This generator simply creates a custom
sized paper model for a box or an envelope. It does
the math and all the drawing-work for you.
Some of the uses for a paper-box:
A nice gift-wrap for a present with an irregular
shape, for example a sphere or a jar.
Storage, for example: create card boxes to store
all the assets from a board game.
The template will have the exact size you enter, but you
need to turn of scaling when printing.
When you're printing from Adobe Acrobat reader, set
page scaling to none in the print
options dialogue box
Boxes need quite a lot of paper. Using an standard printer,
the biggest you can print is a 6 cm x 6 cm x cm box.
(6 cm is appr. 2.5 inch). The first things that will fall of
the page are the 'tapers' and glue-strips. That's okay, these
don't need to be exact.
Use heavy paper for folding: the heaviest my printer
can still manage is 180 grams. (Normal office paper
is 80 grams)
Use a scissors and a ruler to cut halfway through
the dotted lines (scoring). This will give very sharp
The template creates just a blank template. If you want a nice
pattern you can either:
Print on the same sheet twice. The first time you print
the pattern, the second time you print the template om the
Print directly on paper with a pattern, for example paper
used for scrap-books.
Glue the template onto a piece of gift-wrap. This creates
nice, thick paper.
Profesionals: open the PDF in Inkscape or Illustrator and