Wednesday, August 26, 2020

What to Factor in When Designing Candy Packaging?

Steady growth of the candy market has led to the boom of candy packaging design. However, despite the huge market, the competition is also tough. Candy manufacturers and consumers as well pay more and more attention to packaging appeal of candies. Then what factors shall we consider when designing candy packaging?

1. Adequate Protection and Containment

The basic protective function of packaging is related to the quality of the candy, and of utmost importance. There are many types of candies and confections, the main ingredients of which are generally granulated sugar, caramel, milk powder, cream, etc. Some may also be added with flavor, edible gum or starch. Thus proper packaging is needed for the preservation of candies. 

Due to the distinctive composition of the candies, the requirements for packaging materials selection greatly differs with candy types. Candies with low water content tend to absorb moisture and become sticky, while those with high water content are easy to shrink and grow molds and mildews. Stuffs like starch and butter, etc. are prone to oxidation and deterioration when exposed to air. Therefore, air-proof and moisture-proof function should be taken into account in candy packaging design and material selection.

2. Easy to Use

Whether the packaging is convenient to use also directly impacts on the confections experience. For example, sealing of the jelly cups should be secure enough to prevent breaking and consequent overflow of juice during the storage and transportation. But if the seal too hard to lift open, then it would backfire and have a negative impact on the sales. Candy packaging should always strike a subtle balance between fastness and convenience.

3. Food Safety Issues

Packaging has direct contact with candies. If there’s any toxic substance it will do harm to consumers’ health. Only food-grade materials can be used. When plastic packaging is involved, make sure it’s BPA free. Besides, candy packaging always features gorgeous printing. However, the toxic substances contained in inks and solvents will transfer.

4. Unique Shapes & Design

Branding & advertising have also become a feature of candy packaging. As a kind of snack food, candies are widely used in banquets, weddings, holiday gifts and other occasions. But wherever they are consumed, candy consumers are increasingly attracted by the packaging and appearance. The sweet and lovely packaging on the market attracts consumers' appetite and desire to buy. Make sure to create designs that distinguish the brands from competitors and appeal target consumer groups. 

5. Go Green 

Environmental awareness has been greatly aroused among the general public compared to decades ago. Thus make sure that your candy & chocolate packaging boxes designs have environmental care in perspective. Use eco-friendly materials and encourage consumers to reuse and recycle the packaging materials, etc. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

New Huawei Smart Watch Retail Gift Box Exposed

It is nothing new for mobile phone manufacturers to make smart watches. The new Huawei smart watch project that was initially reported in this past March have seen some updates. Recently, some media exposed a set of complete packaging photos of this Huawei smart watch, which appeared to be very deluxe. It seems that the long anticipated official release is around the corner.
Cubic Smart Watch Cardboard Gift Box: Closed
Huawei Watch Cardboard Gift Box: Closed (Source:
Huawei Smart Watch Cardboard Gift Box - Open
Huawei Smart WatchCardboard Gift Box - Open (Source:

It can be seen from the exposed pictures that the outer packaging of the Huawei watch is a cubic black cardboard box with the "HUAWEI" logo debossed on the top. The surface of the box appears to be wrapped in no-frills leather material (probably textured specialty paper), which gives a simple luxury touch. When opening the box, it is just similar to packaging of every other mid-to-high-end watch. The smart watch is placed in the central slot clinging around a pillow support. The whole interior of the box seems to be velvet flocked and gold foil stamped words can be seen inside the lid. 

Editor’s comment: Huawei’s smart watches have been favored by many upon its exposure. The elegant dial is matched with a leather strap, which gives the impression of traditional high-end watches. As a smart watch, it can be connected to a mobile phone to view messages, heart rate monitoring and gyroscope and other functions are also readily available. It’s equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and built-in 300mAh capacity battery.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tips On How To Choose Watch Box

Watches are much more fashion and even symbol of status than timepieces. And your beloved wrist watches deserve perfect watch boxes. This article is aimed for those enthusiasts of authentic watches. 

Below are the 5 tips you should take into account in order to choose your perfect watch boxes:

1. Cushion and Support

The foremost purpose you need a watch box is of course to store your beloved gadget safe and sound. So make sure that the watch box offers a secure support like a soft pillow. And if the watch on the pillow is not fixed in place and subject to move of falling off, then the box absolutely needs to have a cushion lining on the inside. Preferably sufficiently line the box over every inch where there may be possible contacts with your watch, because hard material will probably scratch it. If you’re reading this article, you definitely won’t take any chance on your wrist watches, will you?

2. Durability

We’re not talking about anything like a replica. You want a watch box that’s strong, solid, and one that will last for a long time. The box will stand the environment and protect your watch(es) for many years. So don’t try to find a bargain and get a model which will break or lose gloss after a few months. Instead, spend a little more to get a stronger one. Actually, factoring in the box’s life cycle, you’ll find it’s worth every penny over time.

3. Design & Style

Watch boxes are not just for storage, it’s something where you put your cherished collections and even you may want to display them to your friends or like-minds. So design and styles matter. Though, there’s no single style that suits all. Just choose whatever you think the best. But you do have to pay attention to the material, shape, color, finish, etc.

Luxury Plastic Men's Watch Box

4. Special Features

You may have some special needs for your wrist watches. For example, if you work or live outdoors oft-times, then the watch boxes need some extra features to survive the toughness. For example, you may need a waterproof watch box for men. Xavier Rosset, the Swiss Robinson, spent 10 months alone in a Pacific island, Tofua of Tonga. In this survival program filmed in 2008, he buried his wrist watch in the earth for protection for almost the whole stint. His watch stayed in good condition when he dug it out after almost 300 days.

Waterproof Plastic Watch Box for Men

5. Capacity & Multi-Purpose

Your choice of watch box is also largely up to how many watches you’re going to store with it. Single, double, 12 or even more? Or some would like to store their cuff-links among other stuffs together. There’s a huge difference, but there are always some vendors there to serve it, simply do the search and find your dream box.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Fun DIY Shipping Container Style Plastic Boxes

Packaging design is an integral part of product marketing. The quality of packaging makes or breaks the product sales. Both product manufacturers and packaging suppliers are racking their wits about creating the most attractive packaging. PacZone has created many novel & fun packaging boxes. The following shipping container style plastic box is one of them.

Cool Designs

These miniature shipping containers look like the real containers. They are just scaled down from the real ones and resemble the corrugated pattern outside. These boxes are made of hard ABS plastic, out of excellent manufacturing. Finish like spraying, electroplating can be applied. Also, customers are allowed to print whatever they want on the surface. Basically, you won’t have the cheap impressions that you normally have with some plastic or cardboard boxes.

Spacious Storage

Each single box measures 83*124*86mm and come in rectangle, of course, just as the real shipping container. With die-cut foam inserts, the container serves well a stacking watch case to store one wrist watch, while without insert, it’s a cool Stackable Container Sorting Boxes forgifts or other little gadgets.

 Stacking and DIY Combination

Here comes the most fun part of it: The box each will be provided with 4 connecting pins to connect and secure with other containers. So these boxes can be stacked and pinned together to form a stylish sorting cabinets. And you’re allowed to DIY and make these containers very personal!