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 .

2 Packaging Options for Palm Cuffs

As a product packaging service, we often come across hot selling products that are not exactly easy to package.

Palm cuffs are definitely one them. 

While the packaging will vary based on the product, we wanted to provide you all with two examples of palm cuff packaging that we came up with. This should give you a general idea of the type of packaging that might work for this product.

See below.

As stated above, you really need to match your carding for your palm cuff packaging to the actual palm cuff. We are happy to do this for you.

Posted on November 28, 2016 .

3 Packaging Ideas for Front to Back Earrings

As a product packaging company, we have our finger on the pulse of many industries. You can imagine what its like to jump from one industry to the next, working with innovators with big dreams and ambitions. Still the lion share of our business comes from being a jewelry product packaging service.

Check out some packaging ideas for a new and popular product known as front to back earrings -- also known as 360 earring studs or double sided earrings. 

new packaging ideas

New products are often rushed to the marketplace without thinking about the best way to package them. Then, things move so quickly that you don't have time to reconsider if there is a better way to merchandise the product. 

As you can see in the images above, smaller wings are a problem for these types of earrings. Hope these solutions are useful to you!

Posted on April 22, 2016 .

8 Types of Pouches, Custom Packaging Series

This post is part of our Custom Packaging series, where we outline some of the different options for the products we manufacture. Enjoy!

Pouches can be the perfect companions to other custom packaging products or they can proudly stand alone. Jewelry, accessories, and gifts are just a few items that are commonly packaged in a pouch and there are several options that need to be considered in order to create the perfect one for you.This post will serve as your go-to reference guide. 

Pouches are available in a number of different materials, and choosing that will be your first step. We’ve broken your options into two categories: classic and elegant.



Organza is a woven lightweight blend of nylon, silk, and polyester that creates a light, silky feel. Organza is a very popular pouch material, which provides a very classic look with excellent product visibility. 


Cotton is another popular material choice. Cotton is sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable, making it an excellent choice as an eco-friendly product. Cotton will give your pouch a very classic linen or canvas look. It is important to keep in mind that when using cotton, due to its texture, it can sometimes look stiff.


Nylon is thin and flexible, but also very durable. Nylon is a sythetic replacement for silk. It is commonly used for raincoats, because it is a waterproof material available in a variety of colors.


Suede and Micro-Suede

Suede creates a very elegant appearance. It's look and feel is very appealing, and can often heighten the perceived value of the item you are choosing to package. Micro-suede can also be used as a more pliable option. 


Velour is inherently looked upon as luxurious material. Velour is a plush knitted fabric or texture, similar to some types of bathrobes!

Flocked Fabric

Flocking is a process of depositing many small fiber particles onto a surface allowing it to be a great alternative to velvet and velour. It gives your pouch the same look and similar feel for a more affordable cost. 


Satin is a weave of acetate, rayon, nylon, or silk which creates a silky appearance. It is a lush fabric that can dress any product up.


Leatherette is more commonly known as imitation leather, and is often used where a leather like finish is desired, but out of budget.

Next Steps

Once you’ve decided upon your material you can move on to choosing all of the other factors that will take a basic pouch and make it unique for your brand. Here are a few things to consider:

Size & Color

Pouches can be produced in any size, color, or pattern of your choice. 

Ribbon vs Rope

Most pouches will be paired with a ribbon or a rope tie. For example, organza pouches typically have a satin ribbon to compliment its dainty look while velvet pouches have a thicker more substantial rope tie that works with the thicker velvet.

Basic ribbon and rope are not your only two options. You can add a tassel to the end of your tie, or you could add a beaded embellishment. 

Your ribbon can also be a contrasting color. You could pair a white pouch with a black ribbon; this gives you the option to either match the print on the pouch, or to simply give it a little more character.


You can choose to incorporate your logo or message a number of different ways. The most common approaches are printing, and hot stamping, directly on either the pouch, or the ribbon, as you see pictured.  

Other Key Considerations

If you are working with products prone to tarnishing you can add a tarnish resistant coating to the inside of your pouch. 

Certain materials are more apt to show dust and markings. For example, flocked fabric has a tendency to retain dust particles that are difficult to remove. Dust that may accumulate on an organza material can easily be dusted off. Each senario is different and should be discussed with a pouch professional. 


Pouches allow for just as much design and personalization as any other custom packaging product. There are material options that will work for any product line and ways to ensure every pouch can be unique. 

We hope this post aided in helping you better understand your drawstring pouch options!

Posted on February 5, 2016 .