Whether you’re shipping or storing something, we want to make sure you get your packaging right. The terminology between the two words often gets mixed up. And lord knows there’s just way too many special jargon out there in the printing world.
So to make things easier to understand for the rest of us, I will provide a simple rule of thumb below:
What’s the difference?
While both boxes and cartons are made out of paper materials, cartons are usually thinner of the two. You’ll see it used in cereal boxes, milk cartons, pharmaceuticals, and more.
A box, on the other hand, uses thicker paper stock that is mostly meant for shipping. As it’s built for durability, you will most likely notice multiple layers of paper that include an inside and an outer layer with a ruffled shaped paper sandwiched in between. Probably very easy to imagine since most of us have opened up a UPS or Amazon package at some point.
What’s the best for your business?Many of us assume all cardboard boxes are the same and pretty basic, but it is their formation that makes them suitable for different uses.
The 3 most common types of cardboard used in packaging are, corrugated box, folding cartons and the rigid box. Each box starts off the same with cardboard sheets as the base but then enhanced further to suit its usage.
Youâ€™d be surprised how an extra layer of paper can make a huge difference to the strength and durability of the cardboard box.When ordering custom made shipping boxes to transport products to customers, many businesses initially assume that all boxes are merely made of cardboard. And if they have heard of corrugated, business owners might think there is no real difference between a cardboard and a corrugated shipping box. In fact, many people just assume that the terms “cardboard” and “corrugated” can be used interchangeably.
Those in the packaging industry, however, likely think of corrugated first when they think of shipping packages. If you’re confused with all this terminology, you’re not alone, but the difference is actually quite important.Gifts make people feel special.
They show you care. Perhaps that’s why the tradition of giving and receiving gifts has persisted throughout the ages.
The best gift boxes have the potential to make gift-giving magical. Filled with a collection of themed items, the perfect gift box can deliver more joy than the sum of each component.
In fact, some surveys suggest memorable gift boxes can strengthen relationships.
Maybe that’s because gift boxes demonstrate that you know and care about someone enough to find multiple items that speak to their personalities, interests, and needs.The exact origins of the paper cup seem to be unknown, therefore the inventor of the handy disposable beverage holder may never be known, although there is evidence that they were used as far back as Imperial China. What is known is that around the beginning of the 1900’s, paper cups gained popularity when people began to realise that sharing the same tin or ladle, to drink from water barrels, also meant sharing germs.
Dixie printed paper cups are referenced as the "handy helpers like paper cups".