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Christmas Quiz!

Take our multiple-choice quiz and find out how much you know! The 15 questions are on different aspects of packaging, printing and related topics. Answers are in a link shown at the bottom of the page. Q1. What is a keyline? a) a line of keys on the side of the printing press to adjust […]

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Monday, December 17th, 2018

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Christmas Quiz – Answers

Answers Q1 What is a keyline?  b) layout guide that your designer uses to format the artwork to ensure the structure of the carton is correct Q2 What do the letters CYMK stand for in the printing industry? a) Cyan Yellow Magenta Black Q3. What is a die – forme used for? a) to cut […]

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Thursday, November 1st, 2018

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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 – Explanation of Commonly Used Terms 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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Carton Life Cycle Chart

Cartons are the Most Sustainable Form of Packaging Cartons and Sleeves are the most sustainable form of packaging and form part of the “circular economy”. If you think that letting your customers know that your packaging is fully sustainable may help your brand, you may be interested in this Carton Life Cycle infographic from Procarton. […]

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Sunday, October 8th, 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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6 Signs It’s Time to Update your Packaging

Is your Carton’s Design Outdated? This article was featured on the www.thedieline.com blog and is written by Fred Richards, Chief Creative Officer of Kaleidoscope. Kaleidscope is a design agency that generate fresh, strategic packaging design solutions for clients and has offices in Chicago, New York and Europe. Fred has worked in the international design industry […]

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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Foiling on Cartons/Sleeves and Shopper Attention Span

Does Foiling Attract Shoppers More Than Non-Foiled Cartons or Sleeves? This is a summary of a report on an initial study of the impact of the use of foil on packaging on consumer attention as seen on the Package Insight website. The study was developed in conjunction with the Foil & Specialty Effects Association to […]

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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Mintel Global Packaging Trends 2017

Emerging Packaging Trends of 2017 This article is a report from www.mintel.com on five emerging trends in packaging. Mintel is a leading market research and intelligence agency. The report looks at how these trends are affecting companies’ brands, consumers, retailers and packaging producers in 2017. Some Packaging Facts One third of US adults noted that […]

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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