The shipping cartons, boxes are often referred to the corrugated boxes made of the single wall, double wall or triple wall corrugated board, due to the good stacking strength and puncture resistance of the box. The standard corrugated shipping box has the RSC style, which stands for Regular Slotted Container. Depending on the property, size of the products to be packed and shipped, some other similar styles are introduced, like Center Special Slotted Container, CSSC carton box.
In regard to the surface printing, either offset printing or flexographic printing is applied. When the strength is the only factor considered, the flexo printed carton boxes are used. Sometime even a plain carton box without any printing, though very rarely. For merchandisers who needs a high quality packaging for their products, the offset printing can provide a very aesthetically pleasing outer printed graphic surface outside. In our facilities, we have our own corrugated board production lines and the printed packaging facility. Both the offset printed carton box and the flexo printed carton box are available with the very high graphic quality.
The RSC style box, which stands for the Regular Slotted Carton Box, is the most commonly used carton box in various industry. With respect to the box structure, the carton box has the same length for all flaps. And the 2 outer flaps in the direction of the long side are 1/2 of the carton width, and therefore, can meet at the center of the carton box when folded. Due to the lease corrugated board waste during the die-cutting process, the RSC box is the most economical box and is used for most products. The weak point of the RSC box is that the carton bottom inside is not very flat and even due to the gap between the 2 inner flaps. Usually a fill-pad is placed when required.
The Center Special Corrugated Carton is refered to the CSCC carton box. The box has all flaps meet at the center of the box when the printed box is folded, which means different lengths for the outer and inner flaps. Such a custom printed box is especially strong because both the carton top and bottom have double the thickness of corrugated board. Meanwhile, there is no gap between the 2 inner flaps. The carton bottom has a flat and even base, very ideal for the packaging and shipping of the easily broken or damaged products.
The Full Overlap Slotted Carton is referred to FOL carton box. The lengths for all the flaps are equal to the box width. When the box is folded, the outer flaps are completely overlapped to provide the biggest protection to the products inside. The box style has great resistance to rough handling and bumping during the shipping and tranportation. Stacked on its bottom panel, the overlapping flaps provide added cushioning. Stacked on its side, the extra thickness provides added stacking strength. Such a custom box style is very suitable for the delicate products packaging and shipping, like glass products.
All 3 carton box styles talked about above are called slotted carton box. Besides these 3 styles, there are also a variety of similar styles, like half slotted carton, Overlap Slotted carton, Center Special Overlap Slotted carton box, Center Special Full Overlap Slotted carton box, Snap or 1-2-3 Bottom carton with Tuck Top, Snap or 1-2-3 Bottom carton with RSC Top ant etc.
If you wish to learn more about our custom printed box style, just download our box style guidlines to have a more detailed description of all the box styles available.
Also we can create the free dieline template for you to put your print design on. This will give you a very accurately die-cut carton box in the mass production.
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