IPL Packaging Blog2017-12-15T13:42:40+00:00
1505, 2019

Future-fit: Materials that Matter

May 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Looking to other industries for design cues and inspiration is something the IPL Packaging Design & Innovations team regularly engages in, particularly when it comes to the development of sustainable materials and groundbreaking, eco-effective ideas.   Says Esté Theron, Senior Graphic Designer for IPL Packaging, “Sustainability is no longer simply the future for packaging; it's officially the present state in package design and, naturally, corporate responsibility. Not only a better option for the environment, it’s [...]

404, 2019

Forecasting for Design Futures – Li Edelkoort

April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A Trends Forecast by world renowned trend forecaster, Li Edelkoort, is a rare privilege to attend, as several of the IPL Design team recently discovered.   At IPL we view design as both cyclical and ever-evolving, which is why, though we may not always agree with trend forecasts in their entirety, we’re always interested in how they relate to different design disciplines, and to packaging in particular.   Edelkoort is a publisher, humanitarian, educator and curator. [...]

404, 2019

The Arran Malt 21YO – Packaged with Purpose

April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Simple yet effective use of colour is often an impactful choice when showing off a limited release whisky such as the 21 YO Arran Malt, recently made available by Isle of Arran distillers. IPL Packaging manufactured a rigid-board box that subtly communicates the characteristics of this product, part of the Arran Malts core range, the oldest bottling in the series.   The outer surface of the pack features black and plum coloured paper-wrapped board complete with [...]

2603, 2019

Lenticular packaging – exploring new dimensions

March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It’s been around for 70 years, most often associated with animated characters and storytelling through movement, but its here where the story for lenticular design shifts…   With advancements in software and print technology now making for better and better lenticular quality, the IPL design team investigated this print method as part of a conceptual packaging design created to house a champagne, wine or spirit bottle.     “Whilst lenticular printing is more often seen [...]

503, 2019

GROEN: Conceptual Sustainable Packaging by IPL

March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The IPL design team, motivated to explore creative ideas centred on 100% sustainable premium eco-cosmetic and beauty product packaging, created a bespoke cosmetics gift pack solution that ticks all the boxes in terms of biodegradable brains and beauty.   Led by graphic designer, Caylin van der Walt on this project, they utilised sustainably sourced rigid board as the chief material for the pack, and also designed and produced naturally-dyed paper pulp fitments (and used water-soluble [...]

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