Packaging Box Types
Your product can be displayed/sold in a variety of packaging styles, below we outline the most common types you can get. You can then customise these with windows and inserts to hold and showcase an array of products.
Straight Tuck Ends
With the standard straight tuck, both closures will tuck from the front to the rear, which avoids a raw edge showing at the top/bottom of the front face. It also prevents possible interference between the tuck and the window film material – if used, which could occur with a reverse tuck.
Reverse Tuck Ends
The Reverse Tuck differs from the standard tuck in that the top closure hinges off the front panel and tucks to the rear, while the bottom closure hinges off the rear and tucks to the front.
Arthur Lock / Lock Ends
The Arthur lock dust flaps add a measure of security for heavier products, yet still permit the carton to be opened and reclosed with ease. The locks flasp also reduce the possibility of the flaps pushing up the lid when a heavier card is used.
Here the straight tuck has the added security of an additional flap on the oposite edge, where the lock tab (tongue) is used as an added security feature that the carton does not accidentally open in transit.
Tuck and Tounge End
An alternative to the mailer lock, it should also withstand substantial abuse without disengaging. Ease of entry can be enhanced by angling the base score of the tongue lock.
Gusset Tuck / Bellows End
Another alternative to the mailer lock, and like the mailer lock should withstand substantial abuse without disengaging. The bellows offers an added degree on corner strength and stability over the more conventional dust flap arrangement.
Snaplock / 1-2-3 Bottom End
This style is used almost exclusively as a bottom closure, generally in combination with a tuck top closure.
What makes autolock bottom boxes unique is their structure. With a speedy autolock feature, all you have to do is press down on the box. This will give just the perfect shape needed to load the product inside. Each long/short edge pair are pre-glued for added strength – unlike the snaplock.
Regular Slotted End
This is the most common of all the box styles. The outer flaps (lengthwise flaps) are one-half the boxes width. This allows for the outer flaps to meet in the middle when folded into a box.
Full Overlap Slotted End
Full Overlap is exactly what the name suggests – the outer flaps almost completely overlap when closed. Alternatively, you can have overlap slotted where all 4 flaps are the same length and overlap when folded.
The ends fold over and lock into place delivering multiple layers of corrugated that enforce both ends of the box. This can be used as a tray in combination with a sleeve or with the following lid styles.
Roll-end Tuck Top
In conbination with self-locking ends, roll-end tuck top boxes, also known as mailer boxes, have roll end with an attached frictionless lid and dust flaps on it that tucks from the top and sides into the main body.
Roll-end Tuck Front
In conbination with self-locking ends, Roll-end tuck front boxes have roll end with a connected lid and front panel with two locking flaps that tuck in between two side panels.
Gable top cartons can be combined with other box styles to use as a suitable base. The gable top is tapered and can be sealed with a sticker, tuck-flap, postal-lock or other closure mechanism.
5 Panel Hanger
Custom hang tab boxes provide the optimal functionality and view of products in one piece. The die-cut tabs on the top are easy to use to make a lot of products easily noticeable. The top flap of the hole-bearing box can be shaped in any shape you want, such as rectangular, semi-circular, or any other.
Header Card / Topper
Header card packaging is the most cost effective way to package your products! Just simply place your product in a poly bag, then attach a fold-over header card to the top of the bag using a common stapler. That’s all there is to it!
Telescope, also called box with lift-off lid, consists of 2 parts: the lid and base. Here the height of the lid and base are the same height – with the lid sliding completely over the base when closed.
Two piece shoulder boxes are designed with an internal shoulder and are made from rigid card, providing extra stability and quality for delicate products. When closed, the lid slides over the shoulder and stops when it hits the top of the base – so they sit flush to one another.
Matchbox style Box
As you’d expect these boxes look like the boxes matches come in.
Using a simple sleeve that directly covers your product.
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