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What type of packaging does the term ‘shipping boxes’ refer to?

A:

Boxes or cartons that are specifically made to withstand the wear and tear during shipping and mailing process are known as shipping boxes.  These boxes can act as primary packaging where products are packed directly into these boxes and shipped out.  Additionally, shipping boxes can be used as secondary packaging where the products are packaged in cardboard boxes which are in turn packed in shipping boxes for added safety and ease of handling.


Q:

What are the primary benefits of using shipping boxes and what are these boxes made of?

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Shipping boxes are specifically manufactured using corrugated fiberboard.  These boxes are light weight and collapsible saving both shipping and storage costs.  Despite their light weight and collapsibility, these boxes are strong enough for stacking.  In addition, these boxes are also impact resistant.  To add extra strength, corrugated fiberboard stock can be upgraded from 3-ply to 5- ply corrugated stock upon request.


Q:

What are regular slotted containers (RSC)?

A:

Regular slotted containers are the most popular style of shipping boxes and are widely used in the shipping industry. These boxes have four folding flaps on top and four on the bottom. These flaps are folded and then taped to seal the boxes.


Q:

What are vent holes and hand holes?

A:

Vent holes are small holes in shipping boxes that allow air flow for certain purposes.  Hand holes, also known as ‘access holes’, are typically added to RSC boxes to facilitate box handling.  We recommend upgrading to the  5-ply corrugated stock before adding hand holes to your boxes.  Vent holes and hand holes do not come as standard options and need to be requested specifically.


Q:

Can I print on shipping boxes in order to personalize their appearance?

A:

We specialize in custom printing on shipping boxes. We can print your design in solid colours as well as in full colour directly on to the shipping boxes in order to make them a true reflection of your brand.


Q:

Should I provide inside dimensions while ordering shipping boxes?

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The industry standard is to always provide inside dimensions of the assembled box in order to assure the proper fit based on product dimensions or the space required on the inside of box. Outside dimensions are only accounted for when you are calculating how to best fit the boxes in a warehouse or shipping container. In such cases, please communicate both the inside and outside size requirements to your account manager at the time of getting a price quote.


Q:

Can I add product dividers or inserts to my order for custom shipping boxes?

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Yes, we can produce custom sized product dividers for your customised shipping boxes.  These dividers can be used to create compartments inside the box to keep products from moving.  We can also produce custom sized corrugated pads for added cushioning and safety for your products.  In addition, you can order a wide array of inserts on cardstock as well as corrugated stock with custom cuts and shapes.  These dividers and inserts can also be custom printed to match your boxes.


Q:

What file formats can I use for the required design files?

A:

Please follow the guidelines below in order to ensure excellent print quality for your order:

  • All non-photographic content (including graphics and text) should be uploaded as vector-based files in order to ensure that printed lines are crisp and clear.
  • Content such as logos should be separated from the background and included as vector images so that these elements can be resized or otherwise manipulated as needed.
  • Preferred file formats include AI, CDR, PSD and PDF.

Q:

Can I see a proof for my shipping boxes before you print?

A:

We always email a final artwork proof before printing. Please check the proof thoroughly for accuracy before giving your approval. It is highly recommended that you proof read any text along with checking the placement of any artwork for accuracy. Artwork is printed based on the CMYK or Pantone values specified in the design file and may vary substantially from the colours displayed on any particular computer or mobile screen. We also offer hard copy proofs at an additional cost.

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, Linen
Coating: Gloss AQ, Satin, Varnish, Spot UV, Flood UV
Features Foil Stamping
Die Cutting
Metallic Inks
Custom Size
Other Options Window Cutouts
Scoring and Gluing
SKU# RP-027

Custom Printed Shipping Boxes

Deliver your product safely with custom printed shipping boxes. Custom shapes & sizes. Free design consultation. Create an awesome unboxing experience for your customers!



Types of Corrugated Fluting:

Fluting refers to the wave-like part of a corrugated sheet or box that provides stacking strength and durability. Different types of fluting can be described in terms of the number of flutes per linear foot and the height of the flute itself. Corrugated sheets manufactured using different fluting types are commonly referred to as:

  • A Flute
  • B Flute
  • C Flute
  • E Flute
  • F Flute

In order to assure adequate levels of strength and durability for a specific task, it is imperative that appropriate types of corrugated sheets are used when manufacturing different types of corrugated packaging.

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