Design & Concepts

Packaging design melds shapes, graphics, materials and more to create functional packaging that appeals on many sensory levels: visually, tactilely, emotionally.

From classic design hierarchies to contemporary styles, packaging concepts elevate a brand or product line above the competition and can help expand its market potential into new outlets or new demographics.

Concepts can easily cross over from one market category to another: from foods and lotions to spirits and cleaning products. Packaging Digest presents new commercialized packages and design tactics to help stimulate ideas for marketers and packaging designers working on their own projects.

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Winter is here, and with it all the glitzy brouhaha that surrounds the holidays. For most people, it is a time to surrender to the festive spirit and indulge in anything remotely “Yule.”


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The clock is ticking for brands to get on board with Amazon’s new Frustration-Free Packaging program. Vendors of select products sold and fulfilled by Amazon have until Aug.


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Just in time for Veteran’s Day, Greek yogurt brand Chobani has launched a product in patriotic packaging to benefit veterans and their families.


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Environmental consciousness is a core value for Tokyo-based Kao Group, informing all aspects of its business and driving the global organization’s efforts in sustainable packaging.


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With less than 60 days before we flip our calendars to a new year, we’ve started to think about how packaging might evolve in 2019.


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Many packaging projects strive for excellence; not all achieve it.


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Leading ecommerce retailer Amazon continues to urge brand owners to optimize their packaging. On Oct.


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Werner & Mertz, a German company that specializes in home-care products, has partnered with Mondi Group to create the ultimate in consumer-friendly sustainable packaging: The companies have developed a 100% recyclable pouc


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Digital packaging tools and workflows can help “David” or “Goliath” brands speed up product launches and/or optimize processes across the entire packaging ecosystem by improving communication with internal departments, as well


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With more and more businesses being scrutinized for their environmental impact, it’s more important than ever to turn to responsible packaging choices.


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Yesterday, Amazon sent letters to thousands of brand-owner vendors affected by a new packaging program.


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Three actionable ways to reduce your company’s reliance on expanded polystyrene and environmental footprint in the plant and throughout the supply chain.

 


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“After each player on the France National Football Team picked up his winner’s medal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he also received a surprise: a Budweiser with his name digitally printed onto the bottle.”


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Did you ever notice how similar packaging is for gin and eau de toilet? We did. While not all primary packages for perfume or high-end liquor are heavy glass, many are.


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Seventh Generation, a producer of environmentally benign household and personal care products, is now using a cap made of 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) polypropylene for its Natural Dish Liquid.


Winter is here, and with it all the glitzy brouhaha that surrounds the holidays. For most people, it is a time to surrender to the festive spirit and indulge in anything remotely “Yule.”

Savvy retailers know this and make every attempt to...


The clock is ticking for brands to get on board with Amazon’s new Frustration-Free Packaging program. Vendors of select products sold and fulfilled by Amazon have until Aug. 1, 2019, to ensure their packaging arrives in the ecommerce giant’s...


Just in time for Veteran’s Day, Greek yogurt brand Chobani has launched a product in patriotic packaging to benefit veterans and their families.

Chobani’s Hero Batch initiative centers around Red, White and Blueberry yogurt. The product...


Environmental consciousness is a core value for Tokyo-based Kao Group, informing all aspects of its business and driving the global organization’s efforts in sustainable packaging.

The company owns myriad consumer brands in the cosmetics,...


With less than 60 days before we flip our calendars to a new year, we’ve started to think about how packaging might evolve in 2019. Smart packaging is one area that’s sure to continue to amaze us as consumers rely on their smartphones to stay...


Many packaging projects strive for excellence; not all achieve it. Winners of Dow Chemical Co.’s 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation competition occupy the pinnacle of packaging design achievement, with an array of creative solutions to...


Leading ecommerce retailer Amazon continues to urge brand owners to optimize their packaging. On Oct. 31, Amazon added five European Union (EU) countries to its shortlist of those already asked to participate in its Frustration-Free Packaging...


Werner & Mertz, a German company that specializes in home-care products, has partnered with Mondi Group to create the ultimate in consumer-friendly sustainable packaging: The companies have developed a 100% recyclable pouch decorated with...


Digital packaging tools and workflows can help “David” or “Goliath” brands speed up product launches and/or optimize processes across the entire packaging ecosystem by improving communication with internal departments, as well as with external...


With more and more businesses being scrutinized for their environmental impact, it’s more important than ever to turn to responsible packaging choices. When considering shipping options, brands want to know about the environmental effects of the...


Yesterday, Amazon sent letters to thousands of brand-owner vendors affected by a new packaging program. So if you were wondering whether to design or redesign your packaging for the ecommerce channel, this might help you decide.

