This guide is based on our mailer box. For other products, most of the steps will be the same but some may vary slightly. You can read a written version of the video below.
To start customising your packaging, click Customise on a product’s page.
After clicking Customise, your product will load as a 3D interactive prototype. You can rotate, zoom, and open and close this prototype, allowing you to see any changes you make in real time.
You will also see a toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Here’s a breakdown from left to right:
Choose a quantity from the list provided. Higher quantities will have lower unit costs. This means that ordering larger quantities can be an effective way to reduce your long-term packaging costs. You can then use tools like Auto-Stock to manage your inventory.
You can either choose a preset size or create a custom size:
Note: If you’re unsure about which material to choose, you can learn more about all the materials by clicking Which material is right for you?
Features are any structural additions to your packaging. They’re not essential, but they can have a positive impact on your packaging.
A double peel & seal, for example, consists of two self-adhesive strips. You can use the first strip to quickly seal your packaging without tape. And your customers can use the second strip to easily reseal the packaging in case they need to return it.
Print colours are the total number of colours in your packaging’s artwork or design.
Note: For some products, like our mailer boxes, double-sided printing is available, giving you maximum creative freedom.
UV varnish is a glossy, liquid coating used to highlight features or create a high gloss, professional finish. To add a UV varnish:
All of our paper-based packaging is FSC-certified, which means the paper is sourced from responsibly managed forests. To add the FSC label to certified products:
We always recommend including an FSC label so your customers know your packaging is certified.
Note: If you don’t add an FSC label, your product will still be made with FSC-certified materials but there won’t be a label on your packaging to tell customers.
You can choose between three transport options:
There are two options to create your artwork:
A fill colour is a colour that covers the entire area of a surface. Fill colours are a great way to create bold branded packaging designs. To add a fill colour in Studio:
Note: If you have a Pantone reference, you can add it in the field underneath the colour picker. Our artwork team will then apply it later during proofing. Whilst in Studio, however, you can only choose colours from other palettes.
With Studio, an image is any asset in one of the following formats: JPEG, PNG, SVG. This means you can add pictures as well as other assets like wordmarks and text vectors. To add an image:
Once your image has loaded, you can move, scale and rotate it using the Select tool (cursor icon). You can add multiple images to your design.
In 2D view, you can add assets, scale and rotate them, add colours and more. In 3D view, you can preview your packaging as an interactive prototype. This allows you to visualise how your design will appear in real life. Here’s how to select a view:
Note: When one view is selected, you can interact with the other view in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Clicking Save and continue will open a window asking you to confirm if you want to save your design and continue to your order summary. You’ll also have the chance to add any additional information for our artwork team who will proof and prepare your design for production.
Note: You can return to Studio at any time to edit your design.
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