Custom Folding Carton Boxes
A popular choice for packing high-end products such as perfume, cosmetics, self-care products, and personal electronics, folding carton boxes — often called paperboard boxes, folding cartons, or custom product boxes — are a beautiful, practical, and fully customizable solution to your packaging needs.
Custom Folding Carton Boxes
Our custom-made folding carton boxes are the ideal packaging and presentation solutions for lighter items and they’re also cost-effective for shipping. At the same time, they look fantastic, giving your products a real sense of luxury and class, which is sure to appeal to customers in search of something with that special magic. We offer the following styles as standard but if you have specific requirements, please talk to us as we can probably accommodate your needs:
Retail paper boxes are an economical but attractive option for packing a wide range of items. Available in at least eight basic styles, including tuck end boxes—with or without hang tabs—bag boxes, sleeves, and more, you’re bound to find a great boxing solution for your products. Printed with your chosen colors, graphics, and logo, even the least expensive retail paper box becomes a powerful ambassador for your brand.
Our medical paper boxes are designed, printed, and assembled with the needs of the health and pharmaceutical industries in mind. While they’re also stylish and cost-effective, our priority is safety and proper conservation of the products. You’ll also find plenty of print space both on the box, tabs, and a leaflet insert, to give your customers full instructions for the proper storage and use of any medicines and other important safety information.
Cosmetics are all about looking and feeling good. From the everyday products we wear at home and work to those luxurious items made to bring out the best for a special occasion or a great night out, your cosmetics deserve a boxing solution which communicates luxury and beauty to your customers. Whatever your brand, we guarantee that our stunning, custom-made cosmetics boxes will turn heads.
Paper and cardboard display boxes are an ideal solution for presenting small goods—such as toys and gifts, cosmetics, snacks, candies, stationary, pocket-sized electronics, accessories and more—in both counter top or free-standing contexts. They’re a great way to get your products seen at the point of sale or other strategic locations. Robust, practical, branded, and attractive, let them do the selling for you!
Also known as “belly bands” or “wraps”, packaging sleeves are an effective and inexpensive way to upgrade your custom box, tray, or any other regular-shaped container with branded packaging that’s lightweight, practical, and eye-catching. You can also use a sleeve on its own to wrap products like smaller clothes, towels, stationary, and more. Each sleeve can be printed on one or both sides and offers fantastic opportunities for branding and adding marketing messages.
Kraft boxes are robust, flexible, and fully customizable. We’ll create Kraft boxes to fit your products, using your own designs and adding inserts, branded printing and more as you require. Our kraft boxes are popular for a wide range of packaging applications; they look good, do a great job, and won’t break your budget.
Folding Carton Box Styles
Choose from these nine different styles of folding paperboard boxes.
We make these tuck end boxes with a front face, a back, two side panels, and openings at both ends. The openings close with flaps which fold over one another and “tuck in”.
Similar to a standard tuck end box, our reverse tuck end boxes have top and bottom flaps that close in opposite directions. Versatile and attractive, these neat little boxes have a range of applications and look great on store shelves.
As the straight tuck end box, but with the addition of a handy hang tab which allows the boxes to be hung up or suspended on a suitable stand, hook, or other display system. Functional and attractive, these boxes are very popular in several retail contexts.
The bottom of this box style is designed to automatically fold and close for rapid assembly. The lid is hinged and folds to tuck in on one side of the top of the box. Flat-packed for shipping and needing no special skills or equipment to assemble, these are a very effective and economical packaging solution.
Our tuck top snap lock bottom boxes are similar to the tuck top auto bottom box, but the tuck top snap lock bottom box needs the four-flap base to be manually assembled, so it takes a few seconds more to put together. It can also be flat-packed for transit and is a very solid, high-performing box at a great price point.
Seal end boxes, as their name suggests, have sealable, sticky flaps for extra security. Otherwise, they are very similar to other tuck end boxes. The high-security closure makes them especially popular in the pharmaceutical and food industries, for example, although they have a wide range of uses.
