Firms often overlook product packaging. The producers often see quality packaging as an extra cost. They ignore that it adds value to their item. However, packaging acts as a silent agent in the market. Producers in tune with this fact keep investing in stylish and unique boxes.
One of the most commonly used coverings includes rigid boxes. They are very protective and appear opulent. It is a solid paper box with thick chipboard of about 2-3mm. Moreover, decorative paper covers these solid boxes.
Generally, Smartphones, jewelry, and other items with high value come in rigid cases. Rigid cases are also known as ‘gift rigid’ boxes or luxury packaging. In this regard, they provide an aesthetic that boosts the client service and raises brand value.
Rigid cases are a good option for premium packaging. They have common uses like board Games and gifts. Moreover, they can also be used in luxury products such as jewelry. The superior feel of rigid boxing boosts clients’ unboxing time. Finally, it strengthens the brand narrative. Several branding options are available through solid boxes, including hot stamping, embossing, debossing, coatings, and decorative elements.
Packaging Types: Rigid vs Flexible
Rigid and Flexible packaging sound very clear from their names. Rigid packaging is a growing market. It consists of thick paperboard. Also, it is hard, solid packaging errant to flexible packaging. Rigid cases does not change its shape. In addition, it offers a strong structure and help. Besides, it is not as durable or safe as other packaging sorts like corrugated but still gives your products a stable base.
However, flexible packaging can bend easily and adopts any shape you need. It usually covers any packaging that turns freely. It includes foldable cartons, as well as a variety of sizes.
A rigid box is different from rigid packaging. Every producer should know this fact. Also, the material used in the rigid box is thick and hard. It creates edgy show boxes. Conversely, the rigid cases industry uses glass and metals besides other materials.
But for now, our focus is rigid paperboard boxes. Many brand always uses these boxes. Creating a solid box may be a small step. Yet it is growing in masses. Hence, its demand is high in the rigid market.
Rigid Box Types
There are two types of such boxes. The types include partial finish and full finish.
1. Partial Finish
Partial finish boxes only cover the exterior of the box. As a result, the chipboard inside is visible. No additional outer layer is there. Also, it keeps the Kraft or grey chipboard material in view. So, it is not fully complete. There is only partial completion.
Single pieces of chipboard make them up. They have pierced creases for folding.
The wrapping is only for the inner edge finishing of the cases. Also, they are easy to make. Hence, few materials are required. They save time to produce and give better output.
2. Full Finish
In the full finish, no chipboard is visible. The rigid product is in total covering. There are 2-3 millimeters of thickness in the chipboard. It is better than a partial finish. Each side of the box has a different piece of chipboard. Various finishing options are available as needed. Additionally, these cases also have a wrap around them. It can be default white or printed.
Box Styles for Rigid
In packing style, rigid cases fall into six groups.
1. Magnetic Closures
In these types of boxes, there are two magnets. There is a snap sound as the box closes firmly. They have a top and lavish look. It makes them store costly gems and studs. Moreover, the magnetic closure gives an enticing unboxing feel. The usual magnetic closure boxes are robust and more stable. The collapsible ones have tape on both sides. So, they stick to the collapsible parts of the box to prevent further collapse.
2. Tube Packaging
It is a novel way of packaging. It has a cylindrical shape with a shoulder-neck or telescopic opening style. Also, it is an organic paper box style for firms that like to be clever in design.
3. Drawer Style
Drawer-style boxes are also called slide or match rigid cases. Their unboxing is the same as matchboxes. You can pull out the inner box with the help of a tied ribbon or a thumb hole. A box that opens horizontally is safer to open. Accidents are more likely to occur in a box with vertical openings. Also, it can protect children from possible risky items inside.
4. Telescopic Boxes
Telescope rigid packs are also known as lid and tray rigid containers. Their lid comes off the tray or box vertically. Also, these types of boxes are the most typical. Stylish telescope boxes are like phone boxes. The sizing allows a slow opening speed for the lid. It comes off the base. As a result of their four-faced lid and base. It protects the item inside.
5. Book Style Rigid Boxes
This clever box works as a book cover. Magnets or button-straps fix the flap. Based upon the type of your brand, book-style rigid cases value the brand’s ethos.
6. Shoulder-Neck Rigid Boxes
These cases have many tiers. Likewise, it creates a custom unboxing event with useful addons. For a layered look, the neck region can be partially bare. The tiers set a surprise and puzzle for the clients while unboxing a pricey item.
The Cost of Making Rigid Cases
The making of these is not like other styles. It’s like covering a gift. Also, these boxes have exact wrapping paper around solid cores.
They often have a kraft or grey base tone. Part of the fibers used in these products is recycled. Also, they are in white and other basics. Each chipboard sticks on to form your rigid box. It takes a long time to produce such boxes. It takes 1-2 weeks to make. They can cost three times more than other designs. They often appear in the niche retail sector.