Buffalo board packaging promotion – it’s good enough to eat

TitleBuffalo Board recipe cards
Agency: Seesaw Design (Melbourne) – concept, design and photography
Client: K.W.Doggett Fine Paper
Stocks: Buffalo Board
Printed by: Bambra Press (Melbourne), foiling by Avon (Melbourne).

As the buffalo roam the Serengeti, they dream about eating ‘Mozzarella in Carozza’. Of course we’re not being serious but wouldn’t it be a sight to see! Seriously though, did you know the Italians have been making buffalo mozzarella (bufala as they call it), since the 12th century? So what on Earth does buffalo mozzarella have to do with Buffalo Board? Well, Buffalo Board has many applications, one of which is food packaging. We collaborated with Seesaw Design in Melbourne who suggested we focus on this angle considering the stock is FDA approved for direct food contact. The concept of incorporating a food by-product led them to buffalo mozzarella (provided by La Latteria), a common ingredient on pizzas and salads.  It then seemed a perfect fit to work with Ladro, a popular pizza restaurant in Melbourne. And there you have it folks, the beginning of a delicious paper promotion.

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The promotion consists of an A5 folder made from 332 gsm/610ums Buffalo Board, printed with a matt white foil. Five recipe cards featuring buffalo mozzarella (ie mozzarella di bufala; risotto – bufala and leek; mozzarella in carozza; pizza dough; pizza bianco) are contained within the folder, and printed on 283gsm/508ums stock. The folder and outside of the cards are printed 4 colour process with double hit of opaque white highlights printed wet on dry. The inside of the card is printed 4 colour process.

The recipe cards are such little treasures and are so tasty they’re good enough to serve to your mama. Ladro provided a great location for the photo shoot. The photographs showcase the stock’s raw look, a bonus for people that want to convey a distinctive, clean and natural design. The rustic dishes were captured in a beautiful and elegant way, and it looked like the team had fun doing it! Here’s a video with some behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot. The food styling is thanks to Vicki Valsamis who has done such a stellar job of making the dishes look downright dreamy and scrumptious. It’s like we can hear them calling out: ‘Eat me, eat me’.

Seesaw set out to create something special with this promotion rather than a novelty piece. As Anita Ryley from Seesaw explains: “We wanted to produce a finished product that is designer orientated while showcasing the stock. We wanted the promotion to be interactive, engaging and original. Using images of stock buffalo seemed a little obvious. It needed to be a solution that was beautiful, clever, professional and a little left of centre. We wanted to create a stock sample that wasn’t just another pretty design piece. As a studio, we love the samples we can engage with. The ones that have a dual purpose.”

Buffalo Board is a low density, high yield product. It’s an uncoated, moisture-resistant folding carton board that is cost effective, has a verifiably low bacteria content compared to many other paperboard products and outstanding strength and durability. Buffalo Board is also available in 386gsm/711ums and is also used for health, beauty, fashion and beverage applications. It’s made from natural kraft fibres that are responsibly sourced and fully recyclable and it even has a low carbon footprint (measured exit mill gate).

Your K.W.Doggett Fine Paper specialist will be out to see you soon with a copy of this promo. Otherwise, please call our samples departments. If you have any specific packaging related questions, please call our dedicated packaging business development manager John Alipan on 0434 692 446 or email him jalipan@kwdoggett.com.au

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