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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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First-Time Packaging Buyers Guide

First-time Packaging Buyers Guide (Carton and Sleeves) “Never judge a book by its cover”. We have all heard that well-known saying many times but while we’re out shopping and we come across a product, especially food, that’s in a package or carton, well, we’ve no choice but to judge the food by its “cover” or […]

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

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New Helpful Packaging Guides Added

To help our customers with various aspects of packaging, we have added new Helpful Guides to our website which can be downloaded for free. They cover a wide range of topics that will be useful to packaging buyers, packaging designers, packaging students, for staff training etc. Below is a list of the new Helpful Packaging […]

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

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Packaging Jargon Buster

Carton and Sleeve Packaging Terminology- Explanation of Commonly Used Terms/Jargon Don’t know your E-flute from your B-flute, your SRP from your CDU? Have no fear, you’re not alone! Here at Dollard Packaging, we know we use a shed-load of industry terms at times but we’d like to demystify a few of them here. Below we […]

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

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Guidelines for Artwork for Printed Cartons and Sleeves

Carton and Sleeve Artwork Preparation Guidelines To avoid delays and costs associated with the supply of artwork for carton design the following areas should be considered; Carton Keyline This is where it all begins and the importance of using the keyline from an approved sample which has not only been approved as suitable to accommodate […]

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Monday, November 13th, 2017

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Special (Brand) Inks versus Process (CYMK) Printing

When to Use Special (Brand/Pantone) Inks instead of Process (CYMK) Inks in Packaging Printing This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using Special Inks (also known as Brand or Pantone inks) compared to printing out of 4 colour Process (also known as CYMK) and how to decide which type to use. Firstly, we will […]

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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