Simplified Sample

Simplified Samples

Simplified Samples are printed samples of your packaging without any added finishes. They're the perfect type of sample if you're looking to visualize the outcome of your artwork directly on your packaging, keeping in mind that the actual colors in production could look slightly different.

What's Included

Here's what's included and excluded in a Simplified Sample:

✔️Custom size
✔️Custom material
✔️Custom print in CMYK
❌ Pantone or white ink
❌ Finishes (e.g. matte, glossy)
❌ Add-ons (e.g. foil stamping, embossing)

Important note about colors:

  • The outcome of print in CMYK can vary across every print run due to differences in facilities used, paper material, and the effect of finishes or coating.
  • If you need a specific color to be printed, opt for Pantone colors instead of CMYK, or send us a physical sample (e.g. existing box or printed material) that you'd like us to match the colors to. Samples with Pantone colors or that require color matching are available only through a Press Proof or Pre-production Sample.

Important note about the sample:

  • Simplified Samples are made with sampling machines, so the print quality isn't as crisp/sharp compared with the outcome from actual print facilities used in production. In addition, these samples might be harder to fold and you may see some small creases/tears in the paper.


For each Simplified Sample, you will receive:

✅ 1 dieline* of the Simplified Sample
✅ 1 Simplified Sample delivered to your doorstep

*Note: dielines for inserts are only provided as part of our structural design service.

Process & Timeline

Generally, Simplified Samples take 6-8 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 (4-5 days)
The sample will be printed based on the artwork file you've sent over.

6. Ship sample (7-10 days)
We'll send photos and mail the physical sample to your specified address.


Simplified Samples are available for all packaging types except rigid boxes (e.g. lid and base boxes, magnetic rigid boxes, rigid drawer boxes, cardboard tubes).

Cost per Sample
Packaging Type
USD 69
Custom quote
Tissue paper

*Note: Simplified Samples of custom box inserts are available if you provide us with a dieline of the insert. If you don't have a dieline for your insert, we can provide this as part of our structural design service.

Reimbursement Policy

If you place a production order where the specifications and artwork designs are identical to the Simplified Sample you ordered, you are eligible for a reimbursement of the Simplified Sample fee. Here are the reimbursement terms for each Simplified Sample purchased:

50% of the sample fee
Minimum order value of USD 800 (excluding shipping) per packaging type, or volume of 500 units per packaging type.
100% of the sample fee
Minimum order value of USD 1500 (excluding shipping) per packaging type, or volume of 2000 units per packaging type.

For example, if you've purchased 2 identical Simplified Samples, you will need to meet the reimbursement criteria twice in order to get a full reimbursement for both samples (e.g. packaging order value of USD 1500 x 2 or 2000 units x 2).

Revisions & Redesigns

Before placing an order for a Simplified Sample, please double check the specifications and details of your sample. Changes in scope and artwork after the sample has been created will come with additional costs.

Type of Change
Revision (no additional fees)
  • The box lid is too tight and it's hard to open the box
  • The box doesn't close properly
  • For inserts, the product is too tight or too loose in the insert
Redesign (additional sample fees)
  • Changing the packaging type
  • Changing the size
  • Changing the material
  • Changing the artwork

Get Started

Start by customizing your packaging on our platform to get an initial quote. If the quote is within your budget, you can then make a request for a sample.