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  • Styles for Corrugated Shipping Boxes, Cartons

    Safety of the goods is usually the major concern of our clients when they choose a master carton. As a leading custom paper box manufacturer, CHINA BBP CO., LTD provides a various styles for you to choose if you would like to have a custom corrugated shipping box, or carton, which is one of our most featured corrugated printed boxes. And the corrugated mailer box is a special of shipping carton, which is widely used for the delivery of the small size items.

    Corrugated shipping boxes, cartons are particularly used for the shipment of a wide range of products in various industries due to the excellent performance of the corrugated board during the transportation process. They are rigid, strong and light-weight, which can provide a very good protection to the items inside. According to your strength requirement, the corrugated printed boxes can come in single wall, double wall or triple wall structure. The stacking strength of the double wall, triple wall corrugated cartons are excellent for the long distance delivery and long time storage. E flute corrugated boxes, F flute corrugated boxes are rarely used for the corrugated shipping boxes.

    The standard corrugated shipping box has the RSC style, which stands for Regular Slotted Container. Depending on the property, size of the products to be packed and shipped, some other similar styles are introduced, like Center Special Slotted Container, CSSC carton box.

    With regard to the surface printing, either offset printing or flexographic printing is applied. When the strength is the only factor considered, the flexo printed carton boxes are used. Sometime even a plain carton box without any printing, though very rarely. For merchandisers who needs a high quality packaging for their products, the offset printing can provide a very aesthetically pleasing outer printed graphic surface outside. In our facilities, we have our own corrugated board production lines and the printed packaging facility. Both the offset printed carton box and the flexo printed carton box are available with the very high graphic quality.

    RSC Style Corrugated Shipping Carton

    The RSC style box, which stands for the Regular Slotted Carton Box, is the most commonly used carton box in various industry. With respect to the box structure, the carton box has the same length for all flaps. And the 2 outer flaps in the direction of the long side are 1/2 of the carton width, and therefore, can meet at the center of the carton box when folded. Due to the lease corrugated board waste during the die-cutting process, the RSC box is the most economical box and is used for most products. The weak point of the RSC box is that the carton bottom inside is not very flat and even due to the gap between the 2 inner flaps. Usually a fill-pad is placed when required.

    corrugated printed carton, box, RSC style shipping carton box
    RSC regular slotted carton box

    Center Special Corrugated Carton Box

    This box style is used when extra strength is necessary during the shipment to protect the product inside.

    The Center Special Corrugated Carton is referred to the CSCC carton box. The box has all flaps meet at the center of the box when the printed box is folded, which means different lengths for the outer and inner flaps. Such a custom printed box is especially strong because both the carton top and bottom have double the thickness of corrugated board. Meanwhile, there is no gap between the 2 inner flaps. The carton bottom has a flat and even base, very ideal for the packaging and shipping of the easily broken or damaged products.

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    center special corrugated carton, shipping box

    Full Overlap Slotted Carton Box

    With the excellent stacking strength and cushion property, this corrugated shipping box can provide the best protection to the items inside.

    The Full Overlap Slotted Carton is referred to FOL carton box. The lengths for all the flaps are equal to the box width. When the box is folded, the outer flaps are completely overlapped to provide the biggest protection to the products inside. The box style has great resistance to rough handling and bumping during the shipping and transportation. Stacked on its bottom panel, the overlapping flaps provide added cushioning. Stacked on its side, the extra thickness provides added stacking strength. Such a custom box style is very suitable for the delicate products packaging and shipping, like glass products.

    full overlap slotted carton box, foc printed carton box
    full overlap slotted carton box, shipping box

    All 3 carton box styles talked about above are called slotted carton box. Besides these 3 styles, there are also a variety of similar styles, like half slotted carton, Overlap Slotted carton, Center Special Overlap Slotted carton box, Center Special Full Overlap Slotted carton box, Snap or 1-2-3 Bottom carton with Tuck Top, Auto Locked Bottom carton with RSC Top ant etc. Furthermore, in order to ensure the safety of the product inside, the plastic foams and corrugated board insert are placed inside the cartons to buffer the impact on the road.

    Bisides the corrugated shipping cartons, boxes, corrugated mailers, carriers, folders are also used for the delivery purpose of various products. If you wish to learn more about the styles of the corrugated printed boxes, just download our box style guidelines to have a more detailed description of all the box styles available.

    Also we can create the free dieline template for you to put your print design on. This will give you a very accurately die-cut carton box in the mass production.

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