forget carbon-neutral. This packaging is carbon-negative!

The delivery sector is not exactly the most sustainable industry out there, isn’t it? Still, delivery companies who want to stay ahead of the game acknowledge the importance modern consumers attach to sustainability. Take myHermes, for instance. Constantly searching for new ways to make its organization as green as possible, the delivery company recently came […]
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May 5, 2017

Why flexible packaging is getting flexier each day

Flexible packaging is one of the fastest-growing formats the packaging industry has had the pleasure of exploring so far. The last few years saw flexible packaging attract the attention of numerous packaging manufacturers and retailers in various industries, and it seems the format’s popularity is still on the rise. So what is it that makes […]
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May 3, 2017

Taking virtual 3D testing of consumer packaging to the next dimension

Jon is under pressure. He is responsible for marketing his company’s leading brand of fragrances. He faces fierce competition, cost pressures and demands to make his products stand out more on the shelf. He knows the traditional research and testing process is extremely costly and time-consuming. What about this 3D virtual visualization of packaging he […]
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