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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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A showcase of Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Can winners through 2019 coincides with the launch of the 2020 contest to celebrate the brand’s 175th year.

Launched in 2014, the Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Can Contest has placed original art on more than 300...


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PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America is modernizing the look of Lay’s potato chips with a new packaging design—the brands’ first pack redesign in 12 years. The new look debuted in September 2019, rolling out first in the United States and China....


Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world.

 

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