Erin Behan

Erin Behan is an L.A.-based writer and editor who considers fine paper one of life's little pleasures.

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How to Create Custom Boxes and Packaging for Your Wedding

April 16, 2019 by Erin Behan

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When you're planning a wedding, you want everything to be just right, from the invitations to the welcome gifts to the wedding itself and the final touch of the night, wedding favors. Custom printed boxes are an easy, economical, and unique way to put the finishing touches on your dream wedding.
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5 Books to Read on Packaging Design

April 9, 2019 by Erin Behan

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Design ideas are all around us — in nature, art, everyday objects, and books. And we've got some great books that'll inspire you towards topnotch packaging design, whether you're stuck on a creative problem you just can't solve or you need help starting from scratch. Jump into these six books for packaging knowhow, design confidence, and lots of inspiration too.
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How Sustainable is the Packaging Industry

April 2, 2019 by Erin Behan

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Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, 2019, making April the perfect month to reflect on the environmental sustainability of the print for packaging industry. At Distinct Packaging, we keep the health of the environment top-of-mind in both our corrugated and paperboard packaging products. We value a healthy environment, and we believe that being kind to our planet can be good for business too.
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How a Limited Edition Box Can Increase Business

March 26, 2019 by Erin Behan

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Can limited-edition custom boxes boost your business? Indeed they can. The payoff from an investment made in custom packaging can be big, and limited-edition custom boxes have the added allure of cashing in on people's FOMO (fear of missing out).
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Newbies Guide to Branded Packaging

March 19, 2019 by Erin Behan

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So you need branded packaging, but don't know where to start. Follow these 5 steps to go from idea to branded box in hand.
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5 Sites to Bookmark for Package Design Inspiration

March 12, 2019 by Erin Behan

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Inspiration for package design can come from many places. Some might find it in the shower, others while taking a walk in the park. But what about when you're sitting in front of your computer, musing over what your next package design should be? There's a website for just that moment—several, actually. Beyond our own blog, Packaging from Every Angle, the following five sites are smart places to go when you're online and in need of a creative spark, whether you're just casually browsing for inspiration or need ideas for your next packaging design ASAP.
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How to Pick a Designer or Creative Agency to Design Your Box

March 5, 2019 by Erin Behan

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You've made the decision to use custom printed boxes for your business, but a big question looms: who to hire to help you design the perfect custom packaging?

If you're not already working with a creative agency or designer, you'll want to pick one that's just right for you and your business. The task of finding the ideal creative team may seem daunting, but we've got 7 practical tips that can make finding the right agency or designer a breeze.
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Rules of Color When Designing Custom Packaging

February 26, 2019 by Erin Behan

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To design a colorful, eye-catching box you need more than just a sense of brand identity and brand story. You also need to make sure you’re using the right color mode so the colors you see on your computer screen translate into the colors that print on your box. Read on for tips and tricks for getting just the colors you want on your custom packaging.
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