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20 Packaging Design Principles for new sustainable packaging paradigms

A growing interest in environmental concerns has led to the concept of sustainable behaviour. This concept is of particular interest to manufacturers and packaging designers, as it relates to serving consumers who demand more eco-friendly production processes for sourcing materials or making products.

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Overview: Important Rules For a Successful Packaging Design

A packaging designer must follow a collaborative process to satisfy the client. Interviewing the client helps get the creative process rolling. Taking the following crucial steps will ensure the project stays on track with the client's expectations and needs.

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Manage your Packaging Variability during Runtime and optimize Time and Costs

Changes in the manufacturing process must always be assessed to ensure an operation maintains its efficiency. Adding flexibility to the equation is part of the key to managing packaging variability during runtime. Here are points to remember about rapidly changing markets and how they affect customer satisfaction. 

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Premium Packaging: Authenticity

Authenticity is a crucial brand value and design cue that confirms in consumers' minds whether a product is premium quality. It's a concept that can be reinforced through packaging for positioning a brand across a wide range of various products. Here's a deeper look at what qualifies a product to be authentic and how it can be communicated through packaging design.

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Premium Packaging: Minimalistic Design

Minimalism is the most subtle packaging design cue that communicates a brand's quality. Through different periods of history it has been associated with classy design and respected reputation. The "less is more" concept, however, is complex for designers in the sense that it really comes down to the specific product and how it relates to a premium experience.

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Premium Packaging: Extraordinary Differentiation

The product/package design is like its own medium of communication that connects with consumers. Graphic designers must understand how consumers interpret the design and how it affects purchasing behavior. Here are points to remember about the relationship between packaging design and the target market for premium products.

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Metal Packaging - How much CO2 is released during the Recycling Process

Energy is used in every process on earth, from moving an arm to building a skyscraper. The energy for these processes comes from different sources, like from eating food for processes in the human body and burning fossil fuels to power construction. In addition to processes requiring different types of energy, they also require different amounts.

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Shelf Ready Packaging - How to Manage Variant Diversity with Reduced Logistical Effort

Shelf ready packaging (SRP), also known as retail ready packaging (RRP), is a form of bundling  multiple products together in one container. These containers are often cardboard trays or tins. Stores put them on shelves seen by consumers as packets within boxes that allow them to purchase individual items. This simple delivery system allows for fast and easy placement of products on shelves by retailers. Here are deeper details on the benefits of this strategy.

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Communicating Healthy Features Through Symbolic Features in the Packaging Design

Perception of salient content is affected by the visual design of a food package, according to a 2016 Kiel University study. It turns out the main design elements of typeface and color play a large role in shaping "healthiness perceptions" and "weight perceptions." Here are important points to know about how designers can communicate with consumers with design cues associated with perceptions.

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