PRINT18: Lake Image Systems Wins A 2018 RED HOT Technology Award

Printing errors, whether on the pharmaceutical packaging, on an attached label or on an associated printed medication leaflet, can have very serious consequences. Error in dosage instructions where e.g. “2.5mg” appears as “25mg” or “2-3 tablets” printed as “23 tablets”, can potentially cause serious harm or even fatalities. These printing errors could easily occur due to a number of prepress, production or operational issues. Blocked or misfiring inkjet heads, toner marks, dust, equipment/software glitches or human error (e.g. keying errors) could and do happen at any time. DISCOVERY PharmaPQ is a comprehensive print quality inspection and data verification system for…

ISO/IEC: Packaging Guide 41:2018 update

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have updated Guide 41, Packaging – Recommendations for addressing consumer needs. This document provides general recommendations to be taken into consideration when determining the most suitable type of packaging for products intended for consumers. The functions that packaging can perform include, but are not limited to, containment, protection, handling, transport, storage, convenience, information and presentation. This document also considers the sustainable use of resources covering optimization, reuse and recovery of packaging. This document provides guidance to: Product designers, manufacturers and others engaged in the process of making decisions concerning packaging;…

Heyday Cake: Typography based graphical solution

Heyday Cake — healthy vegan desserts with pribiotics from nuts, dried fruits and berries. For Tuman Studio, the task was to acquaint the consumer with healthy desserts, to attract non-vegetarians. Typography forms the basis of the graphical solution. Transparent graphic elements correspond to the tastes of the product. Each taste is assigned a characteristic depending on the nutrients of each product. 7 tastes correspond to 7 days of the week. A handy jar allows to take a dessert with you. DESIGN: Tuman Studio    

Magia Piura: Colorful birds and plants for chocolate pack-design

Magia Piura is a brand that specialises in chocolate and cacao derivitives and is based in Piura, Perú where it produces a distributes its products. Piura is place well-known for its mysticism and there are parts of the province that still hold on to the tradition and beliefs of shamans and spells. To create the packaging, Alejandro Gavancho was faithful to the concept of magic: key to the place of origin. But this time, relating it to its surroundings; collages, textures and brighter colours which nod to local fruits and nature that grow close to the cacao plantations. DESIGN: Alejandro…