Printed Boxes

We are often asked about printed boxes. Printing adds cents (and sense) to your box allowing branding and product/company information to be seen by your customers.

Tips for printing: The sheet is made, including the horizontal creases, prior to printing so keeping the borders of your print 10mm from these edges helps your box to look great. 100% print is possible but requires full die cutting.

There is no cost difference between large areas and small areas of print as far as the cost to manufacture is concerned.  The only difference is in the cost of the printing stereo (plate).

We often advise customers to determine the largest amount of data possible to fit on their printed boxes. The savings for minimising print area is not worth it in the long run.  Remember that stereo charges are only due when the job is new and the stereo is created and after that only the unit rate is charged.


Information that should be considered includes:

  • company name and logo
  • product name
  • product details
  • company address
  • phone and web address

Other things that can be incorporated into your design are:

  • bar codes
  • tick boxes when the box is used for a variety of products
  • dangerous goods warnings.

Stereo charges are only due when the job is new and the stereo is created. After that only the unit rate is charged.

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