Packaging Projects – Most Common Mistakes

Project Failures in Packaging: A Closer Look In a recent article on PackWorld, Sterling Anthony looked at seven reasons why packaging projects fail in some way. Below we summarise these and add some Dollard Packaging additional advice on why project fail. Packaging Development must happen at the same time as Product Development Rather than sequential […]

Friday, February 16th, 2024


Packaging Mishaps

This is a 2-minute video from the Packaging School which shows how a flawed design process can have some disastrous and sometimes very funny results. The Packaging School is an organisation whose vision is to “bridge the gap between academia and industry by partnering with companies, subject matter experts and associations to create a shared […]

Thursday, December 15th, 2022


How Knowing your Colours can help Reduce your Packaging Cost

  Understand how Colours Affect Packaging Cost. In this article, we will explain the following: In certain packaging designs, all the creative effects and colours you want can be created out of 4 colour process, thereby making your packaging a 4 colour print job. In other packaging designs, the exact colours you want may necessitate […]

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022


Carton Packaging Project – Product Questionnaire

Starting a new carton design or packaging project? It is extremely important that you give us/your packaging supplier all the relevant information about the product and the packaging you are planning at the start of the project. To make this easier for our customers, we have created a Product Information and Life Cycle Questionnaire. If you […]

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022


Steps to Procuring Sustainable Packaging

Your business may be working to reduce your carbon footprint. An article on the Chase & Associates website discusses the Steps to Procuring Sustainable Packaging and notes that this must involve some R&D in order to ensure that you are getting the most up-to-date sustainable solutions for your packaging. The author points out that the […]

Monday, May 31st, 2021


Guide to Proofs for Printed Packaging

In this article, we explain how a proof compares to the final printed packaging, what types of proofs exist and which proof type we recommend for best results. What is a proof? A proof is a representation of how your printed packaging will look after it is printed. There are a few different types of […]

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020


Insights from 2019 for Packaging Executives

The packaging industry is evolving – this evolution is bringing opportunities and challenges. An article on the US-based Chase and Associates website discusses key insights across all packaging types from 2019 that every packaging buyer should be aware of. Below we have summarised the key points. Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence is been used to improve […]

Friday, April 24th, 2020


A Carton Structure for every Packaging Challenge

At Dollard Packaging, we have been manufacturing cartons since 1982. In this time, we have helped many customers find innovative solutions to their packaging challenges. For many packaging challenges, there may be more than one solution. If you have a packaging conundrum, make sure to utilise our expertise to help figure it out. Our 37 […]

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019


Recruiting Top Talent in Packaging – 4 things you need to know

A report by Chase & Associates gives anyone wishing to recruit staff to work in packaging 4 things they need to know if they want to recruit the best employees. Chase & Associates is an American recruiting company that specialises in packaging recruitment. Below is a summary of the key points. Sustainability Technology Millennials Company […]


Wednesday, September 25th, 2019


8 Questions You Should Ask before Buying Packaging

Ways to Reduce Packaging Costs – 8 Questions to Ask At Dollard Packaging, we know that you’ve got a lot to do in running your business, and like every business, you’ll want to minimise your packaging costs while still getting the best quality packaging. We’ve being producing printed packaging since 1982 – that’s a lot […]

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Monday, September 16th, 2019