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Corrugated Shipping Box Choice: white or natural kraft (brown) board

same print and color on white and brown board

“Don’t you have any colored boxes?” is a common question from e-commerce and subscription box brand owners looking for shipping boxes that are lavender, black, hot pink or just about every other possible color. The fact is that the only two “standard” (non-printed) colors for corrugated board are white and natural Kraft which is essentially brown. Every other color has to be printed on the board, usually on Kraft board, but sometimes printing over white board is the better option.

The advantages of natural Kraft (brown) corrugated board

The biggest advantage is that it is natural and does not have to be printed or processed into that color. So the … Read More

Subscription Boxes: Cost Estimates versus Quotes

XXL 3d render of a cartoon character thinking about a solution.

Most of the e-commerce and subscription box start-ups who call or email us are understandably interested in finding out what their packaging is going to cost them. In an effort to provide help and guidance, we have written much on the topic as you can see by the related posts below. One of the most common areas of confusion is the distinction between an estimate and a quote.

Subscription Box Cost Estimates

These are typically preliminary numbers that we can provide with minimal information. With years of experience, and hundreds of e-commerce and subscription boxes successfully launched, the figures we offer tend to prove out fairly accurate but they are … Read More

Get Creative with Your New Subscription or E-Commerce Box Design!

one color on white subscription box

With several hundred boxes behind us, we have seen and helped create everything from soft and gentle to loud and bold. We have also had the opportunity to help our customers produce some very unique and memorable shipping containers including the following:

Pro Wrestling Crate – for the wrestling fan who can’t get enough, this is a great subscription box. You can check them out at www.prowrestlingcrate.com and see their cool site and program. Their art design is a great example of how you can print one color over white and maximize the WOW factor. Once again proving you do not need a lot of colors to be memorable. Just … Read More

Packaging for E-Juice or Vape

Vape in 4 bottle presentation box

As people attempt to overcome their addiction to cigarettes, or simply look for a more convenient, affordable and socially acceptable form of enjoying their habit, E-juice, or vape as it is often called, is growing into big business. You see the shops opening and unfortunately, often times quickly closing in many strip mall retail settings, while many more successfully reach that fast growing market through a low cost internet business.

Many agree E-commerce is the easiest, lowest cost road to success for selling E-juice and this of course creates a need for low cost, effective packaging. It also provides numerous packaging challenges because of the variety of bottle types and … Read More

Prototypes, samples and short runs for custom printed packaging

Rigid box with outer shipper prototypes

We are often asked if we can produce a few boxes, samples, prototypes, mock-ups, etc., for a wide variety of reasons. The answer with some fairly rigid limitations is definitely yes. However this is a process that is not for everyone.


As a grandfather of four beautiful little girls between the ages of five and eight, this new box immediately caught my attention. Imagine a program designed to stimulate and empower young girls at their most impressionable age? The founder of this unique program did just that and we believe it has great and far reaching potential for a new generation of young ladies. Check out the Tia Girl … Read More

Unusual Sizes, Great Branded Shipping Box Results

Classic white on Karft design on 11x7x3.5 mailer

I have written much about some of the most popular size boxes we have printed including the 7-1/8 x 7 x 2-1/4, 9” x 6-1/2” x2-3/4”, 8-1/2” X 9” X 4”, and of course our very versatile 12-1/4” x 9-1/4” x 4”. Our list of available cutting dies and box sizes has mushroomed to over 45 dies and growing. Some of the newer sizes we have done recently include:

www.lit-cube.com – check out their very cool web site and see what is making them a great new “book geekery” subscription box. They chose our rarely used 11” X 7” X 3-1/2” lock front mailer and created a beautiful, natural white … Read More

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