Pre-production samples are packaging samples printed using the production facility. All procedures and processes are the same as for mass production, and pre-production samples are ideal to see the exact results of the packaging.
Since a Pre-production Sample uses production facilities, all of the following features can be included:
✔️Print (CMYK, Pantone, and/or white ink)
✔️Finishes (e.g. matte, glossy)
✔️Add-ons (e.g. foil stamping, embossing)
For each Pre-production Sample, you will receive:
✅ 1 dieline* of the Pre-production Sample
✅ 1 Pre-production Sample delivered to your doorstep
Process & Timeline
Generally, Pre-production Samples take 9-13 days to complete and 7-10 days to ship.
1. Specify requirements
Choose the packaging type and define the specs (e.g. size, material).
2. Place order
Place your sample order and make payment in full.
3. Create dieline (2-3 days)
We’ll create the dieline for you to add your artwork to.
4. Send artwork
Add your artwork to the dieline and send it back to us for approval.
5. Create sample (7-10 days)
The sample will be printed based on the artwork file you’ve sent over.
6. Ship sample (7-10 days)
We’ll send photos and mail the physical sample to your specified address.
Pre-production Samples are available for all packaging types.
COST PER SAMPLE$300+
*The cost per sample may be subject to change depending on final specifications and complexity.
**Pre-production Samples of custom box inserts are available if you provide us with a dieline of the insert. If you don’t have a dieline for your insert, we can provide this as part of our structural design service.
If your production order amount reaches $30000, the sample order fee will be deducted from the production order payment.