Category Archives: Corrugated / Cardboard

What’s the difference between corrugated and cardboard? What corrugated strengths are available for boxes? How is it made? Learn all about our favorite material.

6 Advantages of Choosing Custom Cardboard Boxes

Any business that manufactures products knows the importance of quality packaging. Whether you’re distributing your products to a retail location or sending them directly to the customer — the box you choose matters even more than you might realize. The packaging is the first glimpse of your brand that a consumer or retailer will receive. It can make the difference between a forgettable customer experience and long-lasting brand loyalty.

Bless cardboard box

Within the retail and manufacturing industries, corrugated cardboard boxes are a popular choice. They’re particularly effective when paired with custom options that tell the consumer you’re proud of your brand — without having to break the bank. Discover six advantages of choosing cardboard, and learn how to create custom cardboard boxes for your business with one easy move.

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How to Make Custom Boxes for Shipping Products

Are you wondering how to make custom boxes for shipping? Are you unsure if you even need to bother? Let’s explore this topic together for a bit…

The age of digital marketing and eCommerce has presented a massive problem-slash-opportunity for merchants around the globe. The first, and perhaps most important, thing to note is that with this now-standard means of offering and shipping products, packaging is more important than ever.

Make Custom Boxes for Shipping

Don’t believe us? Take a look at these little tidbits of info…we think you’ll find them rather insightful. According to a recent survey:

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Why Should I Get Double Wall Boxes?

The power of packaging is undeniable. And we understand that choosing the right box for your products can feel overwhelming. But let us tell you…it’s well worth the time to do a little research so you understand both the types of boxes, as well as the ins and outs of each. Do you know the differences, advantages and disadvantages between a double wall box and a single wall box?

Double Wall Boxes

How do you know which one is right? Before committing to your box type when packaging your products, think about the type of box you need. Doing so can save you time and money in the long run. Because the type of box you use is one of the most important packaging decisions you’ll make, for several reasons. Packaging is about more than just design – you need to consider strength and durability, functionality and much more.

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Digital Box Printing: Create Easy Packaging Design Variations

One of the first things a consumer notices is your packaging. It’s arguably the single most important part of any marketing plan. Studies consistently find that the design of your packaging is what people remember long after they purchase your product and toss the box.

High End Printed Boxes

Keeping your packaging up-to-date and modern is essential to your brand identity. Many companies put off a redesign or a packaging modification because of the costs they believe are involved. But with the advancement of digital printing, this is no longer necessary.

Read on for more reasons why it’s easy to keep up with the packaging times – digital printing means your brand can remain looking fresh and ready to sell.

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What is an RSC Box Versus a Die Cut Cardboard Box?

At Custom Boxes Now, we understand that industry terminology can be a little intimidating if you’re not familiar with the packaging industry. Don’t worry, that’s why you have us!

If you’re evaluating new shipping box ideas, you may have come across the terms “RSC Boxes” and “Die Cut Cardboard Boxes.” In this post, we’re going to break down (no pun intended!) the difference between the two options, as well as offer you tips about which type of box is best for you.

What Is an RSC Corrugated Box?
“RSC” stands for “regular slotted container.” Essentially, it’s what most people picture when they visualize a shipping box. The four flaps all fold over one another, meet in the middle, and are usually taped shut. Often, these boxes are filled with additional padding or packing peanuts to prevent your products from sliding around inside. We offer a variety of widths, lengths, and depths to make sure that your boxes are working for your products, and not the other way around.

Printed RSC Boxes

RSC boxes are usually a bit more affordable than other types of boxes, because they require less cardboard to make and don’t need excessive tooling. These boxes are easy to assemble, but will often need a bit more tape than other kinds of boxes to make sure they are fully closed, and that they will remain so throughout the entirety of the shipping process.

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How to Create Environmentally and Socially Conscious Packaging to Connect with More Markets

Did you know that 73% of millennial consumers say they’re willing to pay more if it means buying from a brand that’s socially conscious?

