The Procarton.com website has opened their Young Designers Award 2017 for voting. For this competition, student designers from over 42 universities and schools from around the world created new and innovative packaging designs and submitted them to Procarton. The designs are extremely varied and include both cartonboard and corrugated materials. From the 170 entries submitted, 27 have been shortlisted.
You can view the entries and cast your vote here. Voting closes on September 13th, 2017.
The young designers have used many sources of inspiration for these creations. For example, some designs have been created from problems that arise with packaging and handling when eating food on-the-go, phone charging, the fear of children when getting vaccinations and many other inspirations from daily life.
While these entries are very interesting to see, it should be carefully noted that these designs are one-off designs created for this competition only and have not been mass produced at any stage. From our extensive experience of packaging creation, we feel that some of these designs would not be practical to produce or use.
As with any packaging design project, it is always good practice to speak to your packaging printer before you consult your graphic designer. This is because the most important initial issue regarding packaging is the packaging structure. This must be tested and approved before you approach a graphic designer looking for artwork creation. We can provide your graphic designer with a key line which is a detailed outline of the structure of your proposed packaging which they can use to create the artwork in the correct format for printing and folding your carton or sleeve.
We have created number of useful blogs and guides on this topic, some of which we list below. Please contact us at Dollard Packaging if you have any queries. 01 – 847 0044