Gable top boxes with an auto bottom are widely used in the food and catering industries as well as making beautiful gift boxes, for example. The complex folds—which need hand assembly—result in a robust carrier box complete with a handle above the top of the box. Despite the complexity of the design, they’re easy to put together and can be stored and transported flat.
Bag boxes fold up like a packet tapering to a top-end handle for easy carrying. Our bag boxes are very popular with food, cosmetics, gift, and other retailers. They’re cost-effective, handy, and good-looking. They can also be flat-packed for transit.
Box sleeves, also called “wraps” and “belly bands” are a simple but highly-effective solution to branding and upgrading your basic packaging without the investment of a fully customized box. A single sheet of printed paper, made to measure, that wraps around all or part of your product or product package, they add instant appeal and attraction to any item.
Custom Folding Carton Materials
To make our folding paperboard boxes robust and practical while keeping them lightweight and easy to store, handle, and ship, our standard paperboards for folding cartons are:
C1S paper—this has a protective layer of gloss or matte coating on one side
Brown kraft paper—made from chemical pulp, this paper is tough, resistant, and durable
Black kraft paper—same as above, but black, with a slick, professional look
Colored paper—paperboard in a variety of attractive colors and shades
Soft-touch paper—this has a scuff-resistant, velvety coating
Textured paper—attractive paper with a textile-like finish
Silver stock paper—a smooth paper with a polished silver look
Gold stock paper—a smooth paper with a burnished gold appearance
These are excellent choices for folding cartons and serve the needs of most customers. They’re high-quality stocks with excellent properties for print, durability, and precision cutting — all important factors for making an effective carton.
Custom Folding Carton Box Special Finishes
Here’s a helpful list of the range of options you can choose to enhance and fully customize your folding box.
Gloss lamination adds a shiny, smooth look that elevates the vibrancy and color of your carton’s printed surface.
Matte lamination gives your boxes a charming, more subtle finish than gloss. It also tends to soften the colors on your printed surface, which can be the perfect effect for certain products.
Soft touch lamination is a relatively new technique. The result is similar to matte lamination, but the surface has a delightful, almost velvet feel which speaks of quality and luxury.
Varnishing your carton adds a transparent, tough, protective surface. It looks great and is a good option for boxes that will be in storage for longer periods or spend more time in transit.
Foil stamping adds a metallic effect to lettering or other design elements. Gold, silver and bronze are the most popular choices, but we can use pigments to create a foil stamp in almost any color you’d like.
Embossing is a process by which we raise the surface of an area of the box to make it literally stand out.
Like embossing, only the surface is pressed inward to creative a concave impression rather than standing out.
Rather than coating the whole box, you can highlight a specific area with spot UV. We apply a clear polymer coat to the specified area — which could be a product name, a logo, or an image — which really makes it “pop” and catch the eye. Suitable only for surfaces treated with matte or soft-touch lamination.
This is state-of-the-art technology. Using lasers, we can adhere and build metal foil on the surface of your box, creating a stunning, metallic effect on lettering, logos, or other design elements — or even the whole box!
Our Environmental Commitment
We make our folding carton boxes using a sheet of paper coated on one side which we cut and fold to create the carton. We actively encourage reuse and recycling of all our products. We can use recycled or FSC-certified materials on request.
FSC-certified means materials from responsibly managed, sustainable forests. We believe that responsible forest management is critical for our environmental, social, and economic futures. We also use exclusively soy-based inks, which are harmless to the water supply and fully biodegradable while giving truly beautiful, vibrant, and durable prints.
We also constantly review our printing processes to make them more energy efficient and to make sure that we close as many loops as possible, for example in how we manage our water supplies and minimize the environmental impact of shipping by choosing the most efficient options, packing full containers, and carbon offsetting.
If you’re ready to explore your options for creating beautiful and effective folding carton boxes at a price to suit your budget, we should talk. With a quarter of a century of success in the business and going from strength to strength, we’re confident that with our expertise, knowledge, state-of-the-art technology, and commitment to personalized customer care, we can build the box of your dreams. Get in touch to discuss your needs or ask us for a no-obligation quote.