Packaging Innovation
December 20, 2018

3 packaging tips for temperature-controlled shipping

Temperature-controlled shipping is nothing new, yet there’s always lots to consider, as each shipment is unique – especially if you want to make the most cost-effective choices. Evidently, packaging is key here. Read on to discover our tried-and-tested tips for getting your product from A to B at the right temperature every time!
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December 18, 2018

Food packaging design for children isn’t always child’s play

If you thought designing food packaging for children these days simply means using bold colors and throwing in a mascot of some sort, you’re in for a few surprises. For one, the competition is fiercer than ever as kids’ versions of meals, snacks and drinks are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Secondly, millennial […]
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December 13, 2018

Why so purple? The biggest brand color trend of 2018 explained

When Pantone named Ultra Violet Color of the Year 2018, no one expected brands would go so crazy with purple as they have. The reason? You may be surprised!
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December 11, 2018

What does it take to get palletization right? Follow these tips!

There is an art to proper palletization. If that phrase just made you laugh out loud, we suggest you give us a call the next time you’re trying to fit a load onto a pallet and the result starts to resemble the Tower of Pisa 😉 Anyway, even the most experienced of shippers sometimes struggle […]
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December 6, 2018

Consumer confusion: just how recyclable is your packaging?

Your packaging designs, labels especially, have loads to say. Literally. There’s the list of ingredients you’re obligated to include, of course, and perhaps you’ve even adopted the much talked-about traffic light system. If you’re smart, your packaging also tells consumers just how eco-friendly the product as well as the packaging materials are – Millennials, after […]
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December 4, 2018

4 game-changing trends for flexible packaging designers

There’s no denying that the US flexible packaging industry has seen tremendous growth in the last twenty years. And yet the market is not without shifts and challenges. We believe the following trends will prove to be real game-changers for flexible packaging designers in the coming years. 
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November 28, 2018

3 nutraceutical packaging design trends that drive demand

In the last few years, the nutraceuticals market has experienced tremendous growth in revenue as millennial consumers – the largest customer base for nutraceuticals – are increasingly conscious of their health and the benefits fortified foods and dietary supplements offer them. Driving the nutraceutical demand are several packaging design trends worth exploring!
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November 21, 2018

What does it take to make pouch packaging truly sustainable?

A common misconception among consumers as well as vendors is that pouch packaging must be biodegradable in order to be sustainable. However, as pouches are not and should not be biodegradable – we’ll explain why below – those consumers and vendors wrongly assume that pouches are not eco-friendly by a long shot. Read on to […]
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November 15, 2018

How shrink packaging boosts shelf appeal … and more!

There’s no end to the versatility of shrink film. Used in virtually any industry and for all sorts of products, shrink packaging improves shelf life as well as product appeal and compliancy. Read on to learn all about the most important benefits shrink film offers to packaging designers. Shrink packaging is a designer’s best friend […]
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November 13, 2018

Will the retail-ready packaging trend continue its hot streak?

Industry experts feel retail-ready packaging (RRP) is growing strong and will likely continue to do so in the next few years, as suppliers are slowly but surely adapting to new technologies. But, although there are no signs of a slow-down so far, the future of the RRP sector is in fact not without challenges due […]
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November 8, 2018

What if your boss doesn’t want to automate the packaging workflow?

If you’re working in packaging prepress and your boss is an early adopter of all things automation, count your lucky stars! Then again, since you’re reading this, chances are your boss is a little less enthusiastic about automating the company’s packaging workflow than you had hoped. But don’t despair just yet. Next time, take these […]
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