Piccolo Garden Seed Re-Design

Spring is Coming

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Spring swiftly approaches and gardeners everywhere begin to plan ahead,
luckily for us all Piccolo is making gardening easy this year with its
vast collection of seeds.

Piccolo is an Italian-based company that has cultivated a wide assortment of
seeds varying from fruits and vegetables to herbs and flowers. If you require
some flexibility look no further as these seeds are great for planting in pots
or more wide open areas if room isn’t an issue.

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With help from the great designers over at Here Design a series of package
designs were whipped up. A pattern literally created by seeds was utilized
for the packaging, the designs are packed with more than enough colour to
compete in the most vibrant of nurseries, and each package design is a great
representation of the seeds within.
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North York General Foundation Paper Holiday Ornaments

A direct mail series with heart

This year, McLoughlin Promotions tasked Proprint with designing 3 separate paper ornaments for the North York General Foundation; each needed to fit in a standard envelope, be easy to assemble and look festive.

Thoughtfully designed

The Structural Design Department started with an efficient outline. They wanted to make certain that the dimensions were maximized and that the die cuts were easy to pop out. Three different die lines were produced so that each ornament would have unique windows and doors.  A hole in the roof allows for feeding through an ornament hook, ribbon or string to hang.


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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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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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Brum Brum Bicycle Box Packaging

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On your marks…

The creators of the Brum Brum bicycle have developed an innovative packaging design that transforms into a play house for the bike. The box is easy to transform, can hold the bike up, and allows kids to let their imagination run wild with the corrugated colourable walls. Kids can draw, colour and design their own little house and customize it however they want. Although this product is still under development, the prototypes have been looking really good and have even received awards for their design.
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Begal – The World’s Smartest Tape Measure

With new technology embedding itself into our daily lives such as smartphones, smartwatches, and smart refrigerators, why do we still use century old technology when measuring? The Begal helps you measure, organize and analyze any size measurements in a smart way.


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