Measuring Carton Dimensions
When measuring the dimensions of a carton, always use the inside dimensions of the carton. There are three dimensions to consider: the length (I) is longest measurement followed by the width (w) and then the height (h) or depth of the box (I x w x h).
The units of measure may be metric or imperial.
Standard Carton Styles
Regular Slotted Carton (RSC): The RSC is the most commonly used carton may be manufactured plain, printed, or label laminated. Whether it is made from single, double or triple wall corrugated board, this carton is best suited for most products and is usually the most economical to produce.
Full Overlap Slotted Carton (FOL): The FOL is most commonly used when the width of the box is considerably smaller than the length. The overlapping flaps provide extra cushioning and stacking strength. A full overlap carton tends to be more resistant to rough handling.
Telescopic Body and Lid: The body and lid are two pieces, one being slightly larger than the other. These are assembled using glue, tape or staples. There are multiple uses for this style of carton.
Cut Out Wrapper (COW): The COW is a type of folder used to ship pictures, compact discs, and books. A COW is one piece, easy to use and the closure is taped.
Five Panel Wrapper (FPW): A FPW is idea for shipping products with a small diameter or products that hold risk of puncturing through the box. The several layers at each end provide stacking strength and protection.
Partitions: Part it ions are used to create cells within a carton. They provide extra stacking strength and protect products within the carton from damaging one another. They are commonly used when shipping glassware or other fragile products.
Pads: Pads are plain pieces of corrugate commonly used as dividers or fillers within a carton. They serve to protect layers of products and offer added strength.
Standard Die Cut Carton Styles
Trays: Die cut trays are commonly used to display products. They are usually self-locking and may be design to have stacking ability. Trays are not shipping containers on their own and frequently ship in cartons or as part of point of purchase displays.
Mailers: Die cut mailers have a self-locking lid that allows for frequent opening and closing. These are commonly used for stationary envelopes and freezer cartons (meats).
1•2•3 Bottom with a Tuck Top Lid: This style of carton may be used for a variety of products and are easy to open and close. They are easy to set up and do not require taping.
Customized Die Cuts: Many of our customers require a unique package for the shipping or displaying of their unique product. We design structurally competent die cut cartons from a variety of substrates, such as corrugated board, foam, and plastic to cater to the customers' requests.
We have common carton styles and sizes available to our customers and the general public. These cartons include RSCs, die cut mailers, die cut ballet boxes, and many more. Please contact our sales department for sizes and prices. Available in two sizes, die cut mailers are perfect for shipping parcels such as popular subscriptions box products and food delivery services, such as frozen meat and fish products and meal prep kit boxes.
File Box Stock Cartons
Die Cut Mailer Stock Cartons
We supply specialty packaging to various police departments including swab boxes, gun and knife boxes with tie holes, evident boxes and rifle boxes. Please contact us for pricing and inventory.
Gun and Knife Box with Tie Holes
Single Swab Box