I really wanted the product to have a nice solid quality package but i didn't want the package to end up costing more than the piece itself. It was also important to me to try to source everything in the project domestically, so far my manufacturing equipment and raw materials were domestic product, i just thought it would be nice if the packaging were as well.
One major advantage i had was, my amazing wife, Tamara Petrosino
. She is a fantastic illustrator who gets my strange humor. She whipped out a kick ass graphic for the package in no time.
We played around with sourcing custom printed and die-cut materials and ultimately found a stock box that fit the product perfectly and then we were able to source a simple slip on sleeve from another local supplier.