Make Your Own Custom cereal Boxes
Cereal boxes are of great importance for the packaging and storage of the Wheaties in perfect manners. Usually, they are crafted out of cardboard and Kraft paper sheets that are one of the sturdy and durable materials and are efficient enough to protect the encased cereals. For the right and attractive display of such items, the need for exclusive and unique designs becomes greater as it is related to enticing customers and making profits through increased sales. Self-made designs for such boxes are proving better than getting ready-made ones. Here are some key steps that can help you in designing and producing high-quality packages with minimum costs.
- Confirm Shape:
Deciding about the type and shape of your desired packages for the cereals is the primary step that can help you in getting the appropriate design for grabbing customer’s attention. In the current packaging scenarios cardboard is the most utilized packaging material that is not only cost-effective but also eco-friendly. For a better understanding of packaging design and shape, checking out the packaging trends for similar products can be a useful tactic. For example, mentioning ingredients, brand logos, images, and visuals can enhance the attraction and brand awareness. Select one of the best samples and consider the features that can give a unique look to your packaging solution.
- Decide size:
Once you are done with giving a shape to your mini cereal boxes, now in the second step you have to determine their size. 12” height x 7.625” width x 2.5” depth is the standard size for these boxes. But it also depends on the requirement of your product serving and quantity. Furthermore, if you are going to produce a limited quantity of boxes, you may utilize a digital printer that can print a maximum size of 11” x 17”. So, go with the appropriate size according to the needs of your product.
- Originate your design:
After the collection of complete information about the shape, design, and size of your potential boxes, it is time to give all this information a shape by making a layout or template. There are several ways to design your packages but the easy one to utilize can be the Adobe Photoshop software but if you are unaware of using it then MS Publisher can help you in doing it very best. Even you can utilize the online available templates in this regard. Determine the die lines, scoring lines and folding lappets with different colors in order to make it easy for giving these boxes a final shape. You can put your designing elements in the templates and can give the desired shape to your potential boxes.
- Get your design printed:
After the perfect designing of the layout of your containers for cereal products, now you can get it printed from any well-known printing company and in case your packaging requirement is limited, you can utilize digital printers to do so in order to save money. Ask your printers to utilize the biggest available sheet for printing they have. Get two to three sample prints in order to verify the authenticity of your design. In case, your design or the quality of printing is inappropriate, this step will help you to save your time and budget. Utilize white cardboard sheets and print on them horizontally. Always use a light grey color for the die-lines in order to make your cutting process smooth and confusion-less.
- Make cuts and creases:
Once you have the printed layout of your designed boxes, utilize ruler and cutter to make cuts according to the die-lines. Make sure that your cutter is sharp enough to cut smooth lines. Complete your cutting process with the whole piece of mind in order to avoid material loss due to a hurry which always causes errors. Remember the creasing or scoring lines and make creases for the easy folding to give these layouts a final shape. For this purpose, you can use a scoring tool along with a steel ruler to avoid errors and keeping lines straight.
- Fold the lappets:
By using the creases made in the previous step, you can fold the past lappet against other pasting one. Folding steps require exclusive attention as the wrongly folded lappets can cause a bad look at the mini cereal boxes. For the complete accuracy keep your template in front of you while giving you packages a final shape.
- Glue up and dry:
Once you are done with folding, glue the required lappets in order to strengthen them. Make sure that you are pouring the glue on the required places only; otherwise, this may cause damage to your box design and authenticity. Now put them in drying zone for some time. When you are sure that they are dried up and can be used for product encasement, you can collect them as they are ready for your packaging purpose.
By following these easy steps, you can make your own custom cereal boxes with ease and perfection at minimum costs.