If you’ve thought about shifting your brand message to have a more “green” focus, or if you just want to quietly commit to finding more sustainable packaging solutions, the research shows you’re making a smart move.

Environmentally Friendly Shipping Boxes

Not convinced yet? Let’s talk about some of our favorite ideas for creating customized boxes that hop on the trend of social and environmental justice, so you can connect with more markets than ever.

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Understanding the Basics of Packaging Fragile Products

If you’re looking for packaging tips on how to make sure your most fragile items arrive fully intact and safely at their destination, look no further. We understand that certain products (like light bulbs, for example) require very specific package design with a focus on extra protection. We also believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the look of your packaging to get it. Let’s examine some ideas on fragile product packaging, in both chipboard and corrugated cardboard packaging forms.

Roll Up the Partition, Please
If you’re looking for light bulb packaging ideas (or really any other fragile packaging solutions), chipboard partitions can be an excellent solution. Chipboard partitions are available in a variety of thicknesses, and individually cradle each item you’re shipping. They are especially useful when shipping and packaging items with non-traditional shapes, or items that are heavy, yet still fragile. They ensure products won’t slide around and collide with one another, but they also give a sleek, ultra-organized look to your packaging.

Box Partitions

Best of all? They’re extremely cost-effective, and they’re made from recyclable materials, making them a choice that’s great for both Mother Earth and your wallet!

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Chipboard vs. Corrugated Cardboard

When deciding on packaging for your business, it’s easy to get so hung up on the design of the box itself that you completely overlook the actual type of box that will best suit your products. But the type of box you select is just as important as the images you print on the outside.

There’s a lot that goes into determining what type of box is best for your needs, but first, you should try to understand the differences between chipboard vs corrugated boxes so you can decide which one will work best for your business.

Corrugated Boxes
When people think of the term “cardboard box,” more often than not, they’re actually envisioning corrugated boxes. If the box you’re picturing has fluted, fan-like folds pressed between two sturdy layers of cardboard, then surprise! That’s a corrugated box, and you’ve just learned a new industry term.

Printed Shipping Box

Most often, corrugated boxes are used to ship bulky and heavier items or fragile items that need more protection, as the folds provide extra strength for durability and safety. Corrugated cardboard is also the material that product displays are generally made out of, since they can handle stacked loads and are durable enough to withstand the normal wear and tear that comes with life in a popular store.
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The Best Colors for Product Packaging

If you’re designing your custom cardboard packaging, you’ve probably already wondered if there’s such thing as “best colors for product packaging.” Should you use your brand’s colors, even if you’re unsure about their effectiveness? If so, which color should be the most prominent? Or should you go with entirely new colors that may be more influential and recognizable to consumers, but could confuse your established market? Should you always keep subscription boxes‘ colors consistent, or is it better to rotate them throughout the year to keep customers guessing?

Color Printed Shipping Boxes
Studies show that branding colors can increase recognition in consumers by up to 90%. We understand that when it comes to the psychology of colors, you may have a lot of questions. In this post, we’ll explore the psychology behind different color options, to help you to make the best first impression possible.
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Rock N’ Roll — Cardboard Style! DIY Guitar

If you’re facing yet another snow day and running out of ideas, we’ve got you covered with this how-to for a fun DIY Children’s Faux Guitar. Use your old corrugated cardboard boxes from the holiday season to create a superstar instrument for a fraction of the cost — at least until your kids start asking for real guitar lessons.

Strumming On A Guitar
We’ve always advocated for recycling boxes, but we especially love this DIY. To start, cut a circular hole in the top of a rectangular or small square cardboard box (it’s OK to switch up the shape). If you need help, the bottom of a coffee mug is a pretty good size. Then, about an inch or two away from the circle you’ve just cut out, in line with the center of the hole, punch four tiny holes for the “strings” on each side (a small screwdriver will create the right size). Try to make them as even as possible — you can use a ruler if you need extra help.

Turn a Cardboard Box into a Guitar
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