What Is Custom Packaging Sleeves?
A packaging sleeve is a separate part of the main packaging box that covers some or all of the box. Custom packaging sleeves can be made from materials such as paperboard, corrugated cardboard, and plastics like PVC or PET. Printing onto the sleeve can make the packaging stand out and catch the customer’s eye, while also improving the box’s seal.
Packaging sleeves can also help to distinguish between products that are packaged in identical boxes, making it easier for retail sellers to recognize and handle their inventory. If you’re still unsure about how to get started with custom retail packaging boxes, please consider browsing another article.
Different Custom Packaging Sleeves
To be precise, there are two types of custom packaging sleeves – cardboard packaging sleeves and plastic packaging sleeves. Plastic sleeves can further be categorized into non-stick plastic sleeves and plastic sleeve stickers.
The corrugated cardboard sleeve is made from thick and durable material, enabling it to withstand some pressure and impact on the box sleeves. It is commonly used for mailer boxes due to its low cost, and eco-friendly printing is not essential since it serves a functional purpose as packaging sleeves.
Sleeve sticker is a type of packaging sleeve where the back of the sticker is coated with glue, allowing it to adhere to both plastic and cardboard boxes. Compared to non-stick sleeves, sleeve stickers have the advantage of staying in place. They are particularly suitable for display in supermarkets, especially in freezers.
Quality Check of Custom Packaging Sleeves
To avoid quality issues caused by printing failures with self-adhesive materials, it is necessary to carefully check each printing element during the printing process. Here are some tips to help you do this effectively: