Product packaging is more than protecting and transporting goods, it’s also about creating a positive, memorable experience that will strengthen your brand. If your product packaging and branding are out of sync, it can leave consumers confused and distrustful. Packaging design without branding would have no direction and branding without packaging design doesn’t have a medium to communicate directly to consumers.
During discussions with current and potential clients, it’s not unusual for brand owners to say they’re looking for Eco-friendly packaging options. In response, we ask the client, “What are your Eco-friendly goals?” Most times, they respond, “I want my packaging to be recyclable.” This answer leads to a deeper discussion about Eco-friendly terms such as recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable in relation to packaging.
In an earlier blog, Recycling, Packaging, and the Environment, we discussed the importance of considering the life cycle of a given type of packaging, especially when clients are looking to reduce landfill waste or create fewer greenhouse gasses. In this post, we’ll analyze Eco-friendly terms and their relationship to packaging options.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people who are visually impaired is estimated to be 285 million, of whom 39 million are blind. Given this sizable population, different governments across the world have made the use of braille on medical packaging mandatory, however, Braille is also making its way onto cosmetic and food packaging. Learn more about braille on packaging to see what’s involved and how your brand can communicate important product information to visually impaired customers.
Capturing consumer attention can result in big business. High-visibility enhancements, further discussed in our previous post, increase product visibility, stimulate attraction, hold attention, and convey an image of value. High-visibility enhancements allow packages to jump off the shelf and become prominent in front of customers. The An Initial Study into the Impacts of High-visibility Enhancements on Shelf Presence case study indicates clear advantages to foil stamping on packaging and other high-visibility enhancements. This secondary study complements the previous study and provides additional validation, while also taking an additional step by evaluating purchase data. It shows that in a highly competitive category, where consumer personal preference is a significant factor in the purchase decision-making process, the addition of a high-value enhancement to packaging significantly increased the likelihood of purchase.
Hard Rock International tasked SunDance with creating and engineering a multi-tier brand package including over 20 individual items for their Annual Conference. Featuring luxury papers and specialty finishing techniques, this project highlighted the best of Hard Rock’s distinctive branding. See how the package came together and propelled the SunDance and Hard Rock partnership.