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Box making software

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Grizzly, Nov 4, 2020.

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  1. Grizzly

    Grizzly Member

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    I am looking for software to make simple shipping boxes. I have a Zund and regularly cut and crease custom boxes created by hand in illustrator. I'm trying to simplify the process with software that you input box dimensions and it generates a cut/crease file, whether its pdf or a cad file doesn't really matter. I know that ARTIOS is the go to but we don't need complex design software like this. I've used PackMage which works great but they don't have the simple shipping box design for some reason.
    Is there a illustrator plugin or script that would do this? Or any other suggestions?
     
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    I use Packlib, as it's what came with my Summa. I think Flexi has one that looks decent too.
     
  3. Boudica

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    I've used this a few times, it works great! I make boxes for sample kits I make for out wholesale clients

    https://www.templatemaker.nl/en/

    Here is a picture
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  4. Grizzly

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    Thanks for the responses. I've downloaded packlib but it's not letting me create a user. I have an email out to them.
    I like the template maker. I might use that for some future projects but it doesn't have a simple shipping box which is what I'm after.
     
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    TammieH Very Active Member

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    We have Engview. It's not just a plugin it's an expensive complicated packaging and display design app.
    It does come with a handy library of resizable designs we use though.
     
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    Zund has/had a software package for making boxes/displays. Its pretty pricey but well built. We had it for a year with our Zund and liked it but just did not use it enough to justify the yearly fee.
     
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    Have you tried with ZDC from Zund yet? It's plugin for Adobe Illustrator and I think it's suitable with you.
     
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