Do you know what straight tuck end boxes are? If not, you aren’t alone. They are a relatively new idea in packaging that is catching attention across the world. But what are they, and why should you care about them?
It’s easy to go through life thinking that the best ideas are the ones you come up with. Sure, it might take a little more time and effort to think outside of your own mind or business. But when you do, you can really separate yourself from the masses in an industry.
One way to stand out in business is by using straight tuck end boxes for shipping instead of just having your usual cardboard box that comes in every shape and size. You’ll find there are plenty of options – square, rectangle, triangle-shaped, etc. But this article mainly focuses on the straight tuck end box.
Let’s start by reviewing what traditional cardboard boxes look like. These have been used in shipping for many years now and have three distinct flaps that fold into the box to keep their shape.
What Are Straight Tuck End Boxes?
Well, simply put they’re the same as your regular tuck end boxes except that they have tucks along with both side panels instead of just the top. These are made for product-specific applications where you need that final panel to stick out at the top for hanger appeal.
For example, if you were packaging women’s hosiery and wanted them displayed on a rack facing forward so customers could easily browse through them these would be great to use.
Custom straight tuck end boxes can be made with an opening on the top or on the side, just like our standard tuck end boxes.
Here are a few of the benefits and applications for using a straight tuck end box:
- Offer hanger appeal to your product and better display it to consumers
- Packaging boots or clothing with hangtags attached to them
- Packaging books or other media where you want to offer alternative ways of displaying the product (read as saving money!)
Packages packed in straight tuck end boxes ship out smaller than their filled container equivalent. Thus, it offers saving money on shipping as well as superior protection. One added bonus is that kraft straight tuck end boxes are 100% recyclable and eco-friendly as they save the world.
Customers have been asking for these. So we have brought them in, offering them in custom die-cut sizes or ready-made pre-cuts. We just want to offer solutions that are easy to use and work great for our customers!
Now Let’s Look At What A Straight Tuck End Box Looks Like:
You’ll notice immediately that there are no curves and both sides go straight up and down to create a 1-dimensional package.
The reason this style of box has taken off recently is that they result in less material usage and fewer ‘throwaways’ than regular boxes do during manufacturing.
Because there is also hardly any wasted space in this type of box, you can ship more material in a smaller package and quickly begin to save money on your shipping costs.
It’s this reason why many companies have started using them for their items that are dense or not fragile.
Now What Makes This Type of Packaging Different?
Well, first thing is that it is not like the other common traditional common type of packaging.
As you can see, the most common boxes are rectangular and the right and left sides of the box curve in. This is to make sure that once you apply pressure (like if something heavy were inside) to push on one side of the box all of the contents will be pressed against the other side or sides. Thus, preventing your items from spilling out.
Is The Printing Of These Boxes Are Normal Like The Other Traditional Packaging?
Custom printed straight tuck end boxes are the most common type of Custom packaging, which are used for packing all kinds of products. It often uses offset printing technology in the production process. But will also use screen printing or flexo printing technology in some cases.
Offset is a type of planographic printing in which inked images are transferred from film to rubber blanket cylinders onto a rotating flat package body by means of pressure and suction. It is all done via the machine’s plates cylinder surface area that contact with both ink film and paper supplier.
Normally, when printing large series of booklets or pamphlets. Offset processing would be applied because it has very good printability compared with other methods. At present, there are mainly two types of offset printing presses. One is the rotary press, which uses an aluminium or zinc alloy steel plate as the image carrier. The other is the flatbed cylinder press, which mainly adopts cylinders.
When choosing an offset printing company, you should pay attention to its equipment and technology conditions because it would influence your product’s quality greatly. The following are some key factors that you need to consider when evaluating offset printing companies.
Therefore, you should pay attention to the following issues when choosing an offset printer:
- How many colours can be printed?
- What is the minimum dot?
- Which process has the smallest drawing ability;
- How about registration accuracy;
- Will any colour of ink contain on the printing surface?
- what is the smallest printing size of each sheet?
- How long does it take to print 1,000 pieces?
- Which power supply can be used for printers