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Think paper bags won't cut it? Think again.

  If you think paper packaging just won’t cut it for your product, you might be wrong. Multi-wall paper bags have come a long way in the past few years and are now a viable alternative to Woven PP bags in many areas—and they’re... Continue Reading

How To Calculate/Interpret The Volume Of A Bag

  Interpreting/Calculating the dimensions and volume of different bag designs (made easy) Figuring out the exact dimensions & volume of your bags can present somewhat of a challenge if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. If you make a mistake, it... Continue Reading

Meet Wayne

Sometimes, things are just meant to be. Like Wayne Jelliman coming to work for us at Smart Pack. You see, a few months back, Wayne decided to leave South Africa and move to New Zealand to provide a better life for... Continue Reading

The new trend in small bag packaging

    Heard about BOPP pinch bottom bags yet? The BOPP pinch bottom bag concept unites the best qualities of woven polypropylene tape fabric and printed BOPP film to create a cutting-edge packaging option for dry bulk goods. Perfect for packaging dry pet food or... Continue Reading

Thinking about packaging automation? 5 key things to consider

You’d be amazed at the number of conversations we had with people about packaging automation at this year's Foodtech Packtech 2018. It was a hot topic, that’s for sure. Which makes sense given current problems with labour shortages in some... Continue Reading

Getting More with Less – Use 70%* less plastic with K-Strong

 If you have a product that needs water-resistant packaging, then a 100% fully recyclable paper bag is just not going to cut it. But what’s the alternative? These days we’re all trying to make good environmental choices. Possibly a little too late... Continue Reading

Meet Tiffany

  If you phone us between 9am and 3pm then Tiffany will probably take your call. She’s good like that. Officially, Tiffany takes care of our admin and accounts. But she has so much energy and nous, that she helps us out... Continue Reading

Is packaging graphic design in your Too Hard Basket?

 Last week I had a call from a prospective customer. They were looking for a better packaging solution for their product. No problem.   But as I worked through their requirements, I realised they’d fallen into the same trap as many of our clients... Continue Reading

Why good packaging graphics are good for business

Paying careful attention to your packaging design is not just for fancy consumer brands. Even packaging in the primary sector can benefit from good branding and graphics. Whether it’s to promote the benefits of your product, ensure brand recognition, provide usage instructions,... Continue Reading

Rethinking tree packaging

Heard of Leafland? Leafland grow specimen trees and send them all over NZ. Their customers are generally people who plant a fair amount of trees, like councils or landscapers. You get the idea. Now, if you’ve ever bought and planted any trees... Continue Reading