Artwork Guideline for Custom Boxes Printing

Thank you for choosing custom boxes and printing services. To ensure the best results and a smooth production process, please adhere to the following artwork guidelines:

  1. File Format:
    • Accepted file formats: PDF, AI (Adobe Illustrator), EPS, PSD (Adobe Photoshop), and TIFF.
    • Ensure that all fonts are outlined or embedded in the file to avoid font-related issues.
  2. Resolution:
    • Use high-resolution images (300 DPI or higher) for optimal print quality.
    • Avoid using low-resolution images as they may appear pixelated or blurry when printed.
  3. Bleed and Safety Margins:
    • Include a 3mm (0.125 inches) bleed area around the artwork to account for any trimming variations during the production process.
    • Keep important text and elements within the safety margin, at least 3mm (0.125 inches) from the trim edge, to prevent accidental cropping.
  4. Color Mode:
    • Convert all artwork to CMYK color mode to ensure accurate color representation during printing.
    • Avoid using RGB or other color modes, as they may result in color variations when printed.
  5. Typography:
    • Use legible fonts and ensure that text is easily readable.
    • Maintain a sufficient font size to guarantee clarity and avoid fine details getting lost in the printing process.
  6. Design Elements:
    • Ensure that all design elements (logos, images, graphics) are embedded or linked properly in the artwork file.
    • If using transparency or special effects, verify their compatibility with the chosen printing method.
  7. Spot Colors and Special Finishes:
    • If your design requires spot colors or special finishes (foil stamping, embossing, etc.), please indicate them clearly in a separate layer or provide detailed instructions.
  8. Proofreading:
    • Double-check your artwork for any spelling errors, grammar mistakes, or design inconsistencies before submitting it for printing.
    • Request a printed proof if necessary to review the final product before mass production.
  9. Packaging Structure:
    • Provide a dieline template or detailed specifications for the custom box structure, including dimensions, folding lines, and cut-outs.
    • Clearly mark any special instructions or preferences for assembly, if applicable.
  10. Communication:
    • Maintain open and clear communication with the printing service provider throughout the process to address any questions or concerns promptly.

By following these artwork guidelines, you can help ensure a successful printing and packaging experience. Remember, a well-prepared artwork file is crucial for achieving the desired results and maximizing the visual impact of your custom boxes.

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