How should I set up a design for digital printing onto corrugated material?

There are a couple of industry-standard recommendations we would make for artwork printing on corrugated materials:

For text:

  • Choose a font that is 10 points or larger to ensure high-quality results (too small and the words may appear fuzzy).
  • Choose a thicker or bolder font over a skinny one so that no type gets lost in the printing process.
  • If you are using light or knockout fonts on a dark background, embolden the font. Inks bleed a bit and the optical illusion of the dark background both make the text appear smaller and can make it "disappear." The same applies to any intricate line art or fine detailing.

For line art:

  • Ensure that all line art is a minimum of 2 pt thickness for best printed results.

For more info, see our Artwork Guidelines.  If you are a more advanced designer who would like to use a 2D dieline template, our Advanced Artwork Guidelines may also help!

If you're worried your design might not turn out quite right, let us know before you make an order and we'll review and advise on any possible issues.

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