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Packaging Professionals Survey Summary

What are the Challenges and Solutions Sought by Packaging Professionals in 2019? The above question is the main focus of a survey carried out by the Mark Allen Group ahead of the Packaged Global Summit in June 2019. The research was carried out by the Mark Allen Group, a research and event organiser. 100 packaging […]

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

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What will Packaging Look Like in 5 Years Time?

  What will packaging look like in 5 to 10 years’ time? In this article, we look at a post on the packaginginnovation.com website that summarises a report by Smithers Pira on the predicted changes in packaging between now and 2027. About Smithers Pira. Smithers Pira offers market reports and consultancy to the packaging, paper […]

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

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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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Chilled and Frozen Food – ECMA Carton Winner 2018

Goat’s Cheese Carton wins 2018 ECMA Award This year’s winner of the Chilled and Frozen Food Award was a Goat’s Cheese carton that has printing on both sides, UV gloss and matt varnish and embossing. The carton uses no glue and has a flap for re-sealing. It has a unique triangular shape that must be […]

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Sunday, December 16th, 2018

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Why Experiential Shopping Matters to Packaging

In this article, we will discuss an article from Conor Pope of the Irish Times, where he discusses what experiential shopping is and why retailers should be aware of it. We will examine how this relates to packaging and why you should consider experiential shopping when working on your packaging design. What is experiential shopping? […]

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

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ECMA Carton Awards 2018 – Confectionery

Luxurious Chocolate Truffle Carton Wins Award This month we bring you the winner and finalists in the Confectionery section of the ECMA 2018 Carton Excellence Awards. The winner was Booja-Booja Six Truffle Packs – The Rainbow Collection, a luxury chocolate truffle carton which was designed stand out on retail shelves. The carton was produced from one […]

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

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Organic Meat Producers New Sleeve Design

A New Carton Design for Organic Meat Producers This is an article from the Dieline blog about the design of sleeves for an award-winning, traditional, organic farm, Roam and Relish who decided to start selling charcuterie and needed a design that would reflect the premium quality and the attention to animal welfare. They asked Cornwall-based […]

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Thursday, September 27th, 2018

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Elegant 2 colour cartons

Two colour carton designs Is it worth investing in creating colourful packaging? Does a very colourful packaging design automatically mean it will be more eye-catching and effective than a less expensive 2 colour item of packaging? Will a 1 or 2 colour carton or sleeve design create an image of a low-cost, “bottom of the […]

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

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Sustainable Cartons- Fact vs Fiction Part 3

In this third and final blog on the topic of Carton Sustainability – Facts vs Fiction, we will reproduce some excellent infographic from procarton.com which separate the myths from the facts. (Pro Carton is the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers. ) The following 3 infographics will explore further truths and myths behind the […]

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

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Choosing the Right Substrate(Board) for your Carton

How To Choose the Right Board for Your Carton In this article for Sappi Packaging and Speciality Paper Blog, Didem Tekbas explains the importance of touch and packaging substrate (also known as cardboard/cartonboard/board ) in a consumer’s purchasing decisions. Below we have summarised the article. Read time approx. 3 minutes. Your Packaging Creates the First […]

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

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