Services / Packaging Engineering

Take your ideas from concept to reality.

Whether you’re shipping fragile items, complex products, or want to elevate your unboxing experience, Lumi packaging experts can help you engineer, prototype, and test production-ready solutions.

Lumi can engineer custom packaging structures to meet the requirements of your product.

Designs are immediately manufacturable across thousands of factories in the Lumi Network.

Develop cost-effective, sustainable packaging.

Whether it's a single insert or a full system of components, Lumi affords you the flexibility to access engineering expertise whenever you need it directly through the platform.

Our engineering team specializes in developing solutions that reduce both costs and environmental footprint.

Maude Corrugated Mailer Boxes, Corrugated Inserts

Allow combinations of SKUs with modular inserts

Tippsy Sake Corrugated Mailer Boxes

Secure glass bottles with protective inserts

Blueland Corrugated Mailer Boxes, Corrugated Inserts

Hold items in place during transit

Hey! Here is the dieline you requested. Would you like us to make a prototype?
Dieline
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Start projects in your dashboard. 

Our dedicated team of packaging engineers is here for you, through the collaborative and familiar Lumi interface.

Lumi gives your team the ability to manage and track many simultaneous packaging projects in a single online space.

Get prototypes on demand.

State of the art prototyping capabilities allow your team to make design decisions quickly and confidently before moving into production.

Request a structural sample or printed prototype to test product fit, shipping, and artwork placement.

Learn how Empathy Wines used Lumi to manage end-to-end execution of a complete system.

Every component of Empathy's packaging and print collateral system was engineered, sourced, produced, and delivered through the Lumi platform, ready for launch. 

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FAQs

To start using services, your company will need a Lumi Membership. Membership costs vary depending on the scale of your company. You can learn more by contacting our sales team.

Packaging engineering costs depend on the complexity of your project. The simplest projects typically start in the low hundreds of dollars for a custom dieline and structural prototype.

With Lumi you can start projects on-demand, directly in the platform, regardless of the size or complexity of the project. This affords your company the flexibility to access expertise as needed, at costs far lower than hiring an agency or full-time engineer.

As part of your Lumi Membership you have access to transparent service rates, and our team can help you estimate engineering costs for a project.

The process can take anywhere from a single day to multiple weeks or months depending on the complexity of your project. The entire process can be tracked and managed through the Lumi platform, giving you full visibility over the progress.

Yes! In fact, that’s one of our specialties. Our packaging engineers are experts in minimizing the amount of packaging required to protect your products, helping you save money and make progress on your sustainability goals.

Yes! If you have existing dielines that you would like to have manufactured through Lumi, these can typically be brought into Lumi for free. If you request any modifications, the changes will be billed at the standard rates.

Yes, 3D prints can be used to create structural packaging designs. This assumes that your 3D printed prototypes accurately represent the final dimensions of the product. Note that testing packaging designs with 3D-printed prototypes can be difficult since they do not accurately represent the materials and weight of your finished product, which will influence the test results.

No, however Lumi does offer ISTA and ASTM package testing as a service. Depending on the details of your project, our packaging experts may recommend testing, particularly for fragile products, or if you are aiming to find the minimum viable specs required for your packaging.

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