Box Construction Styles

Packaging to fit your needs.

Shown are some of our more popular box styles.

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Straight Tuck End Box

  • Ideal for lightweight and medium-weight products

  • No assembly required

    Comes flat for compact storage and shipping

    Requires only one glue joint, so very cost effective

  • Can hold cutouts without compromising integrity

  • Slightly more expensive to produce than Reverse Tuck because they require more paper due to the fact that they don’t “nest” on the sheet

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Hang Tab Tuck Box

The hanger panel that extends from the back panel has a hole that helps you display or hang your projects on display shelves or on hook panels for retail display. It can be oriented with the header card up (as shown) or to the side (meaning the opening would be on the right side versus top). 

  • Best as a reverse tuck constructed piece.

  • Ideal for lightweight products

  • Easy assembly

    Comes flat for compact storage and shipping

    Requires only one glue joint, so very cost effective

  • Can hold cutouts

 

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Snap Lock Bottom Box

Also called a 1-2-3 or Klick Lock, the bottom closure of this box design is more secure than a standard locking tab structure and ideal for heavier items. The bottom flat push into each other, forming a very sturdy base that won’t open under the weight of the product inside.

Top closure generally has a tuck-top panel with either friction locks or slit locks.

  • Ideal for heavier products

  • Usually with a tuck-top panel for top lid closure

  • Requires a bit more hand assembly but it is an easy three-step process

  • Comes flat for compact storage and shipping

  • Can hold cutouts without compromising integrity

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Roll End Front-Tuck Box

The one-piece front-tuck box is very strong and durable due to the double side walls. The front-tuck has two closing flaps that fold into the bottom of the box to form a friction lock.

  • Practical for a wide variety of products

  • Ideal for displaying multiple items in one box

  • Extra printable design space on the tucking flaps

  • Double walls mean extra sturdiness

  • Easy to assemble

  • No glueing (which lowers costs)

  • Snap locking tabs at the bottom and friction lock for the closing front

  • Compact storage (boxes arrive flat)

  • Can hold cutouts

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Counter Display Box

A dual-purpose box: Package the contents and/or display at point-of-sale. Carton lid becomes the display panel, offering valuable ad space. When the box is closed, the content is protected. 

  • Utilize packaging as your display box 

  • Open top for powerful ad space

  • Commonly used for “grab-and-go” items

  • Great visual impact/presence

  • Compact storage (boxes arrive flat)

  • Customize with perforations, scored panels or cutout areas

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Holster Box

A holster box, also called a “half box”, has a top that is completely open. They are typically used for products such as soap bars or any product that you want to be visible. The box is closed at the bottom with a straight tuck or a lock bottom.

  • Perfect for soap bars or any product that you want to be visible

  • Straight-tuck bottom or lock-bottom keeps contents secure without glueing

  • Compact storage (boxes arrive flat)

  • Top openings can be cut into custom shapes instead of straight across.

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Thumb Tab Box

Circular cutouts on the center of the main panel provide an easy opening. Thumb tabs can be placed at the top, bottom, or both sides of the box.

  • Easy-to-open box

  • Can be added to any box type

  • Lays flat and allows for cost-effective storage and shipping.

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Reverse Tuck End Box

Similar to Straight Tuck Boxes, but end panels close in opposite directions.

  • Ideal for lightweight and medium weight products

  • No assemble required

    Comes flat for compact storage and shipping

    Requires only one glue joint, so very cost effective

  • Can hold cutouts without compromising integrity

  • Slit locks for secure closing

  • Slightly less expensive to produce than Straight Tuck boxes because they “nest” better on the sheet, using less paper

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Locked Sleeve with Header & Hanger Flap

Much like the Hang Tab Tuck Box but with an “open” product display. Great for marketing appearance. Primarily associated with packaging of textiles such as socks, towels, neckties, etc.

  • Comes flat for compact storage and shipping

  • Can hold cutouts

  • Superior merchandising potential because of the “open” concept of the product itself

  • Easy assembly

  • Ideal for lighter items

  • Equally effective with faceted, curved, or conventional parallel straight scores.

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Roll End Top-Tuck Box

The one-piece top-tuck box is very strong and durable due to the double side walls. The top-tuck slides into and locks into the top/front/middle of the double-wall construction and forms a friction lock.

  • Practical for a wide variety of products

  • Ideal for displaying multiple items in one box

  • Extra printable design space on the tucking flaps

  • Double walls mean extra sturdiness

  • Easy to assemble

  • No glueing (which lowers costs)

  • Snap locking tabs at the bottom and friction lock for the top front

  • Compact storage (boxes arrive flat)

  • Can hold cutouts

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2-Piece Box

2-piece boxes are great for a single product or a grouping of products within the same box. 

Includes a double-walled tray and a lid. 

  • Wide range of product uses

  • Custom inserts can be designed to hold smaller products

  • Both tray and lid can be used in a display setting

  • Easy assembly

  • Compact storage (boxes arrive flat)

  • Works well when combined with a box sleeve

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Sleeve

A sleeve is a box with open ends. It’s made to wrap around a product container or another box, adding additional customization and/or protection for all types of boxes.

  • Quickly upgrade a blank box to a custom box by adding a sleeve

  • Low-cost solution for testing new products or smaller quantities (no need to print a full box)

  • Easily slides over product box (remember to consider labor costs for doing as such)

  • Compact storage (boxes arrive flat)

  • Can hold cutouts

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Pillow Box

Much like a typical sleeve but with ends that “pop” into place to secure the product within. A very unique shape that is used as a carrier for cosmetics, candy, and an array of retail applications.

  • Ideal for unique smaller product offerings

  • Cost-effective and ideal for smaller product launches and/or test marketing.

  • Has only one glue tab and provides easy assembly

  • Because of its size, it allows for a number of manufacturing methods and svaings

  • Lays flat and allows for cost-effective storage and shipping.

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Tab Lock Box

The most common use of this style is as a retail package for frozen foods. Good strength and security.

  • More secure lid lock than Thumb Tab box

  • Can be added to any box type

  • Lays flat and allows for cost-effective storage and shipping.