Category Archives: Packaging Design

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A Matt Black Foldable Rigid Paper Box

Recently we made a sample box for an American client, which is a matte black color foldable rigid box. It is for the packaging of a very high-tech and innovative electronical product. The client likes this box style a lot because of the foldability of the box. It can be flat shipped to reduce the shipping cost and warehouse need due to the small volume.

foldable collapsible rigid paper box

The foldable rigid box has the matte black color printing and finish inside and out.

In order to increase the durability and strength of the box, usually 2mm greyboard/chipboard is used to create the box rigidity. And the grammage is around 1200-1300gsm. When extra rigidity is needed, the 2.5mm greyboard is used.

On the back of the top panel, the slogan text is PMS color printed. While on the outside the box, it has the very pretty line pattern and in the center is the company logo. On the front of the box is the brand name of the product.

collapsible rigid paper box

Outside printing for the collapsible rigid box.

Actually, the black lines on the top can also be spot UV varnished to create a striking visual effect. Some of our clients would like us to put the stickers on the 4 corners of the box, then the box can be well set up. While some would like their customers to reuse the box without the stickers.

A lots of our client like this box because of its unique design. It is foldable to be flat shipped and stored and it makes the product looks high-end. However, the bad points of the collapsible rigid box is that a lot of hand work is involved during the box making procedures. This increases the final cost of the box, which makes the foldable rigid box much more expensive than the other common style rigid boxes.

Also there are size requirement for the box. The length of the box is supposed to be at least 2 times of the box height. If you would like us to make such a custom rigid box for you, you must pay attention to the size.

 

A Pink Color Lift Off Lid Rigid Box

This article is a about a pink color printed rigid box with the lift off lid. We made this box for a client in USA. Unlike most detachable lid rigid boxes which has the same height for the top lid and bottom base. This box has the lid which is only 1/3 the height of the base box.

pink color lift off lid rigid box

The height of the lid is much shorter than the base, which makes the printing on the base sides possible.

The lift off lid rigid box is also referred to the detachable lid box. Some people call it the lid and base box. Such boxes are easy to make but very efficient for the product packaging. The box consists of 2 categories. For one type of the box, the lid covers the whole body of the base and they have the same height. For the other type of the box, the lid only covers part of the base. Because less material is used, the later is usually cheaper.

lid and base rigid paper box

Pink color printing inside and out for the lid and base rigid box

This box is nearly a cubic box which has the size 4*4*5″ for the base and 4*4*1.5″ for the lid. The box is also printed pink color inside and out the base and lid. It is made of the 2mm greyboard, which gives enough rigidity and strength to the box. For the printing and finish, it is CMYK full color printed and matte laminated. Actually, the text patterns can also be spot UV varnished to make a better box.

In general, the box has not the complicated finish and the design the simple, but looks very beautiful.

 

F flute Corrugated Printed Box

F flute corrugated printed box is usually used for the light-weight products packaging when durability and stiffness is an requirement. Compared with the SBS C1S 24pt paperboard, it is both strong and beautiful. Recently we made a F flute printed for a Norwegian client.

F flute corrugated printed box

F flute corrugated printed box. CMYK full color printing outside and white color inside.

The corrugated box is white color inside and CMYK full color printed outside. Also it has the glossy laminating outside, which is used to add a glossy finish onto the printing inks. Also the laminating can effectively avoid the cracks on the folds.

For the structure, it is a typical RTE style paper box, which has the reverse tuck ends on the top and bottom.  And the box can be easily assembled within minutes.

reverse tuck end paper box

Reverse tuck end box style for the F flute corrugated printed box. The green printing makes you think of the spectacular forest scenes in Norway.

Another good point of the F flute box is its thickness. It is only 1mm in thickness.  The custom can hardly notice the flutes inside the paperboard, which makes the box quite pretty with the white inside color. Also it can effectively reduce the box volume for the shipment and storage.

Our clients used a paper box before which is made of the SBS C1S paperboard. The board is only 0.55mm in thickness. He complained that the box was too weak for the postage purpose. The box got crushed during the express delivery, making them look quite bad. Now they use the F flute corrugated printed box, which provides enough stiffness and strength for the mail service.