I am trying to design a part of a package for a bottle. Basically, once you open the box, you find the bottle resting on a dock (or a tray if you will), much like how the iPhone rests on a plastic tray once you open the box. [more inside]
Do you know of any kind of packaging that relies on the matryoshka concept of embedding one package into another? Like origami or another packaging type with this idea of embeddedness? [more inside]
Currently working on some packaging options and have been doing a lot of Google searches and got a book from the library called Structural Packaging: Design your own Boxes and 3D Forms to help give me ideas and possibilities. The most exciting designs I found are in Origami (which have been done time and again), but I cant seem to find any truly innovative techniques on how to open packages for example. Any ideas on where I can find intelligent packaging solutions?
I'm looking for the most creative perfume branding and packaging design. It could be a unique cap or bottle design, but more importantly I'm looking at the labels, colors, and boxes. What are some of your favorites?
Help me source specific packaging materials so I can reuse our Playmobil Advent Calendar. Bonus points if it's attractive and looks something like an Advent Calendar when all is said and done. [more inside]
I'm looking into opening an online shop with a few niche items, and I don't know how to go about packaging and labeling them. I'm very small time and this is a very small market, so I need to keep things on a budget. In theory I have a color inkjet printer and bw laser printer, but neither are cooperating at the moment, and I don't want really terrible hand made labels I've seen some people make on their printers. I can probably figure out why they're broken if there is a way to do nice looking labels on a home printer, I just haven't seen it. I can do design, but I've got little experience in the physical space. I'm also completely lost on the packaging side of things. Where can I find out about packaging and labeling cheaply for small (micro) businesses? [more inside]
where can i find cool, quirky packaging for my products? [more inside]
Quality & Food Science Experts: What's the difference amongst "aseptic", "ultra-clean", and "clean" in food packaging technology? I've always thought it was the same darn thing, but apparently not. I've googled like crazy, but I'm just pulling up sites selling me 500 ton hunks of stainless steel rather than explaining what the differences are.
Help me find awesome mailing materials, please! [more inside]
I'm looking for advice on buying a vacuum sealer. Or, if they make them, just a vacuum for food packaging? My google-fu is failing! [more inside]
I know how to negotiate on salary. Tell be about negotiating on benefits. What have you asked for and received that really sweetened a job offer for you? [more inside]
How can I ship two live turtles from NY to TX? I have found some info, but instructions are confusing and I need a walk-through from someone who is familiar with shipping live animals. [more inside]
Artist filter: Who illustrated these funny face packs? A friend of mine is desperate to find the name of the artist, and other works by him or her.
I realized recently that I purchase a certain brand of tomato sauce because underneath the label lies a very attractive mason jar. Do you have products that you buy almost as much for the reusability of their packaging as the product itself? The Altoids tin would be another example.
What are some creative, yet professional ways to present documents to clients? [more inside]
I am looking into packaging, marketing and selling a energy bar or granola bar of some sort. Does anyone have any information on where to start with something like this? I need information on how to find packaging? Does anyone know how to get it tested for nutrition information and stuff like that? Also if it was to be organic is there another path for doing that? Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Are diet shakes packaged in cans made of significantly heavier-gauge metal than carbonated beverages? If so, why? [more inside]
Is there some (legal?) reason why I can't seem to find individually-packaged OTC medications in Canada (eg. acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin...)? What are some alternative ways to package small amounts of meds for a backpacking first aid kit? [more inside]
Does this product to aid d.i.y designing and making of product packaging exist? Also, a few other questions about designing and producing box packaging. [more inside]
Can you recommend the best packaging design blogs or other sites, from around the world? [more inside]
I'm in a fairly new job where I'm preparing packages to be shipped, perhaps hundreds in a week. I hand them off to people who send them out via Fedex and US Mail, both domestic and international. I have to assess the best price to ship, get it packaged and hand it off. I'm getting blowback from not getting this right. What can I do to learn to be a shipping ninja? [more inside]
What's the best way to go about shipping a home server overseas? [more inside]
Why are boxes and packaging so very often bilingual with English and French specifically? [more inside]
I work for a manufacturer looking to sell fashion jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings that sell for appx $5-$20 at retail like the kind you'd find at stores like Claires, H&M, Forever 21, etc) to retail stores. For purposes of this question, we're looking to sell to general retailers like the ones above, NOT to jewelry stores. We're trying to figure out packaging as it relates to polybags. Most stores, such as the ones above, display their fashion jewelry without polybags i.e. people can touch and feel the jewelry. [more inside]
"Greener" Packaging - My company is trying to be better reducing our packaging costs and waste. Currently, we use a lot of foam and cardboard boxes. What have you seen that works? Lots more inside [more inside]
SoftDrinkFilter: Recently, Barr's have re-introduced the old style branding on their cans of Irn Bru (like so). But something has been bothering me since forever: what is the guy in the middle supposed to be? [more inside]
Is a seller located in New York state required to put business address on label/packaging when shipping products?
