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11/23/2015 by Ashley (comments: 0)
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11/20/2015 by Ashley (comments: 0)
Celestial Latte Shrink Packaging
For over 45 years, Celestial Seasonings has been one of the most popular tea brands in the world. They offer bagged, keurig, and iced teas in a wide variety of flavors to suit their customer needs. Most recently, Celesital introduced their first line of tea flavored lattes with some beautiful packaging. Four varieties are offered on their website and in stores including Dirty Chai, Matcha Green, Mountain Chai and The Godfather.
The herbal tea company is dedicated to using natural ingredients along with sustainable sourcing. To mirror that philosophy, the lattes are packaged in glass 9.5oz bottles with full body shrink sleeves. The 360 degree shrink packaging allows for the sleeve to extend over the cap of the container as a tamper evident seal. A perforation can be utilized around the top of the sleeve, such as these, so that the top/cap can be removed without tearing the body of the sleeve that includes the artwork. Sections of the bottle offer show through packaging to allow the consumer to see the beverage within while adding opaque elements such as the colored band with product information around the center. Color pallets are kept neutral to blend with the colors of the tea by utilizing brows, oranges and neutrals.
Interested in shrink sleeves similar to the ones produced by Celestial Seasonings above? Contact Dion Label Printing for more information on our shrink sleeve capabilities.
11/18/2015 by Ashley (comments: 0)
When it comes to limited edition packaging, Domaine Chandon and design firm ButterflyCannon make a remarkable team. They have been producing limited edition versions of the sparkling wine for years whether it is for the start of summer, Valentine’s Day or the holiday season! To jump start the Christmas season, Chandon introduced their Holiday bottle of sparkling Blanc de Noirs designed by London based design firm ButterflyCannon. Jon Davies of the design firm commented, “This year, the team have created a mischievous yet premium piece of design that communicates both the festive spirit of the holiday season and the ‘casual chic’ positioning of the brand in an instant.”
Each bottle of bubbly is wrapped in shrink sleeve that extends from the neck of the bottle down. The sleeve is snowy white with rich gold text and accents. Since the product is being marketed toward the millennial generation, they incorporated words such as “I <3 It,” “bestie wishes” and more. They took social media by storm with the phrase #bestiewishes to be associated with the bottle. As a finishing touch, a gold foil closure was used to seal the bottle that matches the gold color of the shrink sleeve text.
Have you used the #bestiewishes hashtag for the Chandon Holiday bottle? What other holiday hashtags have you seen trending? Leave us a comment now!
11/11/2015 by Ashley (comments: 0)
Azzurre Vodka and Gin Packaging
In a retail market where gluten free and healthy product packaging is abundant, the spirit industry is only beginning to show up. New and upcoming liquor company, Azzurre Spirits, launched two of their newest products within the past year. An Ultra-Premium Vodka and American Dry Gin are offered in various restaurants, hotels and retail locations in the Las Vegas/Nevada area. The unique name, Azzure, plays off its root word “azure” which translates to clear blue or a cloudless sky. The meaning fits in nicely with the idea of the natural and smooth product that was inspired by the rich blue color of the Mediterranean Sea.
To play off the idea of the deep blue sea, the unique bottle shapes have a very tall thin neck with a smooth body. Glass stoppers are utilized for a high end look and the label design is exceptionally bold yet also minimalistic. A large iris and pupil of an eye are printed in the center of the bottle in deep blue for the vodka and vibrant green for the gin. The product name is printed below in a modern font along with additional product information printed on the rear of the bottle.
Interested in a clear label similar to what was utilized by Azzurre below? Contact a Dion representative today for more information!
11/09/2015 by Ashley (comments: 0)
Oculto Beer Label
When marketing a new beer or spirit, it is important to differentiate your brand from others. Strategies for separating your brand could include unique packaging, an interesting story or mysterious feel to the product. New brand Oculto, which means “hidden” in English, has used all of these elements to introduce their new lager. The beer is infused with blue agave and produced in tequila aged barrels for the nightlife crowd. The new brand was introduced by Anheuser-Busch in the early spring on the most unsettling and mysterious day of the year: Friday the 13th. However, the brand wanted to release on this day specifically to play to the mysterious qualities of the beer.
To create packaging fitting for such a unique product, each embossed bottle has detailed front and back labels. The front label is shaped like a skull mask that has intricate detailed printing. Each of the mask’s eyes are actually cutout out so that you can see through to the back label. When the brew is cold, thermochromatic inks on the back label create the blue diamond pattern that shows through the eyes on the front. There is also a raised finish to the front label which gives it texture and entices consumers to pick up the bottle. Even the outer packaging is mystifying showing the skull mask graphic with a smoky outer glow.
Oculto Beer Carton Packaging
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11/05/2015 by Amelia Stasky (comments: 0)
Mr. Black Packaging
Mr. Black Cold Press Coffee Liqueur was created in Australia by designer Tom Baker and distiller Philip Moore. Both their influences are clear in this product, from the unpretentious label design to the dedication to real coffee taste. Not so coincidentally, both the original label design and the spirit itself, won gold medals in the Dieline Awards 2014 and the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2012, respectively.
