Redesigning Packaging Design

Create innovative prototypes with Stratasys 3D Printers

Accelerate your design cycles and produce complex, full-color, high-fidelity packaging prototypes — all in one print — with Stratasys PolyJet™ 3D printing technology.

Packaging Design with VeroUltra Colour Material
Consumer Product Packaging Design
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3D Print your Packaging Prototypes

  • Break free of traditional prototyping methods and create disruptive packaging showcases with cutting-edge PolyJet technology‘s full digital modeling process.
  • Validate your final package design with realistically textured full color prototypes
  • Produce packaging for cosmetics, beverages and consumer goods industries with graphics that are part of the print and provide the ultimate design communication tool

Multi-colour & Multi-material concepts

In this case study learn how Kinetic Vision uses the Stratasys J55 Prime 3D Printer to improve their product packaging design process.

Own your design process from start to finish. From fast concept models to quality high-fidelity models, the office-friendly Stratasys® J55™ Prime 3D printer is an affordable option for maximum designer output.


Go from 3D design to Package Prototype in a matter of hours

Perfume bottle prototype 3D printed model

Simplify your workflow

Appearance prototypes are expensive to create and can take many hours of manual, in-house work, or even weeks using outsourced vendors — which is not ideal in a competitive, fast-paced market. Streamline your design process by 3D printing your rendering models quickly instead of spending hours manually designing prototyping-specific models or communicating your design intent with traditional external vendors.

Get professional cost-efficient models

Explore more design combinations, variations and trends and deliver more professional packaging prototypes to key decisionmakers. Test multiple designs with focus groups. Plus, reduce prototyping costs and time by switching from expensive traditional modeling methods to full-colour, in-house 3D printed models.

Create high fidelity prototypes

Go beyond traditional concept writeups and sending rendering illustration pictures over email. Produce highly-realistic, tangible prototypes and gain accurate feedback and early buy-in from customers and
stakeholders before committing to costly packaging production. Combine exceptional transparency with saturated, opaque graphics all in one print.

  • Produce sharp graphics that meet 2D graphics labeling standards.
  • Simulate clear, spray-painted or tinted glass as well as transparent or colored plastic with smooth colour gradients.
  • Mimic natural materials such as wood and fabrics

Decrease the downtime and costs associated with outsourcing unique materials and enabling full appearance testing earlier in the design process.

3D Printing Packaging Design

Product your designs with advanced ultra-realistic materials

Packaging design printed models

New, innovative materials.

VeroUltra™ materials use advanced colour algorithms to take PolyJet full-colour printing to extraordinary levels — enabling high-quality, full-colour model production. The unique color qualities of VeroUltra can also simulate natural materials such as wood, fabrics and marble.

Packaging Example

Sharper Text & Graphics

The ability to produce such high-quality colors with VeroUltra results in sharper text, labels and graphics and allows you to meet 2D industry print standards (MTF 50% of 37.5LPI). VeroUltra Black and VeroUltra White also bring unmatched quality to 3D printed text and graphics.

Product Cover VeroUltra

An easier workflow

Produce complex, high transparency, full-colour 3D packaging with 2D graphics and labels in one print, in an all-digital workflow. Easily prepare files for a successful print with GrabCAD Print™ — a software that supports the industry-leading 3D manufacturing format 3MF.

Need to create Packaging Design?

We recommend the Stratasys J55 3D Printer