Pack & Gift Tradeshow, Paris
By Helen Sac

The Prints & Graphics team was in Paris last week for the Pack and Gift Fair held in Porte de Versailles.

Jun 19, 2013
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The Prints & Graphics team was in Paris last week for the Pack and Gift Fair held in Porte de Versailles. 

The show featured innovative packaging, custom promotional accessories, merchandising solutions and gifts from mass-market through to luxury. With over 225 exhibitors including manufacturers, distributors, design and communication agencies and specialists, its the one-stop (French) shop for all promotional and packaging needs.

Here are some of the highlights from the show:

CD Paper Products / Albéa
Cartonnages du Marais / Bag&Pack
Blanchet / Pusterla1880

Innovative boxes stood out, with interesting cut outs and folds cleverly revealing the products within. Graphics were bold and catchy, often simple and geometric. Interesting materials provided a tactile approach with new materials and wraps such as balsa wood and textured scaly finishes.

TD Tech Design / TD Tech Design
TD Tech Design / Fabrika
Albéa / Les Editions Du Chocolat

Gifts and accessories were playful and practical ranging from personal tech accessories to printed chocolates. USB Memory sticks featured heavily in different styles, as did accessories for Tablets and iPhones. Small makeup bags and purses appeared in all shapes and sizes, as the perfect accompaniment to luxury products.

API / Kurz
CD Paper Products / Prestige Packaging Industries
Leca Graphics / Bakanlar Medya Grup

The Holographic sheen continues to catch our attention, innovative uses of the finish make packaging look and feel ultra-luxe.

Carestia / Kurz

Specialist manufacturers are creating perfume samples where paper is impregnated with the signature scents, interaction with the product releases the aroma creating sensory new experiences. As design meets technology, these products continue to reach new heights in innovation.

 

TD Tech Design / Cole Fabrics
Max Luxury Packaging / Piovaccari

Embellishments and trim are key to adding that finishing touch to all products. Sourcing these items at this effortless with so many manufacturers and suppliers on hand. Tassel-type key rings with ribbons featured heavily as a gift item, as did the standard ribbon wrap-arounds.

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  • I absolutely love when the paper is impregnated with the signature scents, I always keep them :)

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