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What Makes a Box Beautiful

Time: 2019-06-11 Hits: 465

Do you really know what makes a box beautiful?

At BAM packaging, we create beautiful boxes that speaks volumes. But do you really know what makes a box beautiful? A box is a casing or container that permanently or temporarily houses or holds content. It is designed in such a way that it can serve a storage and conveying purpose as it can also be used to transport its content to various locations. Boxes can be created out of long-lasting materials such as wood or metal, or easily perishable materials dependent on the reason for its creation or the purpose which it is to serve. Boxes vary in sizes and these sizes depend on the content which the box is to hold. Rectangular boxes are considered to be the default or generally accepted shape of boxes, but when specifications are made, boxes can be designed to have a square or round shape, slanted or curved surface.

The beauty of a box lies not just in the intricacies of its design but also in the processes involved in its creation. From the selection of the materials to be used to the chemical processes involved in making these materials suitable, and in the right conditions for use, to the assembly of the materials. The materials to be used whether wood or metal have to be properly selected to ensure maximum efficiency of the box as the durability of these boxes majorly depend on the type and properties of the materials used. The materials also have to undergo certain chemical processes which would help improve its strength and give it a considerable level of protection against damage. The final procedure involves the cutting and assembly of the materials into the various shapes and dimensions required based on the box specifications.

The design of a box is a process involved in the construction of the box which refers to the outcome of the plan intended for the box. This encompasses the entire structure, color, size, and shape of the box, and presents it in the form of a prototype. Various types of boxes intended to serve different purposes have several designs and styles particular to them. In this section, we would be taking a look at some of these boxes and their designs.

Folding carton

A folding carton (sometimes referred to as a box) is manufactured from paperboard. The paperboard is printed (whenever necessary) and die-scored to form a blank. These are conveyed and stored in a flat position and made erect at the point of filling. They are used to package various types of products, intended either for one-time (non-resealable) use or as a storage box for the remaining products.

Types of the folding carton are gift boxes such as Christmas gift boxes, birthday gift boxes, and baby shower gift boxes which are usually wrapped in ornamental wrapping paper; this kind of folding carton is usually of much lighter weight and construction than a paperboard box of a similar size intended for packaging and distribution.

Rigid/Set up Box

A "set up" box (or rigid paperboard box) is made of a more rigid paperboard, permanently glued together with paper skins that can be printed or colored. They are sturdy and do not collapse easily. Unlike folding cartons, these are assembled at the point of manufacture and transported already "set-up". Set-up boxes are more expensive than folding boxes and are typically used for protecting high-value items. Examples of these setup boxes are mobile phones packaging boxes, cosmetic set packaging boxes, ring gift boxes, etc.

Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated boxes are commonly referred to as brown cardboard boxes. They are transportation containers made of corrugated fiberboard and they typically consist of three layers. These boxes are most commonly used for retail packaging, transportation, and warehousing of products during distribution. The strength of the box material or the capacity of the finished box is the condition used to rate and classify boxes under this type. Examples of these corrugated boxes are brand online retail boxes, industrial use packaging boxes, etc.

Shoulder Boxes

Shoulder boxes are a kind of set up box where the bottom and lid don’t meet. This creates a middle section which is called the shoulder. This shoulder can be used to make a feature by using a color distinct from the colors of the top and bottom of the box. Examples are cigarette boxes.

Collapsible Boxes

This is a type of box which as its name implies is collapsible. It can be used to save shipping costs and storage space. It also provides a wide range of design choices that can make your product stand out thereby making it efficient in product marketing and advertisement. Examples include collapsible textile boxes, collapsible gift boxes, etc.

Custom Boxes

Boxes for packaging are diverse and can be made into almost any shape and size desired. Creating unique boxes for your merchandise is a great way of giving clients and consumers a remarkable experience. Examples of custom boxes include custom logo apparel boxes, custom brand simple paper box, custom logo printing box, custom shape packing box, etc.

Mailer Boxes

These are boxes particularly designed for mailing small products. They are made to fit suitably in mailboxes in order to aid delivery such that customers wouldn't need to head to their post offices if they aren't home for a delivery.

Shelf Ready Boxes

Shelf ready boxes are boxes created explicitly for retail shelves and displaying products in a store. They can be designed to display a product and make it stand out to retail customers.


The beauty of a box cannot be streamlined to a particular entity as many processes occur in the creation and beautification of boxes. Ensuring that the box or packaging fully integrates with the product in such a way that it promotes it and makes it stand out is the aim of packaging. Various types of boxes of various patterns and designs can be used to serve several purposes, some focusing strength and capacity of the boxes and others on the ability of the boxes to aid shipping and conserve space.