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DIGITAL PRINTING – offering a low-cost alternative for attractive and flexible packaging design.

Packaging can play a critical role in establishing a product as a brand differentiator, resulting in something functional, attractive and memorable to the consumer. Such was the experience of Mr. Dog, a purveyor of quality products for dogs. They used digital printing to enhance their packaging and create a comprehensive brand experience in the crowded dog market.

 Mr. Dog wanted consumers to “experience” their brand through distinctive packaging.

The goal of Mr. Dog’s packaging was to give both in-store and online customers a brick-and-mortar experience through unique packaging design. As company founder Matthew Morris explained, “packaging became a primary component of communication – our silent salesmen.

After developing a creative packaging design, Mr. Dog made a regretful decision. In an effort to save on printing costs, they decided to print a single, large run of packages. It was a mistake resulting in 3,000 unused boxes sitting in a warehouse while the business struggled to learn more about its market. The money tied up in the large print run meant less money available for other areas, such as new product research and development.

DIGITAL PRINTING provided the solution needed.

Mr. Dog realized their mistake and turned to digital printing technology for the solution. Instead of pre-purchasing large quantities of packaging to save money, the company began using digital printing for short runs and use the savings to invest in other key areas of product development. This simple change enabled the company to launch new products quicker since the print-production time was shortened.

The company is now using some 20 different made-to-fit packaging systems to accommodate the variety of products offered. There’s been a boost in customer loyalty with a higher percentage of repeat customers than new customers. There’s also been an increase in sales of 60-70% at the retail level.

Midwest Graphics is ready to handle your digital printing needs with no minimum quantities required.

You, too, can enjoy the advantages of using digital printing similar to those encountered by Mr. Dog. Regardless of the size or scope of your project, Midwest Graphics can help bring it to life. From one-off print jobs to lots in the hundreds or thousands, no job is too big or too small.

Whether you have an existing concept or no art at all, our team of designers and computer operators can handle your artistic and structural design requirements. Contact us to start saving on your printing costs today.

 

The four critical points to consider when designing your POP displays!

At Midwest Graphics, our in-house graphics design team is experienced in creating eye-catching display and point of purchase (POP) products. Working closely with the customer, we are committed to designing a display that is so attractive it instantly becomes a revenue machine, silently working to move product off the shelf and into the customer’s shopping cart as they head to the check out.

We know how effective a custom point-of-purchase display and signage can be in influencing buyer decisions and increase sales. That’s why we handle every step along the way.

From your first call to our design team, we’ll work quickly to create the perfect display you want, handling everything from prototypes and mock-ups to production, assembly, packing and drop-shipping the displays for you.

An article by Allegra Marketing highlighted four “musts” when considering the use of POP displays:  They are as follows:

  1. Location, location, location

Like any good Realtor knows, location is KING. End-of-aisle, floor stands, cardboard sidekick and power wing displays are effective in making the display stand out and get noticed.

  1. Creative design

Bright colors are needed to contrast against the surroundings. First impressions are everything, as consumers make 90% of their purchasing decisions based on visual appearance alone!

  1. Relevancy

Grab the consumer with a catchy offer, special event or holiday promotion. A relevant message makes the buyer feel the offer is personal and attractive.

  1. The message should be direct and to-the-point

Studies show any display only has .9 seconds to convince the consumer to look at it. The magnet drawing them in will be smart copy that is direct, clear and persuasive enough to create a quick understanding by the buyer.

At Midwest Graphics, we know how to make fantastic POP displays! With our ability to print in full four-color directly to your corrugated material, your next display will be sturdy, colorful and sure to stand out from the pack.

If you need help creating a plan for your custom point-of-purchase displays, give us a call to put our graphics design wizards to work for you!

 

 

 

Options Determine the Cost of a Point Of Purchase Display

Manufacturers know the value of a great Point of Purchase (POP) display. The savvy ones know it’s one of the best investments of their marketing dollars that they can make. These displays allow them to dramatically increase the impact of their product at the moment it counts most—at purchase time.

 

“But, what is the cost for a great POP,” you might ask?

The usage will affect the price.  Is the display temporary and used for only days or a few weeks? Or, is it meant to last for months?

Temporary Corrugate POP displays are the least expensive

The most common displays are made of corrugate.  Commonly found at grocery stores, they include free standing floor, shelf and counter displays. They are also popular at big box stores at the end of the aisles.

Digital printing capabilities keeps costs down.

With Midwest Graphics digital printers, large sheets of corrugate can be printed and cut without the need for printing plates and mechanical die cut plates. In addition, full color can be used to create exciting, eye-catching graphics.

But the biggest cost savings factors are that small quantities can be printed in a very short time.  Once the die line and artwork is approved, displays can be printed in as few as 7 business days.

Pricing is based on the square foot it takes to produce your display and pass through the press. So, size of the display ultimately determines price. Also, customized POP sizing uniquely designed to fit a product could affect pricing.

POP displays designed to last a year or longer cost more

As you might expect, long term displays need to be constructed out of material that can last. Usually they are made from plastics, acrylic and even metals. With these type of displays and the printing process needed for each, the cost will rise dramatically. These displays are considered permanent and meant to last up to 3 years.

If you are thinking about a POP display for your product, give us a call. Midwest Graphics has in-house designers ready to help you create you next POP display. Using our four-color printing directly onto your corrugated material, we guarantee it to be sturdy, colorful and sure to stand out from the pack.