Packaging and it’s importance

Packaging and it’s importance

Importance of packaging.

  • Protects products.
  • Attracts buyers.
  • Differentiates the product from competitors’.
  • Displays and promotes the products.

Types of packaging

Paper boxes

Paperboard is a paper-based material that is lightweight, yet strong. It can be easily cut and manipulated to create custom shapes and structures. These characteristics make it ideal to be used in personalized packaging. It is made by turning fibrous materials that come from wood or from recycled waste paper into pulp, and then bleaching it. Paperboard packaging comes in various grades, each suitable for different packaging requirements.

Paper boxes

Paperboard is a paper-based material that is lightweight, yet strong. It can be easily cut and manipulated to create custom shapes and structures. These characteristics make it ideal to be used in personalized packaging. It is made by turning fibrous materials that come from wood or from recycled waste paper into pulp, and then bleaching it. Paperboard packaging comes in various grades, each suitable for different packaging requirements.

Rigid boxes

I’m sure you’ve always wondered the type of box they used to package iPhones or those luxury retail products such as Rolex, Tiffany & Co and Marc Jacobs. You have a sense that it’s a type of cardboard but still wasn’t sure because of its durable and premium appearance. This type of cardboard material is called a rigid box. A rigid box is made out of highly condensed paperboard that is 4 times thicker than the paperboard used in the construction of a standard folding carton.

Others:

  • Corrugated boxes
  • Plastic boxes
  • Poly bags
  • Foil sealed bags

At Afkar, we use the best quality paper in the market for our product package business.
We encourage you to give us a trial with your next product package design we can assure you that you will not be disappointed.

PACKAGING

PACKAGING

Shopping is an integral part of the daily lives of most people – home for domestic use, supplies for office, clothing and accessories. Chances are, that our shopping would be wrapped up in a nice little bag or box. Therefore, packaging is essential. Do you ever wonder how packaging began?

Packaging is a concept that has been around since the beginning of man. In ancient times, packaging was used to transport, assist, store or protect items using natural materials such as leaves. In the Middle Age, wooden barrels were the most common way to store goods.  In the 1900’s, paper and cardboard became more important packaging materials.  As our world continued to evolve, so did packaging.

The Industrial Revolution (1760-1840) sparked a tremendous change in the way that people lived. Ultimately, hands were replaced with machines in the workforce, which led to faster and higher levels of production. This naturally created a higher demand for different types of packaging.

The Great Depression brought in the rise of the ‘self-service’ culture where people began going to grocery stores more often. This new trend changed the way that items were packaged. The use of packaging turned into more of a sales tool, also known as the ‘silent salesman’ because it influences the taste and size of shopping.

The later half of the 20th century brought about the rise of digital technologies, and the production world became more competitive;

Products had to be differentiated on the shelves and the mass production allowed businesses to venture globally.

Packaging is a separate business within the creative/printing industry and services different industries like food/beverage industries, pharmaceuticals etc

As packaging evolves over time from wood in the ancient time to paper cardboard in the 1900’s AFKAR is one of the leading companies that has transformed the packaging sphere through the introduction of digital technologies in the printing design and die-cutting of product packaging for various brands.

We engage the latest industry-standard machinery and equipment manned by highly skilled professionals to ensure top-quality production.  Visit our website at www.afkarprintsng.com to view previous jobs and as well book for your quote.

What is packaging?

From the above background information on packaging, “Packaging is the science, art and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Packaging also refers to the process of designing, evaluating, and producing packages.”

We shall be expecting your packaging orders!

How to Archive Magazines at Home

How to Archive Magazines at Home

For people wondering how to store your magazines at home, here’s how.
The materials you’ll need:

Archival Plastic Bags.

Packing Paper

Cardboard.

Storage Containers.

Step 1

Slide a piece of plain packing paper between the front cover and the first page, then wrap it around to in between the back cover and the back page to prevent the magazine pages from sticking together. Purchase a roll of packing paper to make the process easier if a large number of magazines are to be stored.

Step 2

Seal the magazine in an archival plastic bag to prevent damage.

Step 3

Place the magazines in the storage container, alternating the spines for ease of storage.

Step 4

 Place a piece of cardboard between each magazine to prevent warping.

Step 5

Cover the container or place it in a safe place, such as a filing cabinet, to prevent objects from falling into it.

Tips

  • Use a filing cabinet for ease of cataloging and storing your magazines. A fireproof or fire-safe cabinet might be the best option for very expensive collections. Keep all boxes and storage bins labeled to make finding specific magazines easier.
  • Damage can occur from unexpected events. Make sure to keep your magazines in a cool, safe environment that is free from moisture. If the boxes or cabinet is on the bottom floor, use small two-by-fours or a metal lift to keep the magazines safe from a household flood.
Do you have a magazine you want to print? Kindly contact us via our contact page to demand for a quote. Quality is highly guaranteed.
What do you know about magazine?

What do you know about magazine?

What is a magazine?

A magazine, which is also called a periodical is a publication that is printed on gloss coated or matte coated paper or electronically published. Magazines are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content.

The earliest magazines collected a variety of material designed to appeal to particular interests. These influential periodicals contained essays on political and topical issues that continue to be regarded as examples of some of the finest English prose written. Other critical reviews treating literary and political issues also started up in the mid-1700s throughout western Europe, and at the end of the century, specialized periodicals began appearing, devoted to particular fields of intellectual interest, such as archaeology, botany, or philosophy.

The modern magazine has its roots in early printed pamphlets, broadsides, chapbooks, and almanacs, a few of which gradually began appearing at regular intervals.

Importance

The main purpose of a magazine is to inform, educate, and entertain.
Magazines serve specific functions to society such as providing information, entertainment, marketing goods and services. It is also a source of income through advertisement and also helps educate on tips, tricks and trends around the world.

They are produced by teams of photographers, writers, designers, editors and Printers’. Readers are confident that they’re going to indulge in a wealth of knowledge that has been well researched, thoroughly strategized and beautifully presented.

A tangible object such as a magazine is something that people keep in their homes for months or even years after they’ve read them. They are usually shared among friends and left on the coffee table to browse at their leisure. Printed magazines stick around far longer than internet ads, online copy and viral material.

Types of Magazines

The three types of magazines are:

1. Popular

Popular magazines appeal to a wide audience, and the focus is on many different subjects. Every general-interest magazine is tailored for a specific enthusiastic reader.
Articles in these publications are written by individuals who are paid to do so and do not require a references list or bibliography.

Advertising in these kinds of publications are for products and services that are widely available and appeal to the readers of that specific publication;

2. Trade and professionals

Trade and professional publications that appeal to a smaller, more specific audience, appeal to individuals who are interested or involved in a specific hobby, trade, user group and profession.
Articles are written by journalists who specialize in that area of interest.

Advertising may be of general interest or specifically targeted to the kind of individuals, practitioners or users reading the special interest publication;

3. Scholar Magazine

Scholar magazine, which may be of limited interest to the general public with articles written by scholars or researchers.
Articles in these publications are written by scholars or researchers in the field of study. References within the article are cited and there is a references list or bibliography which includes full citation information.

The quality of a magazine depends greatly on printing wherein AFKAR is well position. This involves a whole lot of activities as well as the quality of paper, the accuracy of color combination and separation. Equipment employed also plays a major role in the production process.

At AFKAR high-quality print is non-negotiable. With the help of the state of the art machinery and hardworking staff, a world-class print of your magazine is assured. Check out some of the previous jobs on our site.

We believe quality is not an accident but always the result of intelligent effort.