Design Validation For Manufacturing
Preventing production issues through assessment and fixes
ASSISTANCE FOR CREATIVES AND PACKAGING DESIGN AGENCIES
If you are ready with artistic sketches, mockups, 3D visuals or other formats of designs you may start looking for manufacturing options. This is the time to consider how your idea can be realised in a real production environment. If you don’t have engineering experience with production backup you may need professional help.
The creative packaging design validation process is a vital step. It provides the opportunity for evaluation of the design idea, pricing, proper material selection and discussion of options for optimising the paper product’s style, price or functionality.
We match perfectly if:
- Evaluated and/or optimised in regard to production readiness.
- Improved so it becomes more creative, or feasible with paper elements only.
- Approved through physical tests made in the real environment of mass production.
- Workable technical drawings tailored to the most effective use of materials.
- Paper choices and substrates that need to match special criteria.
- Price estimates for different materials, quantities and packaging design options.
- You are looking for the best combination of luxury and sustainability.
- Your design includes elements suitable for a tailored production process.
- You need assistance to rank priorities with regard to quantity, costs and timelines.
Validation of designs happens both in computer-generated simulation and in the real working environment
We start with
We highlight the purpose and key elements of the packaging project. We start a discussion about product type, sizes, colours, materials, branding methods and more.
Based on project specifics in combination with the established design features and quantities, we quote exact unit cost or а rough price range and all one-time expenses.
Next step: creative support
During this stage, we provide a production readiness review and suggestions for best technology and industry best practices. We point out the possible fixes and improvements concerning efficiency, sustainability and optimal use of materials.
Production Readiness Review
By examining an original packaging design, we determine if it is optimal and workable. We discuss production technologies together with options for design improvement if applicable.
Our creative team may suggest possible design modifications for the optimal use of materials and for maximisation of the packaging’s efficiency. If acceptable, we will offer more sustainable materials and technologies compared to the parameters originally laid down in the project.
We provide precise information about product’s recyclability, material origin and possible paper offcuts utilisation.
We suggest size and design optimisation to reduce the carbon footprint and ecological impact during the production, storage and transportation of our products.
Depending on your project specific we will offer an exact price or a price range.
For you to make an informed decision you will have a chance to consider price options for the production of different quantities, with options for materials and finishes, breaking down specific production costs so you can see the impact of materials, quantities, sizing and finishing. All one-time costs are quoted separately.
To ensure our client that the newly developed packaging design is production-ready, we offer prototypes and samples that follow the mass production technology. Their production cost is not included in the packaging development fee.
Materials & Performance Test
We test the performance of papers, structural elements and packaging designs in the actual working environment.
We provide workable packaging layouts including dielines, written instructions and 3D mockups.
Our creative support includes assessment of artwork feasibility and compatibility with the chosen technology. We help with colour choices and applicable personalisation and finishing techniques.
Choosing the paper and hot stamping foil is an essential part of the creative packaging design process
We collaborate with the most recognizable paper brands and foil manufacturers in Europe.
experienced team of packaging professionals with manufacturing expertise and equipment
Feasible Structural Design
concept backup by creativity and knowledge tested in real
Inner Structures From Paper
designs with elements made from paper and board for recyclability and long shelf life
Curious how we do it?
Get a closer look at our customers’ experience and our process.
“We expect our partner to be with high standards of quality and experience in working with luxury brands.”
Chief Creative & Technology Officer at Château de Pommard