The need for packaging boxes is increasing day by day as every industry is now using them for their benefits. Due to high competition, the product manufacturers want their packaging to be exclusive, unique and worth looking at. Therefore, they make use of Cardboard Boxes printed in sparkling color schemes and catchy designs to make their product stand out at the retail. It can be difficult to design fancy boxes therefore the manufacturers take help from boxes manufacturers to help them and provide unique packaging solution to them. The expertise of the packaging experts helps suggest them the best add-ons after considering the demands and product specifications of the manufacturer. Some of add-ons they suggest for boxes are mentioned below.
Adding die cut window
Boxes that have a transparent patch designed to show product inside the box are called window boxes. They are stylish, attractive and can be used for any type of retail packaging. The transparent patch is added on the die cut area on cardboard or Kraft boxes which are then placed for a beautiful display. In all the industries including cosmetics, electronics, apparel and food, these boxes are used for better presentation and eye-catching outlook. No matter what style of boxes you are making for your product, you always have the option to add window to a positive impact and output.
Adding handle for easy carrying
Handle boxes are used merely for take away food as they are easy to carry and have a spacious base to keep food products. The handle can be added on various box styles, especially on pillow boxes, gable boxes and on the briefcase style boxes. It is not only used for the purpose of carrying the box but it also looks fancy and stylish for product like cosmetics and apparel. Therefore the manufacturer uses handle boxes for the packaging of various items. On the cardboard and Kraft boxes, attachment of handle is done during the customization process and it is structural addition that is made after taking approval from the customers. For retail products it is not very suitable but for gift items, food takeaway and promotional items display, it the best thing to make the box beautiful.
Printing and finishing add-ons
Printing and finishing on the packaging boxes brings out attraction and fanciness that makes a product presentable on the retail. This is why box manufacturing companies have number of add-ons related to printing and finishing which they suggest their customers to get shiny and vibrant packaging. These add-on options include.
Silver & Gold Foiling
Silver foiling and gold foiling are different just because of their color. Foiling is added after the printing to make the printed text and design more visible and fancy. It can be done on the whole box or simple on selected parts of the boxes. Silver foiling is very common for business gift packaging and for party favors packaging whereas the gold foiling is used for sweets packaging, wedding gifts and in promotional packaging.
Mostly matte finishing is done with black color as it looks graceful and gives the packaging a classic touch. Matte finishing allows the manufacturers to get boxes with fancy layer which gives a great feeling to the customer to touch the packaging. Especially if the manufacturer is selling an expensive product, the matte finished boxes can increase the worth of your product in the eyes of customer. Special techniques are used for the process of matte finishing therefore; it can be expensive when used as an add-on for packaging boxes.
Embossing & De-bossing
Embossing and de-bossing are special printing techniques that are used for make the packaging look unique and impressive. This brings a unique feel to the surface of cardboard on which it is done, just like a 3D printed surface. The different between embossing and de-bossing is that the embossing raises the printed texture on the box whereas in de-bossing is the opposite of embossing as it push the card stock which gives a nice feel as well. Hence these printing add-ons work in a great deal to make the packaging unique.
This finishing technique is knows as aqueous coating because a water-based coating is used for the purpose of protecting the printing on the boxes. It leaves the box with an elegant coated surface that deters the finger prints and dirt to help keep the box look fresh all the time. The best part of this coating is that it is environment friendly and do not harm the environment at all.
Spot UV is the technique which is used to make the printed text prominent and attractive. It is especially done on the logo to make it eye-catching on the surface of Custom Boxes. It is called spot because it is done on the specific areas and spots rather than on the whole box. Spot UV makes the surface shiny and glowing by adding depth and contrast in the color variation. It can be used in retail packaging for promoting brand and also for gift packaging to make better presentation. High gloss spot UV makes very good combination over a matte coated surface to give a classic touch to the box overall outlook.