The perfect Christmas gift for packaging designers …

The package design book 3 – the perfect Christmas gift

Are you looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for your packaging designer partner? Then we may have the perfect tip for you: ‘The Package Design Book 3’. It’s a beautiful collection of the Pentawards winners 2013 and 2014, gloriously bundled in one hardback for your viewing pleasure. Who knows, you might be inspired! Check out this great Christmas gift!

Margaret E. Knight – mother of the brown paper bag

The invention of the brown paper bag

The invention of the brown paper bag, as we know it, can be attributed to two people: Francis Wolle and Margaret E. Knight. The former came up with the first paper bag machine in 1852, while the latter invented a device to cut, fold and paste paper bag bottoms, making her the mother of the modern-day grocery bag – even though it took her years to take credit for her work. Discover the history of the brown paper bag!

Have you considered your Christmas packaging strategy yet?

christmas packaging strategy

The holiday season is upon us. For most of us that means a time of gift-giving and celebrating. For packaging designers it’s the time of year to get creative! Christmas packaging is only effective when it brings something extra to the table. Are you up to the challenge? Here are three tips to help you on your way … Get our tips on Christmas packaging now!

Is cellophane set to make a comeback in food packaging?

cellophane packaging

Come Christmas, cellophane bags are everywhere. Your carefully selected Christmas chocolates are probably wrapped in cellophane paper and most of your Christmas groceries are too. Cellophane is ideal for wrapping oddly shaped gifts, yet its popularity in the food packaging industry has been dwindling for years. Still, hope may be just around the corner. Learn more about the future of cellophane.

Is your food packaging font size compliant with EU legislation?

packaging font

As of 13 December 2014 considerable changes in the food labeling legislation come into effect. One of these changes is that key elements on a package must be printed in a minimum font size. Simply reducing the font size to fit all nutritional information in all languages on your packaging will no longer be possible. So how can brands make sure their packaging fits the new EU Regulation? Find out more on the food packaging font regulations!

Frozen and refrigerated food packaging design: tips ‘n tricks

refrigerated food packaging

“Where will my product be displayed?” It’s a simple question food packaging designers should ask themselves before stepping to the drawing board. Designing concepts for frozen and refrigerated food, for instance, requires another approach in terms of visibility than designing for a regular store shelf. Let’s explore the choices designers have to make when designing packages for refrigerated or freezer storage. Learn about the ins and outs of frozen food packaging!