Mike Miller brought more than his graphic experience with him when he joined Aquaria as art director two years ago. His previous exposure to a packaging system has virtually revolutionized the way his new Moorpark CA company packages its line of filters and parts. "When I joined the company I knew that their packaging graphics were rather behind the times" Miller recalls. "Then I found that their packaging operation was very dated too. The result was that the company's packages didn't look very presentable when they were on display." His first year at Aquaria found the company adopting a lot of changes. He discovered that Aquaria production workers were pulling plastic bags from wickets inserting the company's filters and then sealing them with a hand tool. To achieve any kind of output meant that the seals were very inconsistent. "Many of the seals were not straight" he remembers "and that led to packages hanging off the pegs at odd angles because the edges weren't square. Since those bags were largely clear the product didn't look very good either. Everything seemed rather sloppy and unprofessional."