Custom Printed Boxes
by Donald Prill
today’s fast moving media oriented market place, getting your product noticed
by potential customers has become a battle of unique product packaging, eye
popping artwork, applied printing and content.
a custom packaging solution for your product requires you to make choices for the
selection of the package materials.
A very popular packaging material most
selected today is the corrugated paper products. The reason, this packaging material is
a popular solution, simple it satisfies the main requirements for many of
today’s packaging requirements.
The material is
It is very cost
friendly and strong
Design and printing
Here are 5 types of custom boxes that are used
today for decorative boxes, slip cases, promotional presentation, Literature and CD/DVD
Flexible printing on fluted
corrugated provides terrific cost advantages over most other packaging
constructions.• Strength • Economy • 80
-100 maximum line screen • Exposed corrugated fluting along edges and minimal
screen detail result in a more “industrial” presentation.
Literature totes -Ideal to
hold literature and booklets. Add file tabs for easy identification and all
self contained with easy access like a file drawer concept.
front lock mailers – Used for self
mailing, strong durable but attractive to get customers attention. Includes die
cut corrugated inserts to hold your promotion.
Corrugated litho you have the advantage of luscious 300 line screen offset
printing on a light weight paper stock. The dried press sheet is then adhered
onto fluted corrugated. The container takes final form after die cutting and
• Benefit from an upscale look at
a higher unit cost than fluted
• Fluted corrugated edge remains visible.
Cavity Boxes –Self mailing but Light weight to save
in mailing cost. Comes with pockets to hold your literature and a custom fitted
cavity opening , or multiple cavities to hold your promo item(s)Flap closures
is ideal for easy opening and makes for a nice presentation like a book.
Quality offset printing directly onto cover
weight paper stock results in a premium looking package. Added durability can
be enhanced through the use of film lamination in place of typical varnish. The
complex die cuts are then scored, folded and assembled using glue tabs
strategically built into the die design.
• Solid fiber board--no unfinished edges
• Wide range of paper options available • Geared for quality • Perfect for
DVD/CD mailers & folders • Totes & presentation boxes • Folding Carton
Rigid 2 piece boxes –Keepsake, long lasting, the most
durable of all boxes. Very high profile. You can add die cut foam inserts to
hold your promo item
Hinged lid rigid boxes.- Again the most durable of all boxes
(keepsake) with the added feature of a hinged lid. You can add magnet closure,
or Velcro closure to seal it shut.
+ 1 extra = Rigid Slip Case box – Open on 1 end to hold magazines. Also called
library cases. Long lasting and great to use as a reference library and to keep
materials organized. Also ideal to hold multiple CD and DVD sets.
Rigid case-made construction produces
presentation tools of unsurpassed strength and beauty. Inside, rugged strength
is achieved using rigid chip-board construction. Outside, offset printing on
text weight paper maximizes graphic possibilities. Choose from many premium
options like solid Pantone® colors, foil stamping and embossing or
debossing. Decide on a protective resin or film laminate for durability. Your
sheet is then carefully wrapped around the heavy-duty inner core. Once its
edges are turned and creased, they are sealed into place by an inner liner that
fully conceals the core. Fabric and vinyl are also available but are more
quality • Wrapped edges • Extreme flexibility • Keepsake
• Most rigid product • Higher cost •
Ideal for books, book boxes, presentation cases, binder covers and ring binders.
all the features before deciding on which application is right for you.
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Donald Prill has 30 years providing and creating better ways to design custom packaging solutions that fit comfortably
within your budget.