Category Archives: Sustainable Package and Green Printing

It is DE Printed Box’s mission to develop and manufacture the sustainable package with the green printing technology for our paper printed boxes, corrugated printed boxes and paper bags.

An Inquiry of a Candle Box

We are a small candle manufacturer in the UK about to launch a glassware range next year in the UK.  We take receipt of all decorated glassware later this month and are now looking at trying to finalise the packaging supply.


Hoping the attached is self-explanatory.  The artwork is naturally draft from a dimension perspective as it will require modification to accommodate the final box design / material selection.  Please note the template design adopted is not finalised, the current template has purely been used to understand and demonstrate artwork layout and content.

he quantities would be as previously discussed.  We are looking for luxury feel to the packaging and certainly open to any suggestions you may have with regard to finishes etc.

Our initial thoughts are for a clean, simple, contemporary design i.e. white (not brilliant white) with blue foiling for the front text and the horizontal band. All text on side, base and back will require to be printed in CMYK.

Let me know your thoughts and if it is something you may be interested in doing.

See if you are able to manufacture flat pack type boxes with internal liner.


We are a small candle manufacturer in the UK and looking for 3 sizes of candle and diffuser packaging.


Although the packaging is to be flat pack we are keen to present a quality luxury feel to the box i.e. smooth texture white finish, blue foiling and sharp printing.


Blue Foil Paper Box

White candle paper box with the blue foil stamping.


I have attached a pdf showing the dimensions of the glass containers requiring packaging plus a typical illustration of the artwork design.


Packaging Solution

We have the soft touch paper as your options. It would render a very luxury feel at the first sight, which is pure, clean and pretty. Maybe we can produce some sample boxes first if you are interested.

I thought flat pack candle containers have an internal liner, the weights of the candles and diffusers are…

  • 30cl candle – 0.7kg (700gm)
  • 55cl candle – 1.2kg (1200gm)
  • 100ml diffuser – 0.36kg (360gm)

Do you think the 400gsm will support all of these?

A separate liner would cost a lot more.
I suggest that we use the F flute corrugated board, white liner inside, which is 1.2mm in thickness. Check the box attached.

When Embossing Comes Across Foil Stamping

With the embossing finish, letters and images of the logo raise in relief from the paperboard. Thus, the logo stands out. While during the foil stamping process, the brilliant color on the foil paper is partly transferred to paperboard under the pressure of the engraved die, impressing a glittering logo on the paper printed box. Hence, when embossing comes across foil stamping, a printed paper box starts to be under a glamour, being attractive, alluring and extravagant.

Recently we made such a custom paper box for a client from UK, which gives us an opportunity to tell our customers more details by pictures.

paper printed box with foil stamping and embossing
When embossing comes across foil stamping…

This is a custom paper box for the coffee packaging with its brand name JEEVES & JERICHO embossed and foil stamped. The color of the foil is glossy black, glittering brightly by reflection of the light. Thus, the customers can recognize the brand easily in the store. Besides the logo texts, the black stars on the sides also have a glossy black color foil stamping, very appealing and attractive.

Glamorous as it is, the perfect alignment of the embossing and foil stamping is the key. Incorrect and improper registration can lead to disasters, an ugly look paper box. Therefore, the registration is the biggest challenge during the operation. Patience and caution are entailed in the process to prevent any dangers and risks, which mean a huge financial loss.

The coffee paper box is printed on both sides, inside and outside.  With regard to the inside, the finish inside is quite simple compared with the complicated finish outside. It is just black color printed with some white introductory texts on the top lid.

The package adopts a TTSLB box structure with the tuck top and snap locked bottom, which is quite easy to be assembled on the production line. It is made of the 400gsm, 22pt SBS C2S paperboard, providing enough strength for the good protection of the coffee inside.


Black Color Corrugated Board Inserts

black color E flute corrugated board insert
Black Color E Flute Corrugated Board Insert

At Shanghai DE Printed Box, we supply the black color corrugated board inserts for the candle paper boxes, perfume paper boxes and some other cosmetic paper boxes.

Black Color E Flute Corrugated Board Insert

The black color corrugated board inserts usually consists of 2 types according to the thickness. One is the black color E flute insert, which is around 1.8mm in thickness and is mostly used in in the cosmetic paper boxes. The thicker paperboard can provide very good protection to keep the bottles inside safe. The other is the black color F flute insert, which is around 1mm in thickness. Besides the black color inserts, the white color corrugated inserts are widely used too.

There are 2 main concerns involved when our clients choose a black color corrugated board insert. First of all, safety of the products is the utmost concern, because bottles and plastic tubes are usually used to pack the perfumes and most cosmetic products, which is easy to break during the delivery and rough handling processes. Thus, the package needs to handled with the utmost care. Thanks to the great cushion property of the black color E flute corrugated board insert, it can greatly enhance the safety of the products inside the printed paper box during the transportation. Furthermore, the black color corrugated board inserts provide the cosmetic paper box very good rigidity inside to keep the package in good shape without being easily crushed. Therefore, the black color E flute inserts can also give the custom paper box a very good look outside to appeal the potential customers, which is the other concern of our clients.

black paper printed box with silver foil and spot UV
Black Paper Box With Silver Foil and Spot UV

Recently, we made a custom black paper box for a client in New Zealand. The black color corrugated board inserts are required inside the black paper box to protect the candles inside.

The candles have the heavy weight. There must be a durable package to carry the candles. The black color E flute inserts can meet this requirement perfectly. Meantime, the candles are exquisite, looking very beautiful and delicate. Thus, an attractive and desirable package is necessary. In order to give the candle paper box a luxury look, the spot UV and silver foil finish are employed, which give the custom paper box a very gorgeous look outside.

White Color E Flute Corrugated Board Insert

In addition to the black color, Shanghai DE Printed Box also supplies the white color E flute, F flute corrugated paperboard inserts, which are widely employed in the cosmetic paper boxes, for the packaging of perfume, cream, etc. The white color is put in use when the package designer attempts to communicate an impression of simplicity, cleanness and purity to the clients in the paper printed box. With the color of snow, the coolness can be felt immediately when a perfume paper box with white corrugated insert is open. 

white color E flute corrugated board insert

White, the color of snow, which is symbolic of coolness, cleaness and purity is one of the favorite colors for the package designers.