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Some Essential Trends in Summer Packaging You Should Know

by robinbtaylor on August 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

When it’s in vogue, it’s popular – when it’s popular, you have to take advantage of it and sell it as much as you can. This goes for all sorts of things, but most of all for clothing, for movies, for food, for everything else. Most people don’t realise it, but it goes for packaging […]

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How Effective is Environmentally-Friendly Packaging for Your Brand? Top Reasons to Get into it Today

by robinbtaylor on July 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Yes, you probably have a great product, even if you do say so yourself. You’ve already received a lot of great comments about your product’s quality, efficiency, and so on. But at the end of the day, no matter how brilliant your product is, there’s still something to be said about how it is packaged. […]

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​What You Really Need to Know about Labelling and Packaging Organic Food

by robinbtaylor on May 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

We all know how important the right packaging is when it comes to food products, home items, cleaning supplies, clothing, and so much more. But certain items require more deliberate and carefully-thought-out packaging than most. Organic food, for instance, needs to be labelled and packaged according to various regulations and stipulations, and if this isn’t […]

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How to create a simple valentines origami heart.

by robinbtaylor on February 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Create your own valentines gift. Origami heart shape for your loved one.

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The history of Packaging Design in Redditch, Worcestershire

by robinbtaylor on August 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

I grew up in Redditch and have returned here to set up Pactivate due to the town’s unique and convenient location within the midlands. The connections here are great along with the local companies that we work closely with to ensure that our customers’ packaging meets the demands placed upon it within the supply chain. […]

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The Shape of Packaging to Come

by robinbtaylor on July 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

As designers, we’re constantly looking to the future to predict the next trends and come up with that inspiration for the newest iconic packaging range. Fashion comes and goes and we see this in the use of materials and processes across certain industries. Each time a new process or application is developed such as cold […]

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Hot Drinks Chart

by robinbtaylor on June 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

When we’re looking for design inspiration for the next packaging project, it’s important that we’re well fuelled with a cup of warm beverage. We’re a little fussy here, so it’s important that the brew is just right for our tastes. For this reason, we’ve put together a handy colour chart to help make sure we […]

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Kanye West Album Packaging

by robinbtaylor on April 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

Kanye West’s new album is set to be the highest performing ‘download only’ album yet, though it seems it hasn’t been without difficulty, having stated that he’d never release on apple iTunes, it appeared 6 weeks later. “the Yeezus album packaging was an open casket to CDs r.i.p” – Kanye West March 8th Via Twitter I […]

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New Indestructible PLA material

by robinbtaylor on March 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

Sustainable and indestructible PLA material for primary retail packaging

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Bad Packaging – 10 Things companies get wrong

by robinbtaylor on March 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

You don’t have to search too hard to find someone on twitter ranting about a poorly received parcel. The world of things is still as prevalent now as it was before the internet, in fact packaging is now more important due to the myriad ways it gets to the end user. I thought I’d list a few don’ts in […]

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