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A Heavy Duty Corrugated Printed Box

Recently we create a design for a heavy duty corrugated box, which is only 25mm in thickness. The package is supposed to hold an item around 3.5kg steel spike inside. The requirement for the box structure and the paper material are both very high. After a week test and research, we finally find a solution.

There are 3 challenges for us to create the structure design for this corrugated printed box. Firstly, the thickness, that is, the width of the paper box is only 25mm in thickness. It means that we can not use the traditional method to glue the side panel of the package. The paper box would be difficult to bend and fold. Also, there might be cracks on the edge of the corrugated box. And it turns out that the F flute is the best solution with the perfect combination of strength and flexibility. Secondly, the box will carry a very heavy steel spike inside. The weight is around 3.5kg. It means that we need choose a very good F flute corrugated board to produce the corrugated box. Thirdly, there is a hanging hook, hanging tab on the top of the box. The hook need to be well designed, then the hook won’t break during the delivery process.

In order to solve the first problem, we use a self lock structure to replace the traditional glue method to close the box on the side. In case that the spike may fall out of the box, we use a special tuck end box structure at the end to seal the bottom very tightly. For the paper material, we use the very strong corrugated board, then it can have the best printing effect and strength.

The box has the blue tone outside. It is CMYK full color printed box with the glossy laminating to protect it from the slight water or humidity influency.


A Nice Kraft Paper Bag With Black Color Printing

The kraft paper box and kraft paper bag is widely used for the package in various industry. The kraft color looks more natural and environmental friendly. And the paper is very durable and strong, which is very ideal for the protection purpose. In this post, we will introduce a nice kraft paper bag with the black color printing for the texts and pictures, which is particularly designed for the package of the 3D wooden jigsaw puzzle.

kraft paper box

A custom paper box made of the kraft paper to pack the 3D wooden jigsaw puzzle.

The design of the kraft paper bag is simple but of beauty, with just the black color and white color. At the bottom of the package is a triangle diecut window to show the jigsaw puazzle inside. A wooden wolf is printed on the white rectangle and the rabbits, carrots, deers are printed on the kraft background. The whole design fits the wooden color very well, which has the similar kraft tone.

The thickness of the kraft paper bag is 0.3mm, which is durable enough to protect the jigsaw puzzle inside. On the back, there is a very creative design for the closure, simple but effective.

And there are just a few simple black curves on the back, which looks quite great. The closure structre has a tongue, which slides into a diecut hole on the back.

kraft paper printed box custom paper box

Closure on the back of the kraft paper box with a tougue.

Folding Paper Boxes & Trays

The folding paper boxes, trays are simple diecut paper boxes, which can be assembled easily without the help of the glue. Unlike the rigid paper boxes, they are usually packed in the flat state and are shipped flat. It is a very popular paper printed box for the light-weight products, like gifts and chocolates.

folding paper box tray

The folding paper box has the cover and base, which are both folding paper trays.

The folding paper boxes and trays are usually made of the thin paperboards, like CCNB chipboard, SBS C1S, C2S paperboard, F flute corrugated board according to the strength requirement. The lift off lid paper box above is a custom paper box for the snack food, almond toffee. It is made of the 20pt 350gsm SBS C1S paperboard. The cover and base are both paper trays, which come together to have a lift off lid paper box structure.

folding paper box tray lift off lid paper box

The folding paper box is CMYK full color printed outside and white color inside.

The custom paper box has 2 separate parts, the top cover and the bottom base. Both has the CMYK full color printing outside and white color inside. The printed box has the glossy laminating finish to have a glossy effect outside.

There are 2 main benefits for such a folding paper box. First, it is a simple diecut paper box, which can be set up without the help of the glue. Therefore, it is more environmental friendly. Second, the boxes can be shipped flat, packed flat. There are less fees for the delivery and warehouse storage. The bad thing is that it takes some time to assemble it. Like any other boxes, there is not a perfect solution.

Inquiry from the client:

Hi Kris,

We are a small business in Australia looking for prices on custom boxes we already get made locally. Looking over your website I can’t see anything like we currently use so I have got our Dieline Template attached for you to look at and see if you can create this style for us.

As I’ve stated on the Templates all measurements are in mm and they are 0.5mm paperboard.
I have also attached a photo to show the glued sections on both the lid and base with all other lines pressed so we can fold it up for packaging.
I have also attached 1 of the 4 designs we currently use. All are very similar. We are looking at a few new designs on the same style boxes.
If you can accomodate making this type of packaging can you give a quote for 20,000 units. 
If you need any more information please let me know.
Thanks Andrew Schembri