Every product sold these days is packaged in customized boxes. We can say that customized packaging boxes have become a basic necessity for every brand and business. The products are packaged for multi-purposes, i.e. to ensure product’s protections, for marketing and to woo customers. Packaging materials enable the promotion of products and instil purchase decisions of consumers. The intricate shapes and features of packaging materials can also differentiate a specific product from others. One of the processes which make the packaging material look more intricate and attractive is die-cutting. The die-cutting process is perfect to create custom sleeve boxes. This process is also used to create other materials such as stationeries, scrapbook stickers, designed cardboards, and other materials that have unique shapes. All these materials are produced to be used for marketing purposes. Therefore, their appearance must not have any defect or imperfection. Both these irregularities can be prevented if your packaging solutions provider sends pre-production samples of sleeves boxes before these go for mass production.
Importance of Pre-Production Samples
Pre-production samples of custom sleeve boxes are intended to give a company an idea of how the sleeve packaging design or packaging materials will look like once they are produced in huge quantities and ultimately go on sale. If pre-production samples of the materials do not reach the expectations of the company, then another set of these samples will be made so that they will be presented again. Sharing sleeve boxes pre-production samples saves a lot of time and costs of both the parties.
Even if a company already gives its preferred design, technical specifications, and material, pre-production samples of sleeve boxes wholesale can still possess a few factors or design errors that require slight variation or changes. For example, as per plan, a purple sleeve box might sound appealing and attractive but does not look as beautiful when made. With pre-production samples, the brand can change the tone or even color that looks good in the final product too. For packaging materials, there might be some areas where the cuts are all wrong or not as refined as per the client’s requirements. The creases or folds of some portions of cartons or cardboards may not be aligned perfectly. All these problems and possible issues are openly determined through the release of pre-production samples of sleeve boxes wholesale.
The use of pre-production samples can save a significant amount of time, money, materials, labor force, and other resources that can be wasted if a product enters full production without determining and fixing its irregularities and issues.
Die Cutting Process for Making Sleeve Boxes
Part of releasing pre-production samples is the process of die-cutting. It involves the use of a machine that will cut materials with definite shapes, styles, and dimensions. These customizations are done by using the die. Die is a metal-shaped object that has a sharp area for cutting purposes. The process of die-cutting diminishes the need to manually cut materials with scissors, stencils and other cutting tools.
At The Legacy Printing, a die is placed on top of material or packaging material is situated inside die cutting machine. Once everything is aligned, a lever will be pushed down to press the die into the packaging material. A manufacturer can mass-produce materials in just one go through the process of die-cutting.
The materials that can be processed by die cutting include paper, chipboard, fabric, and other materials. Most of the time, die-cutting is utilized in producing packaging materials, cartons, stationeries, cardboards, and other similar products. The die-cutting process allows the packaging company to create pre-production samples, present them to a company, and wait for the final approval before entering full production.