A one-time print plate fabrication fee is required for custom printing. We do not make our own printing dies in house. We prefer to use an organization that excels at making our printing plates for our customers. They are excellent at what they do and understand our converting / printing capabilities for each machine.
Our printing die supplier generally asks for 3-5 days lead time in order to make your printing dies. Once we receive the printing dies, we inspect each one for quality and accuracy. Since you purchased these printing dies, they remain your property and we maintain them for the lifetime of the printing die at no additional cost to you.
This cost is only required once, and is not applied to subsequent orders for the same box.