SBS - Solid Bleached Sulphate Solid Bleached Sulphate (SBS): This style of stock type for custom boxes is a medium
density material that is ideal for printing and graphic features. The solid white board
helps illuminate printed materials all throughout the packaging. Solid bleached sulphate
board can be easily cut and creased, and can have other modifiers added such as
hot foil stamping, and embossing. Because there is no odor associated with solid bleached
sulphate, it is ideal for aroma sensitive products, such as candles and cosmetics.
Kraft Paperboard (Cardboard) Also known as sack paper is a more porous stock option that offers highly durable properties. This style of stock is tear resistant and adds protection and durability against damage.
Corrugated Material Type
Corrugated fibreboard used in custom corrugated boxes is a paper-based material that
displays fluted sheets of corrugated board.
Common flute sizes are “A”, “B”, “C”, “E”, and “F”. Another type is called micro flute.
The size of the flute describes the amount of flutes per linear foot.
This model of printing is a subtractive colour model.
The name also describes the process of printing
Pantone Matching System
This the general and standardized colour producing
system. By standardizing shades and colours, those who are in different industries and companies
can refers to the Pantone system to ensure that
The aqueous coating method is a clear and very
quick drying water based coat that is used to help
This protective coating also help reduce fingerprints
and dirt from sticking to the surface.
Spot UV Unlike the previous options, the spot UV specifically
spot treats a part of the box with a UV coating,
opposed to having the whole box UC treated.
This is less of a varnish or coating and more of a
thin film that is pressed on to the box surface.
The gloss lamination provides a clear and shiny
surface that optimizes bright colors.
The matte also utilizes a thin film over the box surface, like the gloss lamination. The matte lamination gives a soft look while also reducing unsightly glares.
The matte lamination is also commonly referred to
as the True Crystal.
A gloss varnish increases the saturation and depth
of colors while improving image contrast. It provides
good protection against rub-off but some
fingerprinting will be apparent on dark or light colors.
The matte varnish will provide the surface with a
“flatted” and non-glossy finish. Many find this varnish
to provide a sleek and tactile quality to the finish.
Additional Cut Out
Addition cuts, holes, or slits can be added to any
custom box you order.
Debossing is the opposite of embossing, where
the pressure is applied down on to the outside
of the box to create debossing.
This option lets you create sculpted designs and
text on the surface. The material is “pushed” from
the inside to create a 3D texture.
Foil Stamping Application of pigment or metallic foil, often gold or
silver to paper where a heated die is stamped onto
the foil, making it adhere to the surface leaving the
design of the die on the paper.
Perforation is done by assembling a sequence of
small holes that serve the purpose of easily being
removed. For example, a box flap could have
perforation along the edge so that the flap can be
removed hassle free.
This is a plastic film that is spread over a window.