Packaging Design

The IoPP Fundamentals of Packaging Professionals, Third Edition outlines that package design is composed of two separate components - structural and graphical. Prior to designing the package, attention should be focused on the product itself by anticipating end user wants and needs. The structural component entails the technical and physical requirements of the package. The graphic component involves the physical features and characteristics that attract the consumer into making a purchasing decision.

Certified packaging professional John Henry states that packages should be designed or selected with the machinery in mind and that design is driven by the market and ultimately the individual consumer. The end user is king and the package must be designed primarily to please them. However, along with pleasing customers, designers should consider the costs of running the package. They should minimize these costs when possible and that can only be done if the costs of operation and the benefits of the design are known. [From the "Packaging Machinery Handbook" [www.packmachbook.com] by John R. Henry, CPP.]

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By a margin of more than two to one, respondents in our latest Who Wore It Better poll for Iced Coffee voted for Starbucks classic glass bottle over the shatter-resistant plastic container used by competitor Dunkin’ Donuts. Many said it was...


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Mucci Farms VEGGIES TO GO™ on-the-go snack for kids

Mucci Farms’ new Veggies to Go packs hit the sweet spot for consumers and for the company’s retail customers, offering parents an easy, healthy option for their kids’ away-from-home snacks and providing retailers with multiple package...


Packages need compelling graphics to capture the shopper’s attention. That’s a given. But when it comes to evaluating the effectiveness of a package design, environment and competition matter—as two recent correlated studies show.

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Buyers judge a product by the exterior, so be sure the packaging design accurately reflects the brand’s concept and message—and the customer’s needs.

 

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Ecommerce is taking up more of the retail market with every passing year. So if brands wish to see their businesses flourish, low standards of packaging design cannot factor into the equation.

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There’s a good chance that as a packaging professional in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry, you’ll be faced with the chance—or the challenge—to change a validated material. Is your team prepared?

The best way to manage change,...


Nourish Snacks founded by registered dietician and NBC Today Show's health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer rebrands with a bold packaging design that cues fun and taste appeal.

 

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The two hottest topics in September 2017 on PackagingDigest.com were related to packaging design and sustainability, with leading examples from Oscar Mayer, Halen Brands, Dove, Nest and others capturing your attention.

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Single-serving coffee prepared with a pod coffee maker is quick, but it can also provide javaphiles with an artisanal experience. That’s the message in the new packaging design from Keurig Green Mountain Inc. for Tully’s Coffee pods and cartons....


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