Monthly Archives: March 2012

Print/Packaging – Required skills and attributes for successful employment.

Educational institutions are the major sources of skilled workforce supply. Students need to gain skills that will be in higher demand in the future as compared to those of the present. If needed, educators may implement or introduce new courses and topics in the graphic communications curriculum. For example, industry representatives perceived a higher skills demand in the future for digital color printing. Similarly, industry can train its existing workforce by focusing on those skills that will be in greater need in the future as compared to those of the present.

Potentional Skills Required

  • Production management
  • Sales, estimating and costing
  • Safety and training
  • Customer service
  • Design and layout
  • Typesetting and composition
  • Page assembly and page make-up
  • Proof reading and editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Process camera operations
  • Digital camera operations
  • Desktop flatbed scanner operations
  • Desktop midrange scanner operations
  • Digital high-end scanner operations
  • Color separation
  • Color correction and manipulation
  • Digital and analog proofing
  • Digital imposition
  • Paper cutting
  • Paper folding
  • Automated saddle stitch binding
  • Automated perfect/adhesive binding
  • Collating and gathering operations
  • Inkjet operations
  • Letterpress printing
  • Gravure printing
  • Flexographic printing
  • Screen printing
  • Digital black and white printing
  • Digital color printing

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Print/Packaging – Burgopak Design & Packaging

Burgopak design & Packaging believe it is important to offer innovative packaging design solutions that not only engage brand and consumer, but that are designed realistically for production.

Burgopak is a packaging design company offering a full creative service. From concept to production to delivery, they provide structural and graphic design, artwork services, dedicated project management and production.

They have worked with some of the most celebrated and significant brands in the world, creating award-winning packaging design solutions and successfully contributing towards their broader marketing campaigns.

  • Virgin, australia, Velocity frequent flyer.
  • Fortnum & Mason
  • Bowers & Wilkins
  • Sony Ericsson
  • Hornby
  • Peroni Italy
  • Sabilo
  • Sony
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Lamborghini
  • Aura
  • TalkTalk
  • Debenhams
  • Smth
  • Nike


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2011 UK Packaging Awards Design Team of the Year

Burgopak has been highly commended in the category Design Team Of the Year at the 2011 UK Packaging Awards. Burgopak were winners of Design Team of the Year in 2009.

Bronze Pentaward 2011 logo Burgopak

Bronze Pentaward 2011

Burgopak’s packaging design project for Aura Health & Wellbeing’s range of health and lifestyle products received a Bronze Pentaward at the 5th edition of the annual Pentaward Worldwide Packaging Design Competition – the only major worldwide competition devoted exclusively to packaging design.

Doliprane Award, Burgopak packaging design

Impact Pharmacien Award 2011

Sanofis’ DolipraneLib, packaged in a Burgopak slider, has won a 2011 French Impact Pharmacien award. The product was distinguished in the family medicine criteria of the peer-judged awards held earlier this year.

DuPont Award

DuPont Packaging Award 2011

Burgopak USA, along with Procter & Gamble and Be Green Packaging, were named Diamond Award Winners at the 23rd Annual DuPont Packaging Awards.

Print/Packaging – Post And Packaging Online

Post and Packaging Online are one of the country’s leading Internet specialists in supplying commercial stationary to customers all over the UK. Being an online supplier means that they can give their customers great deals on packing supplies, postal supplies, polythene bags and packing boxes.

With a commitment to customer service and an extensive knowledge of the postage and packaging industry, they can help small and medium size businesses with all their packaging requirements and specialise in providing Ebay sellers with cost effective packaging solutions.

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Print/Packaging – BPIF

The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry and is one of the country’s leading trade associations. They are a not-for-profit-distribution organisation.

Industry Standards –

  • Paper Envelope Sizes
  • Legal Standard Conditions of Contract Magazines
  • Legal Standard Conditions of Contract
  • Legal Printers Imprint
  • General Conversion Formulae
  • Business Cost Recovery And Productivity
  • Business Service Contracts
  • Legal Copyright And Permissions
  • Paper Calculations
  • Paper ISO Sizes And Tolerances
  • Paper Over And Unders
  • Paper UK Sizes
  • Paper US Weights
  • Presses Standard Impositions
  • Presses UK Sizes
  • Publishing Barcodes
  • Legal Commercial Legal Problems
  • Legal Your Business Documents

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Print/Packaging – Jobs In Print

Jobs in Print is a purpose built careers portal specific to the print industry. Jobs in Print was created by industry recruitment specialists Mercury Search and Selection and is offered to BPIF members free of charge.

