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About the embossing problem for a rigid paper box

My name is Michael and I am the graphic designer of Baserange, a French/Danish womenswear brand. We’re developing a set of packaging, please see a sketch attached showing the measurements and a rough sketch on. The rigid paper boxes feature 3D-embossing and the logo is printed using black matte foil. We’re a bit in a rush so a swift reply is appreciated. We would need to have a sample the first week of June.

3D effect on a rigid paper box

3D effect on the rigid paper box. Embossing finish can be very vivid and real.

I have a couple of technical questions and the 3D-emboss. As you see in the sketch I have made 2 x 3D-files and I wonder how high/low the emboss can be? Is 2-3 mm possible?
Also, I have the 3D-files in the 3DS format, is this ok for your CNC-machine to develop the dies?
We mainly work with environmentally friendly paper and would it be ok to use
“118gsm EGF – Evergreen 50/50 – Balanced White” As wrapping paper?
It’s made from 50% bamboo/50% recycled paper
The embossing is usually 1-2mm.
The 2D graphic PDF file would be ok. Then the technician will adjust the machine to develop the dies.
The SBS C1S paperboard will be used as the wrapping paper, because it is 100% virgin pulp. It has the finest printing quality.
The emboss we’re looking for is not a usual 2D emboss but a 3D/multilevel emboss. I attach an image of the 3D file I have and also an example of what a multi-level emboss look like.
Can you do such a thing?
I understand what you mean. The machine will be adjusted manually by the technician to create the vivid 3D effect. The machine just can not read the 3d fille.
I understand, but do you think we can get all the details of structure and textures that are in the 3D file? It’s a very different kind of graphic than the bag you’re currently working on.
Yes maybe we should make a try as you suggest, how quickly could you do a test you think?
We can not reproduce all the details of structure and textures that are in the 3D file. I guess your requirement for the embossing is very high. I am just afraid that we can not meet your standard.
Besides the embossing, you can also use the spot UV, which can create a 3D effect too. On the matte black surface, you have a black spot uv for the image. You will get a great visual effect.
Yes the details are important for this box as it’s so simple and the 3D emboss is the only feature on it. And you cannot outsource the production of a 3D-die? But maybe it won’t fit your other machines? I guess this emboss need both a positive and negative die.
Yes I’ve used UV varnish in the past but it won’t work for this I’m afraid.
3D embossing effect on the white rigid paper box

3D embossing effect on the rigid paper box.

But PDF or AI doesn’t work for such a file. It’s 3D data and is in a 3DS file, a PDF cannot contain such data.
Please let me know if 3DS is ok with the die maker.

About a Cylindrical Round Paper Box

This is about a packaging solution to a cylindrical round paper box. The round paper box  is a special rigid paper box, which is used to pack various cosmetic products. And it is a very common cardboard gift box.

round paper box cylindrical paper box

A great design for a round paper box

I would like to begin working with you on sampling the Bombay Electric boxes.
These will be easier than Baserange and we would like to sample and make the final production within the coming five weeks, so it will be a lot more rapid, especially as the client is a lot quicker.

I attach instruction files for the first three packages

– Bombay Electric & Selfridges – Sari Packaging
A pocket packaging that is closed at the top with a elastic and feature holes on the front to show the indian Sari inside and offset and emboss on the back. A simple package. Only 500 are needed of this one.

– Bombay Electric – Small Box – Print & Priview
A small box for shirts and lighter dresses. A offset printed package on pearl style paper so that the colors changes a bit depending on the angle you hold it in. Rigid construction. Logo in foil and deboss. 1000 copies (might be more).

– Bombay Electric – Jewellery Box – Print & Priview
Very much the same as the Small Box but cylinder shaped. 1000 copies (might be more).

How much will it cost to sample these, just 2 copies of each? And what will the final production price be for each of them?
I’ll fix the payment for the samples straight away so you can begin the sampling.

Also, can you make protective bags for these boxes, with bubble wrap on the inside and paper on the outside?

I look forward to hear from you Kris and I look forward to work with you in this!

Packaging Solution for a Custom Rigid Paper Box

rigid paper box gift paper box

Rigid paper box with magnetic closure and foam insert

Hi there, my name is *** and I am in the process of starting a teeth whitening company. We aim to sell and distribute the highest quality of teeth whitening gels. The plan is to become a distributor of whitening gels in the UK.
My designers have worked up the rigid paper box rough cutters and visuals for you to look at. They’ve also looked at the rough sizing so it will fit the items in it. The visuals show the outer box (in 2 pieces) and the inner box that will slide out with the products inside.
We need your help to manufacture the rigid boxes and we need it to look really nice and luxurious.
Quantity about 1000 boxes initially moving onto several thousand shortly after. I will be honest I want to keep my costs low and as a startup i am hoping you will give me your best price .
If this is something you are interested in helping me with then please get back to me with a rough idea of costs, possible start date and information regarding the actual process.
Let me know this all makes sense -feel free to email me or call me on *** if you want to run through it.
Packaging Solution to be continued.