what's hot and cool stuff

OMG its OHMs

August 01, 2017

If you are designing food and beverages - all the trends encourage you to embrace the OHM: 'One Handed Meal'.By making options 'bite size' retailers are able to control portion size...

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everyone OLD are NEW again!

August 01, 2017

While everyone is busy talking up the millenials, the grey army (those aged over 60) are being left unattended...

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repurposed packaging

April 01, 2017

Give your brand a second life. Rather than being disposed of, clever thought during the design process allows packaging materials to be re-used or altered to...

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TT Sensor Plus

March 06, 2017

Avery Dennison has recently released a new label that tracks the temperatures an item is exposed to during it's supply chain journey...

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storytelling... labels that tell a story

March 01, 2017

This trend involves intricate designs & details. Topographic lines, images and text convey the origins of brands and tell the story of the product

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tiling... line em up and knock em dead

March 01, 2017

'Tiling' – the technique where labels and packaging that can stand alone but when clustered create striking continuous images or patterns

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2017: year of the Rooster

January 01, 2017

Happy Lunar New Year.The Rooster symbolizes confidence and motivation...

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personalised calendars

January 01, 2017

Would you like one (or another)? Our personalised calendars for 2017are a big hit...

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wristbands

August 29, 2016

Eye-catching, fully customised wristbands that are secure, comfortable and scratch-proof ...

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metallic shines

August 29, 2016

Use metallic stocks for amazing impact. Gloss Silver PP when printed leaving ...

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thermal direct clear

June 16, 2016

Clear Labels using thermal printing is a HOT topic right now!

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certainly wood

June 16, 2016

Wood-grain packaging is achieving amazing shelf impact and sales results

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country of origin labelling has changed

May 18, 2016

these changes affect you if you sell food in retail stores in Australia

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thermall printers

March 21, 2016

Thermal Printers use heat to print black on pre-cut labels, either by ribbon (thermal transfer) or by applying heat to specially coated stock (thermal direct). Fast, quiet, lightweight and portable, they are ideal for retail and warehouse applications including barcode and carton labels.

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non-meat surprises

March 21, 2016

A report by Innova has revealed vegan & meat substitutes are eating into the meat, fish & eggs category by up to 7.4%, reflecting a growing appetite for reduced meat intake on health, sustainability and animal welfare grounds

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crafty labels tell story

December 01, 2015

A recently study by Package Insight examining the shelf impact of craft beer labels in a simulated retail store revealed that as someone fixates more on a label - their chance of buying increases!

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shiny labels sell

December 01, 2015

Nothing says 'cool' like chewing gum and Metallic Films allow for some VERY COOL effects. Lotte's chewing gum brand XYLITOL recently began using this for amazing impact.

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meet the Tuluver

September 01, 2015

meet the Tuluver - a bird ruffling all the traditional conservation messages!
if you thought all conservation messages were the same - meet the Tuluver!

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sharing brand stories

September 01, 2015

SHARING is the new selling as customers want to feel connected to suppliers.

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category experts

June 01, 2015

While everyone used to do 'everything' and the mass retail market uses 'breadth' as the key to success, small and medium sized retailers are achieving amazing sales via niche markets by delivering a new depth to their customer experience

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collaborate to win

June 01, 2015

Working together can often achieve better results and business is no different. Clustering ‘like’ stores together was aimed to ‘corner the market’ and make people feel like they didn’t have to go anywhere else

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hot cross buns

March 01, 2015

A sweet bun with raisins and marked with a cross on the top, hcbs were traditionally made from Lent to Palm Sunday when use of dairy products was forbidden. Their symbolic use during Easter is believed to be linked to Elizabeth I of England who forbade the sale of the buns except during burials.

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urban hipsters

March 01, 2015

Once a subculture of independent thinking and counter-culture bohemians in cosmopolitan cities like New York and Chicago, the "hipsterism" state of mind is being embraced across the world.

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Lantern Festival - 5 March 2015

January 01, 2015

On the 15th day of the first lunar month, on the night of the full moon, there is a festival called the Lantern Festival. Families and friends gather for dinner and go out and see fireworks and light lanterns.

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Clean and Clear

January 01, 2015

Forget the substrate – consumers are looking for simplicity and transparency in claims – and they aren’t afraid to check them for validity!

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gift ideas for Christmas

November 01, 2014

Stuck for ideas? Here’s what’s hot now: Smartwatches ‘wearable technology’ where your watch is your phone is the internet.

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rein-oh-dear!

November 01, 2014

Norwegian scientists hypothesize that Rudolph’s red nose was probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.

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customisation is king

September 01, 2014

Customised labeling has taken the world by storm

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bigger is better

September 01, 2014

Sabah in Malaysia is home to the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world at over 100cm wide and 10kg in weight.

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