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30 Oct 2017

Structural packaging for Ultimaker’s 3D-print accessories

With their 3D-printers moving more and more to a corporate environment, printer manufacturer Ultimaker needed professional packaging for their filament and spare parts. We created clever packaging that stands out, facilitates easy handling at their warehouse, is mailbox-proof for online sales and offers Ultimaker flexibility in this rapidly developing market.

Next to Ultimaker’s community of 3D-printing enthusiasts, lots of companies use their 3D-printers today. Ultimaker launched their range of filaments on branded spools (also our design), formulated to ensure the highest print quality and encourage repeat orders. They asked us for a smart packaging solution for their filament range and spare parts, like print cores and nozzles. Applied with Oak & Morrow’s brand design, we created a packaging design that helps them get their accessories to their users in the most efficient way.

For the many different printing materials in a wide range of colors, we developed two universal and straightforward foldable carton boxes for two spool sizes. It offers them quite some efficiency in logistics. The plain black-and-white packaging with premium appearance has a cutout with a neutral colored picture of a 3D-print detail, with which the packaging’s inside is fully covered. This brings the obvious advantage that any color of filament fits in. The sticker on the side reveals the inside’s details: a barcode, color, and type of printing material. Through the window at the side, you can see the filament’s color in the blink of an eye. Once the order comes in, handling is easy. New materials and colors will fit in the same packaging, which is essential in this rapidly changing market. For the spare parts, we developed a specific packaging, with specifics printed on the outside of the little box. Users, unpacking their product, are treated to a fresh, and vibrant color explosion on packaging’s inside. The box is mailbox-proof, which is vital to their online sales.

We value a long-term relationship with our clients. Together with these latest designs, we’re proud to say we created the structural packaging design for all of Ultimaker’s products. In close collaboration with their team, we developed packaging for their 3D-printers, all service packs, and accessories.

Contact Abke for our smart packaging solutions

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