Throughout this packaging project one of my primary aims was to make the packaging eco friendly and recycable. The main factor in achieving this will be the materials used.
After reading extensively into different materials that can be used for packaging, two really stood out for me. Them being Corrugated board and Greyboard.
My illustration graphics would either be printed onto the material directly, or onto brown paper that would then be wrapped around the material (like a parcel).
After experimenting with greyboard, and knowing its values and background, it became the obvious choice. The illustrations printed onto it look excellent, and has left me with the hard choice of whether to make it more parcel like, with having the graphic printed onto brown paper instead. However this would lead to a waste of materials, as in hindsight it isn’t actually needed.