Packly – An online platform for packaging

Web-based packaging design and prototyping

Packly can be accessed on a computer as well as a mobile phone
Packly can be accessed on a computer as well as a mobile phone

Packly, a packaging design platform, allows users to generate online custom packaging designs, die-lines and 3D box models that can be printed in 48 hours. Packly users can create die-cut templates in more than 500 million size combinations. The packaging model can be then viewed in 3D, printed in small as well as large volumes and shipped by Packly within two days. Packly is used by a diversified range of designers, communication agencies, end users and brand owners, both small and big.

The platform is based on proprietary algorithms that allow customers to generate die-cut templates with custom sizes. The software is integrated with over 46 algorithms that generate custom die-lines. Packly doesn’t require any plug-ins; it’s a Cloud-based application. Users need only a web browser.

Once the user the inserts the size and board thickness of the desired packaging, he can immediately download the professional die-cut template without any software installation. The downloaded file is ready to be imported into a vector graphics software. Packly allows the creation of die-lines with a maximum bounding box of 1200 x 1700 millimeters (XL size) and custom thicknesses from 0.2 millimeters to 0.8 millimeters.

Virtual prototypes in PDF-3D

The online Cloud-based service allows one to design a pack, get a quote based on size and quantities and request a mockup in the exact material that is to be used for the final product to show customers exactly what they will receive. There is also an option to safely share a link of the virtual 2D and 3D mockups with clients to preview the final packaging. The virtual mockup in PDF 3D format allows the user to rotate the packaging 360° and visualize the pack from various angles. If a customer chooses a subscription plan, he can also ask for a customized share link with his own company logo, without any reference to Packly.

Small budget trials possible

The market validity of the design can be tested on a small budget. Packly allows users to order a small series of packaging, for example, 10, 100, 500 units, to evaluate various graphic designs, promotional messages and boxes in different shapes. After testing, an order can be placed with no minimum units.

Using Packly’s API it is possible to obtain ‘yield information’ to automatically know how many boxes can pe placed on given sheet size, ganged or straight. Packly is also a web to print platform. Packly prints in 4 colors and, at the moment, there isn’t the possibility to print spot colors or to add special effects.

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Correspondent. Akanksha Meena is striving to learn to write and the fundamentals of publishing with every opportunity with hopes of being able to write something worth publishing someday. She works as a correspondent with Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia. In her free time, she can be found pursuing her other interests such as reading, writing, sketching, and painting.


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