Creating and producing packaging has become an increasingly complex process. The number of product variations is on the rise with demands for custom, bespoke packaging, and companies are navigating tighter time and cost constraints.
Remember how hard it used to be to make last minute copy changes to outlined text in artwork files – unless you had the proper font installed? Well, not anymore! The new OCR plug-in ‘Text Recognition’ for Adobe Illustrator just makes life easier.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation are globally acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards in the packaging industry. If you want to have a chance at winning this globally acknowledged award this year, now is the time to sign up! The entry deadline is April 12. The jury also expects to receive a […]
With every new season comes a brand-new set of Pantone color trends that shape fashion, interior styles and, naturally, packaging design! Now that spring 2018 is finally here, it’s time to say goodbye to burnt (yet delicious) hues like Tawny Port, Butterum and Autumn Maple and start afresh. One thing’s for sure: Pantone’s most recent […]
Do you ever wonder what packaging designs will look like ten years from now? One thing’s for sure: there are plenty of disruptive forces at work, driving innovation in packaging and thus encouraging the retail landscape to evolve at full speed. Smithers Pira expects the global packaging market’s value will reach 1 trillion USD by […]
Having a baby requires adjusting to a completely different lifestyle and the challenges that come with it. If it’s your first, you also suddenly find yourself part of a whole new group of consumers called young parents. And being part of that group means you have questions. Many questions. “Is this product the right age […]
The rise of e-commerce has made supply chains more complex – and prone to counterfeiting – than ever before. The pharmaceutical industry is no exception, with the FDA estimating that about 10 percent of all pharmaceuticals sold globally are counterfeit. As the number of counterfeit pharmaceuticals circulating the world continues to climb, manufacturers and pharmaceutical […]
Did you know 1 in 5 consumers refuses to purchase any products from a company that suffered a food recall? Meanwhile, the amount of counterfeit products on the global market is forecast to increase 3 percent annually over the next five years. In the US alone, food recalls have increased 400 percent in the past […]
Dividers may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of packaging design, yet they are indispensable to the packaging industry. In fact, the packaging divider market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of nearly 6 percent across various market segments and in all global regions at least until 2021, […]
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Amid increasingly stringent security regulations and an alarmingly high number of fake products on the market, anti-counterfeiting technologies are the latest trend to take the packaging industry by storm. According to Smithers Pira, the anti-counterfeit packaging market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.3 percent, reaching 3.6 billion USD by 2022.