Today at PPP HQ we had a visit from Graphic Design students completing their HND at Belfast Met!
They are currently studying their packaging module, and what better place to be than PPP to see how packaging is created from start to finish.
Oscar, one of our studio designers, is not only a former student of Belfast Met but also a previous student of Dermott Dunbar, the students tutor & lecturer who attended the PPP tour alongside them.
The students were given our sample pack and some of our famous / infamous chocolate business cards.
Oscar, Donald (our studio manager) and our diligent production team took the students through each of the processes that a sleeve or box has to go through to make it onto the supermarket shelf.
The students have been tasked with a live project – with this brief below.
‘Design a packaging that responds to the ever-present coffee phenomena. The organisers are seeking for a package design not only for coffee by itself but for everything that belongs to it. The designs accepted in the competition are especially those made of corrugated and smooth carton or other paper materials, widely used in packaging design.’
Well they were in the right place for inspiration!
We hope that this was useful experience for the students and that the insight into how PPP and packaging works will aid them in their competing designs.
We think they may have been most impressed with our double sided tape guns – perhaps Mr Dunbar can get a few in!
It was a pleasure to have them visit and we wish them the best with their competition project ?
Paul explaining how our 6 colour Komori press works
Oscar detailing the operations of our second glueline
John showing one of the students how the die-cutter works
Donald describing how a box goes down the glueline
Connor discussing our foiling system
Oscar demonstrating how our plate-maker works
A mid-tour studio team chuckle