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Pantone Silver Inks Printing and Silver Hot Foil

Pantone metallic silver inks printing and the silver hot foil are 2 different methods to achieve the metallic silver effect on the paper printed box.

Recently we happened to make a very special E flute corrugated printed box for our client, which has the pantone silver inks printing for the background color and silver hot foil stamping for the logo text.

Pantone Silver Inks Printing

There are 2 kinds of metallic inks available for the pantone silver printing, the pantone 877C and the pantone silver 107077C.  And there is an obvious contrast between these 2 inks.

PANTONE 877 C is the silver base used to blend the ‘conventional’ PANTONE Metallic colors, which have existed since the mid-to-late 1980’s.


PANTONE Silver 10077 C is the specialized, non-leafing silver base manufactured by Eckart and used to formulate the PANTONE Premium Metallic colors, which were introduced in May 2010 with the PANTONE PLUS SERIES upgrade.

‘Conventional’ metallic base colors contain metal flake, which leafs to the surface as the ink dries to produce the metallic effect.  The extent of this ‘leafing characteristic’ can vary depending on the length of time it takes for the ink to dry.  This can lead to inconsistencies in the appearance of the colors from run to run.

Within the PANTONE Silver 10077 ink, the metallic particles are evenly dispersed within the vehicle of the ink, thereby removing this ‘leafing characteristic’ and leading to more consistently repeatable results.

Besides the metallic silver inks printing, another popuplar metallic inks printing is the metallic gold color printing, PMS 872.  They are widely used for the high-end corrugated printed boxes, paper printed boxes and rigid paper boxes.

gold inks printing silver inks printing

Pantone number for the metallic gold color and silver color

Silver Hot Foil

Silver hot foil as well as gold hot foil is one of the most popular color for the hot foil finish, which is a speical kind of finish where paper foil is used to create striking designs and graphics on the outer surface of the packaging box. It gives the paper printed box a shiny and incredible look, adding a very luxury feel. The silver hot foil is widely used on the cosmetic paper boxes and rigid boxes.




TTSLB Corrugated Box for Ferrari

The red color printed corrugated box below is a helmet packaging box we made for Ferrari. This is a TTSLB style corrugated box, which also refers to the tuck top snap locked bottom corrugated box.

clear window paper box

Through the clear window, the customer can see the helmet inside.

The flute type of the corrugated board used for the box is the E flute, which is only 1.8-2.0mm in thickness. This slimness makes the E flute corrugated printed box a perfect combination of the strength and beauty.

The crisp red background color is a PMS color printed on the 300gsm CCNB paperboard, which is laminated on to the single face E flute board. Also there a 2 extra PMS colors for the Ferrari brand logo.

tuck top snap locked bottom box style.

The Ferrari box has the tuck top snap locked bottom box style.

As for the printing finish, the glossy laminated film is applied on the top inks surface for the protection purpose.

Another important feature of the box is the PET clear window across the top and front panel.  In the store, the custom can see the helmet inside very clearly through this plastic window, which is also widely used on the toy packaging boxes.  An alternative plastic film to replace the PET window is the PVC film. The difference is that the PET window is more environmental friendly.

For the box structure, it is the tuck top snap locked bottom box style, which makes the box very easy to assemble.


Eyeshadow Brush Box And Blush Brush Box

In this article, we will talk about 2 soft touch matte black cosmetic paper boxes which we make for the Reba beauty in the United states. One is the eye-shadow brush paper box, the other is the retractable blush brush paper box.

matte black cosmetic paper boxes

On the top is the retractable blush brush paper box, on the bottom is the eye-shadow brush paper box.

The touch of the boxes feels like the leather, which is the most amazing thing of the packaging design. The print designer took the picture of the black leather and used it as the back ground image of the box. And the soft touch finish finally proved that it works perfectly. On the front side is the silver foil stamped logo of Reba.

soft touch cosmetic blush brush paper box with silver foil

Glossy silver foil stamping for the Reba logo image on the front panel of the blush brush box

eye shadow brush paper box

Eye shadow brush paper box

Both boxes have the STE box style, which refers to the straight tuck end paper box. This is quite a popular box style for the high-end luxury cosmetic boxes and jewelry boxes.

straight tuck end cosmetic paper box

Tuck top of the paper box

Shanghai DE Printed Box supplies all kinds of high-end luxury cosmetic boxes and jewelry boxes. If you have a box to do, please do not hesitate to give us an email to ask a price quote.