How To: Measure a Box & Box Basics

Measuring boxes is as easy as 1-2-3. Box measurements always correspond to the inner dimensions of the box. This is done to ensure a snug and protective fit around your product.

 
Simply measure the length, width, and depth (or height) of what you would like to pack and express the measurements in milimetres. Make sure to give the dimensions in this order:

1. length
2. width
3. depth

Corrugated Carton

This probably is the most common style of box with fold over flaps to seal at the top and bottom. It is also one of the most economical styles of box in that it produces very little waste and requires no origination for manufacturing unless it is to be printed.

Die-Cuts

A very common style of box that is manufactured with the use of a shaped die-cutting tools. This style of box ensure higher degrees of accuaracy in size and consistancy and allows for almost any shape or style of box to be manufactured. When a special size or style is required a tooling charge will be incurred as a one-off charge.

Fittings and Internal Packaging

Internal fittings often form an important part of a packs overall design. The fittings can be simply seperator pads to complex multipart Die-cut divisions. They perform a key role in the seperation and cushioning of products and are fundamental to the overall performance of a packs design. Common types of fittings are pads, divisions and scored seperation and void filling fittings. The use and design of fittings is always driven by the product and distribution requirement.

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About JARED KIDDER- Packaging Specialist

I am a dedicated packaging professional who strives to find sustainable packaging solutions for my clients. I enjoy many activites including reading, writing, art, sports, travel, and experiencing new things. Spending time with my yellow lab, Jack, and with my wife, Anne, are my very favorite activities.

Posted on July 25, 2011, in Basics & 101. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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