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What Logo Formats Look Best For Cardboard Printing

The Best File Formats For Your Logo Upload

You've worked hard creating your packaging designs, so it's important to make sure that you're optimizing your designs for printing. The PrattBox team is giving away our best recommendations to ensure that your artwork is printed at the highest quality possible.

Read our best tips for printing your designs below:

Artwork DPI

One of the most common issues we see with custom printing is pixelation issues. This is due to low-quality file types. We recommend that you start with a design, logo or artwork that is at least 300 pixels by inch or 300 dpi.

DPI, or dots per inch, is the print resolution. It is the number of dots a printer puts out in a one-inch slot. The higher the DPI, the sharper the image.

300 DPI, or Dots Per Inch, Is Best For Custom Printing
300 DPI, or Dots Per Inch, Is Best For Custom Printing

File Types

Understanding which file types print best is also important. While we currently only accept SVG, PNG and JPG files, we do offer design services to help you vectorize your artwork to ensure you have the optimal file for printing.

Find out more about PrattBox Design Services here.

SVG, JPG & PNG Files Are Best For High-Quality Prints
SVG, JPG & PNG Files Are Best For High-Quality Prints

File Size

The size of your file is a crucial part of ensuring you receive a high-quality custom print. Files that are too small may print grainy or pixelated, while files too large can cause various other issues while printing.

We recommend keeping your files around 1,000px to 3,000px.

Understanding File Sizes For Custom Printing
Understanding File Sizes For Custom Printing

Artwork Colors

If your logo is white, it's important to note that our printing process cannot support spot-color applications for white ink at this time.

White elements on your logo will not print onto your box but instead, show as the cardboard color. White registers with our 4-color printer as zero values and so the printer does not use any ink in that space.

How Your Logo Colors Print On Cardboard
How Your Logo Colors Print On Cardboard

Now you're ready to start uploading your files to our customizer! If you have more questions, reach out to our support team here: Or learn more about how our design services can help you create the best artwork for print. You can learn more here.

Wondering what colors will look best on Kraft brown boxes? Read more here.

Already have your logo figured out? Find out which box material is best for your logo colors here.

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