How to Package your Handmade Products

How to Package your Handmade Products
Title: How to Package your Handmade Products
Author:
Viola E Sutanto
Description:

From making boxes to die-cutting your logo, How to Package Your Handmade Products is aimed at crafters, providing a comprehensive guide to creative packaging ideas for handmade products helping designer-makers turn a passion into a lucrative business. Whether selling on sites such as Etsy or through craft fairs, trade shows, and local stores, this book shows you how to give your handmade jewelry, soft craft, or homeware products that professional edge to make the crucial difference between a one-time sale and customers who come back for more. Existing packaging books are aimed at graphic designers or specialist packaging designers, and don’t provide enough information for the 15 million designer-makers that have changed the face of online selling over the last five years. This book is aimed solely at these crafters and creators making sense of specialist terms, standard envelope sizes, folding terminology, and measurements. Advice ranges from the simple—how to customize basic boxes and labels with printing, creative washi tape, or other designs and shapes; to the more complex—making your own packaging and recycling old material to make new packaging. Also included are printable templates and a resources section at the back of the book with handy sizing charts, standard envelope sizes across the world, ratios for scaling the accompanying templates, and measurement conversion charts, making this a truly indispensable resource for the creative and innovative crafter and seller.

 

So whether you’re making boxes and labels from scratch or buying precut templates from a local craft store, this book gives you all you need in order to design and customize your packaging with your unique style. With a unique mix of accessible information, gorgeous inspiration, and helpful advice, How to Package Your Handmade Products shows how easy it can be to create gorgeous packaging for lovingly handmade products and ensure your precious products look as stylish outside the box as they do inside.

 

 

 


No. of pages: 176
Cover type: Paperback
Trim size: 220mm x 170mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 473 7
RRP: A$34.99

Contents

Introduction

 Section 1: Materials and how to use them

 1.     Paper

  • Types and weights
  • Working with recycled paper
  • Printing and embellishment techniques
  • Uses
    • Boxes
    • Bags
    • Tags and labels
    • Wraps
    • Filling and padding

 2.     Plastic

  • Types and weights
  • Working with recycled plastic
  • Printing and embellishment techniques
  • Uses
    • Bags
    • Boxes
    • Bottles
    • Tape
    • Wraps
    • Filling and padding

 3.     Fabric

  • Types and weights
  • Printing and embellishing techniques
  • Sustainability for packaging
  • Uses
    • Wraps
    • Bags
    • Ribbons and ties
    • Fabric tape
    • Filling and padding

 

4.     Glass and Metals

  • Types
  • Printing and embellishing
  • Sustainability for packaging
  • Uses
  • Bottles and containers
  •  Tags and labels

 

Section 2: Styling your packaging

     6. Fragile, Delicate and Breakable

  • Special considerations
  • Styling options
  • Designer spotlight

      7. Food and perishables

  • Special considerations
  • Designer spotlight

     8. Beauty: bath and body

  • Special considerations
  • Designer spotlight
  1. Fashion
  • Special considerations
  • Designer spotlight
  1. Home and Soft Furnishings
  • Special considerations
  • Designer spotlight

 

  1. Paper Goods
  • Special considerations
  • Designer spotlight

 

  1. Oversized and Odd-shaped items
  • Special considerations
  • Designer spotlight

 

Section 3: Resources

  • Shipping costs
  • Insuring precious items
  • Waterproofing
  • Standard envelope sizes and templates

 Glossary

Index

Acknowledgments

 

Introduction' Sections 1: Materials abad how to use them Section 2: Styling your packaging Section 3: Resources Glossary Index Acknowledgments
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