While the manufacturing processes are relatively similar, there are significant differences between folding cartons and corrugated boxes. Folding cartons consist of thin paperboard that has better printing and coating capabilities than corrugated liners. Corrugated material has several liner components and usually has a coarser surface area.
To envision a prototypical folding carton, imagine a cereal box, a tissue box or the small carton that contains your ink cartridge. Folding cartons are a staple in retail, as they house the vast majority of items you see on a store shelf.
The versatility of thin paperboard allows for manufacturers to incorporate multiple special effects into their folding carton designs. Processes like hot foil stamping, windowing and embossing are common during the manufacturing process, providing options that are otherwise typically limited in thicker, corrugated materials. Spot laminating processes also allow for label mounting during manufacturing.
At Innovative Packaging Co., our project managers can walk you through the entire carton printing process. We have you covered, from helping create the initial artwork to providing you copy for approval to ensure a clean, crisp image during manufacturing.
Innovative Packaging Co. has many years of design and manufacturing experience in carton packaging. Whether you need a small straight-tuck box, a two-piece sleeve for an electric component or a custom four-color folding carton, we can meet your needs.
Several benefits of folding cartons include:
Aseptic cartons are the perfect choice for sterilized liquids like milk, purees, boxed wine and juices. These cartons consist of a combination of paperboard, plastic and a small amount of metal to provide more protection and a tighter seal than conventional folding cartons. Compared to packaging liquids in glass bottles or metal cans, aseptic cartons offer an economical alternative, as they are more lightweight, take up much less space and recycle easier.
Our custom carton packaging offers an efficient and cost-effective way to package foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other items while promoting the image you want for your brand. We’re your single source for high-quality carton packaging and label solutions.
To learn more about our stock cartons or custom manufacturing capabilities, call us at (877) 613-4782 or complete a contact form today.