Using bleed is a super important part of the design process in packaging. We’ll show you how to design both online and in Adobe Illustrator here.
Take your design offline for even more control! We recommend using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or CorelDRAW. Download our instructional PDF for more details.
The industry standard measurements you see when ordering or customizing boxes, are almost always for the inside. It will be displayed as L x W x D. Be sure to round up to the nearest tenth of an inch. To read more about how to perfectly measure the interior and exterior of a box, read our post here!
CompanyBox offers custom pricing on larger orders. Simply contact us, and someone on our team can help you learn if your order qualifies for custom pricing, and they can even help you set up a shipping method of your choice!
CompanyBox makes it easy to get your boxes shipped in a variety of ways. We offer standard shipping to any location in the United States. If you need boxes quickly, our Fedex Overnight® shipping option gives you an easy way to receive your order as soon as production is completed within 8 days. All orders leave our facility on an average of 10 business days plus transit time depending on your location. For larger orders, we are happy to work with you to ship with the carrier of your choice. CompanyBox prides itself on giving you options no matter what.
Our shipping options:
- FedEx Ground®
- Fedex Overnight®
- Choose Your Own Shipping on Larger Orders
CompanyBox does not accept artwork or text portraying nudity, sexual activity, violence, criminal activity, terrorist propaganda or hate speech of any nature. We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on race, national origin, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or disability. We are also committed to banning content that encourages real-world harm, including physical, financial and emotional injury.
CompanyBox takes intellectual property rights seriously and believes they are important to promoting creativity and expression. However, we ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks and other legal rights.
The goal of our Printing Standards is to encourage expression and create a safe environment. It should be noted that not all content banned by CompanyBox is necessarily illegal in the U.S or other countries. As a private company, we hold the right to set our own standards.
Any submitted artwork that is in violation of our Printing Standards will be rejected.
Graphics and text designs (basically any non-photographic content) are best submitted as either vector-based PDFs or Adobe Illustrator (.ai) files. This ensures lines and text are crisp. Please make sure there are no cut or crop lines, all transparencies have been flattened, and all fonts are embedded (or outlined) before saving your designs.
To do this in Adobe Illustrator: select all the text and choose Type > Create Outlines. For best results, we recommend using the following preset to preflight your designs: Adobe PDF/X-1a.
Absolutely! Our design guidelines can be found here.
Here’s some key points to remember when using text and line art in your designs:
- Make sure text is at least 8 point—smaller text can look good on-screen but will not print well.
- Try to keep text in bold colors—made up of one or two inks only (C, M, Y, or K).
- Art work registration to any panel may vary up to 1/8 of an inch.
- Include at least a 0.25-inch bleed in areas where graphics extend past the die line.
- When printing lines in a solid or dark color, they should be no thinner than 1 point.
- Make sure all fonts are embedded or outlined.
- Save your designs using the ‘Adobe PDF/X-1a’ preset, where possible.
Production time refers to the time after you approve your proof, not including shipping transit time. All orders are produced in-house and shipped out on an average of 8 business days (after proof approval). Transit time then typically takes 3 to 5 days depending on your location.
Expedited production refers to those orders that need to be shipped out in less than 8 days. This is available to customers for an additional fee. Call or email us to see if your order qualifies for expedited production.
We do offer rush production. Please call or email to request this. We strongly recommend adding expedited shipping so your order is not held up be because of shipping.