No Boats on Sunday

This homegrown Canadian cider made with all natural apples has taken huge strides in the marketplace. Now with an updated colour-infused, upright boat shaped display, you can put your Oars Up and grab a bottle or two stacked within. The change from white to navy blue has increased the visual appeal of this display, lending to a more crisp and clean look.


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Esko Hosts 3rd annual Honours Course – Belgium

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Photographed by Sabrina Cee

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An enlightening experience

While doing my internship at Proprint Sevices, I was invited to attend the Esko 3rd annual Flexographic Packaging honours course in Ghent, Belgium. The course lasted 2 weeks and provided me with the opportunity to learn and explore Esko’s latest and greatest software, as well as experience the small city of Ghent and all it has to offer. With a population of around 260 000 people, the city of Ghent has a lot of history and was once the largest and richest city in all of Europe. The gothic architecture, beautiful cobblestone roads, bike lanes and delicious food are just some of the draws this wonderful city has to offer. The Belgian waffles, chocolate as well as the homemade jenever served at Dreupelkot were some of my favourites!

Photographed by Sabrina Cee

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Can I have S’more?

It’s the first official day of summer, and nothing says summer like s’mores! I still remember my first taste of a s’more… what’s not to love about that ooey, gooey, sweet combination of melted chocolate, creamy marshmallow and crunchy graham cracker – yum!
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Influencing consumer behaviour with colour

A spectrum of possibilities

Colour is all around us – we see it everyday yet rarely take notice of how it impacts our lives and our emotions. Did you know that through proper use of colour management, colour can have a direct impact on how we interact with brands?


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Colour Names Around the World

When we think of colour, we think of the Rainbow, the colour spectrum, emotions and objects that are expressed. Did you know that not all languages have the same number of basic colour categories?  Some languages like Russian have a whopping 12 basic colour categories whereas, Whobe only have 3: Kpe, Pluu, Sain.


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Earth Day Spotlight – Seed Paper

SATURDAY APRIL 22 IS EARTH DAY!

The Company

Today’s business is done differently— especially in the printing industry – a larger premium is placed on sustainability. Consumers expect companies to give back to their communities through resource conservation and impact reduction. Choosing the right paper that is made using sustainable methods is an important way to confront global warming and protect wildlife.  Since 1995, Bloomin’ has integrated some industry best practices in papermaking with homegrown innovations, to create seeded paper that is as beautiful as it is environmentally friendly!

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The Footprint

Flower, herb, and vegetable seeds are added to Bloomin’ artisanal, biodegradable paper in a way that retains their viability. Once planted, the paper will grow into a garden! Crafted from 100% post-industrial, recycled paper and dyed with all-natural, vegetable-based pigments this one of kind paper is as beautiful as it is environmentally friendly.  Bloomin’ seed paper is printed with water-based inks and use corn-based packaging when packaging is required.

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The Process

Bloomin’ utilizes water soluble earth friendly inks to ensure the highest germination rates, print quality, and earth-friendly process. One of a kind inkjet technology utilizes 4 color CMYK process that is gently sprayed onto the seed paper. Unlike offset printing, which crushes all of the seeds under the pressure of the rollers, this process offers exceptional print quality without compromising the germination rates.  The original seed paper collection includes 21 bright, natural and pastel colors, available in a variety of sheet sizes, shapes – and even custom designs!
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ZigPack kraft cardboard wine bottle carrier

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2017 European Product Design Gold Award Winner

Here is a clever design for carrying wine bottles. With no locking system or glueing, this one-piece zig-zag fold provides an efficient way to transport your vintages.
Imagine walking into a party with this. All eyes will be on you and the bottle that you are travelling with. Now if only someone would design a cardboard corkscrew. Then you would really have something.
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