Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Product, Range and Distribution//task

research x5 formats related to own professional practice

1. stock
2. sustainability
3. durability
4. how they are assembled
5. how it is produced (in both commercial and student environments)
6. what production methods would I want to do with it and why?

Chain/Coptic Stitch Binding

1. paper and card, three varying thicknesses, 
cover stock almost coated or satin-like
3. well bound, use of coptic stitch binding to hold numerous pages in sections, bendable, tough stock, slightly water resistant
4. use of coptic stitch binding
5. through hand-sewing sections of the book in an equal number of pages
6. foiled front cover (which isn't distinct enough from the content pages)

Cosmetic Product Packaging

1. vinyl
2. Neal's Yard encourage users to return the blue glass bottles by giving them 10p for every one
3. thick glass reduces risk of product smashing, vinyl label sticker has a coated layer keeping it waterproof
4. stickers labels are simply stuck onto the bottle
5. a pad printer (in commercial print) would be used to print the logo onto the bottle however as a student, a clear vinyl sticker would work (but awkward on a rounded surface)

Cosmetic Product Packaging

1. clear vinyl
3. long-lasting, durable- vinyl onto plastic is too sticky to peel off
4. printed vinyl which is then stuck around the product bottle
5. vinyl stickers can be printed easily both commercially when mass-produced and within a student studio environment
6. an additional feature on the lid to continue the design aesthetic across the different surface areas of the product

Product Packaging (nets)

1. white coated card
2. not very sustainable
3. quality of the ink and print remains durable where the stock doesn't and is easily squashed with and without the product inside
4. assembled from a cube net (with lid)
5. can be produced commercially and as a student in the same way, use of printed nets and die-cutting for accuracy and then assembled accordingly
6. I would try laser-cutting the nets using a more sturdy stock, less fibrous and therefor less easy to rip and tear

Music Packaging, Design and Branding

1. coated paper
3. stock itself is flimsy and easily tearable however the use of the hard plastic cd casing protects the cover
4. cover and inserts are folded up into the clear case to be displayed accordingly
5. as a student, cd can be printed using different software programmes or using vinyl and commercially printed on a mass scale
6. use a fold-out cardboard case instead of a generic plastic case, helps the design to stand out more, especially when the cover is particularly interesting or photographic, and creates more of an experience for the user

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