Focus Ireland Christmas Packages

Focus Ireland Christmas Packages

Not everyone will have a package to open this Christmas! Thousands of people in Ireland are homeless and will spend this Christmas in emergency housing. While hundreds more will spend Christmas on the streets of Ireland. Christmas is a time where a lot of us indulge and spend more than we normally would. But for some people it's the roughest, toughest and coldest time of the year. Focus Ireland is Ireland's leading not for profit working to prevent people becoming, remaining or returning to homelessness. They work tirelessly all year round to combat homelessness. This Christmas, the team at Esmark Finch wanted to do our little bit to help! As a packaging company, we understand the thrill of opening a gift at Christmas but understand that not everyone has a package to open. For ...

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6 Design tips to get shiny packaging on the shelf

6 Design tips to get shiny packaging on the shelf

Product packaging, as a graphic design discipline, is an industry itself. But this demanding design area requires more than a good eye, so let’s see what makes and breaks good packaging design. 1. Clarity and simplicity Next time you go to a supermarket, pick a random shelf and browse through some products. Glance at each and ask yourself two very simple questions: 1.    What’s this product for? 2.    What’s the brand behind it? You’ll find products listing dozen of benefits with no clear brand name. You’ll find products that look great on the outside yet fail to explain what’s in the box. So remember rule number one: be clear about the product, be clear about the brand. 2. Honesty Consumers have nothing against simple, inexpensive products, as long as they know wh...

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Irish Print Awards 2016 Finalists

Irish Print Awards 2016 Finalists

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Irish Print Awards 2016 in 3 categories. Berry Be Beauty Packaging Categories: Digital Printer of the Year & Luxury Packaging About the job: Lorna of Berry Be Beauty, contacted us here in Esmark Finch in the hope we could help her rebrand and relaunch her existing products in all new packaging. All in all, Lorna had a requirement for 10 different boxes across 3 different keylines for her hand cream, body butter, body polish and candle fragrance ranges. We needed to keep consistency of her brand and new colour scheme across all packaging variations. We created numerous CAD samples for testing the size and weight of the various products in glass jars within the boxes. This enabled us to ensure the boxes were fi...

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