How To Make Your Packaging Similar To Your Competitors

How To Make Your Packaging Similar To Your Competitors?

This topic may be at your point; a lot of customers complain that their old packaging is not looking fancy and rigid as others. Moreover, their competitor?s packaging structure seems more fit with products, no matter the box’s elegant body or beautiful printing work. There is no doubt that suitable packaging can add excellent value to your products. Now let’s talk about how to make a high-quality sample packaging box.

What is Important For Designing A Suitable Packaging Box?

As I mentioned, the box is consists of three parts: structure, material, and printing. Let’s step by step. Introduce it to you.

  • Box Structure

Box structure like an unpainted car, it will determine how your packaging box looks like mostly from your customers’ eyes. Length, width, and height. How many pieces of products packed in a box, from where to open, and need to think about so many details. Before we have sorted our common box structures.

Are you on the way to design a box and not sure what box style goes to? Now we offer free box design templates and free box insert templates, please check and download those useful & popular templates!

  • Box Material

Your customer complained that the box is being damaged when receiving it? Do you feel the box is weak to pack and load your products? Those problems are all about that box material!

For corrugated boxes (mostly for shipping and mailing), you need to know the weight of your one pack products. Generally, if they are below 5 kgs, you can apply a single layer corrugated cardboard as your material. Double-layer corrugated cardboard for 5-30 kgs, and 30+kgs for higher quality double layer corrugated cardboard, or triple-layer corrugated cardboard. The folding box has a better quality performance in pressure and edges crush test than regular slotted carton boxes.

For custom rigid gift boxes. Depend on what kind of products you pack for, and you may need to add an insert to protect them. Also, the cardboard can select from 1mm~3mm thickness.

For personalized paperboard boxes, the material is varied. Mostly you will like an ivory board or Kraft paperboard. We also have sorted out some general paperboard material for boxes.

How Can I Study From My Competitor’s Packaging Style?

We always keep an innovative mind in our industry, learn from the packaging design world about the latest packaging structure, to meet demands from our customers. Inevitably, you may lead the packaging fashion in your profession once followed by a professional packaging design & manufacturing company.

It’s also common that you saw an adorable designed packaging in the supermarket, show or from your supplier, maybe they are from your competitor. You want to learn the structure and apply it to your packaging, but how? I’m proud that our company can help you! Just follow the below steps:

  1. If you have samples in hand, this is easy, post it to us, we will analyze the sample packaging box and get to you with the right design and die-cutting work. You can also be customized with your size.
  2. If you have a picture, send it to us, we will learn it within 30 minutes and send it back to you with the die-cut design. As you can, take more photos from the top, sides, and cardboard thick to us.
  3. If you just have an idea, no pictures, no samples in hand. Ok, check our free packaging design, if you find something similar, then let’s talk about details!
  4. If you want to learn not only structure but also printing and printing finish, this will takes about one day to finish. Please note that Shanghai Custom Packaging Co., Ltd only learn from them, not copy, we also keep our client’s design work for Confidentiality.

How To Proceed A Sample Packaging Box?

After choosing from a lot of box structures, box printing, and box printing finish, you may ask for a sample box from us to test quality. Awesome! We are about to get there. That time we will send you a flat design artwork or box mockups for your confirmation first. Our sales will talk with you regarding:

  1. How much thick of cardboard would you want?
  2. What printing and printing finish on the box you require.
  3. Need any cardboard insert or foam inserts into the box?
  4. Digital printing or bulk machine printing?
  5. How many pieces of samples would you ask?

Do not get a headache on those questions, if you have no experience in answering them. No worries, our sales will just ask you necessary product information and determine those answers on our end.

After getting the answers, we will start re-design and samples for you.

What Machine Will We Use For Sample Cutting?

Shanghai Custom Packaging Co., Ltd applies a sample laser cutting machine on all sample cutting. The laser cutting machine is very efficient in cutting boxes, also accurate as a normal cutting machine. However, it’s not able to do bulk production.

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Our sample lead time is three days for digital printing, include digital printing, lamination corrugated board, cutting, and packing. “Woodpecker”is our partner and supplier for this machine, and we will keep updating on the sample machine to meet up with a special request from future customers.

Finally, you get samples and test with your products. We are confident that it will meet your demand because it based on well acknowledge of your requests, our workers pay much attention to.