A good packaging artwork design is where art and science break even. It requires not only creative graphics but also structural engineering to make your box packaging work perfectly. In order to ensure your artwork design done effectively and efficiently, we developed a proven design process for a wide range of packaging design needs.
Step 1: Artwork Design Brief
Design brief consists of a series of questions that help extract your business requirements and desired results before any works begins. It is the only comprehensive document guides the entire design process. It’s strongly recommended to spell out exactly what you want and the constraints within which needed to be designed.
Step 2: Dieline
Dieline and artwork are two inseparable parts of a production ready artwork file. We can design your artwork based on your existing dieline. If you don’t have an existing dieline file, we will help you determine your product specifications as well as create the dieline file that best fits your needs at no extra cost.
Step 3: Design Concept
After dieline is received or confirmed, you will receive 3 professionally designed concepts by email in 4-5 business days. You need to choose one concept for further tuning in the next stage.
Step 4: Revision
No worry it’s not done yet. We are more than happy to hear your feedback. We are able to do up to 3 rounds of revisions based on the chosen concept. There is no limit on the number of changes for each round. If we don’t hear your feedback for 5 business days, the design will be considered as approved automatically.
Step 5: Mock-up
Mock-up is a physical fully-working prototype based your box packaging design. It is an optional process, but it gives you more confident about the size and style before you send your packaging to production. Blank mock-up (no print) and printed mock-up are available on our site for purchase. Optionally, by placing any production order, blank mock-up is included with NO charge during the job confirmation process.
Step 6: Final Deliverables
After you approve the artwork design, you will receive the following files for production and future uses: dieline file in vector PDF format, 2D production-ready artwork file (with dieline) in PDF format.
Step 1: Choose Box Style
For every box packaging project, it starts with choosing the right box style that best fits your product and business needs. Box Captain has over 100 pre-defined box styles that covered most needs for box packaging. When it comes to choosing the right "box", you may consider these factors: product design, shape, weight, filling method etc. If you need help choosing box style, chat with product specialist or call 1-888-255-9359.
Step 2: Get A Quote Instantly!
Never wait for quote reply again! On any of our individual product page, you can get a quote instantly by filling product specifications: dimension, printing, card board, coating etc. You will be able to compare unit and total prices by choosing different quantities and options. If you have a custom project not covered by our site, you can also get a custom quote here.
Step 3: Dieline Design
Before you start working on your artwork, you need a dieline file as a guide. Dieline is 2D blueprint indicates all folding panels, accurate dimension, bleeding, glue area etc. By placing any production order, you will get FREE dieline design and mock-up (a fully-functional physical prototype) to test run your box packaging without risking the whole order. You can also request them separately by clicking the buttons below.
Step 4: Artwork Design
After receiving your accurate dieline, you can now use it as a guide to precisely place your artwork. However, packaging design takes not only creative graphic but also knowledge of printed packaging. Check out the artwork design guide if you want to design artwork by yourself. You can also order our artwork design service done by our experienced designers. If you need a fully working prototype, our printed mock-up is a highly versatile service worth a try.
Step 5: Place Production Order
Here we come a long way to the final step. After price, dieline, mock-up, and artwork are confirmed, you will feel very confident about your box packaging. Now you can go ahead to place order in the box style category.