A few months ago, we updated our ‘Best blogs to follow in the print industry’ post. Since then, we’ve found some more blogs and publications that are specifically for the packaging industry. We’ve put together our 5 favourites for you to have a look through and get some inspiration from*.
Created by Esko, Packaging Innovation. This blog collates inspirational packaging ideas from all over the world – focusing on creativity and eye-catching designs.
It details different technologies in packaging and gives design tips based on consumer trends and legislation. Definitely worth a read!
A B2B publisher of information for professionals in the packaging and manufacturing automation industries. The areas it covers range from design, to different types of machinery, as well as covering case studies of products and companies.
Founded in 1994, it has built up a reputation as one of the most respected publications in the industry. It’s the perfect publication to see how other companies are working, as well as getting inspiration for packaging design and materials.
Packaging of the World
This blog started in 2008 and has grown to become one of the leaders in packaging design. It aims to inspire designers from all over the world by showcasing some of the most interesting and creative projects from all different types of designer.
The simple layout of the blog makes it easily digestible for every reader – a picture of the design, information about the designer, the product and the type of print.
It’s a fantastic blog for different people – packaging designers, agencies, manufacturers, students and suppliers.
Having been around for over 50 years, Packaging Digest is a big voice in the industry. They are based in North America and cover industry news, trends, best practices and new technologies.
Packaging Digest aims to help packaging professionals achieve their goals, by giving advice on creativity, productivity and profitability.
This blog covers all the best work in packaging and labels from across the world. It has regular features on the best designs, tips on completing design work and ‘behind the scenes’ articles. It’s a very colourful and inspirational blog for anyone in the industry.
But we do warn you… once you’ve visited the site, you won’t want to leave, you won’t be able to get enough of all the beautiful, stand-out designs!
Unlike the others in this list, this blog focuses mainly on the manufacturing, not the design. It’s updated every week with new tips and guides for companies in the flexible packaging industry.
It covers trends in the packaging industry, helps identify mistakes printers might be making and tips on automation, upgrading your machinery and the best materials to use.
*Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for hours of time being spent getting lost in images of beautiful packaging.