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Shrink wraps (or shrink film or shrink sleeves, if you prefer) can look pretty amazing, but every packaging designer knows getting them to look flawless can be tricky at times. Fortunately, most problems with shrink wraps can be easily fixed. This article discusses five common shrink film problems and their solutions.
One of the most exciting innovations in the food and beverage packaging industry in the past few years, 3D printing technology is here to stay. More and more companies are discovering the virtually endless opportunities 3D printers have to offer, using 3D printing technology to create personalized packaging on request and even reducing plastic waste […]
Once used primarily for transporting products and storing items in attics, it seems corrugated packaging finally managed to find its way to designers’ hearts for several reasons.
There’s more to packaging than meets the eye. Sure, colours and graphics are what draws consumers to packaging in the first place. But there’s lots to be said for the material itself as well, especially from a manufacturer’s point of view. To prevent chemicals transferring from packaging to food, all packaging materials must adhere to […]
With pouch packaging and PET increasingly popular within the beverage industry – and the retail industry in general – one cannot help but wonder: are glass and aluminum on their way out? The answer is no. Despite the growing presence of pouch packaging and PET bottles in the beverage aisle, industry experts agree that glass […]
Despite the growing popularity of PET bottles, consumers still have a strong preference for glass packaging when it comes to wine, craft spirits and beer.
With more and more brand owners adopting a flexible packaging format, flexible is increasingly replacing traditional packaging formats like metal cans and glass jars, says The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA). In The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2022, Smithers Pira indeed confirms that the future of the flexible packaging market is looking bright, forecasting an […]
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).
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 […]
It seems the long-standing flexo versus digital printing debate has finally come to an end. Kind of. Instead of fretting over which printing technology is the best, printers have come to accept that the two technologies actually complement each other. More and more printers find themselves investing in both flexo and digital so that they […]
Like any other industry in the world these days, the packaging industry is always looking for new ways to cut costs. Most of the time, this simply comes down to ridding the packaging of dead weight. Penny pinching, in other words, which – especially in the world of packaging – can lead to tremendous savings. […]