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Spot Color vs. CMYK for Packaging Design – What’s the Difference?

August 17, 2018

When working with a designer to prepare print-ready artwork files or handing off your designs to the manufacturer when placing your packaging order, you may be asked if your artwork contains spot colors or if it’s been converted to CMYK. These are common print industry terms that refer to how ...

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Industry Spotlight: Craft Beer and Cider Packaging

February 08, 2018

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we not only love to drink beer, but we also love making it. Washington and Oregon are home to two of the largest communities of craft brewers in the country, and their growth won’t be slowing anytime soon. As craft brewers scale their business, the right packaging ...

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Industry 4.0: The 4th Industrial Revolution

June 16, 2016

Industry 4.0: What Is It?

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The BoxMaker at Esko's Brand Packaging and Technology Summit

March 17, 2016

On March 15th, President of The BoxMaker, Richard Brown, spoke at the Esko Brand Packaging and Technology Summit, which took place at Seattle's own EMP Museum. The event, hosted by Esko – a graphic arts company that produces prepress software and hardware for industries including packaging and ...

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Industry Spotlight: Health and Beauty Packaging That Shines

July 30, 2015

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and at The BoxMaker, we understand that there is no better way to catch the eyes of potential consumers than with striking packaging. Within the health and beauty industry, a pristine image and a sleek, convenient display that speaks to the buyer’s ...

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Digital Labels and Customization: Utilizing Variable Data

March 19, 2015


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3D Printing: The Next Packaging Frontier

March 12, 2015

While 3D printing’s uses are being explored in multiple industries, from space to medical devices, it’s making a home for itself in packaging, too.

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Bringing Packaging to Life: Augmented Reality

February 19, 2015

Augmented Reality technology can, essentially, bring your packaging to life, allowing your marketplace to interact with your brand on a whole new level.

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Digital VIP Event Recap

October 23, 2014

Last week, attendees of the Digital VIP event, “Let Your Imagination Run Wild,” were transported to another world – the world of digital possibilities.

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Give Your Packaging Extra Drama With Overprint Varnish

October 02, 2014


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