Something a little different
One great example of our cutting and print finishing capabilities, is a box. You may not normally associate boxes with large format print, but they can be an incredibly powerful form of marketing for any kind of business. We produce many product packaging prototypes for presentations and meetings before packaging designs are signed off for mass production.
Not only can you fill all 6 sides with impactful images and marketing messages, but you also have a whole box to fill with interesting things like product samples and little gifts. We use the latest digital cutting and creasing technology to ensure every box is accurate, and finished quickly.
We can help with setting up your artwork files to ensure they are ready for our cutting and creasing processes, and we can provide box templates to be used as reference points. Please contact us on 01242 528868 for more information.
5 simple steps to creating a box prototype
STEP 1: THE SKETCH
First you need to decide on the size and the shape of the box. How big is it going to be? How is the box going to be put together? What images do you want to use and what do you want it to say? We can advise and consult with you on all of this, should you need a little guidance. We then sketch out a box net, marking the cut & crease lines and flaps, to fold the box together.
STEP 2: CUT AND CREASE LINES TEST
Once the net has been finalised, we draw the box to scale in a vector program, separating the cut and the crease lines into different layers. Using these lines we then create a test sample, to check that the box fits together as planned.
STEP 3: THE DESIGN
Using the test sample to help with the visualisation and the position of graphics and text, we create the finished box artwork. We add a 3mm bleed on every edge.
STEP 4: THE PRODUCTION
We print the box onto 750mic display card, and then seal it to protect the print and prevent any cracking when the box is folded. This gives your box a professional and lasting finish. The print is then cut and creased accordingly to create the finished box net.
STEP 5: THE FINISHED BOX
If required, the box is folded along the crease lines and taped into position to create the finished box.