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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]


Tuesday, April 17th, 2018