BoxUp Artwork Guidelines

Blank Template Design Instructions - Creative Cloud Users

Every artist needs a blank canvas. These guidelines give details on how to create a unique box with your custom design and brand from our blank templates. Follow the instructions below to be on your way to creating a beautiful branded box with BoxUp!

First Step

  • Find the exact product and structure type you're interested in Create Step 1.
  • Download the file type (.ai or .pdf) that you can support with your own desktop creative software. See Download Link Below for CS6.
  • All templates have been prepared with Trim, Fold, Mask Area and finishing options. Feel free to turn on or off the layers as needed for your design process.

How to Work with Templates

  • Place all custom artwork on the “DESIGN ART PDF HERE” layer. (Embed any links)
  • Please leave the "!! KEEP !!" layer. (Keeps saved final art in exact position when uploaded onto template).
  • Add text on the "PLACE TEXT HERE" layer (Convert text to outlines on final text).

  • Verify you are using 300 dpi for your photos at 100% of the placed size.
  • If using complex art may need to choose Object > Expand the Fill and Paths of the object.
  • Verify your artwork bleeds at least 3/8” over the edges that trim. The current bleeds are set to 0.375
    You may choose to manually adjust to 0.375. (Note: art does go behind the Mask layer).

  • When ready to save, shut off ALL layers except: DESIGN ART PDF HERE, !! KEEP !!, and PLACE TEXT HERE.
  • Choose > File > Save as - "YourFileName_Art.pdf".
    Note: In Save Adobe PDF settings Options > uncheck "Create Acrobat Layers from Top-Level Layers" Note: Marks and Bleeds should be checked to "Use Document Bleed Settings"
    Other file types are also supported: EPS (.eps), TIF (.tif), AI (.ai), or PSD (.psd).
  • You are Ready to Upload.



How to Upload Art and Order Using:

    1) Open
    2) Choose create.
    3) Pick your box style.
    4) Choose your size you designed art to.
    5) Choose the white blank template.
    6) Choose “Images” - “Upload New Images”.
    7) Locate "YourFileName_Art.pdf" and Upload.
    8) Click on the uploaded image for placing onto template. If not placed correctly. Check to see if the !! KEEP !! layer was shut off.
    9) Preview 3D and Order!

Using Custom Upload Page

    You can also upload the final design file to this page. Be sure you are logged into your BoxUp account and submit your order completely.

  • First please Convert all Text to Outlines and Embed All links.
  • When uploading here please keep all layers Active EXCEPT the DIELINE layer is shut OFF  when saving your print ready pdf file for uploading.

    Blank Template Design - CS6 Users
      • Find the exact product and structure type you're interested in Create Step 1.
      • Download the CS6 file type (.ai or .pdf) and open in Illustrator CS6.
      • Please follow same instructions under How to Work with Templates.