Monthly Archives: August 2012

More Custom Box Examples by Box Style & Print

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The more custom shipping boxes we create, the brighter and friendlier the world of business becomes. Our high-quality corrugated packing boxes, combined with your company’s logo printed in high-quality color and definition, create a memorable experience for end-customers. Here are a few more examples of dynamic print jobs from Custom Boxes Now! for some of our favorite customers:

Trans Pecos used a black-on-white style for high contrast to get their brand to pop.
Here is a custom one-color print (black) on two sides of a standard strength white/kraft regular slotted container (RSC) style box.
   White print on brown kraft boxes are simultaneously subtle and eye-catching.
This custom one-color print (opaque white) on four sides of a kraft/kraft standard strength RSC style box gives Campus Snackboxes’ brand a cool elegance.
Two colors appear to be three with clever printing methods, adding more value at lower cost.
Check out this custom two color print for MSU Alumni Association – dark green and olive green – on two sides of a white/kraft standard strength RSC. We reversed-out the text and logo to achieve a three-color look. Two colors appear to be three with clever printing methods, adding more value at lower cost.
   Borestore boxes employ two contrasting colors, black and white, with a third color for accent and emphasis.
Here we have two colors (yellow and black) directly printed on all four sides of a standard strength white/kraft RSC style box.
Kona Kase uses two hot colors with white text for a highly dramatic effect.
This is a die-cut C-series packing box, custom printed with two colors and reversed out text on white/kraft, again achieving a three-color look.
   This box uses four colors in cleverly contrasting juxtapositions, giving the illusion of having more than just four simple colors.
Sage Spoonfuls went all-out with a four-color process litho laminated on a standard strength die-cut C-series box. Their design is colorful, eye-catching and visually informative.

We’re pretty proud of the shipping boxes we’re able to create for our clients. Their shipments pop, dazzle, inform, and project confidence in their products. If you’d like to talk to someone about creating your own custom print shipping boxes, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also use our Custom Box Configurator.

Recent Work by Box Style and Print

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Check out a few of our recent custom shipping box projects. Custom sized boxes are a great way to impress your customers and protect your products. Custom print jobs will really help secure that impression and give your brand additional exposure.

Corrugated box one color print. One-color print on the outside, then flood-coated inside to draw attention.
One-Color Printed RSC Box
This white corrugated shipping box is a regular slotted container (RSC). We used one-color print for the graphics on the outside of the mottled white box, and then flood-coated the inside to grab the attention of the customer.
      
Lithograph printed, corrugated custom box – extremely high quality
Two-Color Printed C-Series Box
Using two-color direct print, we manufactured this promotional shipping box as an auto-locking C-Series style for structural performance and as an effective visual piece.
Corrugated Packaging Box. Auto-locking, attractive, effective.
Four-Color Litho Printed Box
This customer required high-end printing for the best possible graphics. To achieve this look, we used our large format litho press for the printing, then laminated the printed sheet to the corrugated shipping box. The result is magazine-quality, eye-catching graphics.

To discuss custom boxes for your products or marketing efforts, use our Custom Shipping Box Configurator or contact Custom Boxes Now!

No need to wait for a quote–build your corrugated shipping boxes and see pricing instantly.

New Cardboard Ballot Boxes / Contest Entry Boxes

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Check out some of the recent custom ballot boxes that our sister company, Creative Displays Now!, has done for customers. These corrugated displays can be used as sweepstakes or contest form collection boxes.

Comment Card Collection BoxContest Entry Form Display

These printed displays work great to promote your event or contest while serving as tool for customer feedback or information collection. Use them as countertop displays or add a base and they can stand directly on the retail floor.

Contact Creative Displays Now for more information about these ballot box displays.

Our Commitment to Creating Quality Corrugated Shipping Boxes

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“Quality” is not usually the first word that comes to mind when someone talks about cardboard shipping boxes, but just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a box is only as useful as its worst side. In this vein, Custom Boxes Now! takes a great deal of pride in our shipping box products.

In fact, we have been ISO 9001 Certified since 2003, and just passed our recertification audit in May of this year with zero non-conformances. We have a recertification audit every three years and surveillance audits the other two years to verify we are following the processes we set up that are critical to the day-to-day operation of our company. That’s how much we care about quality and quality control.

