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What are corrugated Boxes?

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Corrugated boxes, more specifically known as ‘corrugated fiberboard boxes’, are made of corrugated stock.  These boxes are strong, durable and offer higher damage, shock and compression resistance as compared to regular carboard boxes.  In addition, corrugated boxes are a cost-effective and weight efficient shipping alternative to plastic, wooden or metal cases.


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What does the term 'flute' refer to in the context of corrugated packaging?

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Corrugated stock is manufactured by gluing together two sheets of flat paperboard, typically referred to as linerboard, on either side of a wavy-shaped 'corrugation medium'. This wavy-shaped medium is often referred to as 'flute'. The flute is what gives corrugated fiberboard its strength and structure. Flute is available in multiple thickness options, such as B-flute and E-flute, depending on the specific strength and durability requirements.

The wavy-pattern of the flute often tends to be slightly visible on corrugated packaging as a series of parallel lines. The visibility of this pattern can be minimized by using a thicker cardboard instead of linerboard during the corrugation manufacturing process. Please make sure to communicate any such visual or aesthetic requirements to your account manager at the time of getting a price quote for your specific project.


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What do the terms 3-ply corrugated stock and 5-ply corrugated stock refer to?

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3-ply corrugated stock has a sheet of flute glued in between two sheets of paperboard.  This is also known as ‘single wall corrugated stock’ and is most commonly used for making cost-effective corrugated boxes and inserts.  On the other hand, 5-ply corrugated stock has two sheets of flute alternatively layered between three sheets of linerboard.  Also known as ‘double wall corrugated stock’, this version of corrugated stock is sturdier and specifically used for heavier products.


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Are corrugated boxes always brown?

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No, the inside as well as the outside of the corrugated boxes can be brown or white. You can also choose the boxes to be white on inside and brown on the outside and vice versa.


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How should I measure the dimensions of corrugated boxes?

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In general, all boxes and especially corrugated boxes are measured from the inside.  Inside dimensions are recommended because the corrugated board thickness can vary.  For example, a box made of B-flute will not have the same outer dimensions as a box made from E-flute.  With the box open toward you, here is how to get the correct measurements for the inside of the box:

  • The length is measured from the inside edge on the left to the inside edge of the right side of the box.
  • The width is measured from the front inside edge to the back inside edge of the box.
  • The height is measured from the top inside edge to the bottom inside edge of the box.

Q:

Can you send me samples of your custom corrugated packaging?

A:

We can send samples of our recent print orders.  Please submit a sample request and our sales representative will be in touch so that appropriate corrugated box samples can be sent.


Q:

Is white considered a printing colour?

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The simple answer is that it depends. White colour is typically not considered a separate colour for most orders. As white is typically the default colour of the underlying paper, it is simply recognized as the absence of any ink and thus not considered as a printed colour. On the other hand, in the case of corrugated boxes, white may be considered a printed colour if the target surface is brown. In short, when using coloured paper for particular projects, white ink may be used if any text or graphic requires it.


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What styles or types of corrugated boxes can Printingblue produce?

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We can produce many different standard styles of corrugated boxes. In addition, we can also produce customised boxes to fit your specific requirements. Please send us the details and we will be happy to produce a free mockup for your review. Here is a list of some of the many different corrugated packaging that we can produce:

Material Shipping Boxes: White or Brown Corrugated Stock or Forte
Material Thickness Corrugated Stock: 3-ply corrugated
Finishing Types Lamination: Gloss, Matte, Sandy Matte, Soft Touch, Pattern
Coating: Gloss AQ, Satin, Varnish, Spot UV, Flood UV
Features Foil Stamping
Embossing
Debossing
Die Cutting
Metallic Inks
Custom Size
Other Options Window Cutouts
Ribbons and Handles
Hang Tab
Scoring and Gluing
Custom Perforation
SKU# RP-014

Custom Corrugated Boxes and Packaging

Do you ship your products via the postal service or other shipping providers?  Are your products relatively large in size or are heavy? In order to ship or package such products, ordinary cardstock boxes may not be the right fit.

Custom corrugated boxes (also known as e-flute boxes) can help you package and deliver your products safely and cheaply. Using a custom designed box to ship and package your products will enhance the unboxing experience for your customers and will also help you keep the products safe. A good unboxing experience is tied to higher product satisfaction and will motivate your customers to organically promote your products to their friends and family.

Effective Designs for Corrugated Boxes

How can you make your custom corrugated packaging more attractive?  Our expert print designers and structural engineers have perfected the art of developing custom corrugated packaging solutions for various types and sizes of products. You can customize these boxes by using features such as: 

  • UV Coating
  • Die-cut Window
  • Colourful logos and artwork
  • Text on the inside of the cover to welcome new customers or provide product information

Whether you display your products on a store shelf or ship them to your customers, corrugated packaging can help you attract new customers and help your products standout from the competition.  While the competition’s products are displayed or shipping in generic brown packaging, your products will immediately stand-out in boxes that feature your company colours and display your brand.

How Can Printingblue Help You?

Our expert designers and account managers will help you in picking the right size for your boxes, the right shape and design to fit your products, and other features that will enhance your customers’ experience. We also offer

  • Free Design Templates
  • Free Graphic Design Services
  • Free Shipping
  • Fast Production Time
  • Eco-friendly Materials

We are looking forward to partnering with you and working on your custom corrugated boxes. In order to help you select the right materials and features, we can also send you a free sample kit to get you started.



Corrugated Board Types:

Custom product and shipping boxes manufactured using corrugated paperboard are commonly referred to as corrugated boxes. Corrugated paperboard is composed of rows of paper columns that are commonly referred to as fluting. The fluting layer contains air pockets that provide additional protective cushioning for any packaged products. The fluting layer is combined with a paper liner layer to create the corrugated paperboard material. The combination of the fluting and the liner layers makes corrugated board significantly stronger than ordinary cardboard.

Common types of corrugation, providing varying degrees of protective capability, are referred to as:

  • Single Face Board
  • Single Wall Board
  • Double Wall Board
  • Triple Wall Board
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