consumer products/lawfilter: Is a seller located in New York state required to put her business address on packaging or labels when she ships her products to customers? If so, can you point me to the relevant law? I have researched this question, checked the UCC and BCL, reviewed FTC guidelines, and contacted the state attorney general's office, but to no avail. TIA.
Why do cans of beans usually come in 19 fluid ounce cans in Canada, and 15 ounce cans in the US? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a thick, affordable paperboard stock for packaging? [more inside]
I need to buy packaging/shipping foam from a brick-and-mortar store in Northern VA. Is there such a place? [more inside]
Where can I find blank retail packaging containers? I am looking for something along the lines of dishwasher bottles, dish detergent bottles, cereal boxes, laundry deteregent, perfume spritzers... you hopefully get the idea. If they are all on the same shot angle it would be even better!! [more inside]
Please tell me who the leading product and brand design studios are in Vancouver, Canada. I am looking for small, mid-sized and large established agencies that specialize in trade dress, branding, and packaging for hardline products, especially food product packaging. [more inside]
I'm looking for good, sturdy, eco-friendly shipping options for soft goods - mostly clothing. Something that won't fall apart or soak through before the customer receives their item, but also something that won't sit in a landfill for 400+ years. [more inside]
Where can I find packages designed to house books? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a service in the UK that will collect a single item, package it and send it on to me? [more inside]
Help me find exemplary packaging. [more inside]
Shell scripting quandry: running apt-get and then running a command that requires a apt-get installed package fails because bash doesn't wait for apt-get to finish... [more inside]
I have an awful lot of trouble with 'easy open' packaging. I also have trouble with zip lock bags, sealed OTC medicines and just about any other kinds of packaging. My hands work just fine. Is this common for very left handed people? Everything I open looks like a dog did it with teeth.
I'm looking for affordable and eco-friendly DVD packaging options. [more inside]
Why do meat companies/supermarkets always packaged meat in those Styrofoam trays? [more inside]
External cardboard DVD slipcases... what's the point? [more inside]
How many noodles are in a can of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup? [more inside]
My father in law is celebrating his 70th birthday this weekend. We got him a kickass present, and it deserves to be presented in a kickass box/receptacle/container. I am not finding it. Ideas please? [more inside]
The gods of google might be mad at me since I haven't found a website that has a decent collection of pizza box designs (something I find a little weird since pizza is quite popular and people like to collect/photograph all kind of things). I have only been able to find some photos on flickr and a portfolio from a company that does custom design of pizza boxes. Help me find photos/examples of pizza box designs on the internets.
Papercraft! Looking for two obscure things made from paper. [more inside]
Need to some replacement foam for a larger Pelican case. [more inside]
Is it safe to repackage Acetaminophen/Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride/Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride from the manufacturer's blister pack to a child resistant pill bottle? [more inside]
Why do manufacturers beg in their packaging to not return an item to the store, and to call their 1-800 number instead? [more inside]
How best to extract the Java runtime environment for repackaging with an application? [more inside]
Why do altoids have that wax paper inside the tin? Is there any practical reason for it?
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