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After writing our 'Best blogs to follow in the print industry article' we decided to dig deeper and find some more blogs and publications that are specific to the packaging industry!
We've put together 8 of our favorites for you to have a look through and to get some inspiration from*.
*Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for hours of time being spent getting lost in images of beautiful packaging 😍
Packaging Innovation was created by Esko and collates inspirational packaging ideas from all over the world. It focusses on creativity and eye-catching designs, details different technologies in packaging and gives design tips based on consumer trends and legislation.
Definitely worth a read!
Packaging World was founded in 1994, and has built a reputation as one of the most respected publications in the industry. Publishing information for professionals in the packaging and manufacturing automation industries, it’s the perfect publication to see how other companies are working, as well as getting inspiration for packaging design and materials.
The areas it covers range from design, to different types of machinery, as well as covering case studies of products and companies.
You can keep up to date with their content by subscribing to their newsletter. Choose how you want to be contacted, by deciding which topics you want to hear about.
Starting in 2008, Packaging of the World has grown to become one of the leaders in packaging design. It aims to inspire designers from all over the world by showcasing some of the most interesting and creative projects from all different types of designer.
The simple layout of the blog makes it easily digestible for every reader - a picture of the design, information about the designer, the product and the type of print.
It’s a fantastic blog for different people – packaging designers, agencies, manufacturers, students and suppliers.
Packaging Digest is a big voice in the industry, and has been around for over 50 years. Based in North America, they cover industry news, trends, best practices and new technologies.
They aim to help packaging professionals achieve their goals by giving advice on creativity, productivity and profitability.
You can also subscribe to their different e-newsletters based on your interests, so go and check it out!
The Dieline blog covers all the best work in packaging and labels from across the world, and has regular features on the best designs, tips for completing design work and ‘behind the scenes’ articles. It's a very colorful and inspirational blog for anyone in the industry.
But we do warn you... once you've visited the site, you won't want to leave, you won’t be able to get enough of all the beautiful, stand-out designs!
Unlike the others in this list, Industrial Packaging focuses mainly on manufacturing, not design. It’s updated every week with new tips and guides for companies in the flexible packaging industry.
It covers trends in the packaging industry, helps identify mistakes printers might be making and provides tips on automation, upgrading your machinery and the best materials to use.
Design Week brings their audience design stories from food and drink packaging to new trends in environmental sustainability and topical debates.
If you want to keep up to date with the content from Design Week, you can register for their daily or weekly e-newsletter!
Packaging Europe share valuable information, ideas and connections with the industry, and they strive for a sustainable future for packaging.
Along with sharing the latest industry news and informative articles, they also have a great podcast and an extensive library of on-demand webinars.
Get the latest straight into your inbox by signing up to their newsletters - Packaging Europe Newsletter, Sustainability Newsletter and Smart Packaging News.
This article was originally published in 2018, but was updated in 2022 to ensure all content is accurate and up to date.