Sometimes packaging is an after thought as people often forget about how their invention is going to be shipped and sold. packaging can make or break you. You need to attract those customers and a well designed and executed packaging is going to help you do this. I will give you tips and examples of well designed packaged items to help you come up with you own ideas.

May 15, 2015

Packaging for your Invention

The Importance of Protecting Your Products during Shipping and on Store Shelves The team at Invention Steps can assist you with all of your packaging needs and requirements from paper, plastic, pulp and cardboard boxes. We can also help you design the graphics for the packaging as well as provide valuable insight on the best packaging method to meet your product and your budgetary needs. We do, of course, always try our best to keep all packaging as eco-friendly as possible. However, some inventors do have cost restraints that determine the overall budget allotted for product packaging, which can lead […]
March 15, 2015

Inventing and the Environment

As with any new invention, there is genuine excitement in finalizing the design, completing the manufacturing process, and finally seeing the product on store shelves. However, throughout the entire process, it is vital to always consider how your product will impact the environment. Here are some questions to consider: • Will it have a negative or a positive effect? • Is the product environmentally friendly? • Is the product packaging environmentally friendly? • What are other methods to improve the impact of my product on the environment? • Is there room in my budget to allow for eco-friendly packaging or […]
June 8, 2012

Barcode

Be sure to understand any additional features you need to add to your packaging to ensure you can actually supply to stores. A barcode is an essential element although not a legal requirement. You can typically get a barcode from one of thousands of suppliers on the internet or ask your manufacturer for information regarding this. A barcode is added to a product to enable the stores to scan them to automatically retrieve the price of the item. Without a barcode you can imagine this would be very difficult. So what exactly is a barcode? The technical definition for a barcode is a […]
June 8, 2012

Drop Testing

Drop testing is a test that is performed to a part in its packaging where it is dropped on its corner from a height and then monitor its survival. Heights can be up to 1.5 meters. Usually this type of test is recommended when manufacturing something fragile and you need to ensure it makes it to your customers in one piece. Your packaging designer or the company who are designing the packaging should have the ability to design the packaging to suit a drop test but it is up to you to inform them of your requirements. Failure to inform […]
June 8, 2012

Packaging Design

If your packaging needs to be designed specially then it should be done by your designer. Your designer will have more knowledge on this process and can suggest material for you to use. Your chosen manufacturer will have some insite on what to do regarding the packaing. They will usually have partner companies who can assist and point you in the right direction. ##### What material to use? #####
June 8, 2012

Inventing and the environment?

Before I explain to you what types of packaging to consider look at the below table. Paper and Cardboard – 100 to 400 years Plastic Bags – 100 to 500 years Aluminium Cans – 100 to 500 years Textiles – 100 to 500 years Plastic Wrap – 100 to 1000 years Plastic Bottles – Many hundreds of years Glass Containers – Do not decompose Tires – Do not decompose Packaging is a expense that many people do not consider. The expense of a part to be packaged can be as much as the actual product itself and in some cases […]
June 8, 2012

Graphics on the packaging

Adding some graphics to your product is essential to attracting people to buy your product. The graphics is usually found on the packaging and plays an essential part in getting over information to the consumer what your product does. You should include your company name and slogan (trademark) in the graphics. Be sure to use complementing colours. You need to get a professional to design the packaging as they know what colours and layouts attract people. Try to find a company with graphic design experience and be sure to view their portfolio to ensure they can do as they promise. […]
June 8, 2012

Graphics on the product

You are always free to do what you want to your product and if you decide you want to advertise your company name or website on there you can do so. There are a number of different methods to add graphics to your product, typically these are done using pad printing, screen printing, stickers or simply add the graphics to the tool so where it can be removed if necessary. If using colour graphics try and keep the number of colour to one or 2. The more colours used in the above methods will add more cost. Adding the graphics […]