When it comes to custom packaging there are a lot of options. Here are the 3 most requested types of custom packaging:

1. Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated cardboard is made from three layers of paper: an inside liner, an outside liner, and fluting which runs in between. 

Pros: This material is great as a shipping box due to its durability
Cons: This material is not always ideal for retail product packaging. It can be too heavy, too thick, and is not as attractive as materials like paperboard or card-stock. However, depending on your product needs, corrugated may be just the right fit.

Fantastapack exclusively uses this product in B-Flute (1/8") and E-Flute (1/16"). The style of corrugated used to manufacture your box is based on its size and style, and is determined by our automated system. Here is a picture of all the flute sizes that exist:

Different cardboard fluting sizes

2. Rigid or Setup Box

Rigid boxes are made from paperboard, typically have a smooth taped surface, and arrive fully assembled. Rigid boxes are most commonly used for high-end product packaging (such as an Apple iPhone box).

Pros: This material delivers higher perceived product quality and value
Cons: Packaging utilizing this material is very expensive to purchase and ship in low quantities

An example of a rigid box or setup box

3. Folding Carton 

Folding cartons are made from lightweight paperboard. This is a thick paper that is sturdy enough for product packaging (not as a shipping box).

Pros: This material often results in an inexpensive product packaging box
Cons: This material is lightweight and not suitable for shipping

An example of a folding carton box

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