File Prep for Packaging Products
Frequently Asked Questions About Packaging Products
A: Our boxes are available on durable 14-point uncoated and 18-point coated one side cardstock. The 14-point is available with a standard finish, while the 18-point coated one side is available with standard coating, UV Coating and Spot UV Coating (Front Only).
A: Depends on the product, please see details per packaging type below. Cube Boxes & Golf Ball Boxes:
Our Cube Boxes and Golf Ball Boxes have sturdy edge-lock tabs to keep them held together securely without glue.
Pillow Boxes: Our Pillow Boxes are available with edge-lock tabs for all quantities and side-glue option for quantities of 250 or more.
Roll End Tuck Top Boxes: Roll End Tuck Top Boxes are self tuck and don't require glue or tape for assembly.
Sales Presentation Boxes: Sales Presentation Boxes come glued on one side with a tuck and tongue closure on the bottom. Each box comes with an optional velcro dot closure for the top flap.
Wine Boxes: Our Wine Bottle Boxes are glued on one side with double-sided tape at the base which securely holds the weight of a bottle of wine.
A: Yes, they can be glued. If you are gluing your package yourself or using a bindery, please be aware that glue will not adhere to UV Coating or areas that have ink. Choose the "Spot UV" coating option when placing your order and make sure to indicate "NO UV" in areas that need to be glued. For added reinforcement and branding, try our fully customizable 4OVER4.COM Roll Labels or Stickers.
A: Bleed for all products is 1/8" on each side for a total of 1/4". Please use the 4OVER4.COM Packaging Templates for full details as to how to setup your artwork .
A:Our packaging products are suitable for use with food products only when an intervening layer of FDA approved food contact material is used. It is the responsibility of the customer or end user, to ensure that the use of the products conform to the relevant FDA regulations.
A: Assembly is required for all of our boxes. Please see our Assembly Guides below for detailed instructions on how to build your boxes. All of our packaging products are diecut, scored and packed flat, EXCEPT for our Wine Bottle Boxes and Pillow Boxes (with glue). These two products come with one edge glued and are folded in half and packed.
A: Due to the excessive and frequently rough handling of shipped packages, our boxes are not recommended for shipping without additional protection. For information on how to successfully ship our boxes, visit your local post office or www.usps.com
A: Yes, we do. Please email email@example.com for a custom packaging quote
How to Assemble Your Packaging Products:
How to Set Up a Spot UV File
When doing a Spot UV business card, postcard, pocket folder or packaging product a Spot UV mask must be created and uploaded with your full color file. The file for the Spot UV mask MUST ONLY be black and white (100% Black). 100% Black in the areas you want the Spot UV effect to be on, and white in the areas you do not want the Spot UV. You must ensure that your Spot UV mask file only has 100% black in it and that will represent where there will be a Spot UV Layer added to the final product. (Please see images below illustrating how to correctly set up your files).
See Below How to Correctly Set Up Your File:
100% Black Spot UV Mask Files
Spot UV Finish
Note: Please make sure that you have prepared your Spot UV mask file precisely and it is positioned correctly to where it is intended to be placed. 4OVER4.COM will absolutely not be held responsible for Spot UV mask files that have not been saved correctly to the desired final positioning wanted by the customer. Below you will find images ilustrating how to correctly set up your files and to see what the Spot UV mask file should look like:
For a printed sample of the example above, and of 16-point Silk Laminated Spot UV business cards from 4OVER4.COM, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for samples
How to Set Up a Wonderfoil File:
With WonderFoil, you can turn a wide range of CMYK colors, into multi-colored foils.
Transform large solid areas, half tones, gradients, as well as reversed out areas, into a radiant, sparkling foil finish. With our state-of-the-art equipment you can have MULTIPLE COLORS IN FOIL ON THE SAME DESIGN.
The design possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Never before has there been the ability to offer such diversity and multiple foil finishes, at a super affordable price.
Stand out like NEVER BEFORE.
When doing a WonderFoil business card, a foil mask must be created and uploaded with your full color CMYK file. The file for the WonderFoil mask MUST ONLY be black and white (100% Black). 100% Black in the areas you want the foil, and white (0%) in the areas you do not want the foil. You must ensure that your foil mask file only has 100% black in it and will represent where your full color artwork will be transformed into a full color foil.
Some key bullet points about WonderFoil Business Cards from 4OVER4.COM:
- Printed on 16-point gloss cardstock with hi-gloss UV coating
- WonderFoil Available on Front, Back or Both Sides
- Make sure the mask and CMYK print file are aligned and match up properly
- Do not use WonderFoil on very thin or small text and art. Use san serif fonts above 12 point for best results
- White in the CMYK file that is 100% K (black) in the Wonderfoil Mask file will appear as METALLIC SILVER FOIL
- WonderFoil works best on lighter colors. The darker the CMYK color, the less the Wonderfoil effect
- When creating knockouts in the WonderFoil mask or in the CMYK file, beware of a "halo" of white around the knockout area. (see illustrations below as well as how to eliminate this problem is your art calls for this effect)
See Below How to Correctly Set Up Your File:
Note: Please make sure that you have prepared your foil mask file precisely and it is positioned correctly to where it is intended to be placed. 4OVER4.COM will absolutely not be held responsible for foil mask files that have not been saved correctly to the desired final positioning wanted by the customer.
Avoid "HALO" effect of white around the knockout area. To prevent this effect, grow/stroke the WonderFoil area in the mask by 12 pixels. This will allow the WonderFoil to bleed into the CMYK area, reducing the white "Halo" effect. You can also fill in the knockout with a color to reduce the effect further.
For a printed sample of the example above, and 16-point high gloss UV, WonderFoil business cards from 4OVER4.COM, please email email@example.com and ask for samples.