Packaging Innovation
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 […]

September 1, 2016

Transparent food packaging: standing out by being invisible

Transparent food packaging is one of the latest food packaging trends taking the world by storm. Is it a trend that’s here to stay? We sure think so. Research has shown that more than half of US consumers find it important to see the actual product they’re buying. How to adjust your food packaging design […]

August 30, 2016

Packaging artwork challenges faced by CPG companies? Kevin Karstedt shares his vision

What are the main packaging/labelling artwork challenges faced by CPG companies? The folks over at asked Kevin Karstedt of Karstedt Partners, LLC. Kevin identified 6 main challenges and talks about their consequences for CPG companies around the world. He also goes into detail about the ways forward looking companies are tackling these challenges successfully. […]

August 29, 2016

Zappos designs an ‘out of the box’ shoe box

Online retailer Zappos loves to think outside the box and wants to inspire its customers to do the same. Zappos’ latest shoe box design speaks volumes about the company’s creative and interactive approach. If shoes are made for walking anywhere the customer wants, Zappos figures, then shoe boxes are made for … whatever the customer […]

August 25, 2016

Now turtles are getting in on 3D packaging design too!

Have you met Freddy? Freddy’s a tortoise. This is his story …

August 22, 2016

Why companies are so in love with stand up pouches

They started out as beverage packaging for children some years ago, but these days stand up pouches are used for an incredibly wide range of products including microwavable meals, crisps, nuts, pet food, laundry detergents, and so on. And it’s not surprising, really, if you consider the many benefits stand up pouches offer not only […]