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Choosing the Correct Cardboard Box

When it comes to selecting the correct cardboard box for your products, there are some important aspects that you should take into consideration when making your decision.
Making an incorrect choice of box can lead to an increased risk of damaging your goods, degrade the presentation of your items and may even be more expensive.
The main things to take into consideration:
Box Dimensions
Box DimensionsSelecting the correct size of cardboard box is vital. You should measure the length, width and height of your item or product carefully, and choose a box that is able to accommodate these measurements with minimal excess.
It is important to note that measurements given on our website for boxes are always the internal box measurements and are written in the order of Length (L) x Width (W) x Height (H)
Box Strength
Box Wall StrengthWhen box strength is an important consideration for protecting your products or items, the most important specification to take into account is whether the box is single wall with just 1 layer of fluting, or double wall with 2 layers of fluting. Double walled cardboard boxes are generally stronger and more rigid, however, total wall thickness should be considered.
Box Style
Box LidCardboard boxes are most commonly seen in the FEFCO style 0201, this style uses flaps at the top and bottom of the box that may be taped together once assembled.
Various styles of cardboard box are available, including removable lids, and hinged lids.
Printing / Labelling / Notices
Fragile TapeBoxes often require special information, such as those containing especially fragile items. This can be achieved by special printing on the box, however, printed tapes and labels with either custom or standard notices (such as Fragile – Handle with care) are often a more affordable solution that can be applied to any box.
Product Padding
Bubble WrapWhen packaging your product, it is important to take into consideration the level of protection required. For fragile products, a certain level of cushioning may be needed, such as bubble wrap around the product itself and loose cushioning foam inside the box gaps. Be sure to account for this extra room when measuring your product and selecting your box size.
If you need further advise, our friendly packaging experts are happy to help you in finding a solution that is right for you. Call now on 01472 242 244