Graphics - Packaging

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5 reasons why we package...
1) Storage 2) Information 3) Protect 4) Preserve 5) Promote
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Stacking and storage...
Stacking items on top of each other hugely benefits supermarkets - so many packaged are designed to tessellate
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Information (legal requirements)...
1) Ingredients 2) Weight (for food) 3) How to store 4) Description 5) Best before date 6) Instructions 7) Hazards 8) Location of manufacturer
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Protect...
1) So goods arrive at the shop of at home without damage or contamination 2) Also to reduce theft
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Preserve...
1) Food products need to be kept fresh for longer 2) Air tight package - acts as a barrier against the air
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Promote...
1) Sales and marketing tool 2) Should aim to attract the customer's attention
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Over packaging is....
Too much packaging is used unnecessarily, e.g. Easter egg boxes
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Under packaging is...
Not enough packaging is used so product may become damaged in transit
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Deceptive packaging is...
When package gives a false impression of the product (may be done deliberately)
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How do barcodes work?
A laser beam scans the strips and line widths converting them to numerical values which a computer can recognise
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Materials that can be used to protect include...
1) Corrugated cardboard 2) Bubble wrap 3) Expanded polystyrene 4) Tamper proof packaging
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Why is corrugated cardboard good?
1) Can be cut 2) Strong
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Why is bubble wrap good?
1) Can be cut to shape 2) Can be wrapped around
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Why is expanded polystyrene good?
1) Can be moulded into shape 2) Lightweight
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Why is tamper proof packaging good?
Deters thieves
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Card 2

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Stacking items on top of each other hugely benefits supermarkets - so many packaged are designed to tessellate

Back

Stacking and storage...

Card 3

Front

1) Ingredients 2) Weight (for food) 3) How to store 4) Description 5) Best before date 6) Instructions 7) Hazards 8) Location of manufacturer

Back

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Card 4

Front

1) So goods arrive at the shop of at home without damage or contamination 2) Also to reduce theft

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

1) Food products need to be kept fresh for longer 2) Air tight package - acts as a barrier against the air

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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