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3 Tips for Packaging That Really Packs a Punch

Imagine Christmas morning with the most boring parents in the neighborhood. Two kids with bleary eyes and flannel pajamas tumble down stairs excitedly, only to stumble on a pile of building blocks and baby dolls. Their overly practical parents decided that glossy red and green paper was a waste of money. And curling the gold ribbon was just too much trouble. Tsk tsk.

Unwrapping presents, no matter the holiday, is half the fun. The same principle applies to your business’s packaging.

It doesn’t matter what your product is, or how much you charged for it. Packaging will either enhance or reduce your product in the customer’s eyes. To increase sales and encourage repeat customers, you better make sure your packaging enhances the product.

The Truth About Texture
As marketers who appreciate the value of packaging, we’ve got some advice for how you can improve the customer experience with a bit of paper and a lot of creativity. Texture is one of the most important elements of product packaging.

An intriguing texture will highlight the value of your product. A box of chocolate tied with a velvet ribbon makes the contents feel—even taste—extra luxurious. Are you going for a luxurious, hassle-free or delightful customer experience? Whatever mood you want to evoke in customers, use texture to enhance it.

The Color Purple
Packaging will build your brand or break it down. Just as texture affects your customers’ experience, color will impact your brand. Don’t let the opportunity for brand building via packaging pass your company by: choose colors carefully.

For example, a winery with a grape motif on all other marketing elements would be crazy not to extend the design to their packaging. And the color purple would be perfect for wine crates that really stand out.

A Matter of Material
Selecting the right material for your packaging is as important as choosing an unusual texture and a relevant color. Plus, your packaging material can be a brand-builder (or destroyer) just like color. Material will tell your company’s story if it reflects your mission. A picture frame made from recycled bottle caps won’t make sense wrapped in plastic bubble wrap. But protecting your product with something more sustainable is smart and environmentally friendly.

Great packaging makes a good customer experience even better. It can build anticipation and signify what’s special about your product. Like wrapping paper, it can even prolong the fun of being your customer.

Welcome to Lithtex Printing!

The art of printing is not in the press. Or fancy die cuts, or bindery, either. Instead, it’s using printing to make business happen. At Lithtex, printing is about more than just ink and paper - it’s about creating business solutions, and getting results.

Lithtex Printing Solutions was founded in 1973 in Beaverton, Oregon by Les Davis. Originally established as a quick-print shop, we quickly became known as a leading local resource for the fast-turnaround printing needs of local businesses.

Over the years our reputation for top-notch work grew, so did the company. As other printers struggled to compete in a changing marketplace, We acquired more equipment, employees and clients, to become among the largest local printing companies.

Lithtex has always been committed to keeping up with the latest printing technology. As the local business climate changed in the late 1990’s, client budgets tightened, demand for return on investment rose, and technology quickly advanced. Foreseeing a change in the printing needs of businesses large and small, Lithtex evolved by adding digital equipment to its extensive offset printing capabilities to support the emerging need for short-run quality printing—thereby establishing itself as the business-solution driven printing company.

In 2001, we expanded operations and built a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art printing facility. Today, that facility is Lithtex’s headquarters for developing business solutions for its clients.

In 2010 we were rewarded Hillsboro's "Business of the Year" by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. a recognition that we are extremely proud of.

Today, Lithtex continues to be a recognized leader of solution-oriented printing.

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