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Pretty E flute, F flute Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated boxes can be high-end, pretty and luxury. In DE printed box, we made the custom E flute, F flute corrugated box with the custom printing and finish. It can be either CMYK full color printed or PMS color printed with the metallic color. It can be either single sided printed or double sided printed. It can be either varnished or laminated. Either glossy or matte. Also you can add a spot UV finish or foil stamping finish onto the printed box.

Double sided printed corrugated box

The corrugated boxes can be full color printed inside and out at DE Printed box. You can have a custom E flute corrugated mailer as below.  The mail box has the matt black printing outside with the semi gloss printing inside.

corrugated box printed inside and outside

Matt black E flute corrugated box printed inside and outside.

F flute corrugated printed box with white color inside.

Besides the boring brown color of kraft paper, you can also have a full color printed box outside with the white color inside. Below is a custom F flute corrugated printed box with the straight tuck end box style.

F flute corrugated printed box

F flute corrugated printed box

Custom E flute corrugated box with silver foil stamping

The foil stamping finish can be applied on the custom E flute corrugated boxes to add the luxury feel to the package. The paper box below has the silver foil stamping outside for the logo text. Besides, it is metallic inks color printed.

Corrugated box with the silver inks printing

Corrugated printed box with the silver foil stamping.

E flute corrugated display with glossy laminating.

The corrugated display box made of E flute board can be very beautiful, which are usually used in the store as the POP stand or POS stand. Below is a corrugated display with the CMYK full color printing and glossy laminating.

corrugated display box pop display

Front view of the corrugated display box.

E flute corrugated box with the spot UV varnish.

Below is a custom corrugated printed box with the matte black printing and spot UV finish. It is a typical E flute corrugated printed box with the tuck top snap locked bottom structure. The spot UV adds the striking visual effect to the accentuated images.

custom corrugated box with spot UV

Spot UV on the corrugated printed box.

Shanghai DE Printed Box is a professional corrugated printed box supplier in China. If you have any such boxes to do, please do not hesitate to contact us for a price quote.



A Very Thick Black Paper Box

The max grammage an offset press can handle is no more than 400gsm, which is around 0.50-0.55mm. Then how to get a 700gsm paperboard printed to get a very thick black paper box? Recently a client in UK asked us to make such a custom paper box for the coffee packaging.  Beside the custom thickness, debossing and embossing finish are both used onto the box.

thick black paper box

The black paper box has the custom thickness. The big Ue logo is embossed.

The F flute corrugated box is an option. The crisp full color printing of the  F flute, E flute box is  achieved through the litho laminating process in which a piece of 300gsm CCNB paperboard is glued onto the single faced corrugated board. But the fluting paper sometimes give some customers a sense of cheap quality, even though it is not always the truth. The corrugated box can high-end and luxury.

The 700gsm paperboard is around 0.7-0.8mm in thickness. No litho press can handle such a piece of thick paperboard. Screen silk printing is a solution, but it lacks accuracy and precision. Then how do we solve the problem?

straight tuck end black paper box

The custom black box has the pantone white inks printing with the STE box style.

Here is the secret. The process is much the same as the litho laminating for the corrugated boxes. We have 2 piece of 350gsm black specialty paperboard and glue them together. Firstly, we do the litho printing on one piece of 350gsm black specialty paper, then we glue it to the other piece of the black specialty paperboard.

Besides the thickness of the box, the client has some other special requirement, debossing for the star patterns on the left side and right side panels of the box, embossing for the logo image on the front panel.

embossing and debossing for the custom black paper box

Debossing for the star patterns on the side panels of the box.

Other features of the coffee paper box includes the STE box structure, which is referred to as the straight tuck end paper box. For the color printing, it is the pantone white inks used.

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.