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Welcome to the Velox blog! This space was created to share insights about Velox technology, our role in improving sustainability,
ways to enable mass customization and brand engagement, mass production economics, and how our digital direct-to-shape
technology can be integrated into your business – all with a goal to educate and enlighten.
Digital direct-to-shape printing on rigid containers is a game changer when it is applicable for mass production. All of the perks of digital printing for short runs – like quality and easy customization – can be done faster, cheaper, with more design options, for ANY quantity. But there is a huge plus to digital printing for mass production with wider impact – sustainability.
Transparent containers in the cosmetic industry are an interesting medium for design-material interaction. They are both functional (show the exact amount of material left inside the tube), and a beautiful container design can be enhanced by what’s inside.
In conventional printing technologies when the design requires decoupling the metallic effect of the substrate, the entire container is coated with white ink. Setting aside the additional step, this process doesn’t utilize the entire design possibilities that lay within this type of container. In this Design of the Month feature, we are focusing on design possibilities for aluminum aerosol decoration.
When purchasing any new system or machinery for your business, anticipated Return on Investment (ROI) is a key consideration. For an industrial digital printing solution specifically, you would generally calculate ROI by taking into account: capital expenses, operational costs and financial aspects. There are, however, additional key factors to consider when calculating the real ROI of a mass production, direct-to-shape digital decoration solution.
Velox’s direct-to-shape digital decoration benefits converters and brand owners, but to bring a container to life, a designer is the one who must consider the brand’s identity, the message to convey, the consumer who will be buying and using the product, and if the packaging is part of a series or campaign.
David Gurfinkel, CEO of Gurfinkel Design Ltd., offers his perspective as a package designer, in this guest blog Q&A.
What does it take to get someone to reach for a product on the shelf? Most consumers make purchasing decisions based on packaging design alone, so it’s important to have an attractive design produced using a quality printing process.
Exciting new digital innovation makes product packaging higher quality, and faster, easier, and more affordable to produce than ever before. Coupled with mass production speed, new designs and consumer engagement opportunities are opened up.
This plastic tube design is a striking example of how black and white photography can be used to draw consumers to a brand. In this particular example, you can see very fine shifts between white, grey and black, from the subtle shading of the model’s cheek to the bold eye and eyebrow.