Paper Box Styles
Folding Carton Boxes
Folding cartons: (paperboard cartons, paperboard boxes) are some of the most common types of boxes that you will see at retail stores.
- Folding cartons are shipped flat for lower transportation costs
- Generally much less expensive to produce
- Faster to produce
Rigid boxes: (set-up boxes) are sturdier and do not fold or collapse as folding cartons do. Used for higher-end products where perceived value is important. They are also used when the product within is heavy and in need of extra support.
- Often does not require expensive dies as used in folding carton manufacturing
- Higher perceived product value, expensive looking box, better quality product by the consumer
- Stronger and more durable
- Rigid boxes usually do not require setup for product fulfillment
Corrugated boxes: (corrugated board, corrugated fiberboard or combined board) are what you would commonly refer to as brown cardboard boxes or shipper boxes.
- A wavy or fluted layer sandwiched between two outer flat layers. The fluted layer is where the strength of this paper product lines.