Corrugated boxes are a popular and economical option for shipping, providing a great balance between durability, cost effectiveness, and efficient packing. With this guide, explore the different sizes and design possibilities available to help maximise your shipping efficiency.
Decide on the Required Size and Strength of the Cardboard Boxes
Corrugated packaging is available in various sizes and strengths. When selecting a box size, make sure it will accommodate the items you are shipping, as well as any additional packaging materials such as bubble wrap, foam, or cushioning sheet. You should also choose the right strength of cardboard for your needs. For example, corrugated cardboard boxes with a thickness of 200-450 GSM are suitable for most purposes, while heavier items may require mode durable panels with 550-900 GSM.
Choose a Style and Type of Packaging
When it comes to customising your corrugated boxes, you have plenty of options. Consider the type and style of your packaging, such as whether you want a straight tuck, telescopic or self-locking box. Additionally, there are different printing techniques available - choose between flexo-graphics, litho laminate and digital printing to create customised branded packages with logos, lettering and imagery.
Select the Printing Method for your Logo or Branding Information
Once you've settled on the style of your packaging, you'll need to choose how you want your logo to appear. Digital printing is usually a popular choice as it allows for vibrant colors and sharp details, but flexo-graphics is also ideal for large runs. Additionally, litho laminate printing offers many design options including metallics. Whatever method you choose, make sure the print quality matches your branding standards!
Maximise Shipping Efficiency with Eco-Friendly Materials and Design Features
To maximise the sustainability of your packaging, use materials and design features that reduce shipping costs. Corrugated boxes are one of the most widely used forms of protective packaging - but finding the right size and adding features such as cushioning, or dividers can help you to save on shipping costs. For example, using a box smaller than needed helps conserve fuel during delivery, as does using a lighter weight material. Additionally, you may be able to affix labels digitally rather than in the traditional method with adhesive labels.
Add Premium Aesthetic Details like Die-Cut Flaps, Embossing, Debossing, etc
Customizing your packaging with labels, printing, images, embossing and debossing will add an element of interest to any kind of box. Furthermore, you can create boxes that look more custom by using die-cut flaps — this technique gives a product an extra level of protection while simultaneously giving it a unique and premium look. Any additional attention to detail — like the addition of colors, windows, and special finishes — goes a long way in making your customer’s experience brand-consistent and memorable.
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