To give some background, according to the QMI SAI Global website:

“ISO 9001 is an international quality standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a worldwide federation of national standards bodies representing some 130 countries.

QMI SAI Global issued its first quality assurance certificate in 1983, and as North America’s first, and leading management systems registrar, we boast a team of some of the most knowledgeable and experienced auditors anywhere, many of whom are involved in the development and ongoing evolution of the ISO 9000 family of standards.”

ISO 9001 is based mainly on these eight principles of quality management:

  • Customer focus
  • Leadership
  • Involvement of people
  • Process approach
  • System approach to management
  • Continual improvement
  • Factual approach to decision making
  • Mutually beneficial supplier relationships
  • Following their guidelines, Custom Boxes Now! has incorporated these principles into our own company standards and procedures, and as a result, we are able to produce corrugated cardboard packaging and shipping boxes that we can call superior. We are proud to offer products that consistently meet the highest quality and service standards.

    Click here for more information on QMI SAI Global and ISO 9001 certification.

    Contact us at Custom Boxes Now! for more information on our high-quality corrugated cardboard shipping and packaging boxes. Or use our Custom Box Configurator to get started immediately! Additionally, don’t hesitate to also contact Creative Displays Now! for any retail store display needs to supplement your perfectly-sized

    Different Box Printing Methods: Why We Care So You Don’t Need To

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    The story of a box you send through the mail is usually not as interesting as the story of what’s inside the box.

    Ordinarily, you wouldn’t care how your name or logo got onto the side of the box, you’d only care that it was the right name or logo and that the product inside was being sold at the right price (unless you are a printing expert, in which case we are excited to speak “shop” with you). You wouldn’t normally think about printing methods for the box you’re shipping, you’d think instead about the message being conveyed by all that ink.

    Flexo Box Printing

    For example, you probably wouldn’t care that the small boxes for your strawberries were printed by flexible relief plate printing, also known as flexography. Your strawberries have nothing to do with the plastic film created for your company logo and used to directly impress four or more color sets into a brilliant red design of berries forming your company name onto custom-shaped shipping boxes, or the blue lettering stating a clear message to grocery shoppers that your strawberries are of the highest quality.

    To your customers, the strawberries go well with the visual cues that result from the flexographic prints, but no one on either end should be worrying about the high-quality, low-cost print job on the box

    Or, for instance, say you invented a new bike lock and found yourself suddenly swimming in orders for them from bike store owners. You wouldn’t worry about whether they got shipped to store owners in boxes printed with digital ink printers. You’re not likely to think about how they got all those words and pictures on the box for you. What matters is that the boxes fit the product, the logo on the side is high-quality, it indicates your name clearly and it positively reflects your reputation. You’d want those boxes to get to you with a fast turnaround time so you could then ship them quickly and get paid for your invention. Digital can be faster than traditional flexo, but “faster” might be the only word that matters to you.

    Or, say, if your decades-old business recently updated the company logo, you wouldn’t think about the offset lithography printing method being used. What you’d want to make sure of first and foremost is that there is no interruption of your company’s business. Lithography can be a complicated process, using custom offset plates, relying on a fundamental theory in physics that oil and water repel each other. You wouldn’t want to worry about whether or not the company printing your boxes can handle a shift in design with swift efficiency, solid consistency, high quantity and high quality, and at low cost. Or that the printing is done on paper then laminated to your boxes for the best possible finish.

    litho box printing

    You want many of these boxes over a long period of time – until your next logo update, decades from now, perhaps – and you want consistent, accurate color reproduction. Do the boxes get printed using lithography, or is it magic? Doesn’t matter. You just want to ensure you can continue shipping lots and lots of products to paying customers.

    You shouldn’t stay up at night pondering the possibilities of a professional, papery, familiar kraft box that brings an instant impression of reliability or an exciting, laminated white box that can send anticipatory chills down the spine of your customers. You should be able weigh these kinds of cost-benefit questions during working hours, and sleep easy knowing your decision, whatever it is, is absolutely doable. You should conduct your business with confidence, knowing you can present yourself the right way from beginning to end, knowing your customers will be happy.

    You’ve got a business to run. You need boxes to get your products into the hands of your customers. Your main concern is the product, not the box.

    Because printing boxes is not your story. Printing boxes is our story.

    Packaging matters. We can make it happen for you. Contact us at Custom Boxes Now! to help with your custom-printed shipping box needs.