Interactive Print - Augmented Reality
One way printers can come up with innovative ways to drive print to mobile is by leveraging augmented reality (AR).
In an effort to reach a younger demographic, Morton Salt shifted its packaging to a clear plastic canister, adorned with a shrink sleeve. The graphics and typography were updated to a more contemporary style, but perhaps most exciting of all, select packages include an augmented reality experience.
Augmented reality is one of the biggest technology trends right now, and it’s only getting bigger as AR-ready smartphones and other devices become more accessible. This holiday season marketers are leveraging the technology to drive both consumer engagement and purchases … and in some cases it is blended with print.
When the Shackleton brand of Whiskey wanted to increase the likelihood of conversion from consideration to purchase, it turned to augmented reality to engage consumers at the point of purchase with an interactive and on-brand solution.
Constantia Flexibles has developed "Constantia Interactive," an innovative platform utilizing augmented reality in packaging. The platform was developed in part through a partnership with Wikitude, an augmented reality technology provider.
Image recognition, near field communication and many other technologies are making packaging a more interactive experience, engaging consumers in new ways. As smart packaging continues to catch on with brands, printers and converters should be prepared to be able to offer these technologies.
After the success of the 19 Crimes wine labels featuring augmented reality that we covered a few months ago, the Living Wine Labels app now includes new interactive labels that will bring the dead back to life.
Earlier this year, 19 Crimes wine launched an augmented reality app that brought its labels to life. Doug Altmeyer, senior brand manager at 19 Crimes, explains where the idea behind the talking labels came from and how they were brought to life.