Swedbrand: Our Products – Rigid Boxes

This month’s appointment with Swedbrand’s products is dedicated to Rigid Boxes. As we already mentioned in the previous blog post about Foldable Boxes, Rigid Boxes, also called set-up boxes, are sturdy and do not fold or collapse as foldable boxes do. They are often considered as high-end packaging solutions, especially when the value of the product is perceived as high, and they are used when the product within is heavy and in need of extra support. An iPhone box is an example of a rigid box.

Foldable boxes have the same looking and feeling as rigid boxes, but they are flat in store and transport to save space and freight, and easy to assemble into rigid boxes when used. They are not as strong and durable as rigid boxes though and require setup for product fulfilment.

Rigid Boxes’ value is perceived as higher by the consumer since expensive looking boxes usually correspond to better quality products.

There is a huge selection of materials and finishing for rigid boxes, which make them look and feel different to consumers. Companies can customize rigid boxes as they prefer, in order to make them represent their brand in the best way possible. Rigid boxes are indeed a great branding and marketing tool.

The material used for rigid boxes can either be Greyboard based or Wood. Greyboard consists of several layers of recycled fibers that give the box its strength and distinctive properties. It is also commonly used for reinforcing the top and bottom of hand made paper bags.

The cover material can either be Art Paper or Special Paper. Art paper is whiter than white card, not as stiff, and allows for a high level of print quality. Not only is it used to cover Rigid Boxes where a premium print quality finish is required, but also for Hand Made Paper Bags.

The Finishing processes for Rigid Boxes include:

  • Matt or Glossy Lamination
  • Soft Touch Lamination
  • Varnish
  • Spot UV
  • Hot Foil
  • Embossment
  • Debossment

We hope you enjoyed this introduction about Rigid Boxes and we are looking forward to your feedback!

For more information about our products please send an email to info@swedbrand.com. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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