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Reduce Your Packaging Costs in 2019

In this article, we will discuss the key ways that you can reduce the cost of your cartons or sleeves in 2019. We will take account of the fact that cost is not the only factor to consider, i.e. there is no point reducing the cost of your packaging if it does not look as […]

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Friday, January 18th, 2019

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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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Cut your Packaging Costs – Infographic

Ways to Cut Your Carton and Sleeve Packaging Costs – Infographic    

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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Paperboard Cup – Ground-breaking New Design

Lidloc – Paper Coffee Cup Design With Integrated Paper Lid As the worldwide movement towards more sustainable packaging gathers momentum, Metsa Board have unveiled a ground breaking new paper lid for disposable paper cups. Metsa Board are Finnish manufacturer of paper and cartonboard. Metsaboard launched the new, innovative design at the Packaging Innovations Exhibition held in […]

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Monday, April 10th, 2017

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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, January 16th, 2017

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How Design can Make or Break your Brand Part 4

Packaging Design Guide by Persona Design – Part 4 In this 4 part series, we reproduce the fourth part of this excellent guide (written by Lorraine Carter of Persona Design) to understanding how your packaging’s design can help or hinder your brand Think beyond the shelf Your package design should continue to work effectively, even […]

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Carton of the Year 2016 Sustainability Winner

Most Sustainable Carton 2016 This month we show images of the Winner of the Sustainable Award 2016. The winner was Beam-Box, a battery container for Varta Consumer Batteries. The graphic design and structural design was by Varta’s own design team. The new design solves the problem of battery boxes that previously couldn’t be reclosed so new […]

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Most Innovative Carton ECMA Winner 2016

Innovative Juice Bottle Carton This carton was designed by two graphic designers and a structural designer at the Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Company in Vienna, Austria. Their customer, Eckes Granini wanted to include a sample bottle in the carton for their Pago Fruit Juice: Honey Dew Melon promotion. Until now, they had attached free sample bottles by […]

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Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Good packaging versus a TV commercial

Interview with leading packaging designer Procarton.com interviewed Armin Angerer, one of Europe’s leading designers with the Peter Schmidt Group. In the interview he puts forward a very convincing argument that brand owners should invest more in designing and producing good packaging than in TV ads. He thinks that the packaging of a product has a […]

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Saturday, August 13th, 2016

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Ten Guidelines for the Design of Package Front Panel

Packaging World have produced a Package Development Playbook. This comprehensive 138 page book covers a wide range of topics on package design and development.  In this article we have summarised a section entitled “Ten Guidelines for Effective Front Panel Design. Numerous studies have shown that 70% of consumer’s purchasing decisions are made in store when […]

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Saturday, August 13th, 2016

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