It is essential to the future success of the printing industry that they are able to recruit and develop talented staff. The site is designed to provide a cost effective method of advertising vacancies whilst promoting the many career paths available within the industry via graduate careers organisations.

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Print/Packaging – Brunel Competition

Brunel provides fresh thinking for KFC at easyFairs

Exhibiting within the Education Pavillion, six teams of students were presenting the outcomes of a project which asked them to create innovative brand design solutions for KFC, by understanding and identifying opportunities in the consumer journey. Industry visitors to the stand inspect each of the teams’ ideas before casting their vote.

Working with Brunel

As well as being a challenge conjunction with a major client, KFC, students were asked to work in multi-disciplinary teams – just like they would within the agency; so ensuring strategic thinking, sound project management and creative problem-solving were all involved.

Each team featured members from Brunel’s renowned courses in: MSc Integrated Product Design and MA courses in Design Strategy and Innovation and Design and Brand Strategy.  The students were encouraged to show insight and develop a ‘big idea’ prior to coming up with solutions.

Team one – “The sense of a home-made meal through the experience of a pack that converts into a table-setting.”

Team two – “An inspiring solution that promotes the iconic KFC bucket and better organises the meal experience.”

Team three – “A redesign of the KFC carrier bag to provide multi-function elements for the take-away meal experience.”

Team four – “Designing the lid of the KFC bucket to have a secondary use and encourage sharing.”

Team five – “An improved tray design for in-store meals, that also promotes family-style sharing.”

Team six – “A simple piece of communication that reinforces KFC’s quality values.”

Visitors to the Packaging Innovations vote for their favourite to help decide on the winning team’s idea, in conjunction with a senior team member from KFC client team.

The winner was..

Team One – creators of ‘sense of a home-made meal’. They were the winners due to a simple but effective design that reinforced taste brand values and improved upon the aesthetic and function of a current pack.

The two runners-up were:

Team Five with their ‘family style tray’ that created a sense of order in-store, and promoted the sharing aspect of the meal experience; and Team Two’s ‘less of a mess: more to adore’ portable meal solution which promotes KFC’s iconic bucket and better organises the meal experience.

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Print/Packaging – Warners Midlands Plc

Warners Midlands Plc are a leading supplier of print and publishing services to the specialist magazine and catalogue sector. We currently produce over 400 different magazines titles as well as high quality brochures for a wide variety of customers including the Institute of Materials, CORGI , the RSPCA and Virgin Holidays. Warners invest in the latest technology and can offer a full production service ranging from design through to printing, binding, mailing and delivery.

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Print/Packaging – The PPMA Show

The PPMA Show is the UK’s annual showcase for processing and packaging machinery. Now entering its 21st year, the event continues to provide exhibitors with a valuable opportunity to demonstrate their equipment and technology live, to the single largest gathering of industry professionals in the UK who come from every industry sector including food and drink, chemical and pharmaceutical. Incorporating the widest range of machinery, the PPMA Show enables visitors to make all the right purchasing decisions. Jointly owned and managed by the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) and Reed Exhibitions, The PPMA Show runs from 29th September – 1st October 2009 at the NEC, Birmingham. This year the PPMA Show is co-located with The Starpack Awards which will be an evening highlight and take place on 30th September at the NEC.

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Print/Packaging – Alcan Packaging, Food Europe

Alcan Packaging – Food Europe is the European leader in flexible packaging for the food and beverages market. Alcan Packaging – Food Europe registered sales of $US2.4 billion in 2008. It operates 31 plants in 18 countries and employs 6,500 people. Alcan Packaging is a world leader in value-added specialty packaging ranking No. 1 in flexible food, pharmaceutical, beauty and tobacco packaging, and delivering innovative solutions using plastics, engineered film, aluminium, paper, paperboard and glass to customers around the world. Chaired by Ilene Gordon, President & CEO, Alcan Packaging is headquartered in Paris, France, with 131 facilities and 29,000 employees in 31 countries, it generated US$6,5 billion revenues in 2008. Alcan Packaging is a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan.

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