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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What Customers Say About Distinct Packaging

June 25, 2019 by Erin Behan

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At Distinct Packaging we work with businesses that range from small mom-and-pop shops to major brands and companies. We do what we love—and what we love is to help our customers make incredibly cool packaging. But don't take our word for it; take a look at what our customers have to say about Distinct Packaging.
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How Custom Packaging Drives Repeat and New Business

June 18, 2019 by Erin Behan

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If you're still shipping your product in a generic shipping box, you're missing out on two prime marketing opportunities: the chance to reinforce your brand identity with your existing customers and the chance to market your brand to new customers with custom packaging.
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How to Prepare for a Freight Shipment

June 11, 2019 by Erin Behan

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At Distinct Packaging we get excited every time a customer designs a box and the order ships out, whether it's for 10 boxes or for 10,000 boxes—but it's that larger number that brings us to the ins and outs of shipping. 
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Donut Packaging We Like + Where to Get Free Donuts

June 4, 2019 by Erin Behan

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To quote the immortal Homer Simpson, "Mmm donuts," or was it "Mmm donut packaging"? Either way, donuts (and the cool packaging they often come in) have our attention due to a VIP upcoming food holiday: National Donut Day. Read on to see some of the most creative donut packaging out there and to find out where you can get a free donut on Friday, June 7, 2019, otherwise known as National Donut Day.
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4 Tips for Customizing Tissue Paper

May 28, 2019 by Erin Behan

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Packaging done right is all about the tease—making a simple purchase feel like something special by highlighting the unboxing experience. In today's everything-by-mail world, after all, the first physical brand experience customers get is often from the box a product comes in. Customizing your shipping or interior box is one way to wow your customers, but don't stop there. Adding custom tissue paper to your packaging arsenal can help your brand stand out in an increasingly crowded e-commerce world.
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How to Create Cool Box Designs on Distinct Packaging

May 21, 2019 by Erin Behan

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Follow these design guidelines to create cool custom packaging using Distinct Packaging's Designer tool. Be sure to consult our technical tips below to ensure your custom packaging design is printed just right. Using these principles, creating cool custom box designs on Distinct Packaging couldn't be easier.

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3 Tips on Choosing Color for Your Custom Packaging

May 14, 2019 by Erin Behan

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Color acts as a powerful signifier in nature. In the animal kingdom, for instance, brightly colored creatures like poison dart frogs use their standout color to warn predators to stay away, while many male species in the bird world use their jewel-like plumage to attract a mate. Flowers, of course, use their vivid colors for something else entirely—to lure insects for pollination.
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3 Ways to Celebrate National Packaging Day

May 7, 2019 by Erin Behan

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There's a day celebrating pizza (yum), siblings (awe), and even a day dedicated to opening an umbrella indoors (for real—it's March 13), so why not one celebrating packaging design? That "why not?" was the genesis of National Packaging Design Day, started in 2015 by Design Packaging and the Dieline to celebrate all things packaging design. It's even got an official listing on NationalDayCalendar.com, where you can go to make sure you never miss national unicorn day again.
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