Pre-production samples provide a final glimpse of your packaging before bulk manufacturing. Made with the actual materials and printing methods intended for the final product, they ensure accuracy and quality in design and functionality before full-scale production commences.The most expensive sample type is the production sample because it represents a whole manufacturing run for a single packaging item.

folding carton boxes
Folding Carton Boxes
custom gable box bag
Gable Bag Packaging
kraft mailer box eco friendly box
Kraft Mailer Boxes
Collapsible Magnetic Closure Boxes rigid boxes
Collapsible Magnetic Closure Boxes

Since Pre-production Samples are made with production facilities, all of the following features can be included:

What you’ll Receive with each structural sample order, you’re entitled to:

*Note: die-lines for inserts are also provided with additional costs.

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 sent. If you do not have artwork, we'll create one for you.

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

Packaging Type

USD 199

Packaging sleeves, tissue paper, hang tags, printouts.

USD 300+

Mailer boxes, folding carton boxes, stickers, custom box inserts*, foldable tray and sleeve boxes, paper bags, custom cake boxes, pillow boxes,

USD 400+

Rigid boxes, magnetic rigid boxes, shoe boxes

The per-sample price *may* change based on the precise nature of the requirements.
*Pre-production box insert samples are available when you have a die-line. If you do not have a die-line ask a support agent on live chat to assist you.

Fully refundable Pre-production Samples when you order 1500 units or more. For multiple samples of a single item, the cost of the most expensive sample will be refunded. However, if you are a startup business ask support for a favour.

Before ordering, confirm all specifics of your Pre-production Sample. Changes made post-creation may incur additional costs.

Type of Change


Fine-tuning (at no extra charge)

Substantial Alterations (with additional sample cost)

Continue to Custom Pack box to customize your packaging, get quotes, and order a sample. Order your samples over live chat support if still unclear.