Lemon-Scented Greetings and Raspberry Vodka: Don't You Feel Better Already?

Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lemon-Scented Greetings and Raspberry Vodka: Don't You Feel Better Already?  | H&H Graphics

Consumers were already snapping up aromatherapy products like scented sleeping masks, candles, oil diffusers, and scented jewelry even before we all found ourselves housebound.

Scent can have a powerful effect on our mood and sense of well-being – a connection that helped drive the home fragrance market to $6.7 billion in 2018. And who couldn't use a bit of aromatherapy these days to lift our spirits as we "shelter in place"?

Aromatherapy has been around for centuries, as Harpreet Gujral, program director of integrative medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital explains on the Johns Hopkins Medicine website.

“When inhaled, the scent molecules travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain," Gujral says.

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Multisensory Special Effects with U.S.-based Suppliers

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Multisensory Special Effects with U.S.-based Suppliers | H&H Graphics

From the shutdowns around Chinese New Year, to the uncertainty around trade wars, to the paperwork and logistics hassles, managing an overseas supply chain wasn't easy even before COVID-19 threw it into disarray.

With tariffs cutting into the equation by which some overseas manufacturers tried to justify the complications or differences in quality,  the idea of a U.S.-based supply chain was already becoming a lot more attractive.

And while there is nothing simple about moving a supply chain, in the print market, you don't have to look far to find an abundant supply of materials and services for creating first-rate packaging and promotional materials.

We know, because we've been doing this for a long time and we work with an array of U.S. suppliers who enable us to provide our clients with one-of-a-kind, high-quality and cost-effective promotions that use extraordinary special effects to create extraordinary ROI. We use U.S.-sourced materials for our multisensory projects, including glitter, chromic inks and more.

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Scratch-Off Maps: We've Got the Whole World In Our Hands

Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Scratch-Off Maps: We've Got the Whole World In Our Hands | H&H Graphics

There’s a whole world of special effects printing techniques out there, and at H&H we cover the landscape.

Our latest project has us going to the ends of the earth for our clients: scratch-off world maps, it seems, are the coolest new travel accessory since the neck pillow.

Travelers love them, scratching off a layer to commemorate their latest geographic conquest. There are as many themes to the “reveals” as there are places to visit. Some reveal hidden facts and images beneath the scratch-off layer, some simply expose a detailed and colorful map.

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Bath & Body Works Case Study: A Little Glitter Goes a Long Way

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018

Bath & Body Works Case Study: A Little Glitter Goes a Long Way  | H&H Graphics

Few retailers play on the senses as successfully as Bath & Body Works. Brimming with luxurious lotions, candles, soaps and other soothing products in an endless variety of scents, a Bath & Body Works location is one giant sensory lure.

So when the company wanted to commission eye-popping, glittering holiday gift boxes to show off an assortment of body pampering treats, the job fell to H&H Graphics, where multisensory special effects printing techniques are our specialty. It was the kind of project we love: combining the glamour of glitter with added degree of difficulty.

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Packaging You Have to Touch Wins the Competition for Consumers' Attention

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018

Packaging You Have to Touch Wins the Competition for Consumers' Attention | H&H Graphics

In the challenging competition for consumer attention, adding touchable embellishments to packaging is becoming a go-to strategy among brand managers and packaging experts.

A recent article in Package Printing describes the trend as being driven in part by the need to compete with online sales. Special effects printing techniques that make consumers want to reach out and touch is a proven method of increasing sales.

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