To help...


Three actionable ways to reduce your company’s reliance on expanded polystyrene and environmental footprint in the plant and throughout the supply chain.

 

Increased numbers of manufacturers and retailers are...


“After each player on the France National Football Team picked up his winner’s medal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he also received a surprise: a Budweiser with his name digitally printed onto the bottle.”

This 2-page article gives you an...


Did you ever notice how similar packaging is for gin and eau de toilet? We did. While not all primary packages for perfume or high-end liquor are heavy glass, many are. And both categories often use a stopper closure and elegant labels or...


Seventh Generation, a producer of environmentally benign household and personal care products, is now using a cap made of 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) polypropylene for its Natural Dish Liquid. The closure, from...


A B B Labels is the single source for all your Label and Tag needs. Our product line includes Labels for a variety of applications (Custom P/S Product & Packaging Labels, Fabric Labels, Law labels, and Tags (from Shipping and Inventory Tags to...


Here at A Plus Label we believe that choosing the right printer can be critical to the success of your product and business. With our unsurpassed print quality, A Plus Label has grown into one of the top flexographic printing companies around....


Afinia Label manufactures and distributes end-to-end, high-speed, in-house, full-color label printers, finishers, and applicators to brand owners and label converters. Our high-quality products ensure your labels print the right way, right away,...


All Pro Technical Service Inc. was started in response to a growing need for high-quality, specialized service for the Linx brand of continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers.  Our technicians are located throughout the U.S. and provide quick response time...


Best Label Company was formed in 1976 in Cerritos, CA as a privately held corporation. Flexography as a method of printing was still in its infancy as compared with today and pressure sensitive labels were coming of age. Increasingly seen in food...


We are the North American sister company of Blumer Maschinenbau AG of Switzerland - a manufacturer, worldwide distributor and innovative leader of card and label finishing equipment and modular die-cutting systems. With over 115 years of...


A business partner to technology companies for over 50 years, Cellotape’s focus has been laser sharp since the beginning: to be the best, most trusted source of innovative labels, overlay panels, nameplates, and components to customers in the...

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CGS is a world leader in digital proofing, color management, and 3-D packaging software as well as in high-quality mockups and proofs. Add its award-winning products ORIS CxF Toolbox, iC3D, and ORIS Flex Pack // Web Visualizer into a workflow to...


China packaging is a national owned group company established in 1972 and owning many manufacturers supplying various packaging pruducts. China Packaging is one of the leading company in Chinese packaging export business providing packaging...


Introduced in 1982, Cold Ice brand, thermal packaging remains the industry standard in performance, durability and safety.

Our gel ice contains a semi-solid, non-toxic, biodegradable gel formulation. Cold Ice is the preferred choice for...


Since 2011, CDT has been committed to providing label and tag color on-demand inkjet printers for a wide range of applications and industries at breakthrough speeds and cost effectiveness. CDT’s wide range of digital color platforms – from...


Datamax-O’Neil is the global provider who works passionately with customers to listen, understand and then deliver a value-driven printing solution that minimizes risk and maximizes efficiency, safety, and quality. Our solutions improve our...


Hang tabs from Do-It make source reduction easier. Team with our source reduction experts and we'll make your packaging more environmentally friendly by reducing the overall amount of packaging, or eliminating it altogether. You cut your packaging...


In 2014, Fernqvist Labeling Solutions has been in business for 25 years thanks to our many loyal customers, dedicated eFernqvist 25th Anniversary Sealmployees, and supportive suppliers. The Fernqvist Team is dedicated to building long term...


We are committed to customer intimacy and providing customers with value, service and the highest quality attainable. We deliver solutions designed to meet customer's needs and exceed their expectations every single day. Our ability to effectively...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to Thursday, February 7, 2019

WestPack combines industry-leading educational sessions with the latest packaging technologies and products from cutting-edge suppliers.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Monday, April 29, 2019 to Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CPhI North America 2019 is the epicenter for pharma innovation, emerging trends, insights and education.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Monday, June 3, 2019 to Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Monday, June 10, 2019 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019

EastPack 2019 offers cutting-edge packaging solutions for an array of markets, including food, beverage, beauty and healthcare.

Monday, June 10, 2019 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019

MD&M East 2019, now in its 35th year, is the largest medtech event on the East Coast.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019

At MD&M Minneapolis 2019, discover the latest developments in medical devices and see the technologies driving tomorrow's life-saving innovations.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to Thursday, October 24, 2019

MinnPack 2019 brings the latest packaging equipment, automation and design ideas to the Midwest.