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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Real Banana Milk – Concept Packaging

By Dongwook Yoon

This packaging concept caught our attention today. Not just because of it’s simple approach but also for it’s clear communication.

For those who enjoy the flavour of banana, I imagine the act of opening the packaging must enhance the experience. This solution is imaginative and does with ease what most modern retail packaging has difficulty with: Conveying the contents with clarity.

Nicely done:

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Ubisoft – Ghost Recon Wildlands – Retail POS Display

Gaming and Point of Sale design are both strategic disciplines

We have several gamers right here at Proprint. On top of that, kids at home who also love the thrill of a good game.
Here in the Proprint Creative Studio, we have a soft spot for amazing brand illustrations.
During an internal brain storm session, someone brought up some of the amazing creative coming out of Ubisoft. It didn’t take long before we were researching their game art and getting pretty excited about it.


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