If you have ever laid eyes on a rigid box, you know what a treat it is to open it up. Typically smaller than standard fold cartons, rigid boxed products are usually made of heavy paperboard covered with embossed or printed cloth, leather, or vinyl. In general, rigid boxed products are typically larger than standard fold cartons, sometimes as large as 120 pt. The paperboard is covered with an extra paper or vinyl layer for added protection.
The advantages of these "real" rigid boxes generally outweigh the disadvantages of their more common cousins. For starters, they require far less storage space. While many folding cartons (even those that claim to be "folding") can be stored upright on a countertop, and are even available in styles suitable for home offices, the majority of rigid boxes are best stored on a shelf or in the corner of a closet. This means that most businesses will be able to easily store their inventory in a relatively small area, allowing them to maximize floor space.
Another major advantage of rigid boxes lies in their ability to provide an almost "closet-like" appearance. Unlike many fold-down and crumpled cartons or even stacked boxes, the interior of many rigid boxes features a simple design with no additional hardware or decoration. The exterior, on the other hand, is anything but simple. Many have a thick interior paper or fabric cover and often feature one or two different compartments (usually six or eight) on the inside of the lid (or even on the top of the lid). These compartments generally have a standard divider style of divider (typically six by eight), which allows a stack of boxes to be stored neatly together.
Along with the lack of extra decoration, there are also a number of benefits to choosing this type of packaging when it comes to the actual boxing experience. Because the interior of rigid box types is simple and clean, it can help to reduce the risk of scratches or other potential damage during the unboxing process. Many products will come with detailed instructions as to how to properly unpack them, so it's important that buyers follow these instructions exactly when they open the boxes. Many fragile items will be damaged if mishandled while being transported on the conveyor belt, so buyers need to make sure that the boxes arrive in good condition during the shipping process. If damage occurs during the actual unboxing process, it can easily be repaired or replaced by the company selling the product.
In terms of increased visibility, rigid boxes can provide an increased sense of security for buyers. Since they feature a basic design consisting of a flat or curved lid, buyers may feel less apprehensive about opening the box. It is impossible to hide a bulky box-style against the sides of a shelf or dresser, so buyers may prefer to see what they're purchasing rather than shying away from the spotlight. This added sense of security can also increase the perceived value of the item because it reduces the chance that the buyer could steal the item without being seen. A clear lid can make the contents of a rigid box appear more valuable to potential buyers, which can help push up the price of the item.
Because the sides of box styles can be fairly flat, they can be used as an effective way of creating additional spaces inside a home. Many homes have large rooms that do not feature a great deal of space, so using these types of boxes can create additional living spaces. These extra spaces can be used for games, crafting areas, or even as a place to store items that are not frequently used inside the home. Many people may choose to stack several boxes on top of one another to create a larger space. They can also provide additional convenience if the homeowner wants to avoid having to move heavy furniture around during the process of moving boxes.
Another benefit of using custom boxes is the ease of changing their appearance and color when needed. Because of the rigid nature of the boxes, the color or design cannot easily be changed during the manufacturing process. Most of these boxes are already pre-boxed and can be opened with no additional effort or cost. However, some people may prefer to see what they are purchasing instead of shying away from the spotlight.
With the use of flat lids or partial telescope rigid box lids, individuals can easily add visual interest to their purchase. Some of these boxes can be purchased in white and can be used to completely cover a specific item, which makes them easy to keep track of. The presence of the flat lid also allows individuals to easily open the top of the box without having to deal with the need to remove the entire box. Partial telescope rigid boxes can be combined with other types of boxes to create various sizes, shapes, and designs, allowing any area of a room to be decorated with decorative additions.