The versatile packaging boxes that are made by folding a single sheet of cardboard are called carton boxes. These boxes are mainly used for packaging lighter products because they can only hold a few pounds. Carton boxes have more similar names as carton packaging, folding cartons, paperboard boxes, and paperboard cartons.
In the 1800s, Charles Henry Foyle invented foldable carton packaging, and today, it is known as a carton. It was just a piece of paper that was cut in a way so it could be folded like the custom box. Wholesale custom-printed packaging boxes are mainly used for the packaging of food and snacks.
National Biscuit Company which is commonly known as “Nabisco,” was the first snack food company to use carton boxes as food and snacks packaging. Cardboard boxes have proved to be very beneficial in today’s world, yet they have some advantages and disadvantages. Some benefits of carton boxes are as follows:
- In shipper’s streams, corrugated cardboard cartons perform a significant job of protecting their products from any damage.
- Cartons can be reused.
- They can help in reducing your delivery cost.
- They minimize environmental costs as they are made of renewable materials.
- They can be recycled.
- They can be used for a long time if protected from water.
- Cardboard boxes can be sealed in a lot of ways, such as glue, tape, and staples etc.
Cardboard Boxes Have Disadvantages as Well, Which Are:
- For shipping, cardboard boxes can be used only for lightweight products and may not be effective with extremely heavy items.
- Carton boxes cannot withstand rain or snow.
- You must have the space to store carton boxes if you want the full advantage of buying large quantities of these boxes.
- Purchasing carton boxes in large quantities means paying more and enjoying long-term benefits.
Do not think that these boxes are simple and boring. With an attractive, creative, and elegant carton packaging design, you can easily make your box an eye-catching product for customers. Packaging is one of the first impressions for your customers about your brand. So here are some tips to guide you before designing a carton box.
For any kind of packaging, always use eco-friendly material. Consumers are aware of the damage that companies are doing to the environment. So, most consumers choose eco-friendly and sustainable packaging so the environment can be saved from any damage. Packaging done with eco-friendly and sustainable materials can save human lives too.
So, before you design your carton boxes, make sure that the materials you are using for manufacturing the boxes are totally eco-friendly. Since boxes made with eco-friendly materials have a great impact on customers and look attractive, they can help you increase your sales by selecting elegant designs.
Opening And Closing Styles for Your Carton Boxes:
For choosing the style, first of all, you have to understand which style will be best for your product. There are a lot of options; even shapes and sizes are too much that makes you confused. In this case, what you have to do is just select the style and shape that is better for your product.
Some of the most common styles of folding carton boxes are given below:
Reverse Tuck End (RTE) Boxes:
On opposite sides, they have the closing panels (one on the front of the box and the other on the back). This type of folding is cost-effective and easy to assemble.
Straight Tuck End (STE) Boxes:
Closing panels or tuck flaps are on the same side in such types of boxes. These types of folding boxes give a cleaner look to the box. They are best for lightweight products, and also, you do not see the raw edges. Straight tuck end boxes are a little more costly than those reverse tuck end boxes.
Lock Bottom Or 1-2-3 Bottom Boxes:
Lock bottom boxes are commonly made for heavier products and have a tuck top closure. Mostly, food products are packed in these types of folding carton boxes, and they are more expensive than other types of folding carton boxes.
Five-Panel Hanger Tab Boxes:
They are manufactured just like the reverse tuck end boxes, but the difference is that five-panel hanger tab boxes have a long hanger panel that extends from the back panel. They are customized for lightweight products.
You can also add inserts to your carton box to make it look attractive, creative, and elegant.
Thickness And Cost Considerations:
The thickness of the paper comes in many sizes. Do not choose an excessively thick board if you don’t want to waste your money.
Sometimes, the cost you have considered for manufacturing the customized boxes don’t match your thinking. If you use high-quality materials, then you may have to spend a little more money, but you will have a great benefit too.
Designs For Carton Packaging Boxes:
Your mind jumps into the fun when you are thinking about colours, designs, place of the logo etc. While choosing the colour and design for your box, select the colour that makes a great combination with your logo, and also do not add a lot of stuff in the box.
One of the most important decisions you have to make is what kind of finishing you want for your box. There are also many options for finishing, like matte finishing and gloss finishing. It totally depends on what kind of finishing you want.