How to Use Greenery In Your Packaging

Each year, Pantone choose a "Color of the Year".

By selecting "Greenery", Pantone is sending a message of revival, restoration, and renewal.

"Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals individuals to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate."

A beautiful message given everything happening in the world today.

Want to incorporate Greenery into your packaging for 2017?

See the info-graphic below to learn about color pairings, as well as relevant materials that mirror Pantone's Color of the Year!


Posted on April 20, 2017 .

We just invented a game changing product.

If you sell ever necklaces in a brick & mortar retail store, then you need to watch the following video.

The Security Foldover (Patent Pending) by Contempo protects and secures necklaces better than ever before. We are very proud when we create product packaging that truly is better than anything else on the market -- and this is an example of that.

This revolutionary product both merchandises necklaces beautiful, while securing them to enable the highest sell-through possible!

When you consider the cost compared to the amazing advantages over other packaging options, the Security Foldover is a genuine game changer!

Please contact us for information about incorporating the Security Foldover into your product line.

Posted on March 2, 2017 .

Packaging Examples of Clear Plastic with Print

When you talk about a packaging technique that is here to stay, I think of clear plastic with print.

You see it on packaging from all across the board -- apparel packaging, electronics packaging, athletic packaging, and more.

There are two main advantages when it come to clear plastic with print:

1. Standing out in the marketplace.

2. Allowing the consumer to see your message and product at the same time

Look below for some ideas on how brands are using clear plastic with print in their product packaging.

Posted on February 21, 2017 .

Examples of Debossed and Embossed Packaging

So, you like the idea of embossed or debossed packaging and you want some ideas on how to put this into your own packaging?

We don't blame you!

Some of the most appealing packaging on the market includes a tasteful emboss or deboss. This simple technique leaves the consumer feeling there is something different and special about the packaging.

What many people do not realize is that debossing and embossing can actually be used in place of a hot stamp or ink. Therefore, it might be less expensive for longer production runs. 

Sure, if you want your logo as your debossing or embossing, then you will need to buy a tool, which can be pricey for shorter runs. However, it will give you an effect like none other.

Let's take a look at some examples of deboss and embossed packaging -- hopefully something catches your eye.


Now, there are no photos of this included here, but you should be aware that you can deboss and emboss a plain printed paper to give it the feel of a luxurious textured paper. We've mastered this technique at Contempo (not to brag, but we've done some beautiful work in this area). You would take the plain printed paper, print a pattern, then use the embossing tool to give the paper texture.

Feel free to contact us if you want to see an example of this type of effect in packaging.

Hope this inspires you to go out there and do something great -- think different about your packaging and use it to separate yourself from the rest!

Posted on January 2, 2017 .