Though their original label did receive an award, a slight tweak in the packaging language gave cause to fresh packaging. According to The Dieline, the switch from “cold drip” to “cold press” was a transition that the team labored over for nearly a year. The aim of the new packaging was to tell the story of how Mr. Black is made.
The label was updated to a more complex design that integrates Mr. Black’s new monogram along with icons that relate to their distilling process: a coffee bean plant, water droplets and a stopwatch. The combination of the paper stock, neutral color palette and masculine font gives the label an old-school, refined feel. The placement of the sash-style label centered at the bottom of the bottle, allows for a slow reveal of the back label artwork. The back label features original artwork from Australian artist, Dale Bigeni, of a menacing, yet distinguished owl complete with monocle and top hat. The result is a sophisticated, unique product.
Interested in paper stock labels like the one above? Contact Dion Label Printing for a free quote today!
10/23/2015 by Ashley (comments: 0)
Know Allergies Product Collection
For those who live with food allergies, finding a safe to snack on product can be a challenge. That is especially true when you are on the go and hungry which was the inspiration for Know Allergies owner Amos to start the company. A dangerous peanut encounter on a ski trip make Amos envision a granola snack bar that had the ingredients and possible allergens easily displayed for the consumer such as “No Peanuts.” The Know Allergies granola bar collection has four different products available on their website. For those with nut allergies there is a Blueberry & Maple bar and a Chocolate, Banana & Coconut bar. For those with gluten allergies there is a Date & Pumpkin Seed bar along with a Chocolate Chip & Pretzel bar. Yum!
Know Allergies No Peanuts Pouching
Dion Label Printing was pleased to partner with Know Allergies to print their bar wrapper pouches. Each bar wrapper is translucent so the customer can see the product within. Bright colors with patterns are printed on the ends of the wrappers for a complete look that will stand out on the shelf. The words “No Peanuts” or “No Gluten” are printed in large, bold letters across the front of each bar so the consumer feels safe eating the product. These bars produced in the USA have wholesome ingredients that are easy to understand, taste great and have packaging with crystal clear allergen information!
Know Allergies No Gluten Pouching
Interested in bar wrappers similar to the ones below for Know Allergies? Contact Dion Label Printing today for more information.
10/19/2015 by Ashley (comments: 0)
Dion Label Printing has been in business for over 45 years offering both digital and flexographic printing capabilities. Dion’s leading industry partner, HP, recently featured Dion in a video detailing our new digital offerings and additional capabilities as a narrow web printer.
Co-President John Dion (shown above) opens the video detailing how Dion Label Printing was founded and other key members of the team discuss our featured offerings, and future goals as a company.
Dion's Digital Printing Capabilities
Join us on a tour of the Dion Label Printing facility by clicking on the top image to watch the video now!
10/19/2015 by Ashley (comments: 0)
Juice Matters Packaging
In a market such as the beverage and juice industry, choosing the right container for your products can be the distinguishing factor from your competition. Thinking outside the standard plastic cylindrical container makes your product interesting and encourages consumers to pick it off the shelf. A nice label or shrink sleeve can also aid in good packaging. Labels are frequently used in flat applications while shrink sleeves can be used for rounded bottles or sides that are a bit concave.
Canadian based cold pressed raw organic juice company, Juice Matters, has some ideal packaging that starts with their choice of container. Each 473ml product is filled into a triangular bottle with three distinct sides. The container is finished with a round lid closure, but the three flat sides allow for optimal print space. A wrap around clear label is utilized for each of their 16 products including “King Kale,” “Vanilla Hemp Shake” and “WTGF!? Watermelon.” White opaque text is printed on the fronts of each product label along with an organic looking green and brown pattern on either side. Since the base label is clear, the actual juice product shows through in the areas not printed on the label. Allowing the product to show through, especially with vibrantly colored juices such as these, is very appealing to consumers on the shelf.
Interested in a clear label similar to the one used by Juice Matters above? Contact Dion Label Printing for more information today!
10/14/2015 by Ashley (comments: 0)
Bud Light One-of-a-Kind Cans
Design is an excellent way to make your product stand out on retail shelves, especially when it comes to larger brands with a large amount of competition. Anheuser-Busch selected thirty-one design firms who submitted bright and vibrant works of art for a limited edition Bud Light packaging design. The company commented that they wanted the one-of-a-kind designs to appeal to a young market and have a “spontaneous” feel to them.
To create the one-of-a-kind can design collection, a software system created by HP was utilized. The system, HP SmartStream Mosaic, took each of the original designs and creates sub designs. For example, the program could take the blue can with small beer mugs shown above and create thousands of designs based on that same original piece of art. Some designs will be rotated, some zoomed in with more brown than blue, and others zoomed out so they are all 100% unique designs. It’s incredible how different the same piece of art can look based on its scale and placement. These unique designs were provided on Bud Light’s 16oz cans and only found at a series of block parties held by Mad Decent Block Party that tours during the summer months across the U.S.
For more information on Bud Light’s One-of-a-Kind can packaging, check out the article published by Packaging Design Magazine.