TIDE ECO-BOX: Detergent pack especially designed for e-commerce

Procter & Gamble, the makers of Tide, are going to release new packaging for their liquid detergent specifically designed for e-commerce. Tide Eco-Box will start shipping in January 2019, and unlike plastic bottles, it doesn’t need to be wrapped and re-boxed for shipment to the consumer. The same tide clean in a smarter package – with shipping-safe packaging and a no-drip twist tap, it’s specially designed for ease of shipping and ease of use. And it uses 60% less plastic and 30% less water vs the comparable plastic bottle (150 oz Tide Original). 60% less plastic and 30% less water…

BRAND Packaging: 2018 Design Gallery People’s Choice Winners

Brand Packaging announced the winners of its 2018 Design Gallery People’s Choice awards at the annual Packaging That Sells Conference held in Chicago on October 8-10. The awards recognize the industry’s best packaging designs based on how effectively the packaging uses graphics and structure to tell a brand’s story. This year’s competition drew 86 submissions across five award categories: Paperboard, Flexible, Rigid Plastic, Glass and Metal. In addition, an overall Editor’s Choice was selected out of the nominees from all categories. Unlike most other design competitions, the Design Gallery awards are chosen by online voting. This year, more than 3,000…

Global Bottled Water Awards: ​​​​​​​​​​​​JUST Water wins Global “Best Packaging Solution” Award 2018

JUST Water, the innovative global water brand from the United States, has received the “Best Packaging Solution” award at the 2018 Global Bottled Water Congress with its unique Tetra Top® carton bottle. Ira Laufer, CEO of JUST said, “The JUST mission is to do things better in all aspects of our business, from sourcing to our packaging. We believe a package should protect and deliver its contents with minimal environmental impact, with the highest quality in sustainability, function and consumer appeal. The Tetra Top package is made from 82% renewable resources, primarily FSC™ certified paperboard and bio-based plastic derived from…

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;…

InPrint 2018: Siegwerk to showcase its customized inkjet inks

With its presence at InPrint in Milan, Italy, Siegwerk positions itself as competent partner for digital printing solutions presenting its ink and service portfolio for personalized packaging and labels. Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, will exhibit from November 20 to 22 at this year’s InPrint Italy 2018, the leading international exhibition of print technologies for industrial manufacturing. The company will use this opportunity to present its customized inkjet ink and service portfolio including its latest developments and innovations for digital printing. At booth 840 Siegwerk will present various application samples…

Paper & Packaging: How Life Unfolds campaign reveals two new animated characters

Paper and packaging products are an integral part of our lives. They give us an outlet for our creativity. They help us solve problems and learn about the world around us. They connect us in personal, meaningful ways. And they help us make important contributions to a more sustainable future. The Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds® consumer campaign and animated brand characters communicate the personally relevant benefits of paper and paper-based packaging. The campaign reminds us how paper helps us reach our goals and how packaging helps keep our goods and products safe. The campaign is an industry-funded…

Glass Packaging Institute: 2018 Clear Choice Award Winners Announced

Since 1989, the Clear Choice Awards has honored consumer product goods manufacturers who find unique ways to use glass packaging to tell the story of their brand, create glass containers that stand out on the shelf, and feature innovative designs. The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) announces the winners of its 2018 Clear Choice Awards, which recognize North America’s top brands and manufacturers creating exceptional designs that shape powerful consumer experiences. The seven winners were recognized during a ceremony at the national Packaging That Sells Conference in Chicago. SOURCE: Glass Packaging Institute

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tetra Pak launches new packaging material effects to help brands attract shoppers’ attention​

Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects, known as Tetra Pak® Artistry, to help food and beverage producers revitalise the look and feel of their products. These effects help brands attract shoppers’ attention without the need for the manufacturer to switch to a new packaging format or invest in new equipment. Tetra Pak Artistry will include:​ Tetra Pak® Reflect: to incorporate holographic effects onto the package Tetra Pak® Metallized: to create a metallic effect Tetra Pak® Craft: to give the package the natural look of bare paperboard with wood fibres SOURCE: Tetra Pak®  

Travel with Dove Nourishing Secrets

We were assigned to design three thematic illustrations for the latest campaign of Dove Nourishing Secrets for the Greek market. Dove Nourishing Secrets is a series of three products inspired by the beauty rituals of Central American, Indian and Japanese women. Our goal was to design a storyline for each of them in order to communicate the full journey of each ritual. SOURCE