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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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Emerging Packaging Trends 2018

  Trends for Cartons and Sleeves in 2018 10 key market trends that have implications for packaging are outlined in this report from Procarton. The implications of the growing “silver surfer” market, the rise of “smart packaging”, the trend towards experiential shopping are some of the trends reported. The Annual Pro Carton Trend Report found […]

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

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What are “Clean” labels and why would you use a “clean” label?

Are your food labels in line with the new clean label trend? What are “clean” labels and will having a “clean” food label on your packaging improve their impression of your food product? In this article on the Packaging Innovation website, the author explains what a clean label is and the effects that clean labelling […]

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

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Are Cartons Sustainable? Fact versus Fiction Part 1

Myths and Facts about the Manufacture of Cartonboard – Part 1 of 3 Questions and Confusion about Sustainability Which form of packaging is the most sustainable? Where does the wood that is used to make European cartons come from? Are tropical rainforests being cut down for the manufacturer of cartons in Europe? There is so […]

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Monday, June 25th, 2018

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