The best packaging types to consider


Remember that feeling when you picked that iPhone gift? How was the feeling when removing the plastic seal to feel the sleek white box? Touching the box for the first time brought a sense of the quality and essence of the device.

It’s clear that packaging plays a vital part in the perceived value of a gift or product. The current market has many packaging and box choices. It makes it hard to select the most appropriate custom boxes and packaging to use. Let’s look at the different types of packaging options that will enhance your product or gift.

The paperboard boxes

Paperboard is light but paper-based solid material. It’s easy to cut to make custom structures and shapes. These features make it ideal for personalized packaging. The packages come in various grades, with each suitable for specific packaging needs.

You can use paperboard boxes to pack medicines, cosmetics, juice, milk, and frozen food. If you need an eco-friendly and natural look for recycled paper, then go for these Kraft boxes.

Corrugated boxes

They are the common cardboards that enhance large shipping and shoe storage. These boxes come in different types that depend on the strength and durability of the box. A corrugated box will have three layers of paper; the outer liner, inside liner, and the corrugated medium known as fluting. The corrugated medium gives the box rigidity and strength.

Corrugated boards are either single-faced, twin wall, double-faced or triple wall. They make packaging with different strengths, characteristics, and performances. You can use the corrugated boxes for:

Retail packaging

Small consumer goods packaging

Pizza delivery boxes.

Plastic boxes

A wide range of products use plastic boxes like paper clips and spaceships. Plastic has replaced many traditional materials like leather, wood, ceramic, and glass.

You can recycle plastic boxes, and they stay longer than paperboard boxes. The airtight plastic packaging containers will preserve food quality and prevent contamination issues. The packaging can break easily and can keep food under extreme conditions.

Plastic packaging is lightweight and flexible. You can add coating or films to enhance the appearance. The plastic packaging can showcase the product at any angle without the need to open it.

Rigid boxes

Have you ever wondered about the type of box that packages luxury retail products? The box has to be durable with a premium appearance. A rigid box is a highly condensed paperboard that is four times thicker than a paperboard. A rigid box is among the most expensive box styles available. They are perfect for merchandising jewelry, cosmetics, technology, and high-end luxury couture.

The rigid boxes allow incorporating features like windows, platforms, lids, hinges, and domes.

Chipboard packaging

These boxes are common in the medical, food, electronic, beverage, and cosmetic industries. Chipboard is a type of paperboard made from reclaimed paper stock. It’s easy to cut, fold and form. It’s a cheap option for the products you want to package.

These boxes come in diverse strengths and densities. The chipboard sheet is a lightweight material making it not ideal for heavy items.

You can use it for grocery items like cereals, crackers, and tissue boxes. Heavy moisture weakens the chipboard leading to expansion and discoloration.

Foil sealed boxes

Have you seen these before? They package cheese, coffee, and cured meats. They enhance the freshness, reduce contamination, and increase shelf life. When in use, the oxygen gets sucked out to maintain and secure the tightness of the fabric. However, it’s not cheap; it’s necessary depending on what you are shipping.


Despite the style you choose, your packaging box should meet your clients’ expectations. With the right designer, the packaging box will delight the recipient.

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